Opening Remarks: Excellence in Computer Simulation

By Mark Lundstrom

Purdue University

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Opening remarks for the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.


Mark Lundstrom Mark Lundstrom directs the National Science Foundations Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and is the Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and 1974, respectively and joined the Purdue faculty upon completing his doctorate on the West Lafayette campus in 1980. Before attending Purdue, he worked at Hewlett-Packard Corporation on MOS process development and manufacturing. At Purdue, he has worked on solar cells, heterostructure devices, carrier transport physics, and his current research interests focus on the physics and technology of nanoscale devices. In the 1990s, Lundstrom co-founded (with his colleagues, Nirav Kapadia and Jos Fortes, the PUNCH project, which provided online simulation services for research and education in micro and nanoelectronics. That work led to the NCN, which now serves the nanotechnology community worldwide. He is the author of two books, Fundamentals of Carrier Transport (2nd Ed., Cambridge, 2000) and Nanoscale Transistors: Device Physics, Modeling, and Simulation (Springer, 2005). Lundstrom is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Physical Society and the recipient of several awards for his teaching and research, most recently Semiconductor Industry Associations 2005 University Researcher Award for his career contributions to the semiconductor industry.

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