Research and Education on Nanotechnology at L’Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique, et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN)

Presented by: The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine

Featuring Henri Happy, Ph.D.
Full Professor of Electronics
University of Lille, France

Location:  Engineering Hall, Room 2430 – The Colloquium Room
Free and open to the public

In this talk, I will give an overview of research activities and education in the field of nanotechnology at University of Lille.  The major research activity in this field is made in the L’Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique, et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN) Lab.  I will describe the organization and research activities of IEMN, with a focus on carbon electronics activities.  On the academic side, the organization of the master’s and Ph.D. degree programs will be described, with a focus on the ATLANTIS program, which is a joint degree program between UC Irvine and IEMN.

About the Speaker:
Henri Happy received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1 (USTL), in 1992.  In 1988 he joined the USTL Lab Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN).  He is currently a full professor of electronics with the USTL.  His primary research interests are in high electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) modeling, using a quasi-two-dimensional approach.  He is the main co-author of the software HELENA (Hemt ELEctrical properties and Noise Analysis), published since 1995.  From 1998 to 2003, his research areas were involved with the design, fabrication and characterization (up to 220 GHz) of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for optical communications systems, using either planar or three-dimensional circuit topologies.  Since 2004, his current research area has focused on nano-devices, for HF applications.  He has developed successful carbon electronics activities at the IEMN Lab, based on nanotubes.  These activities now also include graphene and several kinds of nanowires.  Future work will include understanding of fundamental limitations and improvement of HF carbon devices performance, and their applications in emerging fields of RF circuits on flexible substrates.