Dr. Vijay K. Arora, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), has been invited to give two distinguished lectures (DLs) sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). IEEE-EDS is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, with chapters worldwide. In June 2014, Professor Arora visited Chinese chapters in Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing, Nanjing, and Xian. These lectures are linked to promotion of his book entitled “Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles,” which is in press with CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, due to be released in February 2015. The first DL entitled “Carbon - The Soul of Nanoelectronics” is to be given on 23rd December 2014 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi, close to Putra Jaya (Capitol of Malaysia). The second DL is entitled same as the title of the book given above and is to be given on 24th December at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, also adjoining Putra Jaya. These lectures are part of an initiative in giving emphasis to nanotechnology at Wilkes University, which is one of the three initiatives funded by the State of Pennsylvania with Wilkes match. The other two are bioengineering and additive manufacturing. In fact, all three are connected with global nano wave that is engulfing the globe with three different applications. In fact, in promoting the book, Taylor and Francis group states: “Drawing heavily on published papers by the author, this research-driven text offers a complete review of nanoelectronic transport starting from quantum waves, to ohmic and ballistic conduction, and saturation-limited extreme nonequilibrium conditions. In addition, it highlights a new paradigm using Non-Equilibrium Arora’s Distribution Function (NEADF) and establishes this function as the starting point (from band theory to equilibrium to extreme nonequilibrium carrier statistics). The author focuses on nano-electronic device design and development, including carbon-based devices, and provides you with a vantage point for the global outlook on the future of nanoelectronics devices and ULSI.” The lectures and the book, as stated after reviews, unifies Science and Engineering: from Quantum Physics to Nanoengineering and beyond. In the opening chapter relevance is made to biology, liberal arts, and emerging technologies.
Vijay K. Arora
Distinguished Visiting Professor
UTM Ambassador for Globalization
IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer