Gerhard Klimeck

Honors & Awards

Academic/Personal Achievements:

  • 10/1987 Best in Prediploma Class in Electrical Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 10/1990 Second Best in Diploma Class in Electrical Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 02/1994 Defended Ph.D. thesis at Purdue University with GPA of 4.00/4.00.
  • 03/1992 1st degree black belt, World Tae Kwon Do Federation, South Korea
  • 05/1993 2nd degree black belt, World Tae Kwon Do Federation, South Korea

Scholarships

  • 04/1987-09/1990 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Begabtenförderung, Germany, Full ride scholarship for gifted students providing monthly stipend and book expenses (there is no tuition at public German Universities)
  • 04/1987 Auserwählt durch Lehrstuhl für Erzeugung and Anwendung elektrischer Energie für Prof. Dr. Koepchen Studienstiftung des RWE, Förderungsantrag zurückgezogen wegen Konfliktes mit Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany, Selected for Industrial Scholarship of RWE, application for financial support not submitted.
  • 04/1987-09/1990 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Begabtenförderung, Germany, Full ride scholarship for gifted students providing monthly stipend and book expenses (there is no tuition at public German Universities)
  • 02/1988-09/1990 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Begabtenförderung Most prestigious German scholarship for gifted students from the equivalent of the US National Science Foundation.
  • 08/1988-05/1989 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Integriertes Auslandsstudium German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship for support of exchange program participation between Bochum and Purdue providing travel expenses, living-abroad supplement, and US health insurance.
  • 08/1988-05/1989 Purdue University Fee Remission Award.
  • 08/1989-09/1990 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Begabtenförderung, Scholarship expansion for tuition and additional living-abroad supplement.

Awards/Recognition:

  • 10/1987 Siemens Studentenkreis für ausgewählte, hochqualifizierte Studenten der Ingenier- und Naturwissenschaften, Förderung durch einwöchiges "Siemens-Studenten-Kolloquium", Bezug von Fachliteratur, Vermittlung ausgewählter Praktikums- und Werkstudentenplätzen sowie Hilfeleistung bei Studien- und Diplomarbeiten.
    Siemens circle of selected, highly qualified students in Engineering and Sciences. Support for a one week seminar, science books, selected internships and senior and thesis projects.
  • 12/1988 Purdue dean's list
  • 1989 HKN - Electrical enginnering honor society
  • 1989 TBP - Engineering honor society
  • 02/1990 Permenentes Mitglied der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Permanent Member of the most prestigius German Science Foundation.
  • 03/1991 Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Preis für ein in besonders kurzer Zeit sehr erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Studium. Foundation for the German Science, Prize for the especially fast and very successful completion of studies.
  • 1992 Best student presentation in Purdue EE Industry Initiative Workshop.
  • 07/1995 Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes NRW: Zustimmung zur Führung eines ausländischen Grades: Ph.D. (USA) oder Dr. (USA) Recognition of my US PhD degree within the German official title system by the Department of Science and Research.
  • 10/1996 Texas Instruments Award, Citation: Gerhard Klimeck is recognized for outstanding achievement in the development and demonstration of quantum device design tools. His leadership in developing computer code and documentation for NEMO, a world class device modeling program exceeded customer requirements and helped win followon contract. Due to this effort, TI has strengthened its competitive position in nanoelectronics and is viewed by our customers as the industry leader in the development of quantum design tools.
  • 1997 DARPA, Ultra Dense, Ultra Fast Computing Components, Award to Ratheon-TI Systems: Sustained Excellence by a Performer in Fiscal Year 1997
  • 2002 JPL, Dr. Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication Citation: This paper represents a milestone publication for JPL’s entry into the field of nanoelectronic device modeling and simulation for future NASA missions. It is also of value to the international semiconductor industry community.
  • 2003 NASA Space Act Award: NPO no. 30520, “Nanoelectronic Modeling 3-D (NEMO 3-D) Upgrade", $600
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30842: “WIGLAF (A Web Interface Generator and Legacy Application Façade)”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30843: “Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO 3-D) upgrade to no license restrictions”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30844: “XML-based C++ Code Generation for User Interface Integration”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30834: “Parallel Complex Hermitian Sparse Matrix Eigensolvers.”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Software Award: NTR no 30630: “Parallel Algorithms for Near-Realtime Mosaic Generation”, $500
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30631: “Parallel Algorithms for Near-Realtime Image Correlation”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30632: “Quality Control of Tiepoints Computed from Image Correlation”, $350
  • 2004 NASA Software Award “Quality Control of Tiepoints Computed from Image Correlation”, $500
  • 2004 NASA Tech Brief Award: NTR no 30835: “Structure Based input using tcl/tk”, $350
  • 2005 NASA Space Act Award. “Parallel Algorithms for Near-Realtime Image Processing in Commodity Cluster Computers”. $2,000
  • 2004 Purdue Seeds of Success Acorn given by Vice Provost for Research, for research award exceeding $1M
  • 2005 listing in AcademicKeys Who's Who in Engineering Education (WWEE): http://engineering.academickeys.com/whoswho.php?dothis=display&folk[IDX]=281441
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  • 08/2005 Human-Competitive awards in genetic and evolutionary programming– the “HUMIES”, $1,000 shared with Richard J. Terrile, Hrand Aghazarian, Michael I. Ferguson, Wolfgang Fink, Terry Huntsberger, Didier Keymeulen, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Kordon, Seungwon Lee, Boris Oks, Chris Peay,Anastassios Petropoulos, Paul von Allmen. Karl Yee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, paper titles: “Evolutionary Computation Technologies for the Automatic Design of Space Systems”, “Evolutionary Computation applied to the Tuning of MEMS gyroscopes”, “Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Low-Thrust Orbit Transfer Optimization”, http://www.genetic-programming.org/hc2005/cfe2005.html
  • 2005 Purdue Seeds of Success Acorn given by Vice Provost for Research, for research award exceeding $1M
  • 06/2006 NASA Tech Brief Award for NTR no 41155: “Efficient boundary condition for embedded semiconductor nanostructure modeling”, $350
  • 2006 Purdue Seeds of Success Acorn given by Vice Provost for Research, research award exceeding $1M
  • 08/2007 NASA Board Award for NTR no. 41155: “Efficient boundary condition for embedded semiconductor nanostructure modeling.” $500
  • 2007 Purdue Seeds of Success Acorn given by Vice Provost for Research, research award exceeding $1M.
  • 12/2007 NASA Tech Brief Award for NTR no 30630: “Parallel Algorithms for Near-Realtime Mosaic Generation”, $350
  • 2008 Purdue Engineering Team Award shared with Mark S. Lundstrom and Michael McLennan. $1,000 award per awardee and a $10,000 research funding award.

