Wolfram Bettermann, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor of Physics, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
Science & Tech Building, 123A TL
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057

Academic Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation: Fellowship at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, attended the workshop “Hands-on Introduction to Nanotechnology for Educators” at Penn State Nanofabrication Facility in State College, PA (May, 2012).

National Science Foundation: Fellowship at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization; attended two workshops:

  • Nanotechnology Course Resources I: Safety, Processing, and Materials (Aug 2012)
  • Nanotechnology Course Resources II: Patterning, Characterization, and Applications (Sept 2012) 

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)
  • Member of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
  • IEEE Region 2 Director (2019-2020)
  • IEEE Region 2 Director-Elect (2017-2018)
  • IEEE Region 2 Treasurer (2015-2016)
  • IEEE Susquehanna Section Chair, Region 2 (2012-2014)
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter Chair (Susquehanna Section), Founder and Chair (2014-2017)
  • ASEE, Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (2012-2017)
Research Interests


Nanoelectronics and Safety of Nanotechnology Materials

Biomedical Engineering

Neurosciences (Human brain mapping)

Modeling and Simulation of nanolectronic devices

Medical 3D Image Processing & Analysis


T. Persons, R. Webber, P. Hemler, W. Bettermann, J. Bourland (2000) "Brachytherapy volume visualization", Proceedings of SPIE Volume: 3976 (ISBN 9780819435934)

Richard L. Webber, W. Bettermann (1999) "A Method for correcting for errors produced by Variable Magnification in three-dimensional tuned-aperture computed tomography", Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (1999) 28, 305-310

T. Persons, P. Hemler, W. Bettermann, R. Webber (1999) "Volume Visualization Using Two Projections", Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 21st Annual Conf. and the 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Soc., BMES/EMBS Conference, 1999. Proceedings of the First Joint, Oct 1999.

W. Qingkang, S. Changxing, W. Bettermann (1992), "Two Dimensional Simulation of Characteristics for MSN Photodectors", Research & Progress of Solid State Electronics; 1992-04

M. Heuken, J. Sollner, W. Betterman, K. Heime, B. Bollig, E. Kubalek (1991) "ZnS/ZnSe/GaAs heterostructures grown by metal‑organic vapour phase epitaxy", Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 9, issues 1-3, 189‑193

W. Bettermann (1988) "Magneto‑Steilheitsmessungen an Heterostrukturfeldeffekttransistoren (Magneto-conductance on heterostructure field-effect transistors)", Diploma Thesis, University Duisburg, Germany. (http://www.hlt.uni-duisburg.de/index.asp?url=/arbeiten/abgeschlossene.a…)

W. Bettermann (1986) "HALL‑Messungen an Halbleiterheterostrukturen (Hall measurements of semiconductor heterostructures), "Student Thesis (3 months), University Duisburg Germany. (http://www.hlt.uni-duisburg.de/index.asp?url=/arbeiten/abgeschlossene.a…)

R. Horton, P. Hemler, W. Bettermann, F. Fahey, S Robinson (1999), "TACT®: A method for Synthesizing Three-Dimensional Images from Arbitrary Projections", Publication accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Chicago, Dec. 1-5

R. Webber, W. Bettermann (1999), "A Method for Generating Tomosynthetic Slices that corrects for Registration Errors Produced by Variable Magnification", Publication presented at North Carolina Academy of Science at Elon College Annual Meeting, March 27-28

T. Person, P. Hemler, W. Bettermann, R. Webber (1999), "Volume Visualization Using Two Projections", Publication accepted for presentation at BMES-EMBS Joint Conference, Atlanta, GA

W. Jermoe, W. Bettermann, R. Webber,K. Grant, P.Yancey, A. Gailany (1999) "3D Reconstruction of Thick Ivem Samples Using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography", Accepted Invited Speaker Presentation at the Conference of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Portland, Oregon

J. Konietzka, W. Bettermann, H. Schmidt, K. Heime (1992) "Simulation der Zink‑Diffusion in InP", DPG‑Frühjahrstagung, Regensburg, Germany

W. Qingkang, S. Changxing, W. Bettermann (1992) "Two dimensional simulation of characteristics for In0.53Ga0.47As MSM Photodetectors" Publication presented at the 2nd "International Conference on VLSI and CAD (ICVC'91)", The Korean Institute of Telematics and Electronics, The IEEE Korean Section, Oct 22‑ 25, Seoul, Korea.

W. Bettermann, M. Stahl, K. Heime (1991) "Numerical modeling of zinc diffusion in Indium Phosphide including the influence of electric field on diffusion of donors in undoped an doped Indium Phosphide substrates", Publication presented at the 180ten "Electrochemical Society Meeting (SOTAPOCS)", Phoenix, Arizona

W. Prost, W. Bettermann, K.Heime, I.Gyuro, H.Dämbkes, M.Heuken, G.Weimann, W.Schlapp (1989); "HALL-equivalent determination of carrier mobility and concentration in SQW-,MQW- and HIG-FET channels", Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. No. 106, pp.501-506

W. Bettermann (1993), "Simulation der Diffusion von Dotierstoffen in III‑V - Verbindungshalbleitern" (Simulation of diffusion of dopant in III-V- compound semiconductors), Verlag Shaker, Aachen, Germany,


B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D.(Aachen University - Germany)

Course Schedule
EE 341
EE 441
EE 211
EE 330
EET 320
PHYS 001
PHYS 211
PHYS 212
PHYS 150
PHYS 250
PHYS 151
PHYS 251