NSF program manager
Title: Mind the Gap: Advancing Electronics and Photonics through Materials Research
Abstract: This presentation will overview National Science Foundation programs aimed at advancing electronics and photonics through materials research. Continued advances in the range and capabilities of computing, communications, and energy technologies, to name a few, presents tremendous challenges and opportunities. Underpinning developments have often progressed independent of the intended embodiment, delaying incorporation into next-generation technologies. Closing the gap from materials through devices and systems is needed to ensure further progress. This presentation will present a broad overview of NSF efforts to address these challenges. Research is supported at the level of individual investigators and small teams through the Topical Materials and Research Programs of the Division of Materials Research and at a larger scale through centers and facilities. Cross-directorate programs spanning multiple directorates and agencies play a critical role to integrate materials research with envisaged applications. These include Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer Our Future (DMREF), Future of Semiconductors (FuSE), Future Manufacturing, and Semiconductor Synthetic Biology.
Paul Lane is a Program Director for Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) in the Division of Materials Research. The EPM program supports fundamental materials research that advances the field of electronics and photonics. His focus areas include molecular, organic, and hybrid semiconductors as well magnetic materials and clean sustainable energy. Dr. Lane’s research career focused on the optical and electronic properties of organic semiconductors and their applications to optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Dr. Lane earned a B.A. cum laude in Mathematics and Physics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University. Dr. Lane is a Fellow of the SPIE and a member of the AAAS.
Host: Dr. Mool Gupta
Organizer: Dr. Mona Zebarjadi