ECS Welcomes Dr. Duane Dimos, Sandia Laboratories

DateOctober 25, 2013
Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location109 Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building
DescriptionThe School of Engineering & Computer Science


The College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Duane Dimos

Vice President, Science & Technology Division

Sandia National Laboratories

"Engineering for National Security Applications at Sandia National Labs"

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the largest and most technically diverse of the 17 labs run by the U.S. Department of Energy. We are at the forefront of advancing the state of science and engineering in select fields to address this breadth of national security challenges. We focus on developing and using leading-edge tools and techniques in high-performance computational systems and engineering analysis software. Fully integrating computational simulation with hardware design and testing has become a dominant theme in the engineering community to reduce costs and improve confidence in product performance. I will describe the way we exercise our high-performance, validated engineering codes for design, development, and qualification of high-reliability products. Two other important themes for systems-level engineering are design for manufacturability and for lifecycle reliability. In this context, an important new enabling technology is additive manufacturing, where complex designs can be directly fabricated using computer-aided deposition systems. Another critical capability is a deep understanding of materials lifetimes under a range of operating conditions, which is especially important for Sandia products that must last decades in many cases. Miniaturization and integration using microelectronic devices is an additional critical consideration in engineering design. Sandia operates two integrated circuit lines, one for silicon devices and one for compound semiconductors. Our unique capabilities in micro-device integration also address ruggedness and radiation tolerance. Further capabilities for micro-electronics will incorporate advanced nano-technologies. Iíll discuss these all trends and opportunities with Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. Duane B. Dimos is Vice President of the Science and Technology Division at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Areas of special focus in the Division include: nanosciences, materials sciences and engineering, radiation sciences, high-energy density physics, microsystems science and technology, supercomputer architectures and high performance computing, large-scale engineering testing, and modeling and simulation-based engineering sciences.

Dr. Dimos received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Over the years, his work has spanned the range from fundamental understanding of materials properties to process integration and compatibility to advanced device technologies. He has published over 140 technical papers, edited four proceedings volumes and holds eleven patents. He has been actively involved in nanotechnologies, leading programs in materials aging and reliability, developing new energy programs in materials, and in a range of national security R&D efforts. He serves and has served on numerous editorial boards of technical journals, university external advisory panels and was a two-term (6 year) member of the Solid State Sciences Committee for the National Academies. He is a Fellow of AAAS, the Materials Research Society, and the American Ceramics Society and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society.

Friday, October 25, 2013
Seminar at 3:30, Rogers Building, Room 109

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