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Materials and Nanostructures for Spintronics and Energy Storage

Event Date: May 3, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Ernesto Marinero
Speaker Affiliation: Professor of Engineering Practice, School of Materials Engineering and
Courtesy appt. in Electrical and Computer Engineering – Purdue University
Type: Spintronics Preeminent Team Faculty Candidate Seminar
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: EE 317
Priority: No
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
College Calendar: Show

Abstract: Materials engineering at the nanoscale is pivotal to advances in nano-electronics and energy storage solutions to meet society’s increasing needs for information storage, computation and energy utilization. Spin-based electronics is a leading contender for future memory and logic applications, however, the switching speed and energy consumption of current devices, hinder their implementation in beyond-CMOS electronics. In this talk I will describe our collaborative efforts at Purdue involving computational-guided materials solutions to overcome these limitations as well as new applications of superparamagnetic materials in computing. I will describe also new research directions that we have initiated involving the confluence of spintronics and plasmonics for integrated photonic devices.

The need for solving safety issues and to improve the performance of Li-ion batteries is being addressed in our research efforts to develop solid-state electrolytes. I will describe our ongoing work on composite polymer-garnet materials, the materials challenges we are facing and our efforts to incorporate said composites into practical devices.

Bio: Ernesto E. Marinero received his BSc and PhD in Physics from Heriot Watt University, Scotland, UK.  He joined Purdue University after a successful industrial career in Silicon Valley. His research experience in both fundamental and applied science has been gained through appointments at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany; Stanford University, California; the IBM Almaden Research Center and the Hitachi San Jose Research Center both in San Jose, California. He is an experimentalist whose expertise includes Materials Science, Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials, Laser Physics and Picosecond Phenomena, Laser-Materials Processing, Magnetism and Nanoscale Sensor Device Physics and Fabrication. In addition to his scientific publications, his granted patent portfolio comprises 58 in the USA, 32 in Asia and 15 in Europe.