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May 19th 2018: Nanomedicine in the 21st Century (FREE event with SJSU’s Technology Showcase)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018


GUEST SPEAKER: Prof. Folarin Erogbogbo, San Jose State University

When: Saturday May 19, 2018

Location: San Jose State University, Second Floor – Student Union building  (“SU” at grid 3 – B/C on map), free parking available

Cost: FREE!


8:30 am – 9:30 am       Continental Breakfast

9:10 am – 10:30 am    SFBA Nano Registration, Networking

Nanomedicine in the 21st Century

10:30 am – 12:30 pm  SJSU Technology Showcase (over 200 projects!)

Student Project Poster Presentations

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm     Lunch & Panel Discussion

More info and registration: https://goo.gl/p3LJAA



    Nanomaterials are materials controlled by manipulation of size and shape at the nanometer scale (atomic, molecular, and macromolecular scale) that produce structures, devices, and systems with at least one novel/superior characteristic or property.

    There is generally excitement when a superior property of materials on the nanoscale that can revolutionize the world are discovered, however undesirable properties (such as toxicity or inefficiency) can dim their prospects of real world applications.

    This seminar will focus on addressing nanomaterial challenges related to health care. This talk will highlight innovative approaches to creating and understanding nanomaterials for healthcare (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, tuberculosis, and cancer).

SPEAKER:  Prof. Folarin Erogbogbo



     Upon receiving his B.S in Chemical Engineering, Prof. Erogbogbo stayed on as an National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow to pursue a graduate degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University at Buffalo (SUNY) with Professor Mark Swihart.

    Prof. Erogbogbo then moved to the Institute for Lasers Photonics and Biophotonics and served as a Ford Fellow with Professor Paras N. Prasad. He has published multiple high impact peer reviewed articles on nanoplatforms for biomedical applications. He has won numerous awards for his research and mentoring work.

    Professor Erogbogbo joined the SJSU faculty in the summer of 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. His research focuses on scalable synthesis of biocompatible nanomaterials for biomedical applications.



April 26th, 2018: 14th Annual Spring Symposium

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018


Bringing together leading academic, government and industry experts to discuss innovative opportunities and technical challenges associated with nanotechnology
Register: Here
When: Thursday April 26, 2018 – 9 am to 5 pm
Pricing: $85 ($75 early bird until end of April 12!); discounts for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed
Location: SEMI Global Headquarters
673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas



Please see “Event Archive” tab for full schedule and programme!



March 20th, 2018: Microfluidics Systems Enable High-Throughput Metagenomics

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Microfluidics Systems Enable High-Throughput Metagenomics
Dr. Brian Yu, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Register: Here


Tuesday, March 20
11:30am: Networking, Pizza & drinks
Noon-1PM: Seminar
Cost: $6; discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center
2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052
See the TI Building location map and directions

Bacteria are ubiquitous and play essential roles from environmental nutrient cycling to human health. Despite their importance, most bacterial diversity remains unknown. One popular method to explore unculturable microbes is through metagenomics, where microbial genomic DNA is directly sequenced and analyzed. Microfluidic technologies, when integrated into metagenomics sample preparation pipelines, facilitate throughput and provide single-cell resolution. In this talk, I will describe novel microfluidic-base experimental approaches to investigate diversity of unculturable microbial communities from the environment. Using this approach on a wide range of microbial communities from extreme environments, multiple known and novel bacterial phylogenies were extracted. I will also discuss prospects of continued integration of microfluidic systems and associated technical challenges. One of the biggest barriers for wide adoption of microfluidic systems is ease of use, requiring innovations in both on-chip and off-chip control schemes. As technical changes are addressed, the integration of microfluidic devices in more biological experiments will ultimately benefit the scientific community.

Read More:
Microfluidic-based mini-metagenomics enables discovery of novel microbial lineages from complex environmental samples
Testing of Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips: Fault Modeling, Test Generation, and Experimental Demonstration
Microfluidic serial digital to analog pressure converter for arbitrary pressure generation and contamination-free flow control



Dr. Brian Yu is a Scientist at Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, where he works with faculties from Stanford, Berkeley, and UCSF to establish a microbiome initiative focused on understanding how microbial communities affect human health. Prior to joining CZ Biohub, Brian obtained his B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech and received his Ph.D. training at Stanford University under the joint supervision of Dr. Mark Horowitz and Dr. Stephen Quake. During his Ph.D., Brian developed microfluidic-based methods to study genotype and phenotype of bacteria with single-cell resolution. Scientifically, Brian Yu is interested in developing and optimizing system level methodologies to explore and to understand how microbial communities form, survive, evolve, and remain robust in changing environments.

February 20th, 2018: Nanostructured Optical Materials for Extreme Waveform Control

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Nanostructured Optical Materials for Extreme Waveform Control

Prof. Jonathan Fan, Electrical Engineering, Stanford
Register: Here

Tuesday, February 20, 2018  11:30 AM – 1:00  PM

Please note that the venue has changed to:
Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

This location is just a few minutes from our previous venue at Texas Instruments

Plug and Play Tech Center is the world’s largest startup accelerator. They are co-sponsoring this event.

Cost $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed.

Please Register Here



In this talk, I will discuss a new class of optical materials, termed metamaterials, that are the basis for ultra-compact optical devices, ranging from gratings to lenses. These artificially structured materials consist of ensembles of metal and dielectric nanostructures, and have wavefront responses that can be precisely tuned based on the precise geometric configuration of these nanostructures. I will discuss the general principles behind the design of metamaterials and introduce a new class of ultra-high efficiency metamaterials that are designed using topology optimization. These devices utilize qualitatively new types of light-matter interactions based on strong near-field interactions between the nanostructures, and they enable new diffractive optics phenomena compared to the current state-of-the-art. To demonstrate the power and versatility of our design approach, I will present devices that can efficiently deflect light to extreme angles, exhibit anomalous refraction, and multiplex different beam steering functions for differing wavelengths. I will also discuss and demonstrate how these concepts can generalize to ultra-high efficiency, large numerical aperture metalenses. We envision that high performance computational design and big data approaches will be essential to defining and designing the next generation of nano-based optical devices.

Read More: Here



Jonathan Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he is researching new design methodologies and materials approaches to nanophotonic systems. He received his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Princeton University and his doctorate from Harvard University, where he worked with Federico Capasso. He is the recipient of the Air Force Young Investigator Award, Sloan Foundation Fellowship in Physics, Packard Foundation Fellowship, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.


January 16th, 2018: Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: from bioprotonic transistors to shark’s electrosensors

Professor Marco Rolandi, UCSC Electrical Engineering Chair, and co-founder of KitoTech Medical and Cruz Foam


Tuesday, January 16, 2018  11:30 AM – 1:00  PM

Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA  map

Cost $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed.

Please register at: https://goo.gl/JMaiax


The quest for smaller and faster computing has mostly focused on controlling the flow of electrons and holes in nanoscale structures. In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function. As such, ionic and protonic devices offer exciting opportunities for bioelectronics. Proton transport in nature is important for ATP oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, light activated proton pumping in bacteriorhodopsin, and the antibiotic gramicidin. All these systems have in common networks of hydrogen bonds formed by water and biomolecules − proton wires. Protons hop along these wires according to the Grotthuss mechanism. In analogy with dopants in electronic semiconductors, in proton wires acids are H+ donors and bases are H+ acceptors to yield H+ and OH- (proton hole) conductors.
I will discuss bioprotonic devices with biopolymer H+ and OH- conductors such as diodes, complementary transistors, and resistive memories, which can be easily integrated in a flexible platform. These devices communicate with enzymes, ion channels, and cells to monitor and control physiological function. Finally, I will provide insights in the electrosensing organs of sharks and skates.

Read More: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/advs.201600527/full)



Marco Rolandi, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also co- founder of KitoTech Medical (2012) and Cruz Foam (2017). Prior to joining UCSC, Marco was an Assistant (2008-2014) and Associate Professor (2014-2015) of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington (Seattle). He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2000. His research focuses on bioelectronic systems and devices, biological materials, and their translational applications. His work on bioprotonic transistors was highlighted in The New York Times, New Scientist, MRS 360, IEEE Spectrum, Materials Views, Engadget, Popular Science, and several others. His work on shark’s electrosensors was highlighted in The Washington Post, Popular Science, Motherboard, Physics World, and it was on the front page of Reddit. He is also interested in visual communication in science and engineering and his essay on how to prepare scientific figures was the most downloaded article in Advanced Materials during the fall of 2011 (> 10,000 times). He received a 3M Untenured Faculty Award (2010), an NSF-CAREER award (2012), and was selected as one of the TR-35 GI by the MIT Technology Review (Italy, 2012).

