Support Options

Report a problem


7th NCN-NEEDS Summer School

Spintronics: Science, Circuits, and Systems

July 23-25, 2014

MJIS 1001

Purdue University

What: NCN-NEEDS Summer Schools connect the fundamental nanoscience of materials and devices to circuit and system level applications. The goal is to introduce students to new ideas and approaches emerging from research in nanoscience. A new partnership with NEEDS seeks to connect fundamental nanoscience to applications. Lectures are designed to be broadly accessible to students with a B.S. in engineering or the physical sciences. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of how effects at the nanoscale can be exploited in novel devices and to provide a glimpse at the new applications that are possible. Previous summer school lectures can be viewed here

When: Wednesday, July 23 through Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00AM-4:30PM

Where: Purdue University, Martin Jischke Hall (MJIS) Room 1001 West Lafayette, IN, 47907

Who: Graduate students, working professionals, and faculty working on Electronic devices and materials

Topics: Spintronics including fundamental science, experimental considerations, device designs, and circuit and system level applications.

See Final schedule here and below.   Please note that breakfast will be available to you at 7:30AM in the atrium outside of MJIS 1001. Also note that there is a welcome reception on the first day at 5PM in the DLR atrium.

Zhihong Chen (Purdue) (summer school organizer) explores the physical properties of low dimensional materials, fabricates nano-devices and developing technologies such as All-Spin-Logic for a variety of applications.

Supriyo Datta (Purdue) has been a leader in nanoscale device physics since his 1990 paper that introduced the Datta-Das “spin transistor.”

Dmitri Nikonov (Intel) works on simulation and evaluation of exploratory devices and integrated circuits.

Kaushik Roy (Purdue) is a pioneer in low power electronic system design and an expert in technology-circuit co-design.

Anand Raghunathan (Purdue) explores system-on-chip design, computing with nanoscale post-CMOS devices, and heterogeneous parallel computing.

Sayeef Salahuddin (UC, Berkeley)‘s group works on new phenomena and novel materials for potential device applications.

Jonathan Sun (IBM)‘s pioneering experimental and theoretical work on spin-current-induced magnetic switching is enabling new technologies for writing magnetic information into sub-50nm magnetic structures.

Learn More: A broad range of online shortcourses can be found at

Share our flier with others (854 Kb)

We apologize; however, this program is closed to International Students who are not already in the United States.

Travel Scholarships:
A limited amount of travel scholarships will be awarded. We will provide an honorarium of $500 to those who are chosen and the honorarium should be applied toward your travel. To apply for this, please email your resume to Vicki Johnson at vicki at purdue dot edu along with the following information (before July 3):

  • Your name
  • Your University
  • Your Degree
  • Your Research Interests
  • Your Faculty Advisor
  • A statement describing what you hope to gain from this summer school.

Housing on campus:
For those coming from outside of Purdue University, we have set aside a block of dorm rooms at Hillenbrand Hall for July 22-25. There will be no charge for these rooms; however, the rooms will be available as shared double rooms only. I need to know before July 3 if you want one of these rooms. Please understand that these rooms are in an undergraduate housing facility and NO ALCOHOL will be allowed at any time during your stay in the residence hall. If you choose not to stay in these dorm rooms, you will be responsible for finding your own housing at your expense (see area links below). If you want to reserve a spot in this residence hall, you will need to email Vicki Johnson at vicki at purdue dot edu and provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your gender
  • Any disability you might have where you might need special services
  • What day you will arrive
  • What day you will depart
  • If you know of someone attending that you would like to share with, please give their name (they will also need to do this).

Registration is now closed

Information Links
travel information (including hotel recommendations)
Places to eat in West Lafayette
Purdue Campus Map