Physics Department Hosts Colloquium for Centennial Homecoming

Oct. 20, 2009

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In honor of Baylor University's centennial homecoming, faculty, staff, friends and alumni of Baylor's physics department are invited to begin the celebrations with a discussion featuring a 1987 alumnus.

Baylor's department of physics will host a colloquium for the university's 100th homecoming at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in room E.125 of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) on the Baylor campus.

Dr. Derick Wristers, director of technology research and development at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, will discuss "The Advance of Semiconductor Technology: Slow Down - Sharp Curves Ahead" at the homecoming physics' colloquium.

Wristers will elaborate on semiconductor devices, the capabilities of silicon on insulator technology and strained silicon technologies that do not require the formation of a silicon germanium layer.

Prior to the lecture, a reception will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room D.311 of the BSB. Following the lecture, the physics department will hold a homecoming reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room E.301 of the BSB.

Wristers, a Baylor alumnus, graduated with both his bachelor's and master's in physics. He received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas, at Austin.

Wristers has more than 20 technical publications and has more than 60 U.S. patents.

by Colton Wright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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