March 8th, 2016 “Technology CAD from Electronics to Bioelectronics”

SCV Electron Devices Society March 8th 2016 Seminar by Dr. Yang Liu, Zhejiang University, China

“Technology CAD from Electronics to Bioelectronics” 


IEEE SCV Electron Devices Society Seminar “Technology CAD from Electronics to Bioelectronics

Speaker: Dr. Yang Liu, Professor at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China  

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Networking with food and refreshments
6:15 – 7:00 PM: Seminar 

Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center

2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
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Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) has been well established as an essential tool-set for designing semiconductor electronic devices. This talk will begin with a brief review of TCAD and show its impact on process design, device scaling, as well as compact model extraction for circuit simulation. Following that, we will mainly discuss the motivation, challenge, and progress of extending the mainstream TCAD into an interesting new domain, i.e. the rational design of new classes of sensors and actuators for bio-medical and analytical applications. Several particular examples will be presented based on recent research efforts at the Stanford TCAD group, including field-effect biosensors and nano-pore/nano-channel fluidic devices. The talk will elaborate on how the TCAD tools need to be altered to model relevant device physics and realize meaningful analysis.


Yang Liu is currently a Professor at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in 2002 and his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998, respectively. His Ph.D. study was part of the MINILASE project and particularly on the physics and modeling of high-speed and high-power vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. From 2003 to 2013, he joined Stanford University and worked in the TCAD group, firstly as a Research Associate and then as a Consulting Associate Professor. His research activities include the modeling and design of optoelectronic and electronic devices, and most recently, biosensors and nano-fluidic devices. Dr. Liu has co-authored over 40 technical papers in major journals and conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE EDS society.

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