MTL Seminar Series, 2012-2013

MTL hosts a series of talks each semester known as the MTL Seminar Series. Speakers for the series are selected on the basis of their knowledge and competence in the areas of microelectronics research, manufacturing, or policy. The series is held on the MIT Campus during the academic year on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. The seminar series is open to the public. A listing of recent seminars is also provided here.

Many slides and audio files of the series are available online exclusively to individuals whose companies are members of the Microsystems Industrial Group at MTL. For more information regarding the MTL Seminar Series, send e-mail to

Fall 2012


  • October 2nd, 2012
    Dr. Meikei Ieong, TSMC
    CMOS Foundry Technology and Future of Nanoelectronics
  • October 23rd, 2012
    Dr. Michael Gschwind, IBM
    Blue Gene/Q: design for sustained multi-petaflop computing
  • October 31st, 2012
    Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
    A Chemist’s Approach to Nanofabrication: Towards a “Desktop Fab”
  • November 13th, 2012
    Prof. Farrokh Ayazi, Georgia Tech
    MEMS and CMOS for Timing and Inertial Navigation
  • November 20th, 2012
    Raj Jammy, Sematech
    Semiconductor Industry Technology Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities
  • November 27, 2012
    Dr. Karthik Vasanth, Texas Instruments
    Medical Electronics at TI
  • December 4th, 2012
    Dr. Jiye Lee, MTL Doctoral Dissertation Speaker
    Singlet Fission Photovoltaics: Toward Breaking the Single Junction Efficiency Limit


Spring 2013

  • March 5, 2013
    Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision Inc.
    Quantum Dots: From MIT to Market
  • March 12, 2013
    S. V. Sreenivasan, University of Texas at Austin
    High Throughput Nanopatterning with Enabling Applications in Electronics and Medicine
  • April 9, 2013
    Carl Meinhart, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Free-Surface Microfluidics with Applications to Explosive Vapor Detection and Titanium-based Heat Pipes
  • April 23, 2013
    Neil Rasmussen, Schneider Electric
    Future Industrial Requirements for Power Semiconductor Technology
  • April 30, 2013
    Sami Kiriaki, Texas Instruments
    Energy Management: The Next Big Thing
  • May 7, 2013
    Bin Lu, MTL Doctorial Dissertation Seminar
    GaN-based Semiconductor Switches Open a New Era of Power Processing