APL's 50th Anniversary Reception and Symposium in MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA
A celebration for Applied Physics Letters’ 50th Anniversary was held during the MRS Fall Meeting in November 2012 in Boston.
Listen to the introduction from Nghi Q. Lam, Editor of Applied Physics Letters:
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Symposium Chair: David L. Price, Senior Associate Editor, Applied Physics Letters
The following distinguised speakers presented pioneering research and emerging topics:
Dr. Leigh T. Canham, pSi Medica Ltd and University of Birmingham
Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University
Prof. Russell D. Dupuis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Oleg Gang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Prof. William L. Johnson, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Stuart S. P. Parkin, IBM Almaden Research Center
Prof. Ching W. Tang, University of Rochester
Meet the Speakers
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Dr. Leigh T. Canham
“Luminescent Nanoscale Silicon: 1990-2012”
Dr. Canham received his PhD in physics from King's College London (United Kingdom) in 1983. He joined the Electronics Division of Defense Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) as a Higher Scientific Officer in 1986, and became a Senior Scientific Officer in 1988, Principal Scientist in 1995, and DERA Fellow in 1999. He discovered electroluminescent porous silicon in 1990 and demonstrated its biocompatibility in 1995. He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of pSiMedica Ltd (UK) and an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. His research interests have been on the optoelectronic and biomedical applications of nanostructured silicon.
Prof. Federico Capasso
“Adventures of a Designer-Physicist: Bandgap Engineering, Quantum Cascade Lasers and Wavefront Engineering”
Prof. Capasso obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Rome (Italy) in 1973. He moved to Bell Labs in 1976, and became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1984 and Bell Labs Fellow in 1997. He held several management positions at Bell Labs, including Head of the Quantum Phenomena and Device Research Department and the Semiconductor Physics Research Department (1987–2000) and Vice President of Physical Research (2000–2002). In 2003, he joined Harvard University where he is now the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics. His current research focuses on quantum design and study of new artificial materials and nanostructures with man‐made electronic and optical properties, an approach that he pioneered and dubbed bandstructure engineering.
Prof. Russell D. Dupuis
“The Light Emitting Diode - The Ultimate Lamp”
Prof. Dupuis obtained his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 1972. He worked at Texas Instruments from 1973 to 1975, and then moved to Rockwell International where he was the first to demonstrate that MOCVD could be used for the growth of high-quality semiconductor thin films and devices. He spent ten years at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1979-1989) prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin as a Chaired Professor. Since 2003, he has been the Steve W. Chaddick Endowed Chair in Electro‐Optics and the Director of the Center for Compound Semiconductors at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research has focused on wide-bandgap compound semiconductors and novel quantum‐well and quantum‐dot structures, including self‐assembled nanoheterostructures.
Dr. Oleg Gang
"Programming Nanoscale Assembly”
Dr. Gang has a PhD in soft matter physics from Bar‐Ilan University (Israel) in 2000. After two years at Harvard University as a postdoctoral Rothschild Fellow, he joined Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2002, where he is now the Leader for Soft Matter and Biomaterials Theme at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. His current research focuses on self‐assembly of biomimetic systems from nanocomponents with recognitions, macromolecular phenomena in confinements, behavior of soft matter at interfaces, and development of methods for programmable assembly of optically active nanoarchitectures.
Prof. William L. Johnson
“Fifty Years of Glassy Metals : From a Laboratory Curiosity to Commercial Products”
Prof. Johnson received his PhD in applied physics from California Institute of Technology in 1975. He spent two years at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center (1975-1977) before joining the faculty at Caltech, where he is now the Ruben and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science. He has pioneered the discovery and science of bulk-metallic-glass-forming alloys and their use as engineering materials. His research in this area has led to commercial success; he is a cofounder of Liquidmetal Technologies. His current research interests are centered on nonequilibrium thermodynamic systems.
Dr. Stuart S. P. Parkin
“The Emergence of Metal Spintronics”
Dr. Parkin received his PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1982 and joined IBM as a postdoctoral fellow, becoming a permanent member of the staff the following year. In 1999, he was named an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical honor. He is currently Manager of the Magnetoelectronics Group at the IBM Almaden Research Center, a consulting professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University, and the Director of the IBM‐Stanford Spintronic Science & Applications Center. His research interests have included organic superconductors, high‐temperature superconductors, and, most recently, magnetic thin-film structures, and spintronic materials and devices for advanced sensor, memory, and logic applications.
Prof. Ching W. Tang
“Progress in Organic Electronics”
Prof. Tang received his PhD in physical chemistry from Cornell University in 1975. He joined Eastman Kodak as a Research Scientist, and was promoted to Senior Research Scientist in 1981, to Research Associate in 1990, and to Senior Research Associate in 1998. In 2003, he was named Distinguished Fellow of the Kodak Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company. Since 1996, he has been the Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester, and has joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics and Astronomy. His work focuses on organic optoelectronics and photovoltaics.