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Munushian Lecture Series

Munushian Visiting Seminar Series

The Munushian Visiting Seminar Series is supported by an endowment of the late Jack Munushian to the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering – Electrophysics to have internationally renowned individuals with visionary perspective on the fields that impact Electrical Engineering present their latest research developments at USC. The Munushian Visiting Seminar Series are targeted towards all USC students and faculty -- as such all are welcome and invited to participate.

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Fall 2014-Spring 2015
  • Keynote Lecture
    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  GER 124
    Dr. David J. Wineland
    NIST Time and Frequency Division, Boulder, CO
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 2012
    "Quantum Computers and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat"
     
  • Friday, January 23, 2015
    Time:  2:00pm
    Location :  EEB 132
    Dr. Stephen Y. Chou
    Princeton University
    “Large-Area, Nanoplasmonic Cavity Arrays, Applications
    in Solar Cells, LEDs, Biosensors and Photocathodes,
    and Manufacturing by Nanoimprint”
     
  • Monday, February 2, 2015
    Time:  2:00pm
    Location:  EEB 132
    Dr. Michael Roukes
    Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics,
    Applied Physics, & Bioengineering
    “Single molecule analysis with nanomechanical
    systems"
     
  • Friday, April 24, 2015
    Time:  2:00pm
    Location:  EEB 132
    Dr. Charles G. Sodini
    LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    “Revolutionizing Medicine, One Chip at a Time”
     
  • Spring 2015
    Time:  TBD
    Location:  TBD
    Dr. Umesh K. Mishra
    Professor, UC Santa Barbara
    "Gallium Nitride; the next semiconductor after Silicon"
Fall 2013-Spring 2014
  • Keynote Lecture
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Time:  2:15 PM
    Location:  GER 124
    Dr. Zhores Alferov
    President, St. Petersburg University
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 2000
    “Breakthrough Technologies of the 20th Century and Their Importance Today"
    Co-sponsored by:  Ming Hsieh Institute
     
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
    Time:  10:00am
    Location:  HNB 100
    Dr. Bob Brodersen
    UC Berkeley
    "Low Power CMOS Design Past and Future"
     
  • Friday, February 7, 2014
    Time:  2:00pm
    Location :  EEB 132
    Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu
    UC Berkeley
    "Moore's Law - What's Next?"
     
  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    Time:  2:00pm
    Location:  EEB 132
    Dr. Peidong Yang
    UC Berkeley
    "Nanowire Technology and Terawatt Challenge"

     
  • Friday, February 21, 2014
    Time:  2:00p,
    Location:  EEB 132
    Dr. Karl K. Berggren
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Smarter Self-Assembly:  Top-Down Direction of Nano-Scale Patterning"

 

 
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
  • Friday, October 5, 2012
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  OHE 132
    Dr. R. Stanley Willaims
    Hewlett-Packard Labs
    "Mott Memristors, Spiking Neuristors and Touring Complete Computing with an Electronic Action Potential"
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  SGM 101
    Dr. Connie J. Chang-Hasnain
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures"
  • Monday, January 14, 2013
    Time:  3:00 PM
    Location:  EEB 248
    Dr. Claire Gmachl
    Princeton University
    "Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers"
  • Friday, February 8, 2013
    Time:  2:30 PM
    Location:  EEB 248
    Dr. Konrad Lehnert
    University of Colorado and NIST
    "Micro-electromechanics:  A New Quantum Technology"

 

Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Time:  3:00 PM
    Location:  HNB 100
    Dr. Julie Brown
    Universal Display Corporation
    "Lighting the way with Organic Lighting Emitting Devices"
  • Keynote Lecture
    Friday, January 20, 2012
    Time: 2:30pm
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. Andre Geim
    The University of Manchester
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 2010
    “Random Walk to Graphene

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  EEB 248
    Dr. John D. Joannopoulos
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Nanotechnologies for Enhanced Survivablilty"
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  EEB 248
    Dr. Barrie Gilbert
    Analog Devices Inc.
    "The Penny Analog Computer"

 

