Past Events

Spring 2022

April 29, 2022: Prof. Kai Ni (Rochester Institute of Technology)

"Ferro-Electronics: From Memory to Computing"

April 22, 2022: Prof. Srabanti Chowdhury (Stanford University)

"Energy density and newer functionalities in electronics through wide bandgap materials and devices"

April 15, 2022: Prof. Chris G. Van de Walle (UCSB)

"First-principles calculations of novel ferroelectric nitrides"

Mar 4, 2022: Prof. Zetian Mi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

"Ultrawide Bandgap III-Nitride Semiconductors: From Deep UV Optoelectronics to Quantum Photonics"

Feb 18, 2022: Prof. John A. Rogers (Northwestern University)

"Transient Bioelectronic Medicines"

Feb 4, 2022: Dr. John E. Bowers (UCSB)

"Laser Integration on Silicon for Photonic Integrated Circuits"

Fall 2021

Dec 3, 2021: Dr. Y. K. Chen (II-VI Inc.)

"Emerging High Power mm-Wave RF transistors "

Nov 19, 2021: Dr. Amit Agrawal (NIST and University of Maryland)

"Integrated Nanophotonic Interfaces to Quantum Systems"

Nov 11, 2021: Prof. Rongming Chu (Pennsylvania State University)

"Recent Developments of GaN Super-Heterojunction"

Nov 5, 2021: Prof. Un-Ku Moon (Oregon State University)

"Ring Amplifier (R)evolution"

Oct 29, 2021: Dr. Dan Dryden (AFRL)

"Ga2O3 Transistors for High-Voltage and RF Applications"

Oct 22, 2021: Prof. Bethanie Stadler (University of Minnesota)

"Magneto-Optical Garnets for Integrated Photonics Isolators"

Oct 15, 2021: Prof. Siddharth Rajan (The Ohio State University)

"Opportunities for Emerging Wide and Ultrawide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices"

Oct 1, 2021: Prof. Farhan Rana (Cornell University)

"Exciton-Trion-Polaritons in 2D Materials: High Correlated Quantum States of Matter and Light "

Summer 2021

June 4, 2021: Dr. Yingying Wu (U.C.L.A.)

"Interface Engineered Magnetism in van der Waals Heterostructures"

Spring 2021

May 7, 2021: Prof. Alejandro Rodriguez (Princeton University)

Fundamental Limits on Photonic Device via Lagrange Duality: A Complement to Inverse Design

April 30, 2021: Prof. Jiwoong Park (U Chicago)

"New 2D Atomically Thin Crystals"

April 16, 2021: Prof. Irfan Siddiqi (U.C. Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

"Implementation of a Canonical Phase Measurement with Quantum Feedback"

April 2nd, 2021: Prof. Amal El-Ghazaly (Cornell University)

"Pushing the Boundaries- High Frequency Magnetic Devices"

March 26, 2021: Prof. Evelyn Hu (Harvard University)

"What do Quantum Defects Talk About? (and how can we find out?)"

March 19, 2021: Sushil Kumar (Lehigh University)

"Multi-watt terahertz semiconductor lasers"

February 26, 2021: Gianluca Fabi (Universita Politecnica delle Marche)

"Innovative Microwave Microscopy Techniques for Quantitative Measurements and Electrical Characterizations"

February 10, 2021: Prof. Mikhail A. Kats (U Wisconsin-Madison)

"Engineering and measurement of thermal radiation"

February 12, 2021: Prof. Thomas E. Murphy (U. Maryland)

"2D THz Optoelectronics"

January 22, 2021: Prof. Ranga Dias (U of Rochester)

"New Frontiers in Superconductivity: Superhydrides at High Pressure"

Fall 2020

December 11, 2020: Dr. Yu Cao (Qorvo)

"Miniaturized Self-Biased Circulators Integrated on GaN/SiC for RF Applications"

December 4, 2020: Dr. Stefan Schmult (TU Dresden)

"GaN/AlGaN Heterostructures Grown on Bulk GaN by MBE"

November 20, 2020: Dr. Scott Crooker (Los Alamos Nat'l Lab)

"Electrons, holes, and excitons in monolayer semiconductors: Insights from optical spectroscopy in (really) high magnetic fields"

November 6, 2020: Dr. Chandan Joishi (IT Bombay)

"Device Engineering of β-Ga2O3 based high performance electronics"

