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Oct. 11, 13: Seminars on Printable Electronics, Nanoelectronics and Nonconventional 2D Devices

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:41 am / October 9, 2017

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar

10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11
Engineering Building, room 103

Join guest speaker Meyya Meyyapan, a chief scientist for exploration technology at the NASA Ames Research Center, for his presentation, “Printable Electronics and Nanoelectronics Research at NASA Ames.” This talk is free and open to the public.

Meyyapan will present an overview of some recent nanotechnology research activities related to nanoelectronics and flexible electronics at NASA Ames Research Center. This includes developing an atmospheric pressure plasma jet printing as an alternative to inkjet printing and aerosol printing techniques.

In the nanoelectronics area, Meyyapan will discuss fabricating nanoscale vacuum tubes, which NASA researchers have been doing over the last three years using entirely and exclusively silicon technology. Researchers also have developed self healing electronics ideal for deep space missions which can also be used in critical systems in terrestrial applications.

Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13
Engineering Building, Room 110

Guest speaker Deji Akinwande, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of Texas at Austin, and head of the Akinwande Nano Research Group, for a talk titled, “Ordinary, Emerging, and Non-conventional 2D Devices and Technology.” This talk is free and open to the public.

Akinwande will present his research group’s latest research advances on 2D nanomaterials towards greater scientific understanding and advanced engineering applications. In particular, the talk will highlight their work on flexible electronics, zero-power devices, wearable sensors, straintronics and new topological semiconductor transistor concepts. Finally, recent commercial electronic products employing graphene and related materials will be featured.