News & Highlights
Sloan Research Fellowship
BETR co-Director Prof. Sophia Shao has been named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her research on improving the performance of computing platforms through hardware acceleration.
BETR co-Director Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu is part of the new Education group for Diversification and Growth in Engineering (EDGE) Consortium, which aims to improve training and increase diversity in the semiconductor workforce. (Story in Science)
Microelectronics Commons Hub
BETR co-Directors Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu and Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin will co-lead the new $15.3M California-Pacific-Northwest AI Hardware Microelectronics Commons Hub, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
NSF CAREER Award
BETR co-Director Prof. Sophia Shao received the 2023 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award by the National Science Foundation, recognizing early-career faculty “who have the potential to serve as academic role models”.
Multi-Color LED Array
Science Advances publication
BETR Center co-Director Prof. Ali Javey and his team developed an economical and compact light-emitting array with limitless colors on a single chip for applications in low-power sensing, computing and spectroscopy.
2023 IEEE Fellow
BETR co-Director BETR Center co-Director Prof. Ali Javey has been named a Fellow of IEEE “for contributions to 1D and 2D semiconductor transistors and wearable biochemical sensors”.
Intel Rising Star
BETR co-Director Prof. Sophia Shao received the 2022 Intel Rising Star Award, which supports early-career faculty whose research is groundbreaking and demonstrates the potential to disrupt industries.
Record-Breaking Silicon Photonics LiDAR
BETR co-Director Prof. Ming Wu and his group developed a MEMS-based large-scale 16,384-pixel photonic LiDAR, which can be mass-produced in CMOS foundries. This work was published in the journal Nature.
MRS Board of Directors
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Dr. Nerissa Draeger, Director of Global University Engagements at BETR industry affiliate Lam Research, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS). Congratulations!
NSF Workshop on CMOS+X Technologies
National Science Foundation & UC Berkeley
BETR Co-Director Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin and BETR Executive Director Dr. Michael Bartl organized an NSF-supported workshop on next-generation computing solutions, integrating emerging technologies (X) with state-of-the-art CMOS.
Breakthrough in Light Emission
The group of BETR Co-Director Prof. Ali Javey reported a breakthrough in efficient light emission from a range of transition metal chalcogenide monolayer semiconductors grown by chemical vapor deposition. This work was published in the journal Science.
National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute
National Science Foundation
Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic is part of a newly awarded $20M National AI Institute for Advances in Optimization awarded by the National Science Foundation. This new institute fuses AI and mathematical optimization for automated decision-making at massive scales.
IEEE Electron Devices Society Luminaries
IEEE Electron Devices Society
Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu is featured as a luminary in an IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Podcast Series. The series provides interviews with “the most successful members of the [Electron Devices] Society”.
Adolph Lomb Medal
Optical Society of America
Prof. Laura Waller was named the recipient of the 2021 Adolph Lomb Medal by the Optical Society of America for “important contributions to the advancement of computational microscopy and its applications”.
Robert Bosch Award
IEEE Electron Device Society
Prof. Ming Wu received the 2020 Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award by the IEEE Electron Device Society for his “pioneering contributions in MEMS optical switches and optoelectronic tweezers”.
Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize
Optical Society of America
Prof. Eli Yablonovitch received the Optical Society of America’s Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize for “diverse and deep contributions to optical science including photonic crystals, strained semiconductor lasers, and new record-breaking solar cell physics”.
Engineering Hall of Fame
Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC)
Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu was elected into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame for her trailblazing contributions to research and industry. Prof. Liu was also included in Women Inc. magazine’s list of the Most Influential Corporate Board Members in 2018.