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Physical Foundations of Electroceramics for Microelectronics



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Instructor: R. K. Pandey, Texas State University

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa., in conjunction with MS&T’12

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Professionals working with ceramic materials and technologies in the corporate sector; university faculty at the initial stage of their academic careers searching for challenging research topics; experienced researchers in semiconductor industry and national labs who would like to expand their research bases for more challenging careers; and any entrepreneur looking for new avenues to embark a successful business in the areas of multifunctional and multiferroic technologies will benefit from this course. Attendees will be provided with a CD and some printed materials that will include all the topics covered in the course. A list of reference materials will also be provided.

Course Description

Electroceramics have become an integral part of modern microelectronics because of advancements made in the last decade and the advent of multifunctional oxides, multiferroics, spintronics, radhard electronics, bioelectronics, detectors and sensors etc. The objective of this course is to bring current state of knowledge in this field to those interested in participating while at the same time also emphasizing practical applications, potentials for inventions as well as prospects for commercialization. Key topics include:

  • Introduction to the interacting forces connecting the fundamental physical properties which give rise to some unique phenomena found only in electroceramics
  • Importance and explanation of non-centro-symmetric crystal structures and symmetry groups for understanding the nonlinear phenomena exhibited by dielectrics
  • Physical basis of multifunctional materials and multiferroics and their applications (including ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity)
  • Nonlinear magnetics and their applications
  • Oxide wideband gap semiconductors for spintronics, bioelectronics and radhard electronics
  • Detectors and sensors

Learning Outcomes

This short course will expose attendees to the new advancements made in this field and thus prepare them to remain competitive in the market place and be able to pursue a challenging career. By applying the knowledge gained in this course the students will be well positioned to initiate new projects relevant to their interests and consequently help them in developing new marketable products.

Instructor Biography

R. K. Pandey

Pandey is the Ingram Professor, School of Engineering at Texas State University. While holding faculty ranks with responsibilities of teaching, research and administration, he taught for 20 years at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 10 years at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and since 2007 at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Over this long span, he has taught at Undergraduate and Graduate levels a host of core and special topic courses. He specializes in Growth of Bulk Single Crystal and Thin Film of Electronic Materials for Microelectronics; Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Integrated Structured Devices, Detectors and Sensors; Spintronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology. He earned his PhD at University of Cologne, Germany (1967), his M.Sc. at Patna University, India (1959) and his B.Sc. at Bihar University, India (1957).



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