November 14th, 2017: Entrepreneurial Paths – Not Just Nanotech

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Entrepreneurial Paths – Not Just Nanotech

Co-sponsors: IEEE Consumer Electronics Society , IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society

Presentations, Panel Discussion, Q&A
Register: Here

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Cost: $10 – discounts for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed

Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center
2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052
See the TI Building location map and directions


12:45               Registration

  1:00               Welcome

                             Glenn Friedman, Chair, SFBA Nanotechnology Council

                             KRS Murthy, Event Chair, ExCom member, SFBA Nanotechnology Council

  1:10               Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Building Successful Companies

                             Dr. Srinivas Rao, President & CEO, Senova Systems;

                             Operating Partner, Phoenix Venture Partners

  1:45               Protecting Your Nanotech

                             Steven A. Swernofsky, Patent Attorney; Managing Director Los Altos Law

  2:20               Break

  2:30               SBIR Funds: A Startup’s Oasis in the Valley of Death

                             Spenser Hamilton, Business Advisor;

                             San Mateo Small Business Development Center

  3:05               Federal SBIRs as Vehicles for Small Businesses

                             Ryszard Pisarski, NASA Ames Research Center

                             Geetha R Dholakia, REI Systems, NASA Ames Research Center

  3:40               Panel Discussion – to include presenters and also:

                             Dr. Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Tachyum

                             Mr. Kameshwar Eranki, Founder & CEO of VajraSoft Inc.

  4:30               Networking: Attendees, Presenters, Panelists

  5:00               End


Abstracts & Biographies:

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Building Successful Companies

     Dr. Srinivas Rao is an industry leader with a distinguished track record of material science technology development and commercialization. Until recently, he was Vice President of Corporate Technology at Flextronics International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX), a multi-billion dollar, global provider of vertically integrated advanced design and electronics manufacturing services. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Technology at Solectron Corporation, where he was responsible for engineering and product development, helping grow the company from $190 million to $22 billion in revenues and from one site to over 70 sites worldwide. Previously, Dr. Rao was a Senior Scientist at Raychem Corporation and held technology management and research positions at Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories and RCA Laboratories, where he received RCA’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Rao is a Distinguished Alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras where he earned a B.Tech degree in Metallurgical Engineering, and an MS and PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds numerous patents and is the author of numerous papers and review chapters. He has also held distinguished positions in several technical organizations, including Chair of the Editorial Committee of Surface Mount Technology, Chair of the Electronic Materials Committee at the American Society for Metals, and Chair of the Electronic Manufacturing Services of IEEE’s CPMT. He has also served on the editorial board of the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, Future Circuits International, the International Review of Circuit Board Manufacturing Technology, and, in 2005, served on the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology for the State of California.


Protecting Your Nanotech

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field where legal protection can be key. In this presentation we will answer important questions like: what is the law that applies to new ideas? Who owns them? What value do they have? What can you do with them? Both startups and established companies have a serious interest in the care and protection of new ideas. How is it done? How do we know when we’ve done something patentable?

     Steven A. Swernofsky is a patent attorney with over 25 years experience obtaining and litigating patents. He focuses on maximizing the value clients obtain for their legal dollars. This includes advising on how to best protect new ideas, growing and managing patent portfolios, advising on litigation, and licensing intellectual property. He is Managing Director at Los Altos Law, which regularly teams with inventors and in-house legal departments, as well as key executives, investors, and other litigation counsel, to protect intellectual property and promote business interests. His patents have been successfully sued on by major companies for millions of dollars.

Mr. Swernofsky earned a BS from MIT, where he studied electrical engineering and computer science, with emphasis on computer networking, security, and artificial intelligence. He worked at MITRE and BBN in those fields before he attended law school at UCLA. His practice has led him to a wide range of high technology fields, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, bioinformatics and computations chemistry, wired and wireless computer networking, analog and digital circuit design, microprocessor design, semiconductor design and manufacturing, medical devices and instruments, and robotics. He is also enrolled as an arbitrator with FINRA.


