NSF Future of Semiconductors and Beyond Workshop: Materials, Devices, and Integration


Location: Virtual

Through four half-day sessions, this NSF-sponsored virtual workshop will convene leaders in electronic materials, devices, and systems to discuss emerging opportunities in semiconductors and related materials and their integration within electronic and photonic systems. Continued American leadership in semiconductor technology is essential to maintain national security and defense, and foster economic growth. This workshop is aimed to develop a vision for directed research in future innovations in semiconductors and related materials to promote continued U.S. leadership in this critical sector.

Session 1: Harnessing Electronic Phases and Phase Transitions (March 1)
This session builds on our increased understanding of how to control “phase transitions” in semiconductors that lend them new functionality, such as superconductor or ferroelectric behavior, thus enabling new applications, and improvement in speed and energy efficiency.

Session 2: Engineering Heterogeneous Semiconductor Structures (March 2)
This session will explore new insights into forming heterogeneous semiconductor materials in ways that are not compromised by the traditional challenges of material defects, interfaces and surfaces. 

Session 3: Extending Device Frontiers (March 8)
This session will address unsolved problems in signal transduction and optoelectronic devices in the far infrared and ultraviolet spectral regions. This is a space with broad applications extending from defense to medical diagnostics. 

Session 4: Advancing Organic/Biodevices - Sensing, Stimulation, and Communication (March 9)
This session will focus on the intersection of semiconductor devices and biological sensing and control. Themes of interest include flexible semiconductor form-factors and bio-compatibility.

Technical program and registration available at the event website: https://nsf-fosworkshop.nd.edu/

Originally published at nano.nd.edu.