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Iliadis Gives Invited Talks, Earns NSF Grant, and Chairs IEEE Committee

Iliadis Gives Invited Talks, Earns NSF Grant, and Chairs IEEE Committee

Prof. Agis Iliadis
Prof. Agis Iliadis

ECE Professor Agis Iliadis has made news recently after giving three invited talks, receiving an NSF research grant, and being named chair of an IEEE graduate fellows committee.

He gave an invited talk on “Self-Assembled ZnO Nanostructures on Si Wafers” at the IEEE-EDS Mini Colloquium in Athens, Greece, on June 2, 2008. He gave another invited talk on the subject of “Large Area Self-Assembled ZnO Nanostructures on Si Wafers and Nanodevice Applications” at the International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (IC4N), June 16-18, 2008, in Halkidiki, Greece. Most recently, he gave a third invited talk on the subject of “Nano-Sensors in Critical Environments" at the International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2008), held July 16-18, 2008, in Athens, Greece.

Iliadis received a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth $330,000 for his research, titled “Novel Nanostructured ZnO Gas Sensors on (100) Si Wafers.” The proposed work focuses on developing novel zinc oxide nanostructures on silicon wafers for high sensitivity, high responsivity gas sensors operating at room temperature. Currently gas sensors require elevated temperatures (300-450º C) for efficient detection, and have slow response and recovery times. They are also not sensitive enough for specialized environments and situations involving toxic, hazardous, and explosive emission gases, where rapid, high sensitivity detection at room temperature is necessary to constitute an effective early-warning system and avoid environmental disasters, and accidental or intentional gas releases.

Iliadis was also named Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electron Devices Society (IEEE-EDS) Master and Ph.D. Graduate Student Fellowships for 2007 and 2008.

October 6, 2008

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