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Arora Invited to Be Honorable Guest at Graphene 2017

Graphene 2017 International Conference Organizing Committee cordially invites Professor Vijay K. Arora to be and honorable guest during the opening ceremony of the conference to be held at Doubletree by Hilton Conference Center at the North Shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago.   He will apprise the attending audience on the Rising Era of Graphene. 

Conference opening ceremony will immediately follow with his microcentury-long keynote address entitled “Graphene Nanolectronics.”  The abstract of his keynote lecture is:  “The Rising Era of Graphene began with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional (2D) material with a honeybee lattice. Graphene can exist as 0D as fullerene, 1D as CNT, and 3D with multilayers. The experiments based on graphene have shown alternative material structures like phosphorene and silicene with expandable bandgap that is required for semiconductor devices. Its allotropes can form sensors as chemical elements react with the dangling bonds on the surface, thereby registering the presence of a chemical by enhanced transport properties. This review will first present the cohesive bandstructure as unique boundary conditions are applied to rolled-over graphene into CNT and small-width GNR, transforming 2D to 1D nanostructures. The transformed density of states and both the equilibrium and nonequilibrium distribution function define the carrier statistics and transformations of randomly oriented velocity vectors to streamlined ones in extreme nonequilibrium. Nonequilibrium Arora’s Distribution Function (NEADF) is shown to possess distinct properties that are considerably different from Monte Carlo procedures and Nonequilibrium Green’s function. The exceptional feature arising from the application of NEADF is the scattering-independence in the saturation region while ohmic mobility is strongly scattering-dependent. Moreover, it brings out vividly the velocity saturation as arising from the intrinsic velocity with a limiting value of the Graphene’s Fermi velocity of 10m/s  that is 10 times higher than the Fermi velocity in semiconductors.  Ballistic transport where device length is smaller than the scattering-limited mean free path is shown to degrade the mobility.  Resistance quantum is obtained in 1D configuration that is generalized to give contact resistance and channel resistance. Magnetotransport in graphene is discussed to demonstrate the utilization of magnetic field in characterization and performance evaluation.”

Professor Arora has been invited to give keynote papers/lectures/courses at international forums, spanning from nanotechnology to nanoeducation to nanomanagement, both on and off a chip. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed high-impact journals and many uncounted publications in conference proceedings. Professor Arora’s most recent recorded forum (30 minutes) on Educating Global Engineers can be downloaded from his webpage http://web.wilkes.edu/vijay. arora/  by clicking on the Faculty Forum 2013. 

On Friday, June 23, 2017, Professor Paul Berger at the Ohio State University (OSU) will introduce Professor Arora as an IEEE-EDS  distinguished lecturer and Vice-Chair of the Regions 1-3 to spur membership growth in the Ohio Chapter.  His distinguished lecture at OSU is entitled “Quantum Nanoengineering: Nonequilibrium High-Electric-Field Transport for Signal Propagation.”  The lecture is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Blackwell Hotel on the campus of OSU with discussion to be followed on a Non-Credit Course entitled Research Workshop in Nanoelectronics.