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October 2008 Directors' Meeting

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 11:00 to 20:00

???The Future of Electronic beyond Moore???s Law???

???National Science Foundation Room 375, Arlington, Virginia


8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Monica Olvera de la Cruz
8:35 a.m. Introductory Remarks: Tom Rieker, Rama Bansil, and Charles Ying????????? Download this presentation
9:00 a.m. Zakya Kafafi ??? DMR Overview (20 min. and 10 min. for discussion).
9:30 a.m. Introduction of New MRSEC Directors
10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Education: Dan Steinberg (25 min. and 10 min. for discussion).
11:00 a.m. ???Molecules as Circuit Elements: Some Issues??? Mark Ratner, Northwestern University
11:50 a.m. Lunch ??? Dan and Brad???s Buffet ??? Hilton Hotel
1:20 p.m. ???A Perspective on the Future of Nanotechnology??? Barbara Jones, IBM
2:10 p.m. ???Why 1D for Electronics Applications??? Joerg Appenzeller, Purdue University Download this presentation
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. ???Electric Field Control of Magnetism??? Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University Of California Berkeley
4:00 p.m. Reports of Committees
4:15 p.m. Adjourn

Speaker Biographies

Mark Ratner is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University whose research interests include molecular electronics, optical response of molecules and photonics in nanoscale systems. He received his Bachelors in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University in 1964. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the National Academy of Sciences and of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. His numerous awards include the Feynman Award in Nanotechnology and the Langmuir Award of the American Chemical Society.

Barbara Jones is a Research Staff Member and Manager of Magnetic Materials and Phenomena in the Science and Technology function at the IBM Almaden Research Center. She received an A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1982, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University, she joined IBM at the Almaden Research Center in 1989. She has worked on theories of magnetic impurities in metals and on superconductor surfaces, and of quantum wells and other effects in magnetic multilayers. Her current work focuses on calculating electronic and magnetic properties of magnetic atoms on complex surfaces as constructed and measured by STM. Dr. Jones leads the theoretical and computational physics group at IBM Almaden, and is a recipient of a TWIN Award from the YWCA for professional women. Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Solid State Physics of the National Academy of Sciences.

Joerg Appenzeller is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and Scientific Director of Nanoelectronics in the Birck Nanotechnology Center. His current interests include novel devices based on low-dimensional nano-materials such as nanowires, nanotubes and graphene. Dr. Appenzeller received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated quantum transport phenomena in low dimensional systems based on III/V heterostructures. He worked for one year as a Research Scientist in the Research Center in Juelich, Germany before he became an Assistant Professor with the Technical University of Aachen in 1996. During his professorship he explored mesoscopic electron transport in different materials including carbon nanotubes and superconductor-semiconductor-hybrid devices. From 1998 to 1999, he was with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, as a Visiting Scientist, exploring the ultimate scaling limits of silicon MOSFET devices. From 2001 until 2007, he had been with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY, as a Research Staff Member mainly involved in the investigation of the potential of carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires for future nanoelectronics.

Ramamoorthy Ramesh is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ramesh graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1987. He joined Bellcore in 1989 and initiated research in several key technology areas, including ferroelectric nonvolatile memories. He has extensive experience in the use of advanced characterization techniques to understand high technology materials and in the science and technology of complex materials. Prof. Ramesh joined the University of Maryland in 1995 and was promoted to Professor in 1999 and Distinguished Professor in 2003. His current research interests include oxide thin films, nanoscale characterization and information storage technologies.