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PlenAry SPeAkerS January 23 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair Professor, Materials Science/Physics, Univer- within the German national research centers in the Helmholtz sity of California, Berkeley Association. In 2007, he cofounded the Jülich-Aachen Research Title: Pulsed Laser Deposition: God’s Gift to Alliance, section Fundamentals of Future Information Technology Complex Oxides Creating New States of Matter with (JARA-FIT). Together with Professor Wuttig, he heads a collab- Oxide Heteroepitaxy orative research center on resistively switching chalcogenides Biography: Ramesh graduated from the University of California, for future electronics (SFB 917), which comprises 14 institutes Berkeley with a PhD in 1987. Previously, he was Distinguished within JARA-FIT and has been funded by the German Research University Professor at the University of Maryland College Park. Foundation (DFG) since 2011. From 1989 to1995, at Bellcore, he initiated research in several key areas of oxide electronics, including ferroelectric nonvolatile January 25 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. memories. His landmark contributions in ferroelectrics came Kitt Reinhardt, Program Manager, Air Force Office through the recognition that conducting oxide electrodes are of Scientific Research the solution to the problem of polarization fatigue, which, for 30 years, were an enigma and unsolved problem. His current Title: Material Science and Device Physics research interests include thermoelectric and photovoltaic energy Challenges for Near-Real-Time Adaptive Monolithic conversion in complex oxide heterostructures. He has published Multimodal Sensing extensively on the synthesis and materials physics of complex Biography: Reinhardt holds a BS and MS in electrical engineer- oxide materials. He received the Humboldt Senior Scientist ing from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1986, 1988). Prize and Fellowship to the American Physical Society (2001). He earned a doctorate degree in Engineering Physics from In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of American Association for the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1994 for experimental the Advancement of Science and was awarded the David Adler research in high-energy space radiation interactions with surface Lectureship of the American Physical Society. In 2007, he was and bulk electronic defects and junction current transport phe- awarded the Materials Research Society David Turnbull Lecture- nomena in GaInP p/n junctions. Reinhardt joined the Air Force ship Award.In 2009, he was elected Fellow of MRS and received Research Laboratory in 1988 to research sub-micrometer GaAs the 2010 APS McGroddy New Materials Prize. From December X-band microwave device and circuit design. Physics-based 2010 to August 2012 he served as the founding director of the modeling, simulation, and characterization of GaAs, GaAs/Ge, SunShot Initiative at the Department of Energy, overseeing and and GaInP/GaA/Ge p/n solar cells soon followed, before turning coordinating the R&D activities of the US Solar Program. In 2011, to electrical defect studies in diamond and SiC materials impor- he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. tant for high-temperature power device applications. Returning to solar cells in the late 1990s, Reinhardt fostered a series of in- novative multijunction solar cell research programs with industry January 24 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and academia that ultimately resulted in today’s world-record Rainer Waser, Program Manager, Air Force Office 30-percent efficient triple-junction GaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. of Scientific Research, and Director, Institute of This solar cell design is used currently on all Air Force and most Solid State Research (IFF) at the HGF Research commercial satellites launched today. For this contribution, Rein- Center, Jülich, Germany hardt and his AFRL research group was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2004. He received a Rotary National Title: Complexity at Work—Nanoionic Memristive Stellar Award for Space Achievement in 2000 and led a defini- Switches tive National Research Council study on NASA’s Solar Power Biography: Waser received his PhD in physical chemistry at the Program in 2001. Reinhardt was detailed to NASA GSFC in 2002 University of Darmstadt in 1984, and he worked at the Philips to coordinate collaborative research in remote sensing, power Research Laboratory, Aachen, until he was appointed profes- generation, and radiation-hardened electronics. He returned in sor on the faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information 2003 to lead AFRL’s electronics space-radiation effects group Technology of the RWTH Aachen University in 1992. Waser employing in-house γ- and X-ray sources, 3D-poisson solver became director of the Institute for Electronic Materials at the predictive tools, and ab-initio and density-functional modeling Forschungszentrum Jülich in 1997. Waser is a member of the methods. In 2005, Reinhardt rotated to the Air Force Office of Emerging Research Devices working group of the ITRS, and he Scientific Research to establish a new basic research portfolio has been collaborating with major semiconductor industries in to address key solid-state materials science and device physics Europe, the US, and the Far East. Since 2002, he has been the challenges preventing developments in adaptive monolithically coordinator of the research program on nanoelectronic systems integrated mixed-mode optical and infrared sensing. American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1 | www.ceramics.org 51


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