SPECIAL EVENT: October 30, 2020: Professors Huili Grace Xing, Debdeep Jena, Darrell Schlom, and Farhan Rana (Cornell University)

"Oxides vs Nitrides: Where we stand and opportunities for the future"

October 23, 2020: Prof. Kin Fai Mak (Cornell University)

"Controlling spins in 2D"

October 16, 2020: Prof. Andrew Houck (Princeton University)

"High-Coherence Superconducting Qubits"

October 2, 2020: Prof. Katja Nowack (Cornell University)

"Local Magnetic Measurement of Unconventional Superconductors"

September 25, 2020: Prof. Man Hoi Wong (UMass Lowell)

"New Developments in Gallium-Oxide-Based Electronics: The Promise, The Reality, and Future Directions"

September 11, 2020: Prof. Debdeep Jena (Cornell University)

"Uncharted territories in electronics and photonics made possible with Aluminum Nitride: an ultra wide-bandgap semiconductor"

September 4th, 2020: William Vandenberghe (UT Dallas)

"Two-dimensional Materials for Electronic Devices: Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide and Topological Insulators"

Spring 2020

February 28th, 2020: Patrick Vogt (Cornell University)

"Metal-Exchange Catalysis During the Growth of III-O Compounds: Towards Novel Oxide Semiconducting Heterostructures"

February 7th, 2020: Maxim Shcherbakov (Cornell University)

"Shaping the spectrum of light with time-variant nanostrctures"

January 17th, 2020: Prof. Firooz Aflatouni (University of Pennsylvania)

"Electronic-photonic co-design: from imaging to optical phase control"

Fall 2019

December 6th, 2019: Takuya Maeda (Tokyo University)

"Study on Avalanche Breakdown in GaN: Determination of Ionization Coefficients and Critical Electric Field"

November 15th, 2019: Jenshan Lin (NSF ECCS Division)

"Driving Future Innovations of Communications and Sensing"

November 1st, 2019: Prof. Volker J. Sorger (George Washington University)

"Heterogenous Photonics for Next-generation Optoelectronics and Analog Processors"

October 25th, 2019: Di Liang (Hewlett Packard Labs)

"Energy-Efficient Integrated Photonics for High-Performance Computing and Beyond"

October 18th, 2019: Prof. Randall Feenstra (Carnegie Mellon University)

"Studies of Two-dimensional Materials using Tunneling Electrons"

October 4th, 2019: Jean Berney (Attolight AG)

"High-Resolution Quantitative Cathodoluminescence (CL) for Material and Life Sciences Applications"

October 2nd, 2019: Manan Suri (Indian Institute of Technology)

"Moving Towards a Memory-Centric Age"

September 27th, 2019: Prof. Jacob B. Khurgin (John Hopkins University)

"Nanoscale Optical Modulators: Performance Metrics"

September 20th, 2019: Wenshen Li (Cornell University)

"High-Voltage β-Ga2O3 Vertical Power Diodes and Transistors"

September 13th, 2019: Juan A. Sabate (GE Research)

"High-performance high-power inverters for MRI gradient field drivers"

Spring 2019

May 24th, 2019: Prof. Ray T. Chen (UT Austin)

"Silicon Nano-Photonics for Computation, Interconnects and Sensing"

May 3rd, 2019: Jakub Jadwiszczak (Trinity College)

"Defect engineering of 2D molybdenum disulfide towards novel memristive and optoelectronic applications"

April 19th, 2019: Elizabeth Bianco (Kavli Institute, Cornell)

"Understanding 2-Dimensional Materials: From Synthesis to Imaging Atoms"

April 12th, 2019: Ahmed Elasser (General Electric)

"Silicon Carbide for Power Devices: History, Evolution, Applications, and Prospects"

March 29th, 2019: Prof. Mingoo Seok (Cornell University)

"Ultra-Low-Power Computing Hardware Design in the Era of AI and ML"

March 8th, 2019: Christopher Torng (Batten Group, Cornell)

"Software, Architecture, and VLSI Co-Design for Efficient Task-Based Parallel Runtimes"

March 1st, 2019: Charles Y. Chen (Raytheon Company)

"Product Development Life Cycle -- Theory and Reality"

February 22nd, 2019: Ville Kaajakari (Murata Electronics)

"Development of world's first MEMS resonator product"

February 15th, 2019: Sreyam Sinha (High Frequency Power Electronics Group, Cornell)

"Capacitive Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles"

February 8th, 2019: Dr. Glenn Solomon (Joint Quantum Institute)

"Semiconductor Quantum Dot Single Photon Sources"

February 1st, 2019: Dr. Chenhao Jin (Kavli Institute, Cornell)

"Generation, Transport and Detection of Pure Valley Currents in Two-Dimensional Heterostructures"

Fall 2018

November 30th, 2018: Takuya Maeda (Tokyo University)

"Parallel-Plane Breakdown Fields of 2.8-3.5 MV/cm in GaN-on-GaN p-n Junction Diodes with Double-Side-Depleted Shallow Bevel Termination"

November 16th, 2018: Siyang Liu (Adie Lab, Cornell)

"Hybrid Adaptive Optics for High-throughput, Deep, and Volumetric Optical Coherence Microscopy"

November 9th, 2018: Prof. Philip Feng (Case Western Reserve University)

"Atomic Layer Semiconductor and Heterostructure Electromechanical Systems for Classical and Quantum Information Processing"

November 2nd, 2018: Dr. Brandon Howe (Air Force Research Lab)

"From Multiferroics to Ultra-wide bandgap materials: AFRL's Big Bet on Oxide Electronics"

October 26th, 2018: Prof. Owen Miller (Yale University)

"Design at the Nanoscale: Reaching the Limits of Light-Matter Interactions"

October 19th, 2018: Alexander Ruyack (SonicMEMS lab, Cornell)

"NEMS Electrostatic RF Wakeup Switch with Pt FIB Contact"

September 28th, 2018: Dr. Joseph Falson (Max Planck Institute)

"Ultra-high Mobility MgZnO/ZnO Heterostructures and their Correlated Electronic Phases"

September 21st, 2018: Reet Chaudhuri (Xing/Jena group, Cornell)

"Towards High Power Complementary Logic in III-Nitrides: Is AlN the Answer?"

September 7th, 2018: Prof. Francesco Monticone (Monticone group, Cornell)

"New Frontiers for Electromagnetic Wave Manipulation"

August 24th, 2018: Prof. James Hwang (Lehigh University)

"Large-scale Fabrication of MoS2 and PtSe2 MOSFETs for Future Generation Thin-Film and Flexible Electronics"

Summer 2016

July 15th, 2016: Tuo-Hung Hou (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

"Hardware Neural Network: From Synaptic Devices to Neuromorphic Computing"

Spring 2016

April 22nd, 2016: Hamidreza Aghasi (Cornell)

"Holistic Approaches to Nonlinear Terahertz Design and Non-Boolean Spin Computation"

Spring 2015

April 17th, 2015: Prof. Shayan Mookherjea (UCSD)

"Integrated Photonics for Tomorrow's Needs on Today's Silicon Platforms"

April 8th, 2015: Dr. Zheshen Zhang (MIT)

"Entanglement-Based Quantum Information Processing"

March 13th, 2015: Prathamesh Donvalkar (Gaeta group, AEP, Cornell)

"Nonlinear Optics in Rubidium Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Band-Gap Fibers"

March 6th, 2015: Kathryn McGill (McEuen group, Physics, Cornell)

"The Valley Hall Effect in MoS2"

February 20th, 2015: Yogesh Patil (Vengalattore group, Physics, Cornell)

"Spin Mediated Optomechanics"

February 13th, 2015: Phil Oldiges (IBM Research)

"Semiconductor Technology Modeling in IBM"

February 6th, 2015: Jared Strait (Rana group, ECE, Cornell)

"Terahertz science and technology of low-dimensional materials: dynamics, conductivity, and plasmonics"

Fall 2014

December 5th, 2014: Prof. J. C. Chiao (UT Arlington)

"Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems"

November 21st, 2014: Dan Sinars (Sandia National Labs)

"Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) Research: A Promising Beginning"

November 14th, 2014: Vivek Singh (Intel)

"Computational Lithography: Moore Bang for your Buck!"