SBIR Funds: A Startup’s Oasis in the Valley of Death

Many early-stage companies face a significant funding gap when trying to develop new technology, from the translational research to the proof of concept. This funding gap is sometimes referred to as the “valley of death”, a reflection of the vast number of companies that are unable to raise the needed capital to progress towards commercialization. The suggestion behind the “valley of death” phrase is that companies that should be able to attract investment do not get funded, because the technical risks inherent in technology development are high. Ultimately, the valley of death reflects the perceived imbalance of risk and reward for an investment at this stage as well as the resulting difficulty for a technology company of harder sciences in raising capital during this time. In an effort to bridge the gap, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. The mission of the SBIR program is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

     Spenser Hamilton has expertise in areas including valuation, business strategy, operations efficiency, market research and new product development. He has advised or invested in companies with technologies ranging from mobile devices, clean tech, healthcare IT, and medical devices. Spencer’s prior work experience includes clinical settings, investment funds, and Corporate America. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. In addition, he has lectured on entrepreneurship, innovation, and R&D funding at forums and colleges in US and abroad.



The Federal SBIR/STTR program is called the nation’s seed fund for entrepreneurs. The talk will focus on NASA’s contribution to the SBIR/STTR program. This will include the details of how the program is implemented at NASA, a description of how the technologies flow into NASA’s programs and will highlight some success stories from the program.

     Dr. Ryszard Pisarski is the SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Manager for the NASA SBIR/STTR program management office. In this capacity he co-ordinates with all ten NASA centers and facilitates activities that lead to infusion of SBIR/STTR technology into NASA programs. Dr. Pisarski obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University in 1984 and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU in 1999. He worked at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center developing flight and data analysis software for the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and was a project manager for a joint US/German/UK astrophysics mission – ROSAT.  Dr. Pisarski was a branch head for the Astrophysical Data Facility at GSFC, responsible for managing a group of scientists developing software and analysis techniques for various astrophysics flight missions. In 2000 Dr. Pisarski moved to NASA Ames’s Research Center and worked in partnerships prior to the SBIR/STTR program management office.


Federal SBIRs as Vehicles for Small Businesses

The talk will focus on the NASA SBIR program, the technical and logistical planning required to submit a good proposal and some examples of successful nanotechnology awards.

     Geetha R Dholakia, REI Systems Inc. and NASA Ames Research Center, works at the NASA Ames SBIR/STTR program management office as the technology transfer specialist. She received a PhD in condensed matter physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She has performed research in electronic transport in the nanoscale, soft condensed matter and nanomaterials synthesis at NASA Ames Research Center. She also has extensive experience in physics based instrumentation for scanning microscopy, miniaturization of instruments for NASA on-board planetary missions and in nanosatellite trade studies. Prior to joining the NASA SBIR program, she worked as a technology consultant with SmallTech Consulting and later in technical business development for the NASA Ames partnerships office.


November 20th, 2017: Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

TALK:  Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications

Co-sponsor: IEEE Photonics Society


Professor Hoe Tan

Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering
The Australian National University

Monday, November 20, 2017  11:30 AM – 1:00  PM

Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA  map

Cost $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed. Please register here.


The excitement of nanowire research is due to the unique electronic and optical properties of these nanostructures. Both axial and radial heterostructure nanowires have been proposed as nano-building blocks for the next generation devices, which are expected to revolutionise our technological world. Unique properties stem from nanowires’ large surface area-to-volume ratio, very high aspect ratio, and carrier and photon confinement in two dimensions. These nanowires are usually grown by the so-called vapor-liquid-solid mechanism, which relies on a metal nanoparticle to catalyze and seed the growth. An alternative technique to grow the nanowires is by selective area growth technique, where a dielectric mask is first patterned on the substrate prior to growth.

In this talk, I will present an overview of compound semiconductor nanowire research activities at The Australian National University. The optical and structural properties of binary and ternary III-V nanowires including GaAs, InGaAs, InP and GaAsSb nanowires grown by metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy will be presented. Various issues such as tapering of the nanowires, compositional non-uniformity along nanowires, crystal structure, carrier lifetime and polarization effect will be discussed.

I will also present our results of III-V nanowires grown on Si substrates which are of great interests for the integration of nano-optoelectronic devices on Si platforms. Our results of enhancing the quantum efficiency of nanowires by using plasmonics are promising to improve the performance of nanowire devices.