Patents:

  • US Patent 6,490,193: "Forming and storing data in a memory cell", Paul van der Wagt and Gerhard Klimeck, work performed at Texas Instruments and Raytheon TI Systems.
  • US Patent 6,667,490: "Method and System for Generating a Memory Cell", Paul van der Wagt and Gerhard Klimeck, work performed at Texas Instruments and Raytheon TI Systems.

PI or significant contributor to awarded proposals (research and equipment):

  1. 1. 1999, SBIR Phase I Award, ONR, $100k, 6 months, "An Advanced CAD Tool for Quanrum Device Simulation", PI: Phillip Stout, CRFDR Corporation, Co-I Gerhard Klimeck.
  2. 12/2001, JPL Directors Research and Discretionary Fund (DRDF), $100k, 18 months, "Nanoelectronic and Nanomagnetic Devices for Revolutionary Computing and Sensor Applications", PI: Gerhard Klimeck, participating: Fabiano Oyafuso (JPL)
  3. 03/2002, JPL Internal Research and Development (phase 1), $343k, 6 months, "Evolutionary Computing Technologies for Space Systems", PI: Richard Terrile, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck, and others.
  4. 10/2002, JPL Internal Research and Development (phase 2), $624k, 12 months, "Evolutionary Computing Technologies for Space Systems", PI: Richard Terrile, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck, and others.
  5. 03/2002, NSA/ARDA, $900k, 3 years, "Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO) for High Fidelity Simulation of Solid-State Quantum Computing Gates", PI: Gerhard Klimeck, participating: Fabiano Oyafuso (JPL), Timothy Boykin (U. Alabama Huntsville).
  6. 07/2002, ONR, $680k, 3 years, "Atomistic 3-D Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO) for Electron Transport in Realistic Nano-Scale Devices", PI: Gerhard Klimeck, participating: Fabiano Oyafuso (JPL), Supriyo Datta (Purdue Univ.).
  7. 09/2002, NSF Nano Science Center, $12,500k over 5 years, (JPL is government collaborator – no funds exchanged), "Network for Computational Nanotechnology", PI: Mark Lundstrom (Purdue University).
  8. 10/2002, JPL Internal Research and Development, $624k, 12 months, "Evolutionary Computing Technologies for Space Systems (phase 3)", PI: Richard Terrile, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck, and others.
  9. 01/2004, NSF Teragrid, friendly user account, 50,000 SUs, "NEMO 3-D on Teragrid", PI: James Bottum, Co- PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Sebastien Goasguen..
  10. 03/2003, JPL IRTD, $2.7M, 36 months, "Evolutionary Computation Technologies for Space Systems: Revolutionary Tools for Complex Systems", PI: Rich Terrile, Co-PI: Chris Adami, Savio Chau, Ian Ferguson, Wolfgang Fink, Terry Huntsberger, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Kordon.
  11. 03/2004, IBM SUR Grant, $1.3M, PI: Mark Lundstrom, Co-PIs: Sebastien Goasgien and Gerhard Klimeck, Hardware donation to the NCN for IBM Regatta HPC machine.
  12. 05/2004, NSF NMI, $3M, 36 months, "NMI Deployment (ENG): nanoHUB", PI: Sebastien Goasguen, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Dongyan Xu (Purdue), Alain Roy (U. of Wisconsin), Renato Figueiredo (U. of Florida).
  13. 06/2004, Semiconductor Research Corporation, $75k, 12 months, "Atomistic Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO) for Nano-Scale Wires", PI: Gerhard Klimeck.
  14. 07/2004, Intel Equipment Grant, $78k, PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Hardware donation to NCN for In-Vigo computation on nanoHUB.
  15. 07/2004, NSF NRAC, 200,000 Service Units on Teragrid, "NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) TeraGrid Allocation Proposal", PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Co- PI: George Schatz, Mark Ratner, Susan Sinnott, Renato Figueiredo, Jose Fortes Umberto, Ravaioli, Sebastien Goasguen, Jean Pierre Leburton.
  16. 9/2004 – 9/05, $2,648,333, National Science Foundation, “Network for Computational Nanotechnology,” (M.S. Lundstrom, A.H, Sameh, A.Y. Grama, D.S. Ebert, J.F. Pekny, J.R.Bottum, J.Y. Murthy, K. Roy, Gerhard Klimeck, and S. Datta.
  17. 04/2005, ARO, $300k, 36 months, "Add on proposal for QCTM-QCCM: The case for NEMO", PI: Robert Clark, Australian Center for Quantum Computing Technologies", Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck
