University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


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    December 6, 2018 by Ruan Die   Share:   RenRen   Print
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    Academic Seminar: Silicon Light-Emitting Diodes and Single-Molecule Wires for post-CMOS Integrated Circuits

    Speaker: Dr. Huimin Wen, UM-SJTU Joint Institute

    Time: December 6, 2018 (Thursday) 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Location: Room 454, Long Bin Building, UM-SJTU Joint Institute


    Within a decade, the technological underpinnings for Moore’s Law will approach a plateau, and a post-Moore era is creeping up on us. Recent reports have indicated that silicon photonics and molecular electronics may be able to break the limits of Moore’s Law, in terms of device performance, power consumption, and feature size. In this talk, I will present my research works on silicon photonics and molecular photonics in recent years. For silicon photonics, a silicon-based light source is the bottleneck. I will introduce my great breakthrough in developing efficient room-temperature silicon-based LEDs at telecommunication wavelength. For molecular electronics, I will talk about my research works on single-molecule junctions with metal- and graphene-based electrodes, and their applications for single-molecule electronic elements and dynamics.


    Dr. Huimin Wen received the PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Materials (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Fuzhou, China, in 2011. After working at FJIRSM as an assistant researcher for one and a half years, he chose to become a postdoctoral researcher at Peking University (PKU) in 2013, working with Professor Xuefeng Guo. Since December 2015, he joined the UM-SJTU Joint Institute as a postdoctoral researcher, working with Professor Yaping Dan. His research interests include silicon photonics, doping engineering, and single-molecule/atom electronics. During his academic research, Dr. Wen has published some important results in top journals such as Science Advances and Chemical Science. Dr. Wen has also secured competitive research grants as PI including the NSFC young scientists program in 2017 and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation in 2016, when he was a postdoctoral fellow at JI.