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EE Distinguished Seminar | Electronics on anything: How Thin Film Electronics can Instrument the World

Start Date: February 14, 2016
End Date: February 14, 2016

By Professor Ioannis Kymissis Columbia University )

Silicon electronics have revolutionized the processing and handling of information. The high temperatures required to create crystalline silicon devices, however, has limited the application of crystalline silicon to sensing systems that work in a small and mechanically rigid form factor. The development of inorganic and organic thin film electronics has launched a second revolution in electronics, granting the ability to process electronically active materials at low temperatures. This has allowed for two exciting opportunities: the ability to build electronic devices on the same size scale as the systems they interact with, and the ability to integrate electronic materials on a range of substrates including electronically active and flexible materials.
Our group has been working on the hybrid integration of organic semiconductors and SLS laser-recrystallized silicon with active substrates to implement a range of new functionalities. In this presentation, I'll show how thin film electronics and the hybrid integration enabled by new semiconductor systems and process options allows for active and spatially localized control of systems that are typically used in a single element format. These approaches unlock new applications in healthcare, sensing, displays, and communications.

Biography: John (Prof. Ioannis Kymissis) graduated with his SB, M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. His M.Eng. thesis was performed as a co-op at the IBM TJ Watson Research Lab on organic thin film transistors, and his Ph.D. was obtained in the Microsystems Technology Lab at MIT working on field emission displays. After graduation he spent three years as a post-doc in MIT's Laboratory for Organic Optics and Electronics working on a variety of organic electronic devices and as a consulting engineer for QDVision. He joined the faculty at Columbia University in Electrical Engineering in 2006 as an assistant professor. John has won a number of awards for his work, including the NSF CAREER award, the IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport award, the Vodaphone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Award, the MIT Clean Energy Prize, The Verizon Powerful Answers award, and several other foundation, corporate, and best paper awards. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of the Society for Information Display, and was the general chair for the 2014 Device Research Conference.


More Information:

For more info contact: Prof. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain; email: MuhammadMustafa.Hussain@KAUST.EDU.SA

Date: Sunday 14 Feb. 2016
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Bldg. 3, Level 5, Room 5220
Refreshments will be served at 15:45