• Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics

    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.
    Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul

    The Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics, dedicated to the memory of Kay Malmstrom, is an annual symposium on contemporary issues and research in physics, and is part of the Emma K. and Carl R.N. Malmstrom Chair in Physics. Through this generous gift, Carl R.N. Malmstrom, a 1936 graduate of Hamline University’s College of Liberal Arts, gives Hamline students access to the outstanding scientific minds of our time. Even after his death in June of 2010, Carl’s legacy of supporting Hamline’s students continues to fund collaborative research.

    More Than Moore: When Electronics Drives off the Roadmap

    Mark A. Reed

    Guest Lecturer:  Mark A. Reed
    Departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics
    Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering
    Yale University

    Integrated semiconductor devices are the underlying engine for the information technology industry. Continued progress and innovation is contingent not only on the downscaling of device dimension, but also an ever-increasing recognition of reduced power dissipation. Charge-based electronics is approaching its’ limits to meet these constraints, and a search is underway for successors. This talk will discuss the physics and technology of integrated devices, and the prospects for atomic and molecular-scale electronic systems.

    An emerging exciting frontier is the interfaces of electronics to chemical and biological systems, enabled by nanoscale devices. This capability not only enables a range of novel scientific investigations, but many important applications, and the possibility of ultra-low power dissipation systems.

    About Mark A. Reed

    Prof. Mark A. Reed received his Ph.D. in Physics from Syracuse University in 1983, after which he joined Texas Instruments. In 1990 Mark joined Yale University where he holds the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science. He was chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1995 to 2001, and the founding Associate Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering.

    Mark’s research activities have included the investigation of electronic transport in nanoscale and mesoscopic systems, artificially structured materials and devices, molecular scale electronic transport, chem/bio nanosensors, and nanoionic transport. Mark is the author of more than 200 professional publications and 6 books, has given over 25 plenary and over 370 invited talks, and holds 25 U.S. and foreign patents on quantum effect, heterojunction, and molecular devices. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Nanotechnology and holds numerous other editorial and advisory board positions.

    Mark has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. His awards include; Fortune Magazine “Most Promising Young Scientist” (1990), the Kilby Young Innovator Award (1994), the Fujitsu ISCS Quantum Device Award (2001), the Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science (2002), Fellow of the American Physical Society (2003), the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology (2007), Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2009), and a Finalist for the World Technology Award (2010).

    Past Lectures

    Learn about previous Malmstrom Physics Lectures at Hamline University.