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EE Distinguished Lecturer Seminar: The Nitride Semiconductor Revolution: Over, or Just Getting Started?


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Date and time 24.05.2019 13:1514:15  
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Speaker Dr. Debdeep Jena is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University.  He joined Cornell in 2015 from the faculty at Notre Dame where he was since August 2003, shortly after earning the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).  His research and teaching interests are in the MBE growth and device applications of quantum semiconductor heterostructures (III-V nitrides, oxides, and 2D materials), and in charge, heat, and spin transport in nanomaterials.  He has authored more than 200 scientific publications including articles in Science, Nature Journals, Physical Review Letters, Electron Device Letters, and Applied Physics Letters.  During his research career, he has received the International MBE Young Scientist award in 2014, the IBM faculty award in 2012, the ISCS Young Scientist award in 2012, the most valuable contribution awards at the Workshop for Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices (WOCSEMMAD) in 2014, 2010 and 2008, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in 2006.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Category Conferences - Seminars
Abstract: Nitride semiconductors have revolutionized solid-state lighting.  They are leading the charge in electronics as high frequency amplifiers for high speed 5G communication systems, as well as fast switching, high-voltage electronics.  They are slowly creating the materials and device platform for deep-ultraviolet photonics in the future.  Even more futuristic are applications that combine the excellent electronics and photonics capabilities of nitride semiconductors with epitaxial nitride metals and superconductors for quantum communication links and for making new kinds of qubits.  I will discuss the “old" and the new nitride materials and devices, comparing and contrasting them, and argue why the nitride semiconductor revolution is just getting started.

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