As one of ASU's most successful researchers over the past decade, Goodnick's research specializations lie in solid-state device physics, semi-conductor transport, quantum and nanostructure devices and device technology, and high frequency devices.
Goodnick previously served as the interim deputy dean for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, and earlier as chair of the Fulton School's Department of Electrical Engineering, one of ASU's most active and successful units, and served as President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association from 2003-2004.
He received his B.S. in engineering science from Trinity University in 1977, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 1979 and 1983, respectively.
Germany, Japan and Italy are among the countries he has served as a visiting scientist. Goodnick is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. Other honors and awards he has received include the IEEE Phoenix Section Society Award for Outstanding Service (2002), the Colorado State University College of Engineering Achievement in Academia Award (1998), and the College of Engineering Research Award (Oregon State University, 1996).
He is a member of IEEE, the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society of Engineering Education. His publication record includes more than 165 refereed journal articles, books and book chapters related to transport in semiconductor devices and microstructures.