May 10

Malachowsky Hall

RM 7200


Functional Materials

Diving into the forefront of materials science to explore groundbreaking functional materials, including quantum dots, 2D materials, hybrid and phase change materials, conductive polymers, and more. This concise yet comprehensive overview covers the spectrum from their unique properties and applications to the challenges they present in device integration, such as material stability, scalability of fabrication, and environmental considerations. We’ll also discuss future directions for these materials, highlight innovative applications in semiconductors, and offer insights into industry perspectives.

Arrival8:00 – 8:30
Welcome Remarks8:30 – 8:40
Plenary Session
Speakers TBA
8:40 – 9:10
Keynote Session
Speaker TBA
9:10 – 10:10
Networking Break10:10 – 10:30

Electronic & Photonic Devices

A deep dive into the cutting-edge of device technology, focusing on the role and innovation around Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs), Phase Change Materials (PCMs), and 2D materials. Participants will explore the properties, applications, and challenges of TCOs in optoelectronic devices, alongside the versatile uses of PCMs in non-volatile memory, photonic devices, and electronic circuits. The workshop also covers the burgeoning field of 2D materials, discussing their electronic and optical properties, applications in transistors, photonic devices, and sensors. A significant emphasis is placed on device characterization metrology, including electrical, optical, and structural characterization techniques, to ensure a thorough understanding of device performance and security considerations, particularly in electronic and photonic integrated circuits. The session rounds off with a forward-looking discussion on challenges and opportunities in the field, such as energy efficiency, sustainability, advanced fabrication techniques, quantum computing, and industry perspectives, offering a comprehensive overview that bridges the gap between current technologies and future innovations.

Plenary Session
Speakers TBA
10:30 – 12:00
Lunch12:00 – 1:00
Poster Session
Student Posters
1:00 – 1:30
Next Generation Opto-Electronic Devices
Plenary Session
Speakers TBA
1:30 – 3:00
Networking Break3:00 – 3:30

Material & Device Modeling

Offers an in-depth journey through computational modeling’s role in advancing materials science and engineering, from its historical roots to futuristic AI and machine learning applications. It covers a broad spectrum of modeling techniques, from atomic to macroscale analyses, and dives into the revolutionary impacts of AI for predictive modeling, high-throughput material screening, and the development of digital twins for real-time device performance optimization. With case studies spanning transistors to batteries, the workshop addresses the challenges and potential of computational modeling, enriched by insights from industry and academia. Participants will emerge with a profound understanding of how computational tools are reshaping material discovery and device innovation.

Plenary Session
Speakers TBA
3:30 – 4:40
Closing Session4:40 – 5:00