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from materials and devices to compact models to circuits, systems, and applications.

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p-bits for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL): A Brief Introduction

By Supriyo Datta

The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource

By Mildred S. Dresselhaus

The Elusive Spin Transistor

By Supriyo Datta

Complex Nanophotonics

By Hui Cao

A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation

By Mark Lundstrom

Optical Microelectromechanical Systems - Applications in Bio-Inspired Design and Bio-Integrated Devices

By John Rogers

Counter Intuitive Physics of Ballistic Transport in the State-of-the-Art Electronic Devices

By Michael Shur

Can numerical experiments INSPIRE physical experiments?

By Supriyo Datta

Heat Under the Microscope: Uncovering the Microscopic Processes that Govern Thermal Transport

By Austin Minnich

How to Write a Journal Paper

By Muhammad A. Alam

History of Semiconductor Engineering

By Bo Lojek

Sequencing a Genome by a Torrent of Ions – How an Old pH-Meter Got Its Groove Back

By Muhammad A. Alam

Nonequilibrium Green's Functions: Reliably Predicting Chemical Reactions

By Tillmann Christoph Kubis

Engineering Nanomedical Systems

By James Leary

Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF): A Different Perspective

By Supriyo Datta


List of selected seminars by topic

Biomedical devices Instrumentation Photovoltaics
Circuit Modeling and Simulation Magnetics and spintronics Power electronics
Computational Science and Engineering Materials Sensors
Electronic transport MEMS/NEMS Thermal transport
Energy conversion Nanofluidics Thermoelectrics and thermionics
Flexible electronics Novel devices and approaches for computing Transistors
General Optics and photonics Two-dimensional electronics

Biomedical devices

Sequencing a Genome by a Torrent of Ions – How an Old pH-Meter Got Its Groove Back

By Muhammad A. Alam

Ionic Selectivity in Channels: complex biology created by the balance of simple physics

By Bob Eisenberg

Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

By Pedro Irazoqui

Introduction to BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology

By Rashid Bashir

Engineering Nanomedical Systems

By James Leary

Optical Microelectromechanical Systems - Applications in Bio-Inspired Design and Bio-Integrated Devices

By John Rogers


Circuit modeling and simulation

Statistical SPICE Modeling Using Backward Propagation of Variance (BPV)

By Colin McAndrew

Xyce: An Open Source SPICE Engine

By Eric Keiter

Modeling and Analysis of VLSI Interconnects

By Cheng-Kok Koh


Computational science and engineering

Predictive Simulations of Materials and Devices with Quantified Uncertainties

By Alejandro Strachan

Scientific Software Development

By Clemens Heitzinger

The Good the Bad and the Awful: Scientific Simulation and Prediction

By Leo P. Kadanoff

Computational Science: An Engineering Perspective

By James D. Plummer

Computational Modeling: Experience from my Bell Lab Days

By Muhammad A. Alam

TCAD Revisited, 2007: An Engineers Point of View

By Constantin Bulucea

Can numerical experiments INSPIRE physical experiments?

By Supriyo Datta

Self-energies: Opening Doors for Nanotechnology

By Tillmann Christoph Kubis

Nonequilibrium Green's Functions: Reliably Predicting Chemical Reactions

By Tillmann Christoph Kubis


Electronic transport

Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF): A Different Perspective

By Supriyo Datta

NEMO 1-D: The First NEGF-based TCAD Tool and Network for Computational Nanotechnology

By Gerhard Klimeck

Counter Intuitive Physics of Ballistic Transport in the State-of-the-Art Electronic Devices

By Michael Shur

A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation

By Mark Lundstrom


Energy conversion

Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight

By A. Paul Alivisatos

The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It

By Steven Chu

Aluminum: a safe, economical, high energy density material for energy storage, transport and splitting water to make hydrogen on demand

By Jerry M. Woodall

Innovations and a Sustainable Energy Future

By Arunava Majumdar

Competing Policy Choices at the Intersection of Energy and Climate Change An Engineers Role