  18. 04/2005, ARO, $300, 36 months, "Realistic SiGe Quantum Dot Qubit Design", PI: Mark A. Eriksson, U Wisconsin, Madison, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck at JPL.
  19. 9/2005 – 9/2006, $3,148,333, National Science Foundation, “Network for Computational Nanotechnology,” (M.S. Lundstrom, A.H. Sameh, D.S. Ebert, J.R. Bottum, J.Y. Murthy, K. Roy, Gerhard Klimeck, and S. Datta.
  20. 10/2005, NIH, $1,461,911 (year 1), $6,476,476 (5 years), Purdue part $89,930 (year 1), $420,518 (5 years) "National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors" PI: Erik Jakobson (UIUC), Co-PI at Purdue: Michael McLennan and Gerhard Klimeck
  21. 11/2005 – 10/2006, $75,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology”, PI's Mark Lundstrom and Gerhard Klimeck.
  22. 09/2005 – 08/2006, $75,000, Intel Corporation, “Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology,” PI's Mark Lundstrom and Gerhard Klimeck.
  23. 10/2005-9/2008, $2.5M, 3 years, Purdue Discovery Park, "Purdue Cyber Center", PI: Ahmed Emargarmid, Co-PIs:Elisa Bertino, Gary Bertoline, James Bottum, Scott Brandt, Jim Caruthers, Alok Chaturvedi, Ed Coyle, Melissa J. Dark, Jo Davisson, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Arif Ghafoor, Chris Hoffmann, Matthew Huber, Reza Kamali, Gerhard Klimeck, Mourad Ouzzani, and Jeffrey S. Vitter
  24. 1/06 – 12/08, $480,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Full 3-D Quantum Transport Modeling of Realistically Extended Devices,” (G. Klimeck, C, Koh, M.S. Lundstrom., and V. Balakrishnan),
  25. 9/15/06-9/14/07, $3,648,333, 1 year, National Science Foundation, Network for Computational Nanotechnology,  (M.S. Lundstrom, D.S. Ebert, J.Y. Murthy, K. Roy, Gerhard Klimeck and S. Datta)
  26. 9/15/06-9/14/07, $100k, 1 year, MARCO/MSD, Software Customization and Deployment on the nanoHUB , PI.: Gerhard Klimeck
  27. 11/1/06 10/31/07, $75,000, 1 year, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology .
  28. 11/1/06 10/31/07, $75,000, 1 year, Intel Corporation, Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology .
  29. 4/15/07-4/14/10, $300,000, 3 years, National Science Foundation, Contact Block Reduction Method for transport in Multimillion Atom Systems, Dragica Vasileska (PI, Arizona State University), Gerhard Klimeck (Co-PI, Purdue share $135k).
  30. 8/20/07-8/19/08, $25,000 (basic full time student funding), Purdue Computing Research Institute (CRI), Reaching Peta-Scale Computing with a widely known, Purdue-Centered Simulation code in Nanoelectronics for Applications in Solid-state Lighting, PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Co-PI: Edwin Garcia
  31. 8/20/07-8/19/08, $25,000 (basic full time student funding), Purdue Computing Research Institute (CRI), Predictive modeling of the atomic level
  32. structure and electronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures , PI: Alejandro Strachan, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck
  33. 9/15/07-9/14/08, $3,648,333, 1 year, National Science Foundation, Network for Computational Nanotechnology, (PI s: M.S. Lundstrom, Gerhard Klimeck and Michael McLennan)
  34. 9/15/07-9/14/11, $1,600,000, 4 years, National Science Foundation, Accelerating Nano-scale Transistor Innovation though Petascale Simulation , PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Co-PI s: Thomas Hacker (Purdue), Dongyan Xu (Purdue), Saroj Nayak (RPI).
  35. 9/15/07-9/14/10, $1,599,205, 3 years, National Science Foundation, SDCI NMI Improvement: nanoHUB Middleware , PI: Michael McLennan, Co-PI s: Gerhard Klimeck, Dongyan Xu.
  36. 9/15/07-9/14/08, $100k, 1 year, MARCO/MSD, Software Customization and Deployment on the nanoHUB , PI.: Gerhard Klimeck
  37. 11/1/07 - 10/31/08, $75,000, 1 year, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology .
  38. 11/1/07 - 10/31/08, $75,000, 1 year, Intel Corporation, Membership in the Network for Computational Nanotechnology .
  39. 12/1/07, $20,000, AMD hardware donation to Network for Computational Nanotechnology.

