Electronics from the Bottom Up: A New Approach to Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials

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1 === Vision ===
3 The [http://www.ncn.purdue.edu Network for Computational Nanotechnology] seeks to bring a new perspective to engineering education to meet the challenges and opportunities of modern nanotechnology. Fifty years ago our field faced a similar challenge brought on by the advent of the transistor and it was met effectively by the Semiconductor Electronics Education Committee (SEEC), a group of [http://www.eecs.mit.edu/great-educators/adler.html 30 leaders] in the field from both industry and academia who produced [http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/klund/books/seec.html seven undergraduate textbooks and four films] that reshaped the [http://www-mtl.mit.edu/~penfield/pubs/eb-03.html teaching of electronics] and trained a generation of engineers ready to lead the modern electronics industry.
5 Today we face the need for a comparable revolution in education. Ever since the birth of solid state physics, materials have been described in terms of average material parameters like the mobility or the optical absorption coefficient which are then used as inputs to macroscopic device models. This two-step approach is being widely used even for modern nanostructured materials, but we believe that it is no longer adequate to meet the challenges and opportunities of our day. An integrated approach is needed that embeds new ways of thinking, emerging from current research on nanoscience, directly into the models used for non-equilibrium problems like nanoscale transistors, energy conversion devices and bio-sensors. The objective of this initiative is to establish and disseminate the fundamentals of this novel viewpoint through a carefully coordinated collection of seminars, short courses and full-semester courses.
7 “Electronics from the Bottom-up” is designed to be a resource for educators and self-learners and a model for a new way of teaching electronic devices that we hope will inspire students and prepare them to contribute to the development of nanoelectronic technology in the 21st Century. This project, launched in the fall of 2006, is producing a set of educational resources that are being disseminated at summer schools, lectures, and on nanoHUB.org.
10 This project is supported by the '''''Intel Foundation''''' and the '''''NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology'''''
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=== 2011 Summer School ===
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16 === 2010 Summer School ===
18 '''July 12-16, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN'''
20 This year’s summer school will have two components: a focus on nanoelectronic devices, with an introduction to spintronics and, second, tutorials on selected topics in nanotechnology. First, we use our bottom-up approach to provide a clear perspective on quantum conduction, on converting heat to electricity and its relation to the second law of thermodynamics, and on what recent experiments in electron spin say about subtleties of the quantum world and how it can be utilized for information processing. Our selected topics in nanotechnology include far-from-equilibrium quantum charge transport, electrical fluctuations, nanoscale material simulation, and heat transfer.
22 A limited number of scholarships are available. See [http://www.ncn.purdue.edu/workshops/2010summerschool/registration registration] for details.
24 [http://www.ncn.purdue.edu/workshops/2010summerschool More information and registration details...]
27 === Summer Schools ===
29 * [[Resource(7113)]]
30 * [[Resource(7168)]] by M. A. Alam.
31 * [[Resource(7180)]] by S. Datta, M. Lundstrom and J. Appenzeller.
32 * [/resources/5305 2008 NCN@Purdue Summer School]
33 * [[Resource(5279)]] by S. Datta.
34 * [[Resource(5306)]] by M. Lundstrom.
35 * [[Resource(5660)]] by M. A. Alam.
37 === Short Courses ===
39 * [[Resource(7180)]] by Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom and Joerg Appenzeller, Summer 2009.
40 * [[Resource(8086)]], Gerhard Klimeck, Fall 2009
41 * [[Resource(5279)]], Supriyo Datta, Summer 2008
42 * [[Resource(7168)]], M. Ashraf Alam, Summer 2009
43 * [[Resource(5306)]], Mark Lundstrom, Summer 2008
44 * [[Resource(5660)]], M. Ashraf Alam, Summer 2008
45 * [/courses/cqt Concepts of Quantum Transport], Supriyo Datta, 2006
47 === Full Semester Courses ===
49 * [/resources/7281 Electronic Transport in Semiconductors], Mark Lundstrom
50 * [/resources/5346/ Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics], Supriyo Datta, [/resources/5346 Fall 2008], [/resources/626 Fall 2004]
51 * [/resources/6172 Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor], Supriyo Datta, [/resources/6172 Spring 2009], [/resources/1490 Spring 2004]
54 === Seminars ===
55 * [/resources/6580 Nanoelectronics: A Beginning Introduction], Supriyo Datta
56 * [[Resource(1831)]], Supriyo Datta
57 * [[Resource(2783)]], Supriyo Datta
58 * [[Resource(2784)]], Supriyo Datta
59 * [[Resource(2966)]], Supriyo Datta
60 * [[Resource(5207)]], Mark Lundstrom
61 * [[Resource(1214)]], Ashraf Alam
62 * [[Resource(2048)]], Ashraf Alam, Pradeep Nair
64 === Related Resources ===
67 * [/resources/5328 Nanoscale Transistors], Mark Lundstrom, [/resources/5328 Fall 2008], [/resources/1705 Fall 2006]
68 * [/resources/5749 Principles of Semiconductor Devices], Ashraf Alam
69 Those with comments or questions or who are interested in participating in this initiative should contact [/contributors/2862 Mark Lundstrom].
71 '''''Supported by the Intel Foundation and the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology'''''