Ali Gökırmak. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 13:40-14:30, FENS G035
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Self-heating, crystallization, and thermoelectric effects at small scales

and their relevance to todays electronic devices

Ali Gökırmak

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Nanoelectronics Laboratory


Todays electronic devices are finding wide range use and the electronics market is continuing to grow. The common applications include displays, touch screens, non-volatile memory, sensors and CPUs. There is an increasing interest in solid-state devices for electrical energy generation from waste-heat for motor-vehicles.

This presentation will include an overview of display technologies, thermoelectricity and non volatile memories, and relevance of crystallization and thermoelectric effects for displays, phase-change memory and energy recovery from waste-heat.


Ali Gökırmak has received his BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from University of Maryland at College Park in 1998 and received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2005. He has served as a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell for one year and has been an assistant professor at University of Connecticut since 2006. His expertise are in nanofabrication, experimental studies on small scale semiconductor devices and thermoelectricity.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 13:40-14:30,  FENS G035