Spring 2024 Industry Workshop & Advisory Board Meeting

Spring 2024 Industry Workshop & Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

You are invited to attend the ASAP Center's in-person industry advisory board (IAB) meeting on April 18-19, 2024. Join us to learn more about the Center's latest research in CMOS+X semiconductors and microelectronics research. This is a great opportunity to meet UIUC faculty, students, and top semiconductor industry, national lab, and DoD members. The meeting will also include our college-wide efforts on developing the talent pipeline in semiconductor manufacturing.

Register for free with the 'Register' button below, and find the Agenda, Keynote Details, and Travel/Accommodation information as well.


Registration is free.

April 18-19, 2024


Meeting Location: HMNTL 1000

Networking Session: HMNTL Third Floor


Agenda - 

*All times in CT

Day 1 April 18, 2024
7:45 - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 AM Welcome Remarks
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
8:35 - 8:50 AM Illinois Leadership in Semiconductor and Microelectronics
Minjoo (Larry) Lawrence Lee, Director of the Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory
8:50 - 9:05 Illinois Participation in Manufacturing USA Institute 
Nick Colaneri, Executive Director for Microelectronics
9:05 - 9:50 AM ASAP Year in Review
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
Qing Cao, ASAP Associate Director
9:50 - 10:00 AM NSF IUCRC Presentation 
Todd Abraham, NSF External Evaluator
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 - 12:20 PM Project Presentations
UIUC Faculty
1. 10:15 - 10:35 AM Abelson and Girolami
2. 10:36 - 10:56 AM Goddard, Choquette, and Braun
3. 10:57 - 11:17 AM Ghose and Rakheja
4. 11:18 - 11:38 AM van der Zande
5. 11:39 - 11:59 AM Lee and Anderson
6. 12:00 - 12:20 PM Zhu and Rakheja  

12:20 - 1:20 PM LUNCH - HMNTL Atrium
1:20 - 1:25 PM Transition back to HMNTL 1000
1:25 - 3:10 PM

Project Presentations Continued
UIUC Faculty
7. 1:25 - 1:45 PM Zuo
8. 1:46 - 2:06 PM Cao
9. 2:07 - 2:27 PM Wang and Li
10. 2:28 - 2:48 PM Allison
11. 2:49 - 3:09 PM Cahill

3:10 - 3:35 PM Special Faculty Presentation - On Security Vulnerabilities of MRAM-based In-memory Computing Architectures
Naresh Shanbhag, Jack S. Kilby Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3:35 - 3:45 PM BREAK
3:45 - 4:00 PM General Project Discussions
Open to All
4:00 - 4:15 PM UIUC Corporate Relations Talk 
Melissa Belcher, Associate Director for Corporate Relations
4:15 - 4:25 PM UIUC Office of Technology Management (OTM) Talk
Michelle Chitambar, OTM Assistant Director, Licensing & Senior Technology Manager
Nathan Hoffmann, OTM Director
4:25 - 4:35 PM Review of Evening and Day 2 Activities
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
4:35 - 5:00 PM IAB Organizational Meeting 
Impressions of Day 1
Project Voting Overview 
(IAB, NSF, and ASAP Leadership Only)
4:35 - 5:00 PM BREAK 
(Visitors, Non-members, Faculty, Students)
5:00 - 6:30 PM Technical Forum and Networking
Student Poster Session
6:30 PM  Dinner and Keynote Presentation
Dr. Oleg Gluschenkov, Senior Technical Staff at IBM Semiconductor Technology Research
Day 2 April 19, 2024
7:30 - 8:00 AM Arrival & Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 AM Day 2 Kickoff
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
8:05 - 8:40 AM Education and Workforce Development
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
8:40 - 9:00 AM Minor in Semiconductor Engineering
Bruce Hajek, Department Head, Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory
9:00 - 9:25 AM Lab Space Overview
Glennys Mensing, Holonyak Micro & Nano Technology Laboratory Coordinator
Mauro Sardela, Materials Research Laboratory Coordinator
Dane Sievers, Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory Coordinator
9:25 - 10:05 AM Project Feedback Discussion
10:05 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 - 11:15 AM Closed IAB Meeting
(NSF and IAB Only - HMNTL 1000)
Parallel Faculty Meeting - Strategic Planning for Year 2 & Beyond
(Center Director, Associate Director, and ASAP Researchers - HMNTL Atrium)
11:15 - 11:45 AM IAB Discussion and Wrap-Up
Open to All
11:45 - 12:00 PM Summary and Closing Remarks
Shaloo Rakheja, ASAP Center Director
12:00 PM Adjourn & Depart
Box Lunches Provided



Dr. Oleg Gluschenkov

Senior Technical Staff at IBM Semiconductor Technology Research

This talk will present a holistic, system-level view on how materials innovations are driving information technology advances. It will cover recent advances and future trends in logic transistor and interconnect conventional scaling, prospects for low-temperature circuit operation, materials and device innovations for dedicated compute functions and accelerators, and materials research opportunities in heterogeneous integration/3D chiplet technology.

Oleg Gluschenkov is a Senior Technical Staff Member and a Master Inventor at the IBM Research at Albany NanoTech, responsible for driving down components of transistor external resistance. At IBM, he has made technical contributions in the areas of non-planar transistors, meta-stable materials, laser annealing, process-layout interactions, poly-metal gates, and wafer distortions. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds over 250 U.S. patents and has co-authored over 50 scientific publications and received IBM Corporate Patent Portfolio Award and several Outstanding Technical Achievement and Research Accomplishment Awards.


Accommodations and Travel



AMTRAK has service between Union Station in Chicago (CHI) and Illinois Terminal in Champaign (CHM).


  • Peoria Charter (private bus company) serves many different locations including both Chicago airports (O'Hare and Midway), Union Station in Chicago, and a number of Chicago suburbs. Pick up is available from Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport with multiple drop-off points on-campus.
  • Greyhound (private bus company) has daily service between Chicago and Champaign. Pick up is available from downtown Chicago with drop-off at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign.

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Illini Union Hotel. Mention the booking code: SIAB24 for the group rate. Rooms must be reserved by April 3rd at 12:00 PM CT to be eligible for the group rate. The Illini Union Hotel is conveniently located in the center of campus, about a 10 minute walk from the meeting venue, and adjacent to many food options on Green Street.

Other nearby hotel options include:
- TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown
- Hampton Inn Champaign Urbana

Parking is available at each of the recommended hotels. For those who do not wish to walk from their hotel to the event venue, a few meters are reserved in the B-4 Parking Deck at the corner of University Ave/Mathews Ave. in Urbana (see image below). These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Look for the bagged meters labeled 'ASAP IAB Meeting'.

Additional parking information is available here. 

B-4 North Campus Parking Deck, 1201 W. University Ave - Enter from Mathews Street

The Spring IAB Meeting will be held on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus. The meeting will be held in the Nick Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Room 1000, located at 208 N Wright St, Urbana, IL 61801.



Please contact Shaloo Rakheja (rakheja@illinois.edu), Qing Cao (qingcao2@illinois.edu), or Mallory Gorman (magorma2@illinois.edu) for questions or concerns related to the event, or about becoming a memeber.