Given the ongoing global health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the DRC leadership decided to hold the 2021 Device Research Conference in a virtual (online) format. This followed an enormously successful 2020 DRC held virtually, in which we had record attendance and worldwide participation of more than 875 attendees from 33 countries.

For almost eight 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 79th anniversary of the DRC—the longest running device research meeting in the world. As we commemorate this meeting, the high-caliber technical sessions were highlighted by plenary talks and invited talks by international research pioneers and leaders behind modern electronic technology.

The 2021 Conference featured:

  • 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
  • Evening “rump” session
  • Strong student participation and Student Paper Awards

DRC is held in coordination with the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC), which occured the same week, from June 23-25. As has happened in person in past years, in 2021, the virtual DRC and EMC sessions on the shared day, Wednesday, June 23, were open to all attendees from both conferences. This recognized the strong interaction between device and electronic materials research and provided fruitful exchanges of information between attendees of both Conferences. For information on the 63rd Electronic Materials Conference, please visit the EMC 2021 website.

General Chair
Zhihong Chen, Purdue University

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

Technical Program Vice-Chair
Gregg Jessen, BAE Systems


Future Conference Dates

June 19-22, 2022
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


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Special Thanks
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