Friday, February 22, 2013

Gordon Moore's 1965 prediction of continued semiconductor device down-scaling and circuit up-scaling has become a self-fulfilling prophecy in the past 40 years. Open source code development and sharing of the process modeling software SUPREM and the circuit modeling software SPICE were two critical technologies. Can we duplicate such multi-disciplinary software development starting from teaching and research in a small research group leading to true economic impact? What are technologies that might advance such a process? How can we deliver such software to a broad audience? How can we teach the next generation of engineers and scientists on the latest research software? What are critical user requirements? What are critical developer requirements? What are the incentives for faculty members to share their competitive advantages? How do we know early on if such an infrastructure is successful? This presentation will show how nanoHUB.org addresses these questions and will discuss quantitative impact studies on education and research through nanoHUB.

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