DRC 2020 Is Scheduled to Take Place, As Planned,
June 21-24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio,  USA

DRC 2020 is continuing to monitor developments related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and potential impact on global travel. The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. Any changes to operating status over the DRC 2020 dates will be communicated immediately to all registered meeting attendees and posted on the Conference website.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For over seven decades, the Device Research Conference (DRC) has brought together leading scientists, researchers and students to share their latest discoveries in device science, technology and modeling. Notably, many of the first public disclosures of key device technologies were made at the DRC. This year marks the 78th anniversary of the DRC—the longest running device research meeting in the world. As we commemorate this meeting, the high-caliber technical sessions will be highlighted by plenary talks and invited talks by international research pioneers and leaders behind modern electronic technology.

The 2020 Conference will be held June 21-24 at The Ohio State University, and will feature:

  • Informative, timely short courses in rapidly developing fields
  • Oral and poster presentations on electronic/photonic device experiments and simulations
  • Plenary and invited presentations given by worldwide leaders
  • A university setting which encourages open technical discussion of recent advances
  • A dinner reception followed by a lively evening “rump” session
  • Strong student participation, including student travel support and Student Paper Awards

Upcoming Conference

June 20-23, 2021
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

Important Change: submission of abstracts for inclusion in IEEE Xplore is now optional!

DRC is coordinated with the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC), which will be held during the same week, from June 24-26. This recognizes the strong interaction between device and electronic materials research and provides fruitful exchange of information between attendees of both Conferences.

Please follow updates online, and direct additional inquiries to the conference Chairs. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus in the summer of 2020!

For information on the 62nd Electronic Materials Conference, please visit the EMC 2020 website.


General Chair
Siddharth Rajan
, The Ohio State University

Technical Program Chair
Zhihong Chen
, Purdue University

Technical Program Vice-Chair
Becky (R.L.) Peterson
, University of Michigan

Downtown Columbus Skyline

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus makes a perfect vacation and Conference destination. The Ohio State University (OSU) is a world-renowned educational institution, and Ohio’s capital city offers many places of interest, including the Center of Science and Industry on the west bank of the Scioto River, the Santa Maria replica docked on the downtown riverfront, and more.

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Exhibit and Sponsorships

The 78th Device Research Conference (DRC) will feature high-caliber technical sessions that will be accented by plenary talks from international leaders to highlight the transformative results that are shaping the modern world. The DRC Exhibit offers the most direct access to researchers from around the world who are seeking technical solutions to their challenges. If you are involved in device science, technology and modeling, then you need to be part of this conference.

Exhibit attendees view a machine on display

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