By Suresh V. Garimella


Flexible electronics

Circuits on Cellulose: From Transistors to LEDs, from Displays to Microfluidics on Paper

By Andrew Steckl

The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

By Muhammad A. Alam

Softening Hard CMOS Electronics through Manufacturable Heterogeneous Integration

By Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

Printing SMART Thin Films: An Applications Perspective

By Dimitrios Peroulis


General

Microelectronics in Transition

By Dennis Buss

History of Semiconductor Engineering

By Bo Lojek

Writing Modern Technical English

By James T. Keating

Inside Real Innovation

By Eugene A. Fitzgerald

Analyzing Disaster : A nanoscale guy stumbles into a mega problem

By Steve Wereley

Quantum Beauty: Real and Ideal

By Frank Wilczek

Thirty-eight years as an Academic Chairman: Struggling to Prosper by doing the Right Thing

By Bob Eisenberg

Introduction to Project Management

By Jon Wright

Questioning in Research: A Practical Guide to Have Cooperative and Constructive Argumentative Dialogue

By Pablo Daniel Zavattieri

How to Write a Journal Paper

By Muhammad A. Alam


Instrumentation

Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

By Ron Reifenberger

Atomic Force Microscopy

By Arvind Raman

Electron and Ion Microscopies as Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

By Eric Stach

The Optical Freqency Comb: A Remarkable Tool for Metrology, Science and Medical Diagnostics

By John L. Hall


Magnetics and spintronics

p-bits for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL): A Brief Introduction

By Supriyo Datta

p-bits for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL)

By Supriyo Datta

Magnetic Nanowires: Revolutionizing Hard Drives, Random Access Memory, & Cancer Treatment

By Beth Stadler


Materials

Common Materials for Uncommon Microsystems

By Babak Ziaie

Nano Carbon: From ballistic transistors to atomic drumheads

By Paul L. McEuen

Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices

By Mark Hersam

The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research: From Early Double Heterostructure Concept to Modern Quantum Dot Structures

By Zhores I. Alferov

Energy Dissipation at the Nanoscale: from graphene to phase-change materials

By Eric Pop

Journey Along the Carbon Road

By Zhihong Chen

Non-Conjugated Radical Polymers as an Emerging Class of Transparent Conductors for Flexible Polymer Thermoelectric Applications

By Bryan W. Boudouris


MEMS/NEMS

Single Electron Switching with Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Applications in Ion Channel Transport

By Robert H. Blick

Peanuts vs. Pyramids: Two Perspectives on MEMS

By Stephen D. Senturia

In Search of a Better MEMS-Switch: An Elementary theory of how nanostructured dielectrics may soften landing, increase travel range, and decrease energy dissipation

By Muhammad Alam

What I've Learned Over Two Decades in MEMS

By Busbee (Buzz) Hardy


Nanofluidics

What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics

By Steve Wereley


Novel devices and approaches for computing

Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance

By Jamie Teherani

Molecular Transistors

By Mark A. Reed

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

By Edward Gerjuoy

The Pioneers of Quantum Computing

By David P. Di Vincenzo

The Elusive Spin Transistor

By Supriyo Datta

Putting the Electrons Spin to Work

By Daniel Ralph

Re-Engineering Computing For Next Generation Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Devices, Circuits, and Algorithms

By Kaushik Roy


Optics and photonics

Silicon MEMS + Photonic Systems

By Sunil Bhave

Plasmonic Nanophotonics: Coupling Light to Nanostructure via Plasmons

By Vladimir M. Shalaev

Metamaterials, Part 1: Electrical and Magnetic Metamaterials

By Vladimir M. Shalaev

Metamaterials, Part 2: Negative-Index, Nonlinear Optics and Super/Hyper-Lenses

By Vladimir M. Shalaev

Metamaterials, Part 3: Cloaking and Transformation Optics

By Vladimir M. Shalaev

Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

By Minghao Qi

Transformation Optics at Optical Frequencies

By John Pendry

Invisible cloaks and the perfect lens

By John Pendry

Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials

By Nader Engheta

Transformation Optics and Sub Wavelength Control of Light

By John Pendry

Digitizing and Functionalizing Metamaterials

By Nader Engheta

Ultrafast & Broadband Photonic Signal Processing: From Microdevices to Control of RF Propagation

