Conferences and Short Courses

39th RIT Microelectronic Engineering Conference (virtual)

April 26, 2021

In case you missed it, explore conference presentations below by clicking on the orange presentation titles.

Opening Remarks

8:55 am  

Opening Remarks

Dr. Ellen Granberg, Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology

Morning Session

Dr. Robert Pearson, Session Chair

9:00 am  

“Design Considerations and System Integration of Backplane TFTs for MicroLED Display” 

Karl Hirschman, RIT Alumnus & Professor, Department of RIT Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering

9:30 am  

“Investigating Indium-Tungsten-Oxide (IWO) Properties for Thin Film Transistor Applications”

Tyler Gitto, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21

9:50 am  

"Upgrade of RIT Factory Management Software from MESA to Siemens OpCenter Semiconductor" 

Liam Callahan, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21

10:10 am 

Presentation of the 2021 Renan Turkman Scholar Award

10:30 am 

Conquering the Terahertz Band for 6G Networks

Josep Jornet, PhD, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA     

11:00 am 

“MEMS Photonic Mach-Zehnder Phase Shifter”

Karl McNulty, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21

11:30 am

“Investigating Electro-migration Failure Time in Graphene Capped Copper Interconnects”

Nikhil Mumadi, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21       

Afternoon Session

Dr. Robert Pearson, Session Chair

1:00 pm  

“Cree Wolfspeed Mohawk Valley Fab, SiC Enabling Technology for the EV Transformation”

Darwin Enicks, Ph.D., Cree, Utica, NY 

1:30 pm  

“Evolution From RIT to a Microelectronics Career”

Madison Davis, BS, Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology '20

Nicole McIntyre, BS, Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology '20

Sara Taylor, BS, MS, Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology '20

Northrup Grumman Corporation, Baltimore, MD 

1:50 pm  

“Al2O3, TiO2 and ZrO2 ALD films for Potential Use In GaN Nanowire MOSFETs”

Emanuelle Chowdhry, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21

2:30 pm 

“Qorvo Radio Frequency Solutions for 5G, Defense, Infrastructure and IOT Markets”

Rob Saxer, Qorvo; BS, MS, Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

3:00 pm  

“Anisotropic etch characterization of Silicon Nitride and Polysilicon in the Trion ICP RIE Anisotropic Etch Development at RIT”

Paul Owens, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21

3:20 pm

“Micro-cantilever based Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) for E. Coli Sensing” 

David Saxum, Microelectronic Engineering ‘21    

3:40 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Sean Rommel, Professor, Program Director of Microelectronic Engineering