Finally, the results from our nanowire lasers, photodetectors, solar cells and photoelectrodes for water splitting will be presented.


Prof. Tan is currently the Head of the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering at the Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University. Tan received his B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1992, after which he worked with Osram in Malaysia as a quality assurance engineer. In 1997, he was awarded the PhD degree from the Australian National University for his dissertation on “Ion beam effects in GaAs-AlGaAs materials and devices”. He is a past recipient of the Australian Research Council Postdoctoral, QEII and Future Fellowships. He has published/co-published over 350 journal papers, including four book chapters. He is also a co-inventor in 4 US patents related to laser diodes and infrared photodetectors. His research interests include epitaxial growth of low-dimensional compound semiconductors, nanostructured optoelectronic devices and ion-implantation processing of compound semiconductors for optoelectronic device applications. Prof. Tan is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is the Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2016) and IEEE Photonics Society (2016-2017).

  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm – Adjournment
COST: $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed.


October 17th 2017: Triboelectric Nanogenerator for NASA Mars Mission, Space Manufacturing & Next Generation Mechanical Energy Harvesting

Monday, October 9th, 2017

TALK: Triboelectric Nanogenerator for NASA Mars Mission, Space Manufacturing & Next Generation Mechanical Energy Harvesting


Myeong-Lok Seol

Research Scientist, NASA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  11:30 AM – 1:00  PM

Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA  map

Cost $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed. Please register here.


Demand for mobile power sources is increasing with the growth of wireless sensor network, mobile healthcare devices, and internet-of-things (IoT). Currently, most applications use a battery as the sole power source, but all the batteries have a limited lifetime and require costly replacement and recharging, limiting the application area. Energy harvesting is a process that converts various types of ambient energy sources into electrical energy. By implementing energy harvesters, small-electronic systems can extend lifetime, reduce maintenance cost, and become more sustainable. Triboelectric nanogenerator is a mechanical energy harvester based on triboelectricity created at the contact interface between two different materials. Triboelectric nanogenerators are light in weight, generate high output power, require low material and manufacturing costs, and have a strong development potential.

In this talk, the background and fundamental principles of the triboelectric nanogenerator will be introduced. In addition, recent research progress of triboelectric nanogenerators for interplanetary missions in NASA will be presented.


Myeong-Lok Seol is a Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. His research interests include energy harvesting, nanotechnology-enabled electronics and sensors, functional nanostructures and nanomaterials. Currently, he is developing a triboelectric nanogenerator for interplanetary missions and all-printed energy harvester for autonomous manufacturing in space. He received his B.S. degree in 2010 and his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He has published 55 international journals, 7 international conferences, and 8 patents.

  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm – Adjournment
COST: $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed.


September 19th, 2017: Company Origin Stories – Exploring Entrepreneurship

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Company Origin Stories – Exploring Entrepreneurship
Nanotech company founders explain how and why they started their enterprises
Register: Here

Tues Sept 19 – 5:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Cost: $17 – includes dinner – discounts for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed

Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center
2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052
See the TI Building location map and directions

Presenting Companies include:

View Dynamic Glass – Architectural “smart glass” using electrochromism from nano-scale layers of metal oxides. Raised $650M and has completed installation at several hundred sites. Read More

Nano Precision Medical – Subdermal implants using nano-structured membranes to provide long-term therapeutics for the treatment of chronic diseases. Read More


Fibralign – Biomedical devices based on artificial nano-structured collagen. Read More

August 15th 2017: 2D Materials Advantages and Challenges Towards Applications

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

TITLE: 2D Materials Advantages and Challenges Towards Applications


Ching-Hua (Fiona) Wang, PhD. Student

Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  11:30 AM – 1:00  pm

Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA  map

Cost $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed. Please register here.


Two-dimensional (2D) materials present unique opportunities for next generation ultra-thin electronics. However, practical 2D devices can only be realized after overcoming key challenges: contact resistance, stable doping, and uniform growth.
In this talk I will highlight the recent research our group has implemented to improve contact and doping in BP and MoS2 transistors.   I will then show our work beyond transistor applications using 2D materials, such as graphene-Cu interconnects and hBN-RRAM, that are promising for three-dimensional integrated electronics.

  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm – Adjourn
COST: $6, discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed.