The NSF Workshop "Future of Semiconductors and Beyond: Materials, Devices and Integration" will promote discussion around four topical areas with significant potential for innovation and future applications. The topical sessions will address both future visions and grand challenges, as these can serve to generate innovation and collaborations leading to rapid advances in science and engineering. The virtual workshop format, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by the University of Notre Dame, will enable wide participation and stimulation of ideas across a diverse community.

Session 1: Harnessing Electronic Phases and Phase Transitions (March 1)

This session builds on our increased understanding of how to control “phase transitions” in semiconductors that lend them new functionality, such as superconductor or ferroelectric behavior, thus enabling new applications, and improvement in speed and energy efficiency.

Session 1 Agenda | Session 1 Speakers

Session 2: Engineering Heterogeneous Semiconductor Structures (March 2)

This session will explore new insights into forming heterogeneous semiconductor materials in ways that are not compromised by the traditional challenges of material defects, interfaces and surfaces. 

Session 2 Agenda | Session 2 Speakers

Session 3: Extending Device Frontiers (March 8)

This session will address unsolved problems in signal transduction and optoelectronic devices in the far infrared and ultraviolet spectral regions. This is a space with broad applications extending from defense to medical diagnostics. 

Session 3 Agenda | Session 3 Speakers

Session 4: Advancing Organic/Biodevices - Sensing, Stimulation, and Communication (March 9)

This session will focus on the intersection of semiconductor devices and biological sensing and control. Themes of interest include flexible semiconductor form-factors and bio-compatibility.

Session 4 Agenda | Session 4 Speakers