Notre Dame Hosts Electronics Conferences
From June 18 through 22, Notre Dame hosted the 65th Device Research Conference
(DRC) and the 49th TMS Electronics Materials Conference (EMC). The premier
forums for electronic materials and devices research, these paired conferences
promote the open discussion of recent breakthroughs and advances, while fostering
collaboration and the exchange of information. Approximately 500 attendees
participated in invited lectures, plenary sessions, group discussions, poster
sessions, and a special joint session highlighting nano-biological devices
In addition to addressing existing technologies, the DRC and EMC invigorate
discussions concerning emerging technologies. This is particularly important
because of the escalating challenges to continued progress in electronics.
Attendees discussed the work they have been conducting in a number of areas,
including advanced semiconductors (developing and using materials other than
silicon), nano and biological materials and devices (including organic transistors
and carbon nanotubes) and fuel and solar cell materials.
Several members of the Department of Electrical Engineering — faculty,
postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students — presented their work
at the conferences.