During the Fall/Winter/Spring academic semesters/quarters, E3S Research Seminars are mainly a venue for the Center's members to share information about their research. Summer seminars typically cover allied research outside the Center to provide a broader perspective for the Center's members. Each seminar, held via teleconferencing, typically starts at 12:05pm (Pacific), 1:05pm (Mountain), or 3:05pm (Eastern), run approximately 50 minutes.

Spring 2017

February 23:  Spin-Orbit Torques in Ferrimagnetic GdFeCo Alloys
Speaker: Niklas Roschewsky, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin

March 9:  New Directions for Energy-efficient Spin-based Devices at Both the Large and Small Scales: Normally-off Computing Systems and Spin Diffusion in 2D Materials
Speaker: Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia, Stanford
Sponsor: Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong

March 23:  Progress Toward Graphene Nanoribbon-Based Device Architectures
Speaker: Prof. Felix Fischer

April 6:  Towards Sub-10 nm-Diameter Steep-Slope III-V Vertical Nanowire Transistors
Speaker: Prof. Jesus del Alamo, MIT

April 13:  III-V and Group IV Epitaxy for Low Energy Optoelectronics
Speaker: Chris Heidelberger, MIT
Sponsor: Prof. Eugene Fitzgerald

April 14:  Forget about SoCs – Let’s talk about SoWs (System on Wafer)
Speaker: Prof. Subramanian S. Iyer, CHIPS at UCLA
* starting at 1:05 pm PST, 2:05 pm MST, 4:05 pm EST

April 21:  Physics and Applications of Optical Frequency Combs and Microresonators
Speaker: Xu Yi, Caltech
Sponsor: Prof. Eli Yablonovitch
* starting at 1:05 pm PST, 2:05 pm MST, 4:05 pm EST

Fall 2016

October 27:  Material Engineering of Contact Surface Toward milliVolt Relays
Speaker: Dr. Bivas Saha, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. J. Wu

November 10:  Ultrafast Charge Current Induced Magnetization Reversal in Only 10 psec
Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Bokor, UC Berkeley

November 17:  A First-Principles Approach to Opto-Electronic Link Optimization
Speaker: Krishna Settaluri, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. V. Stojanovic

November 30:  Novel Quantum Phenomena in Atomically Thin One- and Two-dimensional Materials
Speaker: Prof. Stevie Louie, UC Berkeley

December 8:  Toward 100 GHz Direct Modulation Rate of Antenna Coupled NanoLED
Speaker: Seth Fortuna, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. M. Wu

Summer 2016

June 15:  The Scientific Challenge of Replacing the Transistor with a Lower Voltage Device
Speaker: Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley

June 30:  Surfaces, Interfaces, Spins … Controls all - from exchange interaction to quantum transport to molecular spintronics
Speaker: Dr. Jagadeesh Moodera, MIT
Host: E3S Graduate Student & Postdoc Council

July 19:  Probing Low-dimensional Materials and Local Environments with Nano-light
Speaker: Dr. P. James Schuck, LBNL
Host: Prof. J. Bokor

July 28:  Mechanical Computing Redux in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Speaker: Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley

Spring 2016

February 11:  Energy Efficient Optoelectronics with InP Nanopillars Grown Directly on Silicon
Indrasen Bhattacharya, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. C. Chang-Hasnain

February 25:  Material and Interface Quality Challenges for Tunneling Field-Effect Transistors
Patrick Xiao, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. E. Yablonovitch

March 10:  Ultrafast Nonequilibrium Magnetic Switching
Richard Wilson, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Prof. J. Bokor

March 31:  Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Two Dimensional Materials
Prof. Jing Kong, MIT

April 14:  Subwavelength-scale Semiconductor Light Sources with Metal-optic Resonators
Prof. Kyoungsik Yu, KAIST, Korea
Sponsor: Prof. M. C. Wu

April 28:  Chemistry for Nanotechnology Electronics
Wen Jie Ong, MIT
Sponsor: Prof. V. Bulović

Summer 2015

June 18:  What Does the Clock Speed of My Computer Have to Do with the Fundamental Constants of Nature, ℏ, c, q, m?
Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley

July 2:  Foundational Technologies at
HP Labs

Dr. Stanley Williams, HP Labs
Sponsor: Prof T.-J. King Liu

July 16:  Power Efficient Electronic Devices in France and in Europe
Olivier Faynot, CEA-Leti
Sponsor: Prof. J. Bokor

July 30:  Introduction to Spin RAM: Device Physics, Scaling and Outlook
Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin, UC Berkeley

Earlier Semesters