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The Promise of Self-Assembling Integrated Circuits

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Cost: Free

8:00–8:30 p.m. Registration
8:30–9:45 p.m. Presentation and discussion
9:45–10:30 p.m. Reception

Includes program and refreshments

To produce faster and cheaper computer processors, chip makers must make increasingly smaller semiconductors at a fraction of the cost. As these devices approach the size of individual molecules, companies are exploring new fabrication methods based on smart molecules that can spontaneously organize into circuit-like arrangements called integrated circuits. In this lecture, molecular engineer Juan de Pablo  will describe recent efforts by the Institute for Molecular Engineering to design such molecules and the potential impact of these breakthrough technologies on the electronics industry.

Juan de Pablo is a Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Having authored or coauthored approximately 400 publications and a molecular engineering textbook, de Pablo has been a leader in molecular modeling of advanced materials and developing computational simulations of molecular and large-scale phenomena. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, European Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Sciences, and American Physical Society. Previously he directed the National Science Foundation’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Interfaces and currently codirects the newly established Center for Hierarchical Materials Design.

Questions?
Contact the University of Chicago Office of Strategic Events at 773.702.7788 or harperlectures@uchicago.edu.

Event Contact

Joe Winegardner
773.702.7788

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