2017 LAWRENCE WORKSHOP ON SOLID-STATE TECHNOLOGY
University Club on the Arizona State University Campus, Tempe
Early Registration: January 15, 2017
Thursday February 23rd
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 AM Welcoming remarks, Nate Newman
8:35 – 8:40 AM Introduction, Monte Lawrence
AM Session chair: Mac Robinson (Lawrence Semiconductor Research Lab)
8:40 – 9:25 AM Eli Yablonovitch, U.C. Berkeley
Plenary What does the Clock Speed of my Computer have to with the Fundamental Constants of Nature, h, c, q, m?
9:25 – 10:10 AM David Ferry, Arizona State University
What materials are needed to reduce the energy consumption of circuits and improve sensitivity of detectors?
10:10 -10:25 AM Coffee break
10:25-11:10 AM Lars Samuelson, Lund University
Semiconductor nanowires as enablers of novel functional materials and devices
11:10– 11:55 AM Bob Wisnieff, IBM Microelectronics Research Laboratory
What technology will dominate future digital microelectronics?
11:55 AM –1:30 PM Lunch
PM Session chair: Jim Huffman (Lawrence Semiconductor Research Lab)
1:30 – 2:15 PM Mark van Schilfgaarde, Kings College London
Electronic structure theory: what are its challenges and, if they can be solved, its future capabilities?
2:15 – 3:00 PM Bob Buhrman, Cornell University
Magnetism, what are the performance limits for memory and can it make useful logic circuits?
3:00-3:20 PM Coffee break
3:20 – 4:05 PM Artem Smirnov (VP of Strategic Projects) or Michl Binderbauer (CTO), Tri Alpha Energy
Progress and challenges in Tri-alpha Energy’s quest to achieve a practical fusion reactor
4:05 -4:50 PM David Larbalestier, Florida State University and the National High Field Magnet Laboratory
Superconductivity, what are its ultimate capabilities for power distribution and high-field magnets?
4:50 -5:35 PM Chris Lirakis, IBM Advanced Quantum Devices Laboratory
The potential of Quantum computing
6:00 –7:15 PM Evening dinner banquet
Friday February 24th
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
AM Session chair: Mahmoud Vahidi (Lawrence Semiconductor Research Lab)
8:30 – 9:15 AM Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University
How microelectronic advances have enabled the new revolution in genetic and medical technology
9:15 – 10:00 AM Subhash Mahajan, U. C. Davis
Tailoring dimensionality in semiconductor structures
10:00-10:20 AM Coffee break
10:20-11:05 AM Suman Dutta, Notre Dame
The future of microelectronics and the fundamental limits to semiconductor device performance
11:05 – 11:50 AM Jerry Woodall, U.C. Davis
Solar cell technology challenges: moving beyond subsidies and power buy-back
11:50- 12:00 noon Closing remarks by Nate Newman
12:00 noon Box Lunch
1:15 -2:45 PM Optional tour of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Sciences