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Emerging Technologies 2018 Session Listing

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Session E1: Advanced Materials

Start Time: 13:30, Wednesday, May 09
Room: TBD
Chaired by Chair to be Announced

  • Federico Rosei, INRS (

    Multifunctional materials for electronics and photonics

  • Rehan Kapadia, University of Southern California (

    Compound semiconductors on anything

  • Giuseppe Greco, National Research Council, Italy (

    2D materials integration with nitrides for high frequency applications

  • Guangrui (Maggie) Xia, University of British Columbia (

    Thermal thinning and Raman spectroscopy in the study of 2D black phosphorus

  • Antoine Fleurence, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (

    Epitaxial silicene on ZrB2(0001): a 2D allotrope of silicon

  • Feng Xiong, University of Pittsburgh (

    Tuning electrical and thermal transport in two-dimensional materials via electrochemical intercalation



  • Byron Gates, Simon Fraser University (

    Extending the strategies for modifying the surfaces of semiconductor materials and devices

    The interfaces of semiconducting materials and their oxides are integral to the design of fabrication routes for preparing freestanding semiconductor materials, such as components in microelectromechanical systems, or the preparation of interfaces for electronic devices that serve as electronic, mechanical or other types of chemical and biochemical sensors. A variety of strategies are used to modify the surfaces of these materials either during or following fabrication processes. The properties that are desired from these interfaces include tuning their ability to repel or retain water, to overcome stiction during fabrication processes or subsequent applications, to resist fouling from biochemical species, to tune the electronic and/or electrochemical properties of their interfaces, and to improve the durability of the underlying materials. A strategy for modifying these materials is introduced in this contribution that are enabling a new approach to tuning the properties and uses of semiconductor materials. These surface modifications are demonstrated for a variety of applications and surface chemistries.

  • Faisal Mohd-Yasin, Griffith University (

    Sputtered AlN and ZnO thin films on 3C-SiC/Si substrates for piezoelectric applications

  • Hasina Huq, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (

    Investigation of gallium-based thin films for bio-sensor applications

  • Marco Rahm, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (

    Grating-based spatial terahertz wave modulators for coded aperture imaging

  • Toru Aoki, Shizuoka University (

  • Yvon Cordier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (

  • Daniel J. Inman, University of Michigan (

  • Leonid Rokhinson, Purdue University (


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