2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Materials for Next-Generation Nanoelectronics Workshop

Thursday, April 16
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
PCC North, 100 Level, Ballroom 121 A

More than ever before, materials-driven product innovations in industry and shorter time-to-market for new products are inducing high innovation rates and tighter links between research, development and manufacturing.

This approach, where scientists and engineers from industry and research institutes work together, is driving sustainable developments in materials science and engineering, including modeling and simulation as well as materials and process optimization. Advanced materials are considered to be fundamental drivers for innovation in micro- and nanoelectronics.

This Innovation Forum will cover various topics of materials for nanoelectronics across the entire value and innovation chain, from fundamental research to industrial applications.

The goal is to provide selected best examples of technology transfer and first industrial deployment, and to illustrate the particular role of research and technology organizations such as Fraunhofer.

We anticipate providing a forum to a wide audience, as the forum will not only explore the role of materials innovations for next-generation nanoelectronics to guarantee functionality, performance and reliability of advanced products, but also how knowledge transfer can be organized successfully in a pragmatic manner.

We are confident that this Innovation Forum will stimulate dialogue between academia and industry, and that it will facilitate cooperation between experts who are interested in advanced materials and their integration into high-tech products.


  • Patrick Bressler, Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
  • Peter Gumbsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
  • Thomas Schuelke, Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
  • Ehrenfried Zschech, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems