Delegation of EECS Faculty Attend The First Northwestern University – Tel Aviv University Workshop 2015

A new, strategic partnership between Northwestern and Tel Aviv University (TAU) will mark its first event next week in an ongoing, long-term collaboration.

View Prof. Aydin's talk, titled, "Functional hybrid nanophotonic materials and devices" on YouTube

View Prof. Berry's talk, titled, "EE at Northwestern" on YouTube

View Prof. Grayson's talk, titled, "Moving heat sideways with transverse thermoelectrics" on YouTube

View Prof. Grayson's talk, titled, "Integer and fractional quantum Hall effects: An Introduction" on YouTube

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Prof. Koray Aydin, Prof. Randall Berry, Prof. Matthew Grayson, Prof. Seda Ogrenci Memik, Prof. Selim Shahriar, and Prof. Bruce Wessels are among a select delegates of McCormick Faculty who traveled to The First Northwestern University – Tel Aviv University Workshop 2015, held in Tel Aviv University, Israel on February 22nd to 25th. The gathering is a part of a new strategic initiative announced last spring designed to build on and strengthen existing close scientific and engineering interactions between faculty members of both universities with this year's theme focusing on Semiconductors, Electronic Materials, Thin Films and Photonic Materials. View the event program

Excerted from an Thursday, February 19, 2015 article published by McCormick, titled, "Materials Science Workshop to Foster Collaboration with Tel Aviv University."

A new, strategic partnership between Northwestern and Tel Aviv University (TAU) will mark its first event next week in an ongoing, long-term collaboration.

Based around the theme of semiconductors, electronic materials, thin films, and photonic materials, the inaugural workshop will take place February 22-25 at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The event aims to build new and strengthen existing collaborations between faculty members in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and TAU’s Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering.

David Seidman, the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McCormick, and Noam Eliaz, founding chair of the department of materials science and engineering at TAU, are workshop co-chairs.

The first two days of the workshop will consist of scientific presentations and discussions, designed to initiate new, cross-school collaborations. Presenters from McCormick include professors Seidman, Koray Aydin, Randall Berry, Matthew Grayson, Mark Hersam, Jiaxing Huang, Lincoln Lauhon, Laurence Marks, Seda O. Memik, James Rondinelli, Selim Shahriar, Jeffrey Snyder, Peter Voorhees, and Bruce Wessels.

The third day will feature poster presentations from graduate and postdoctoral students from across Israel.

“We believe that this inaugural workshop will build new collaborations and expand already excellent research connections among faculty in materials science and engineering, resulting in new, multi-, and interdisciplinary scientific insights at both institutions,” said McCormick Dean Julio M. Ottino. “We hope these workshops will bear much collaborative fruit in the coming years."