November 7th, 2014: Jason Hoople (SonicMEMS, Lal group, ECE, Cornell)

"Micro-SONAR: On-Chip Reconfigurable Ultrasonic Communication Channels"

October 31st, 2014: Renyuan Wang (OxideMEMS Lab, Bhave group, ECE, Cornell)

"Thin-Film LiNbO3 Technology"

October 24th, 2014: Daniel Nolan (Corporate Fellow, Corning)

"Long Distance Quantum Communication"

October 17th, 2014: Prof. Andrea Alu (U. Texas at Austin)

"Metamaterials and Plasmonics"

October 10th, 2014: Prof. Kee Scholten (U. Michigan)

"MEMS & Nanostructures for Sensing Volatile Organic Compounds"

October 3rd, 2014: Prof. Christopher Salthouse (UMass Amherst)

"Digitizing Biology with CMOS Circuits"

Spring 2014

April 25th, 2014: Pinshane Y. Huang (David Muller group, AEP, Cornell)

"Transmission electron microscopy of structural disorder in 2D materials"

April 18th, 2014: Dr. Dmitri (Mitya) Chklovskii (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

"Reverse Engineering the Brain: From Neuronal Circuit Reconstructions to Principles of Brain Design (A Physicist's Perspective)"

March 27th, 2014: Dr. Elison Matioli (MIT)

"Nanostructured Electronic Devices for Energy Efficiency"

March 21st, 2014: Prof. Grace (Huili) Xing (Univ. of Notre Dame)

"GaN, III-Vs and 2D-Crystals in Tomorrow's Electronics"

March 20th, 2014: Prof. Debdeep Jena (Univ. of Notre Dame)

"Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives"

March 14th, 2014: Bhuvanesh Sundar (Erich Muller group, Physics, Cornell)

"Quantum computation using microwave spectroscopy of Majorana fermion excitations in ultracold atomic gases"

February 28th, 2014: Dr. Mohammad Soltani (Wang (Physics) and Lipson (ECE) groups, Cornell)

"Nanobiophotonics: Tailoring Nanoscale Light-Matter Interaction in Biology"

February 14th, 2014: Dr. Sven Ramelow (Gaeta group, AEP, Cornell)

"Towards deterministic nonlinear quantum optics using CPC (Coherent Photon Conversion)"

February 7th, 2014: Prof. Amit Lal (ECE, Cornell)

"Manipulating Energy on a Chip: From Radioisotope Energy to Chip-Scale Particle Accelerators"

January 31st, 2014: Prof. Jin Suntivich (MSE, Cornell)

"Probing and Driving Energy Storage and Conversion Processes with Light"

Fall 2013

December 13th, 2013: Dr. Tameem Albash (University of Southern California)

"Deconstructing the D-Wave Black Box"

November 21st, 2013: Dr. Saptarshi Das (Argonne, Purdue)

"2-D Electronics with Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: Progress and Prospects"

November 15th, 2013: Prof. Craig Fennie (AEP, Cornell)

"Design of Complex Oxides and the Path to New Multifunctional Correlated Materials"

November 8th, 2013: Dr. Vikram Gadagkar (Jesse Goldberg group, Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell)

"How Practice Makes You Perfect: Reverse Engineering the Zebra Finch Song Circuit"

November 1st, 2013: Prof. Juan Hinestroza (Textiles Nanotechnology Lab, Cornell)

"Can Nanotechnology be fashionable?"

October 25th, 2013: Wei Min Chan (Tiwari group, ECE, Cornell)

"Plasmon Damping in self-assembled graphene quantum dot lattices"

October 18th, 2013: Apoorva Kiran (Lipson group, MAE, Cornell)

"3D Printed Robots: Why and How?"

October 11th, 2013: Dr. Jeong-Sun Moon (HRL Labs)

"Graphene and heterostructures: opportunities and challenges"

October 4th, 2013: Dr. Jessie Rosenberg (IBM T J Watson Research Center)

"Silicon Photonics for Optical Interconnects"

September 27th, 2013: Prof. Chris Xu (AEP, Cornell)

"Shedding Light on the Brain: Neural Imaging with Multiphoton Microscopy"

September 20th, 2013: Dr. Kin-Fai Mak (McEuen and Park groups, Physics, Cornell)

"Electrons in 2-dimensional materials beyond graphene"

September 13th, 2013: Prof. Debdeep Jena (Univ. of Notre Dame)

"Make and break symmetry: semiconductor devices exploiting the new developments in condensed matter physics"

September 6th, 2013: Dr. Freek Massee (Davis group, Physics, Cornell)

"Imaging Cooper pairing of heavy fermions in CeCoIn5"

August 30th, 2013: Prof. Rajit Manohar (ECE, Cornell)

"Neuromorphic electronic systems: Brains on chips"

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