2006 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia

Investing in Infinite Possibilities

The 2006 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia are a series of monthly technical seminars introducing alumni and corporate friends in California¬ís 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.

Check out the Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia 2006 schedule and mark your calendars. This year we continue the symposia theme "Investing in Infinite Possibilities," symbolized by the infinity emblem. The emblem represents the infinite possibilities of a multidisciplinary approach that teams industry with Purdue researchers to solve problems from the subatomic level to the large-scale, socio-technical problems that challenge civilization at the global level.

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 2006 series: Tallwood Venture Capital, Foundation Capital, and National Semiconductor.

Attending the Symposia

Please RSVP to Robin Canada at rcanada@purdue.edu or (765) 494-3441. If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder of each month's program, please send Robin your e-mail address. Check back periodically for schedule updates and abstracts of future symposia.


Symposia Schedule


Wednesday
February 22, 2006

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Nanostrutured Semiconductors: The Key to Efficient Solid-State Energy Conversion Devices?
Tim Sands
Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
March 28, 2006

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Creating a Semiconductor Device Technology in Silicon Carbide
Jim Cooper
William Harrison Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
April 25, 2006

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

The Path to Nano-Preeminence: Facility, Faculty, and Tech Acceleration
George Adams
Julie Goonewardene

Purdue University

Tuesday
May 23, 2006

Dinner
6:30-9:30 PM

Testarossa Vineyards
Los Gatos, CA

Tales from a Boiler/Winemaker
Christian Butzke
Associate Professor of Enology
Department of Food Science
Purdue University

Tuesday
June 27, 2006

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Utilizing Surgical Robotics and Haptic Interfaces to Transform Healthcare Delivery
Bill Peine
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
July 25, 2006

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Looking Into the Future: Grand Challenges for Wireless Networks
Ness Shroff
Director, Center for Wireless Systems and Applications and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Wednesday
August 23, 2006

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

The Magic of Imaging
Charlie Bouman

Friday
September 22, 2006

Homecoming Events
1:00-9:00 PM

Dauch Alumni Center
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Seminar, Tour, and Dinner
Mark Smith
Jim Cooper
Steve Pekarek
David Ebert