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Professor Dr. Vijay K. Arora, Electrical Engineering and Physics, gave a distinguished lecture as an IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Sala Riunioni 2° Piano  of Sapienza-The Università di Roma on July 21, 2016. Sapienza, which was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII in Rome, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a top performer in international university rankings.  Prof. Fernanda Irrera, Chairperson of IEEE-EDS Italy Chapter, arranged a special welcome dinner for Professor Arora and a splendid walking tour of the city    

The title of Arora's micro-century lecture was Quantum Nanoengineering: Nonequilibrium High-Field-Transport .  The talk covered the applications of the Nonequilibrium Arora’s Distribution Function (NEADF) that is widely published in a number of papers and is the center of his most recently published book entitled Nanoelectronics:  Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles by CRC Press.

In addition to Arora's distinguished lecture, he also served as a plenary keynote speaker at the Global Conference on Applied Physics and Mathematics from July 25-27, 2016.  His keynote was on Computational Nanoelectronics for Graphene Allotropes.  Graphene, an allotrope of Carbon, caught the world attention with the award of 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics to Russian immigrants Geim and Novoslov, trained in Netherlands, and now settled at the University of Manchester in Great Britain. Arora's research is relevant to three initiatives on Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, and Additive Manufacturing for which Wilkes University received a 3 million dollar grant from the State of Pennsylvania.