Birmingham, UK (23 August 2012) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) presented its 2012 Awards at the 2012 International Nanotechnology Conference (NANO) gala dinner held August 22 at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall.
NTC President Stephen Goodnick presented the Pioneer Award to Professor Joseph W. Lyding of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Distinguished Service Award to Professor Ning Xi of Michigan State University, and the Early Career Award to Sayeef Salahuddin of the University of California at Berkeley.
Awardees Sayeef Salahuddin and Ning Xi; Stephen Goodnick (IEEE NTC President), Kyle Jiang (NANO 2012 Chair, University of Birmingham), and awardee Joseph Lyding
Professor Lyding received his award “For advances in atomic resolution nanofabrication and discovery of the giant deuterium isotope effect and its application to CMOS technology.” Lyding received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1983. He is a professor in the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a full-time faculty member in the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group. His fields of professional interest are scanning tunneling microscopy, nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, and IC chip reliability.
Dr. Lyding has received many honors: DARPA Excellent Performance Citation (1998); Philips Visiting Scholar, Haverford College (1998); University Scholar, UIUC (1997); Fellow of American Physical Society (1997); Associate, UIUC Center for Advanced Study (1996-97); IBM Partnership Award (1996-97); Fellow, UIUC Center for Advanced Study (1987-88); Arnold O. Beckman Award, UIUC (1988, 1985, 1984); Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teaching Award (1984); ACS Arthur K. Doolittle Award (1983); IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship (1983).
Lyding’s research focus is on carbon nanoelectronics, based on carbon nanotubes and graphene for future semiconducting device applications and understanding their interactions with technological substrates at the atomistic level. This includes ultra-clean nanotube deposition and STM spectroscopic methodologies and modeling of subtle effects with first principles theory and simulations.
Professor Xi received his award “For dedicated and distinguished service to IEEE NTC as an Elected Officer”. Xi received his D.Sc. degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in December, 1993. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, and the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Currently, he is the John D. Ryder Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University.
Dr. Xi received the Best Paper Award in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in August, 1995. He also received the Best Paper Award in the 1998 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Dr. Xi was awarded the first Early Academic Career Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in May, 1999. In addition, he is also a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He served as President of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council from 2010-2011, and prior to that President Elect and Vice President for Publications.
Xi’s research interests include robotics, manufacturing automation, micro/nano systems, and intelligent control and systems.
Professor Salahuddin received his award “For contributing to the understanding of the physics of hetero-interfaces in nanostructures and investigating their use for energy efficient applications”. Salahuddin received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) in 2003 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2007. He joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.
Dr. Salhuddin received the Kintarul Haque Gold Medal from BUET in 2003, the Meissner Fellowship from Purdue University, 2003-4, an IBM PhD Fellowship 2007-8, a MARCO/FCRP Inventor Recognition Award in 2007, a UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship in 2009, a Hellman Faculty Fellowship in 2010, a DOE NISE award in 2010, and the 2011 NSF CAREER award.
Salhuddin’s research interests are in the interdisciplinary field of electronic transport in nano structures, currently focusing on novel electronic and spintronic devices for low power logic and memory applications. Professor Salahuddin has championed the concept of using ‘interacting systems’ for switching, showing fundamental advantage of such systems over the conventional devices in terms of power dissipation.