By Andrew M Weiner

Signal Processing at Light Speed: Ultrashort Optical Pulse Generation with Arbitrary Waveforms

By Andrew M Weiner

Ultrafast Photonic Signal Processing: A Quarter Century Perspective

By Andrew M Weiner

New Frontiers in Optics and Photonics With Designer Electronic and Optical Materials

By Federico Capasso

Maxwells Equations and Electromagnetics after 150 Years

By Weng Cho Chew

Complex Nanophotonics

By Hui Cao


Photovoltaics

A Physical Model for Non-Ohmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells

By Sourabh Dongaonkar, Souvik Mahapatra, Karthik Yogendra, Muhammad Alam

Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?

By Mark R. Pinto

Symposium on Nanomaterials for Energy: Photonic Nanostructures for Enabling High-Efficiency Thermophotovoltaics

By Peter Bermel

OPV: Untangling the Essence of Bulk Heterostructure Organic Solar Cells: Why the Complex Need not be Complicated

By Muhammad Alam

High-Rate Processing and Advanced Emitter Structures for CIGS PV Module Manufacturing

By B. J. Stanbery


Power electronics

The Revolution in Wide Band Gap (WBG) Power Devices

By Anant Agarwal

Progress Toward Wafer-Scale Thermionic Energy Conversion

By Roger T. Howe

Transformative Power Semiconductor Technologies to Impact 21st Century Energy Economy, and Space and Defense Electronics

By Krishna Shenai

Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices and Future Electric Power Delivery System

By Alex Q. Huang

History of SiC Power Devices and a Vision for the Future

By Anant Kumar Agarwal

Progress Toward Wafer-Scale Thermionic Energy Conversion

By Roger T. Howe


Sensors

Molecular Sensors for MEMS

By John P. Sullivan

New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors

By Dimitrios Peroulis


Thermal transport

Radiative Heat Transfer at the Nanoscale

By Pramod Reddy

Heat Under the Microscope: Uncovering the Microscopic Processes that Govern Thermal Transport

By Austin Minnich

Modeling and Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport

By Jayathi Murthy

Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

By Timothy S Fisher

Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

By Suresh V. Garimella

Nanoscale Thermodynamics

By John Enriquez

Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials

By Timothy S Fisher

Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization

By Arunava Majumdar

Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Materials: Working to Improve Efficiency in the Field of Thermoelectrics

By Suzanne Singer

Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials

By Timothy S Fisher


Thermoelectrics and thermionics

Nanotechnology-Enabled Direct Energy Conversion

By Gang Chen

The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource

By Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Designing Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials

By Timothy D. Sands

Nanoscale Opto Thermo Electric Energy Conversion Devices

By Ali Shakouri

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Transport, Materials, and Systems

By Gang Chen

Progress Toward Wafer-Scale Thermionic Energy Conversion

By Roger T. Howe


Transistors

Transistor Scaling: The Age of Innovation

By Kaizad Mistry

High-Frequency Carbon Nanotube Transistors: Fabrication, Characterization, and Compact Modeling

By Martin Claus

The MVS Nanotransistor Model: A Primer

By Mark Lundstrom

RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors

By Dana Weinstein

Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations

By Joachim Knoch

The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors

By Aaron Franklin

Self-Heating and Scaling of Silicon Nano-Transistors

By Eric Pop

Design and Compact Modeling of CMOS-MEMS Resonant Body Transistors

By Dana Weinstein, Luca Daniel, Bichoy W. Bahr


Two-dimensional electronics

The Role of Graphene in Semiconductor Technologies

By Shaloo Rakheja