Events Archive





Spring 2022

January 27, 2022

12:00-1:00 PM Pacific
Special BETR Student & Postdoc Seminar (Abstract)

Workforce Preparation: What Have You Gotten Yourselves Into? (Grad School Semiconductor Edition)
Dr. Reinaldo Vega
Advanced Technology Definition, IBM Research

February 18, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Convergence of Electronics and Photonics in CMOS Integrated Systems
Prof. Miloš Popović
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

March 4, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Diffractive Optical Networks & Computational Imaging Without a Computer
Prof. Aydogan Ozcan
Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering, UCLA

March 11, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Advanced Logic Technology: Trends and Challenges
Dr. Victor Moroz
Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys Inc.

March 18, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Multimode Fiber Optics and Applications
Prof. Hui Cao
Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering, Yale University

April 8, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

High-Throughput Single-Molecule Assays Using DNA Origami
Prof. Ashwin Gopinath
Mechanical Engineering, MIT

April 15, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Minimally Invasive Neural Interfaces: Battery-free Bioelectronics and Lensless Microscopes
Prof. Jacob Robinson
Electrical and Computer Engineering & Bioengineering, Rice University

April 22, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Innovation in Semiconductors for High Voltage
Dr. Ahmad Bahai
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Texas Instruments

April 29, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Understanding Radiative Recombination in Two Dimensional Semiconductors
Shiekh Zia Uddin
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

May 6, 2022

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relay Technology for Beyond Von Neumann Architecture
Xiaoer Hu
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley





Fall 2021

September 17, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Electronics and Spintronics in 2D Materials
Prof. Sanjay Banerjee
Microelectronics Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

October 1, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

High Power Diffraction-Limited Tapered Diode Lasers
Dr. Jenna Campbell
High Power Laser Engineering, Freedom Photonics

October 7, 2021

1:00-2:00PM (Pacific)
Special Student & Postdoc Seminar (Abstract)

Coventor Seminar, Part 1: "Understanding MEMS"
Dr. Gerold Schröpfer
Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company

October 14, 2021

1:00-2:00PM (Pacific)
Special Student & Postdoc Seminar (Abstract)

Coventor Seminar, Part 2: "SEMulator3D®: Speeding up Process Optimization with Virtual Processing"
Dr. Joseph Ervin
Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company

October 15, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Towards Optical Quantum Networks Based on Rare-Earth Ions and Nano-Photonics
Prof. Andrei Faraon
Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Caltech

October 22, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Quanta Image Sensor (QIS), or, Detecting Single Electrons in Silicon at Room Temperature, Without Avalanche Multiplication, in a Commercial Product
Prof. Eric R. Fossum
Dartmouth Engineering, Dartmouth College

October 29, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Transient Electronics
Prof. John A. Rogers
Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

November 5, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Color Center in Silicon: From Ensembles to Single Qubit
Dr. Walid Redjem
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

November 8, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
Special BETR Center Seminar (Abstract)

Advanced Packaging, Heterogeneous Integration, and the Future of Semiconductor Systems
Prof. Madhavan Swaminathan
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech

November 12, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

High Performance Graphene Nanoribbon Transistors
Dr. Zafer Mutlu
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

November 15-16, 2021

Nov 15: 12PM-5PM; Nov 16: 8AM-12PM
BETR Center Workshop

Fall Workshop of the BETR Center (virtual)
We thank our current BETR Center members and invited guests for stimulating discussions and valuable suggestions during the Fall Workshop.

November 19, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Microscopic Robots
Prof. Paul McEuen
Department of Physics, Cornell University

December 10, 2021

1:10-2:00 PM Pacific
BETR Solid State Research Seminar (Abstract)

Critical Demand and Supply Trends in Semiconductors
Dr. Rutger Vrijen
Semiconductors and Advanced Electronics, McKinsey & Company





Spring 2021

Di Liang, Hewlett Packard Labs, “Robust and Energy-Efficient VLSI Silicon Photonics for Communications and Computing”, February 12, 2021

Chenming Hu, UC Berkeley, “News and Future of Semiconductors”, February 19, 2021

Vladimir Bulovic, MIT, “Ubiquitous Active Surfaces”, February 26, 2021

Gianlorenzo Masini, Luxtera/Cisco, “Silicon Photonics: The Bumpy Road Toward Industrial Success”, March 5, 2021

Jonathan Rivnay, Northwestern University, “Organic Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductors for Applications in Bioelectronics”, March 12, 2021

Sara Mouradian, UC Berkeley, “Engineering (Useful) Quantum Systems”, March 19, 2021

Alp Sipahigil, UC Berkeley, “Quantum Interconnects for Superconducting Quantum Processors”, April 2, 2021

Huili Grace Xing, Cornell University, “The Hunt for Mobile Holes Induced by Polarization in GaN”, April 9, 2021

Michael Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs, “Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography: Continuous Physiological Monitoring and the Era of Homo augmentus”, April 16, 2021

