Leburton named a 2024 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer


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Jean-Pierre Leburton
Jean-Pierre Leburton

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) just announced its 2024 cohort of Distinguished Lecturers, and UIUC’s Jean-Pierre Leburton is among the honorees.

The NTC’s mission is to support the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its applications. According to its website, its Distinguished Lecturers Program “promotes the field of nanotechnology to the broad engineering and scientific community and to the public at large, by providing lecturers who are accomplished and eminent scholars in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering. Its parallel goal is to attract young engineers and researchers to the great societal potential and excitement of the field of nanotechnology.”

Leburton is the Gregory Stillman Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a research professor in the Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab and the Coordinated Science Lab. His expertise is in the theory and simulation of nanoscale semiconductor devices and low-dimensional systems, and his research focuses on transport, spin, and optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots. Recently, his interests turned to electro-nanofluidics and the interaction between biomolecules and semiconductor devices for bio-sensing and big data.

He is the recipient of NTC’s 2021 Pioneer Award, and is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among numerous other awards and honors.

“It is a great honor for me to be selected among the 2024 IEEE-NTC Distinguished Lecturers for my work on bio-nano-electronic systems and their applications in areas as diverse as biomedicine and big data,” said Leburton. “I am very enthusiastic in sharing my experience in simulation techniques with today’s generation of researchers in the field.”

He will speak on the topic of “2D Nano-Electronic Materials for Bio-sensing and Big Data” during his one-year term as an NTC Distinguished Lecturer.

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This story was published December 19, 2023.