Fall 2010-Spring 2011
  • Keynote Lecture
    Friday, November 10, 2010
    2:00 PM
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. John L. Hall
    University of Colorado
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 2005
    “The Optical Frequency Comb - a new tool with remarkable applications in Science, Metrology, and Medical Diagnostics"

  •  Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location: Olah Library ((Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute)
    Dr. Julie Brown
    Universal Display Corporation
    “Lighting the way with Organic Lighting Emitting Devices"

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Time:  12:30 PM
    Location:  SSL 150
    Dr. Carver Mead
    California Institute of Technology
    "The Next Revolution in Physical Law"

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  HNB 100
    Dr. Werner Goetz
    Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
    "High-power LED Technology and Solid State Lighting"

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Time:  2:00 PM
    Location:  EEB 248
    Prof. Charles Lieber
    Harvard University
    "Nanowires:  A Platform for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

  
Fall 2009-Spring 2010
  • Keynote Lecture
    Friday, November 13, 2009
    2:00 PM
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. Robert B. Laughlin
    Stanford University
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 1998
    “The Crime of Reason: And the Closing of the Scientific Mind”
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    2:00 PM
    Location: HNB100
    Dr. Naomi Halas
    Rice University
    “Nanoshells: From Electromagnetics to Cancer Therapy”
  • Thursday, March 4, 2010
    11:00 AM
    Location: MHP 106
    Dr. Kaigham J. Gabriel
    Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
    “Breaking Rules, Making Rules”
  • Thursday, April 22, 2010
    2:00 PM
    Location: SGM 101
    Dr. James Meindl
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    “Nanoelectronics in Retrospect, Prospect and Principle"
Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
 
  • Friday, November 14, 2008
    3:00 PM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Joe Charles Campbell
    University of Virginia
    “Single Photon Counting Diodes”
  • Tuesday, December 2, 2008
    3:30 PM
    Location: EEB 248
    Dr. Jan M. Rabaey
    University of California, Berkeley
    “Future Directions in Wireless”
  • Monday, January 26, 2009
    3:30 PM
    Location: EEB 248
    Dr. Myriam P. Sarachik
    City College of New York
    “Molecular Nanomagnets”
  • Keynote Lecture
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    4:00 PM
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. Charles H. Townes
    University of California, Berkeley
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 1964
    “How the Laser Happened: Interaction of Physics and Electrical Engineering”
  • Thursday, March 26, 2009
    3:30 PM
    Location: EEB 248
    Dr. Friedrich B. Prinz
    Stanford University
    “Micro- and Nanoscale Fuel Cells and Bioreactors”
     
Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
 
  • Friday, November 2, 2007
    3:00 PM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Kensall Wise
    University of Michigan
    "Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS): Coming Revolution in the Gathering of Information"   
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  • Monday, December 3, 2007
    3:00 PM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Amnon Yariv
    California Institue of Technology
    "Slow Light and Dark Modes"
  • Friday, January 18, 2008
    11:00 AM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Herschel Rabitz
    Princeton University
    "Control in the MicroWorld: From Quantum Systems to Bio-Systems
     
  • Keynote Lecture
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008
    3:00 PM
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. Herbert Kroemer
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 2000
    "Heterostructures: From Physics to Devices and Back (A Personal Perspective)
     

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Time and Location TBA
Dr. Margaret Murnane
JILA, University of Colorado
"Harnessing Attosecond Science for Coherent X-RAy Generation and Applications"

 

 

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
 

 

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2007
    3:30 PM
    Location: OHE 100C
    Dr. Tatsuo Itoh
    UCLA
    "Microwave Applications of Metamaterials Structures"
     
  • Thursday, February 22, 2007
    11:00 AM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Frederico Capasso
    Harvard University
    "Harnessing Vacuum Fluctuations: exotic physics and micromechanics of the Casimir effect"
     
  • Keynote Lecture
    Tuesday, April 10, 2007
    3:00 PM
    Location: GER 124
    Dr. Steven Chu
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Nobel Laureate, Physics 1997
    "The World's Energy Problem and What We Can do About It"
     
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2007
    11:00 AM
    Location: HNB 100
    Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus
    MIT
    "Photophysics of Carbon Nanotubes"