Symposium SF04-Advanced Functional Materials for Extreme Conditions

The ability to collect and transmit signals and control operations within harsh environments is essential for the emerging advanced technologies in energy production and conversion, efficient power transmission, space exploration, nuclear medicine, and other frontier technologies. Developing advanced functional materials for high power devices and novel sensors that can operate in extreme radiation, temperature, stress, and corrosion are at forefront of materials research to meet these growing technological demands. A thorough understanding of wide band gap semiconductor and photonic materials and developing novel approaches in their design, synthesis, and modulating their structures and properties are crucial to advance functional materials and develop new sensors and devices.

This symposium will bring researchers from the electronic and photonic hard materials spectrum working on broad areas including -but not limited to- developing new hard semiconductor materials and devices for high power applications, radiation tolerant hard semiconductor and photonic materials, inorganic material-based radiation detectors, and the next generation of hard material sensors for extreme conditions as these materials most likely share some common properties. The symposium topics will cover fundamental theory, data driven material design, novel synthesis, processing, microstructure and defect control, characterization, and novel device approaches. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) helps develop new functional materials for extreme conditions through a variety of perspectives. For example, the relationship between input features and target outputs are often unknown. AI and ML enables the implicit mapping the inputs and outputs, resulting in flexible models. In-situ characterization can monitor phase and structural stability, defect production and evolution, changes in electronic and optical properties during extreme irradiation, stress, and temperature conditions. The latest research from academia with the input on the frontier technologies from industry leaders during this symposium will help identifying the material fundamentals of universal radiation tolerance, transmitting high voltage, sustaining harsh structural, physical, and chemical attacks.

Topics will include:

  • 2D materials for extreme environments
  • Defects in wide band gap materials and 2D materials
  • Hard functional materials for extreme environments
  • Hard material-based sensors for extreme environments
  • Radiation tolerant hard semiconductors
  • New materials for radiation detectors
  • Multicomponent wide band gap materials for electronics and photonics
  • Phonon and electron transport in wide band gap materials

Invited Speakers:

  • George Brandes (Wolfspeed Inc, USA)
  • Eric Brosha (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sergio Brovelli (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Ekaterine Chikoidze (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France)
  • Francesca Cova (Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Vladimir Dobrosavljevic (Florida State University, USA)
  • Cyrus Dreyer (Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Elzbieta Guziewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Aman Haque (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Ray-Hua Horng (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Anderson Janotti (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Djamel Kaoumi (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Andrej Kuznetsov (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Robert Nemanich (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Andrei Osinsky (Agnitron Technology Inc., USA)
  • Stephen Pearton (University of Florida, USA)
  • Siddharth Rajan (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Manijeh Razeghi (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Farshchi Rouin (First Solar, USA)
  • Kohei Sasaki (Novel Crystal Technology, Japan)
  • Achim Strass (Nexperia, Germany)
  • Anjana Talapatra (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Seth Ariel Tongay (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Blas Uberuaga (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Joel Varley (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yongqiang Wang (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Grace Xing (Cornell University, USA)
  • Qimin Yan (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Andriy Zakutayev (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Mary Ellen Zvanut (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Farida Selim
Arizona State University
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
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Jianlin Liu
University of California, Riverside
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C.C.(Chih-Chung) Yang
National Taiwan University
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Houlong Zhuang
Arizona State University
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
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