The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and
IUP’s Chapter of Sigma Xi will present the fall semester’s Distinguished Speaker of the Science
Inspires Series (SIS), Robert
Wallace, professor and Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair of
Materials Science and Engineering Department (University of Texas, Dallas). Wallace will speak on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in
Wallace’s lecture, “2D Materials: Challenges and Opportunities for Electronics,” will discuss the size reduction and economics
of integrated circuits. Current industry
roadmaps reveal that physical limitations include reaching aspects associated
with truly atomic dimensions, and the cost of manufacturing is reaching such
values that only two or three companies can afford leading-edge capabilities.
address the physical limitations, 2D materials such as graphene, phosphorene,
h-BN, and transition metal dichalcogenides have captured the imagination of the
electronics community for advanced applications in nanoelectronics and
This talk will present a sample of recent work examining
defects and impurities, as well as the potential device performance
The SIS lecture will be followed with a public reception in the Eberly Atrium.