2009 Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposia

The 2009 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia are a series of monthly technical seminars introducing alumni and corporate friends in California’s Silicon Valley to exciting research taking place at Purdue. These talks highlight areas of new opportunity for Silicon Valley investors and Purdue faculty to join forces in their common pursuit of field-defining research and educational innovation.

These seminars focus on topics within Purdue Engineering's signature areas, providing opportunities to network with Purdue alumni and faculty and discover infinite possibilities for collaboration between Silicon Valley and Purdue. For an overview of past events, please see last year’s speakers and topics.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following for sponsoring our 2008 series: Asyst Technologies, Foundation Capital, National Semiconductor, Sandisk, SDL Ventures, and Tallwood Venture Capital.

Attending the Symposia

Please RSVP to Carrie Underwood at crunder@purdue.edu or (765) 494-3441 (by one week before each event). If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder of each month’s program, please send Carrie your e-mail address. Check back periodically for schedule updates and abstracts of future symposia.


Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 Inherently-Robust MEMS Devices for RF Applications and Sensors
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
Demetrios Peroulis
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 From Idea to Innovation through Predictive Simulation
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
Jayathi Murthy
Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 The Experiences of a Serial Acquiror
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
James Kahan
Senior Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, AT&T Inc. (Retired)
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 Life as an Astronaut: Highlights of STS-99
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
Janice Voss
Payloads Lead, Astronaut Office Station Branch, NASA
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009 Purdue and National Research Trends
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
Richard Buckius
Vice President for Research, Purdue University
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 Launching Tomorrow's Leaders: Academic Success at Purdue
Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposium:
Randy Woodson
Provost, Purdue University
Dinner 6:30-8:30 PM