Mallika Bariya, UC Berkeley, “Wearable Platforms for Sweat Sensing at Rest”, April 23, 2021

Tomas Palacios, MIT, “Electronics 5.0: New Materials and Devices for Edge Intelligence”, April 30, 2021

Tahir Ghani, Intel Corporation, “Innovations for Continuation of Moore’s Law During Next 10 Years”, May 7, 2021

Luqiao Liu, MIT, “Magnonic Spintronics: Toward Spin Wave Based Information Processing”, May 14, 2021





Fall 2020

Sapan Agarwal, Sandia National Laboratories, “A Survey of Emerging Beyond CMOS Devices and Architectures”, July 23, 2020

Eric Yue Ma, UC Berkeley, “Sensing Quantum Materials with New Electromagnetic Probes”, September 18, 2020

Jeehwan Kim, MIT, “Stackable Electronics Enabled by Freestanding 2D/3D Materials”, September 25, 2020

Paolo Gargini, IEEE, Chairman IRDS, “Use of the Roadmap (IRDS) Method to Overcome Industry Inflection Points”, October 9, 2020

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UC Berkeley, “Electric Field Control of Magnetism”, October 16, 2020

Zia Karim, Yield Engieering Systems, “Low Thermal Budget Trends for Interconnect RDL Polyimides For 3D Advanced IC Backend Applications”, October 23, 2020

Derya Baran, KAUST, “Emerging Materials and Devices for Energy Harvesting Applications”, November 6, 2020





Spring 2020

Sarah Kurtz, UC Merced, “Creating Positive Feedback Loops to Accelerate the Energy Transition”, February 7, 2020

Jie Yao, UC Berkeley, “New Degrees of Freedom in Layered van der Waals Materials”, March 13, 2020

Laura Waller, UC Berkeley, “Computational Microscopy in Scattering Media”, April 3, 2020

Ken Goodson, Stanford University, “Thermal Management Research from 3D Chips to Power Electronics”, April 24, 2020





Fall 2019

Sadasivan Shankar, Harvard University, “A Framework for Information Processing and Computing Beyond Moore’s Law”, October 18, 2019

Jelena Notaros, MIT, “Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond”, November 1, 2019

Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University, “Structured Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Photonic Media”, November 22, 2019

Eric Pop, Stanford University, “Electronic, Thermal, and (Some) Unusual Applications of 2D Materials”, December 6, 2019





Spring 2019

Jeffrey Bokor, UC Berkeley, “Ultrafast Spintronics”, February 1, 2019

Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley, “Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications”, April 12, 2019

Hayden Taylor, UC Berkeley, “Understanding chemical-mechanical planarization: a ubiquitous process in modern IC manufacturing”, April 26, 2019





Fall 2018

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, “Quantum Computing versus Classical Analog Algorithms”, September 14, 2018

Sandeep Kumar, UC Riverside, “Origin of Strong Rashba Spin Orbit Coupling and Spin-Hall Effect in Si”, October 5, 2018

Anthony Yen, ASML, “EUV Lithography: The Road to HVM and Beyond”, October 19, 2018





Spring 2018

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, “Semiconductor Thin-Film Transfer Technology Has Finally Arrived”, February 2, 2018

Marco Ronaldi, UC Santa Cruz, “Taking Electrons out of Bioelectronics”, March 9, 2018

Luqiao Liu, MIT, “Magnetic Memories with Topological Insulator and Compensated Ferrimagnet”, June 15, 2018





Fall 2017

Constance Chang-Hasnain, UC Berkeley, “Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures”, September 15, 2017

Vladimir Stojanovic, UC Berkeley, “More-than-Moore with Integrated Silicon-Photonics”, November 3, 2017

Seth Fortuna, UC Berkeley, “Antenna-LED for On-Chip Optical Communication”, December 1, 2017





Spring 2017

Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, “New Frontiers in Terahertz Devices and Systems”, February 17, 2017

Junqiao Wu, UC Berkeley, “Electrons that Conduct Charge But Not Heat”, March 10, 2017

Jin-Woo Han, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, “Sustainable Semiconductor for Personal Satellite and Deep Space Exploration”, April 7, 2017

Subramanian S. Iyer, UCLA, “Forget about SoCs – Let’s talk about SoWs (System on Wafer)”, April 14, 2017





Fall 2016

Dieter Bimbaum, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Berlin, “Quantum Dot Based Flash Memories: The Holy Grail, Unifying DRAM and Flash?”, September 30, 2016

James Schuck, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, “Hyperspectral Mapping of Optoelectronic Properties at Length Scales That Matter in 2D and 3D Semiconductors”, October 7, 2016

Ana Claudia Arias, UC Berkeley, “From Materials Deposition to Flexible Systems: Integrating Devices with Printing Technologies”, October 28, 2016

Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, “There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom - and at the Top”, December 2, 2016