22 Jun 2009
Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
The wonderful world of Microelectronics
The transistor was probably the most important invention of the 20th century and heralded the beginning of microelectronics. From the first transistor to the first integrated circuit to the present state-of-the-art microprocessor, microelectronics has evolved a long way and continues to develop at an unbelievable pace. From one generation to the next, integrated circuits have become incredibly fast, small and cheap while consuming lesser power! In this talk, we will take a journey through the (r)evolution in microelectronics, address some of the key existing challenges and look into the future.
Tuesday 7th July, 2009
Venue: WA Conference Centre, 4.30 pm–5.30 pm, City Campus
Please RSVP your attendance to:
Sue Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served after the address
Krishnamachar Prasad’s research focuses on the development and reliability studies of novel interconnects in conventional and three-dimensional integrated circuits. He has worked extensively on the technology development and characterisation of a variety of silicon and compound semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. He is currently venturing into a study of semiconductor based sensors for odour, colour and chemical profiling, in order to develop smart tools that can be used in the fruit, wine, fish and fast food industries.
Krishnamachar Prasad has a PhD (University of Western Australia), MTech (IIT Madras, India) and BE (Bangalore University, India), all in Electrical Engineering. He has published about 150 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences.