Industry Planning Workshop

About the Planning Workshop

The workshop aims  to showcase the Center’s research portfolio to our prospective industry and national lab partners who will be joining our Center’s advisory board in Phase I. The completion of the planning workshop will lead to a proposal for the Phase I of the NSF I-UCRC Center for Aggressive Scaling by Advanced Processes (ASAP), which will bring together expertise from materials science, physics, electrical engineering, and computer science. Together with our advisory board, we will develop fundamental solutions to improve the energy efficiency and throughput of data communication fabric at the micro- and macro-scales.


Thursday, April 21

(All activities are in 1000 Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology building, 208 N. Wright Street, Urbana, IL, 61801, unless otherwise noted.)
Time Presentation Speakers
7:30 am Registration  
7:30-8:15 am Breakfast & Networking  
8:15-8:35 am Welcome Remarks

Melanie Loots, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation 
Harley Johnson, Associate Dean for Research, Grainger College of Engineering (GCOE)
Shaloo Rakheja, Director, ASAP
Irfan Ahmad, Innovation Director of ASAP Center and Executive Director of  Interdisciplinary Initiatives, GCOE

8:35-9:05 am

Vision, capabilities, and value proposition of the Center

Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Director, and Qing Cao, ASAP Assoc. Director

9:05-10:00 am

NSF IUCRC Presentation

Prakash Balan, NSF IUCRC Program Manager
Todd Abraham, NSF External Evaluator

10:00-10:15 am

IUCRCs on campus

Harley Johnson, Associate Dean for Research, GCOE

10:15-10:30 am



10:30 am-12:35 pm

Project Proposal Presentations
Theme 1: Materials Discovery for Next-Generation Electrical and Optical Interconnects
Theme 2: Heterogeneous 3D Integration


12:35-1:35 pm



1:35-3:30 pm

Project Proposal Presentation
Theme 2 (cont.): Heterogeneous 3D Integration
Theme 3: Circuits and Architectures for Highly Energy-Efficient Computing


3:30-3:45 pm



3:45-4 pm

Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology (IQUIST)

Brian DeMarco, Professor, Physics

4-4:45 pm

Industry Workshop
Discussion of projects and needs not addressed in the Theme presentations.


4:45-5 pm

Review of Evening and Day 2 Activities

Shaloo Rakheja, Center Director

5-6:30 pm

Technical Forum and Networking
Poster presentations by students (3rd floor, HMNTL)


6:30 pm



Friday, April 22

Date Presentation Speakers
7:30-8:15 am Arrival and breakfast  
8:15-8:30 am Day 2 Opening Remarks Bruce Hajek, Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
8:30-9 am

Presentation by Office of Technology Management (OTM)

Michelle Chitambar, Senior Technology Manager
9-9:15 am

Presentation by Office of Corporate Relations (OCR)

Kent Studer, Senior Director of Corporate Relations
9:15-10:15 am

Project Feedback Review and Discussion

PI facilitated; all participants
10:15-10:30 am Break  
10:30-11:15 am

NSF Closed Session with Industry

NSF and industry participants
11:15-11:45 am

Next Steps, Action Items, and Closing Remarks

11:45 am-Noon

(Box lunch provided)

Noon-1:30 pm

Lab Tours (optional):
Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory
Materials Research Laboratory

Glennys Mensing
Mauro Sardela