Events Archive





Fall 2022

August 19, 2022
Flexible Nanoscale Organic Thin-Film Transistors
Dr. Hagen Klauk
Organic Electronics Group, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart

August 22, 2022
Co-designing Neuromorphic Systems from Materials to Algorithms
Dr. Sapan Agarwal
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

September 2, 2022
Computing with Physical Systems
Prof. Peter McMahon
Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

September 16, 2022
Spin-Transfer-Torque MRAM: The Next Revolution in Memory
Dr. Daniel Worledge
MRAM Senior Manager, IBM Almaden Research Center

September 23, 2022
Computing with p-Bits: Between a Bit and a q-Bit
Prof. Supriyo Datta
Electrical And Computer Engineering, Purdue University

September 30, 2022
Carbon Nanotube Transistors: Recent Progress Towards Applications in Highly-Scaled and High-Performance CMOS Logic
Dr. Greg Pitner
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

October 7, 2022
Intelligent Image-Activated Cell Sorting
Prof. Keisuke Goda
Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo

October 21, 2022
Fast-Tunable and Low-Loss Stress-Optical Microsystems
Prof. Sunil Bhave
Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

October 28, 2022
Carbon Nanotube Transistors for a Future 3D Logic Technology
Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong
Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University





Spring 2022

January 27, 2022
Workforce Preparation: What Have You Gotten Yourselves Into? (Grad School Semiconductor Edition)
Dr. Reinaldo Vega
Advanced Technology Definition, IBM Research

February 18, 2022
Convergence of Electronics and Photonics in CMOS Integrated Systems
Prof. Miloš Popović
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

March 4, 2022
Diffractive Optical Networks & Computational Imaging Without a Computer
Prof. Aydogan Ozcan
Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering, UCLA

March 11, 2022
Advanced Logic Technology: Trends and Challenges
Dr. Victor Moroz
Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys Inc.

March 18, 2022
Multimode Fiber Optics and Applications
Prof. Hui Cao
Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering, Yale University

April 8, 2022
High-Throughput Single-Molecule Assays Using DNA Origami
Prof. Ashwin Gopinath
Mechanical Engineering, MIT

April 15, 2022
Minimally Invasive Neural Interfaces: Battery-free Bioelectronics and Lensless Microscopes
Prof. Jacob Robinson
Electrical and Computer Engineering & Bioengineering, Rice University

April 22, 2022
Innovation in Semiconductors for High Voltage
Dr. Ahmad Bahai
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Texas Instruments

April 29, 2022
Understanding Radiative Recombination in Two Dimensional Semiconductors
Shiekh Zia Uddin
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

May 6, 2022
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relay Technology for Beyond Von Neumann Architecture
Xiaoer Hu
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley





Spring 2021

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

February 19, 2021
News and Future of Semiconductors
Prof. Chenming Hu
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley

February 26, 2021
Ubiquitous Active Surfaces
Prof. Vladimir Bulovic
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

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

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

March 19, 2021
Engineering (Useful) Quantum Systems
Prof. Sara Mouradian
UC Berkeley

April 2, 2021
Quantum Interconnects for Superconducting Quantum Processors
Prof. Alp Sipahigil
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

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

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

April 23, 2021
Wearable Platforms for Sweat Sensing at Rest
Dr. Mallika Bariya
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

April 30, 2021
Electronics 5.0: New Materials and Devices for Edge Intelligence
Prof. Tomas Palacios
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

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

May 14, 2021
Magnonic Spintronics: Toward Spin Wave Based Information Processing
Prof. Luqiao Liu
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT





Fall 2021

September 17, 2021
Electronics and Spintronics in 2D Materials
Prof. Sanjay Banerjee
Microelectronics Research Center, UT Austin

October 1, 2021
High Power Diffraction-Limited Tapered Diode Lasers
Dr. Jenna Campbell
Freedom Photonics

October 7, 2021
Coventor Seminar, Part 1: "Understanding MEMS"
Dr. Gerold Schröpfer
Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company

October 14, 2021
Coventor Seminar, Part 2: "SEMulator3D®: Speeding up Process Optimization with Virtual Processing"
Dr. Joseph Ervin
Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company

October 16, 2021
Towards Optical Quantum Networks Based on Rare-Earth Ions and Nano-Photonics
Prof. Andrei Faraon
Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Caltech

October 22, 2021
Quanta Image Sensor (QIS), or, Detecting Single Electrons in Silicon at Room Temperature, Without Avalanche Multiplication, in a Commercial Product
Prof. Eric Fossum
Dartmouth Engineering, Dartmouth College

October 29, 2021
Transient Electronics
Prof. John Rogers
Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

November 5, 2021
Color Center in Silicon: From Ensembles to Single Qubit
Dr. Walid Redjem
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

November 8, 2021
Advanced Packaging, Heterogeneous Integration, and the Future of Semiconductor Systems
Prof. Madhavan Swaminathan
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech

November 12, 2021
High Performance Graphene Nanoribbon Transistors
Dr. Zafer Mutlu
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

November 19, 2021
Microscopic Robots
Prof. Paul McEuen
Department of Physics, Cornell University

December 10, 2021
What's Hot in Semiconductors?
Dr. Rutger Vrijen
McKinsey & Company





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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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





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