Fall 2023

September 22 2023: Dr. Xiaomeng Liu (Cornell University)

September 29, 2023: Shubham Jadhav (Cornell University)

October 6, 2023: Dr. Micheal Manfra (Purdue University)

October 13, 2023: Dr. Troy Olsson (University of Pennsylvania)

October 27, 2023: Dr. Hari Nair (Cornell University)

November 3, 2023: Shyam Shankar (University of Texas, Austin)

Spring 2023

February 3, 2023: Dr. David C. Radulescu (Radulescu LLP)
An Alternative Career in Electrical Engineering: Patent Law

February 10, 2023: Dr. Satyaki Ganguly (Wolfspeed)
RF GaN Device Reliability and Robustness -Failure Mechanisms and Predictive Life Models

February 14, 2023: Dr. Elison Matioli (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Pushing the limits of electronic devices: From high performance power and RF electronics to efficient thermal management

February 17, 2023: Dr. Yuhao Zhang (Virginia Tech)
Multidimensional Devices: Reshaping the Power Electronics Landscape

February 24, 2023: Dr. Martin Kuball (University of Bristol)
Wide/ultrawide bandgap device reliability and packaging for RF and power applications

March 17, 2023: Dr. Tingyi Gu (University of Delaware)
Integrated photonic interface of van der Waals materials and low power optoelectronics

March 24, 2023: Gillen Beck (ETH Zurich)
Ongoing developments in trapped ion quantum computing

March 31, 2023: Dr. Rama Vetury (Akoustis)
XBAW, A BAW Technology & Foundry for High Performance Resonators & Filters for WiFi, 5G and mm-wave applications

April 14, 2023: Dr. Austin Hickman (Soctera)
The Aluminum Nitride Platform: Exciting Demonstrations and Commercial Potential

Fall 2022

November 18, 2022: Dr. Alan Doolittle (Georgia Tech)
Substantial p-type, n-type and Homojunction Diode Functionality in AlN, the Highest Direct Bandgap Semiconductor Ever Synthesized

November 4, 2022: Jonathan (Jon) McCandless (Cornell University)
Doping and Transport in Gallium Oxide

October 28, 2022: Dr. Peter McMahon (Cornell University)
Computing with Physical Systems

October 20, 2022: Dr. Jelena Notaros (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Silicon Photonics for LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond

October 14, 2022: Dr. Karan Mehta (Cornell University)
Integrated optical control of atomic quantum systems

September 30, 2022: Dr. Minjie Chen (Princeton University)
Unlock the Power of Granular Power Conversion: Architecture, Magnetics and Performance Gain

September 23, 2022: Dr. Canan Baristiran Kaynak (IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik)
Micro Transfer Printing Technology for III-V Device Integration on Si

September 09, 2022: Dr. Sunwoo Lee (Cornell University)
Autonomous Microsystems Based on Heterogeneously Integrated CMOS for Biological Big Data

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 nanostructures

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