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2007 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia

The 2007 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.

Check out the Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia 2007 schedule and mark your calendars. 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 2007 series: Tallwood Venture Capital, Foundation Capital, National Semiconductor, Asyst Technologies, and SDL Ventures.

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.

Symposia Schedule


Tuesday
February 20, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Thomas Fogarty Winery
19501 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA
(650) 851-6777

Special performance by Ba Na Na, Purdue Glee Club men's quartet

Tuesday
March 27, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

Light Scattering for Rapid, Label-Free Identification of Bacterial Colonies
Dan Hirleman
William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
April 24, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

Energy Center in Discovery Park
Jay Gore
Vincent P. Reilly Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Entrepreneurship
Purdue University

Tuesday
May 22, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

The Birck Nanotechnology Center: A Collaborate Environment for Enhancing the Kinetics of Discovery and Innovation
Tim Sands
Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering and Director of Birck Nanotechnology Center
Purdue University

Tuesday
June 26, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Hyatt Vineyard Creek
170 Railroad St.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 284-1234

Wired and Wireless Camera Sensor Networks
Avi Kak
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Wednesday
July 25, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

Innovations in Pharmaceuticals Development and Manufacture
Rex Reklaitis
Edward W. Comings Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
August 21, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

Purdue Engineering–Think Impact!
Leah Jamieson
John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and the Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
September 25, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Fremont Marriott
46100 Landing Pkwy.
Fremont, CA
(510) 413-3700

Biomedical Micro and Nanosystems
Babak Ziaie
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
October 16, 2007

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

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

Everything You Wanted to Know About Venture Capital
Rich Redelfs (Foundation Capital), David Liddle (USVP), Luis Arzubi (Tallwood Venture Capital), Eric Zimits (Granite Ventures)