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Keynote, Presenter

Prof. Thomas D. Anthopoulos

Presenter Bio

Thomas D. Anthopoulos is a Professor of Material Science & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He joined KAUST in 2017 from Imperial College London (UK) where he held various faculty positions since 2006. His research interests are in the fundamental studies and chemistry of functional materials and their applications in emerging areas of science and technology. In particular, he studies the chemical, optical, electronic and structural properties of new materials grown via innovative paradigms with atomic precision. This involves materials synthesis, characterization via advanced analytical techniques and development of nanostructured devices for energy generation, energy harvesting, biosensors and information & communication technologies of the future.

Our ability to continuously downscale critical dimensions of the silicon transistor has proven extremely successful over the past sixty years in increasing the computational power of modern day microelectronics. The extraordinary developments have been achieved through a virtuous cycle of scientific and engineering breakthroughs which have led to the proliferation of a variety of electronic technologies with extraordinary impact on our society and personal lives. However, adopting silicon’s approach of size-downscaling to emerging technologies such as large-area electronics, and their implementation in the ever expanding range of emerging applications, has proven challenging both in terms of technology and economics. In this talk I will discuss recent work from our laboratory in downscaling emerging forms of large-area electronics and their use in various applications including sensing, energy harvesting and telecommunication. Emphasis will be placed on the use of advanced materials and alternative fabrication paradigms.

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