Peripheral contributor to awarded proposals (research and equipment):

  1. 07/2002, SRC, $468k, 3 years, (JPL collaborator only - no funds exchanged), "Study of Mobility Degradation and Detailed Structure of Si/high-k Interfaces including Dopant Segregation Using AIDA-TEM (Ab-initio Interface Defect detection by Analytic Transmission Electron Microscopy)", PI: Wolfgang Windl (Ohio State U), Co-PIs: Gerd Duscher (North Carolina State U), Maria Merlyne De Souza (De Montfort U).
  2. 04/2003, JPL Internal R&TD, $30k, 3 months, "Simulation of hydrogen sensors with Pd nanowires", PI: Paul von Allmen, Co-I: Seungwon Lee and Gerhard Klimeck.
  3. 03/2003, JPL IRTD, $2.185M, 36 months, "Computational Architecture and Coupled Modeling Environment for Solid Earth Science", PI: Ronald Blom, Co-PI: William Bosl (Architecture), Eric DeJong (Scientific Visualization), Erik Ivins (Gravity, Model codes), Jeffrey Jewell (Gravity modeling), Dan Katz (Process flow) Gerhard Klimeck 3816 (Parallel cluster computing), Carol Raymond (Joint Gravity/Magnetics), Paul Rosen (InSAR), Mike Watkins (GRACE/GRACE Follow-on), Frank Webb 335 (GPS earthquake predef modeling), Xiaoping Wu (Gravity Inversion).
  4. 03/2003, JPL IRTD, $450k, 36 months, "Evolving Spintronic Circuits for Fast, Low-Power, Radiation Tolerant Hardware", PI: Colin Williams, Co-PI: Gerhard Klimeck, Farrokh Vatan, Amir Fijany.