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BETR Center Workshops


The BETR Center organizes annual Spring and Fall Workshops with presentations from BETR faculty and students, industry panels, and poster sessions. Please see below for a list presentations of the last three BETR Center Workshops.

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Spring 2021 Workshop

Talks by BETR co-Directors, Students and Postdocs

  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh: “Electric Field Control of Magnetism for Beyond CMOS Electronics”
  • Urmita Sikder (Liu group): “Towards Monolithically Integrated Hybrid CMOS-NEM Circuits”
  • Cosmi Lin (Bokor group): “Towards Ultimately Scaled Transistors with Low-Dimensional Materials”
  • Sayeef Salahuddin: “Ising Computing: Compositional Training and Parallel Asynchronous Sampling”
  • Ana Claudia Arias: “Printed Flexible Sensors”
  • Laura Waller: “Computational Imaging for Metrology”
  • Eli Yablonovitch: “Onsager Computing versus Quantum Computing”

Lightning Talks by BETR Students and Postdocs

  • Hyungjin Kim (Javey group): “Actively Tunable Midwave/Longwave IR Emitters and Detectors”
  • Christos Adamopoulos (Stojanovic group): “Fully Integrated Electronic-Photonic Biosensor for Label-Free Molecular Sensing in Advanced Zero-Change CMOS-SOI Process”
  • Anju Toor (Arias group): “Printed Miniaturized Li-ion Batteries for Autonomous Microsystems”
  • Emma Wawrzynek (Arias group): “Printed Biodegradable IDE Capacitor for Humidity Monitoring”
  • Stuart Sherwin (Waller group): “Picometer Phase Metrology for EUV Masks”     
  • Payton Goodrich (Arias group): “Naturally Degradable Nitrate Sensors for Precision Agriculture”
  • Hanuman Singh (Bokor group): “Generation of Picosecond Current Pulse with Auston Switch on Arbitrary Substrate Using Layer Transfer Technique”
  • Xiaoer Hu/Lars Tatum (Liu group): “Self-Oscillation of MEM Relays”
  • Philip Jacobson (Wu group): “Hybrid Reservoir Computing for Image Recognition”
  • Sucheta Mondal (Bokor group): “Antiferromagnetic Switching in NiO/Pt Bilayers with Large Domains”
  • Xiaoxi Huang (Ramesh group): “Novel spin-orbit torque generation at room temperature in an all-oxide epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/SrIrO3 system”
  • Panagiotis Sarkos (Stojanovic group): “Monolithically Integrated Electronic-Photonic Ultrasound Receiver Array”
  • Gautam Gunjala (Waller group): “EUV microscope characterization using photomask surface roughness”


Fall 2020 Workshop

Talks by BETR co-Directors

  • Eli Yablonovitch: “Physics-Based Artificial Intelligence”
  • Tsu-Jae King Liu: “Nano-Electro-Mechanical Switches for Future Computing Paradigms”
  • Jeffrey Bokor: “New Developments in Ultrafast Spintronics”
  • Sayeef Salahuddin: “Large Spin Orbit Torque in Amorphous FeSi”
  • Ana Claudia Arias: “Power Sources for Flexible Electronic Devices”
  • Laura Waller: “Computational Microscopy”
  • Sophia Shao: “Hardware-Software Co-Design for Efficient Machine Learning Execution”

Lightning Talks and Posters by BETR Students and Postdocs

  • Zafer Mutlu (Bokor group): “Bottom-up Graphene Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistors with High Yield and Performance”
  • Jason Hsu (Salahuddin group): “Enhanced spin-orbit torque in amorphous iron silicon”
  • Philip Jacobson (Wu group): “Image Classification with Delay-Based Optoelectronic Reservoir Computing”
  • Debanjan Polley (Bokor group): “A Simulation Study of Ultrafast Magnetization Reversal in Spin-Valve Structures”
  • Anju Toor (Arias group): “Printed Miniaturized Batteries for Autonomous Microsystems”
  • Lars Tatum (Liu group): “Device-Architecture Co-Optimization of Nonvolatile BEOL NEM Switch Arrays”
  • Hyungjin Kim (Javey group): “Strain-Tunable Infrared Optoelectronics by Black Phosphorus”
  • Shehrin Sayed (Salahuddin group): “Resonant enhancement of exchange coupling for voltage-controlled magnetic switching”
  • Stuart Sherwin (Waller group): “Picometer Sensitive Metrology for EUV Absorber Phase”
  • Xiaodong Wu (Arias group): “Bioinspired Electronic Skins for Thermosensation and Mechanosensation”
  • Sri Krishna Vadlamani (Yablonovitch group): “Physics-based Machines for Energy-Efficient Optimization”


Spring 2020 Workshop

Talks by BETR Center co-Directors

  • Ming Wu: “Silicon Photonics for Sensing and Switching”
  • Ali Javey: “Materials innovation for bright and fast LEDs”
  • Vladimir Stojanović: “Integrated Electronics-Photonics for Sensing, Computing and Communication”   

Lightning Talks and Posters by BETR Center Students and Postdocs

  • Christos-Georgio Adamopoulos (Stojanović group): “A Fully Integrated Electronic-Photonic Platform for Label-Free Biosensing”
  • Zafer Mutlu (Bokor group): “Transfer-Free Fabrication of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistors”
  • Jason Hsu (Salahuddin group): “Spin-Orbit Torque Generated by Amorphous FexSi1-x”
  • Xiaosheng Zhang (Wu group): “A 20×20 Focal Plane Switch Array for Optical Beam Steering”
  • Jyotirmoy Chatterjee (Bokor group): “KKY Exchange Coupling Mediated All-Optical Switching of a Ferromagnet”
  • Gautam Gunjala (Waller group): “Error Analysis of Speckle Metrology for an EUV Imaging System”
  • Sri Krishna Vadlamani (Yablonovitch group): “Physics Can Successfully Implement Lagrange Multiplier Optimization”
  • Mallika Bariya (Javey group): “Wearable Sweat Sensors”
  • Stuart Sherwin (Waller group): “Extending the Resolution of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography with Attenuated Phase-Shift Masks”
  • Urmita Sikder (Liu group): “Back-End-of-Line Nano-Electro-Mechanical Switches for Reconfigurable Interconnects”