January 2017

Call for HERALD workshops

We are now planning HERALD activities for the period May 2017 - April 2018.  If you would like to propose an activity such as a workshop, conference or training school, please get in touch with the HERALD Chair by Friday 10th February 2017 with the following information:

  • Title of event
  • Purpose/aim of event
  • Date
  • Venue
  • Local organiser
  • Organising institution
  • Relation to any other existing conference/workshop
  • Short description of event (one or two sentences)
  • Number of people to be invited for HERALD travel reimbursement (typically from ITCs).

2nd Area Selective Deposition workshop (ASD 2017)

In collaboration with COST action HERALD, Eindhoven University will host the 2nd Area Selective Deposition workshop (ASD 2017), which will be held on April 20-21, 2017. The aim of this workshop is to bring together leading scientists and engineers from both academia and industry, to discuss the fundamentals of area selective deposition, as well as its applications.

Similar to last year’s successful workshop at IMEC, ASD 2017 will consist of one day of presentations and discussions. This scientific program will take place on April 21 in the city center of Eindhoven (90 minutes from Amsterdam), and will be preceded by a welcome reception at Eindhoven University on April 20. We are pleased to confirm the following invited speakers: Stacey Bent (Stanford University), John Abelson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Rong Chen (Huazhong University), and Younghee Lee (University of Colorado at Boulder).

In addition to several invited presentations, this year’s program...

Post-Doctoral Research Associate wanted

Prof. Sumit Agarwal’s research group at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a collaborative project with Lam Research Corporation to study area-selective atomic layer deposition of dielectric materials for potential applications in semiconductor devices. The focus of project will be on achieving atomistic-level control over the surface chemistry through the use of in situ optical diagnostics such as surface infrared spectroscopy and ellipsometry. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, materials science, or a closely related field. Ideally, the candidates should be familiar with vapor-phase processing of materials and advanced materials characterization techniques. The position is available starting February 15th, 2017, but will remain open until filled. The annual salary is $47,500 with full health insurance benefits for all dependents. The initial appointment will be for one year, and renewable for up to two years. Interested candidates should send a cover...