Distinguished Lecturer Series
"Nanostructure Engineering – A Path to Discovery, Innovation and Commercialization"
December 1, 2010
Stephen Chou is the Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Eng., the head of the NanoStructure Laboratory at Princeton Univ., a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1986, and, over the past 28 years, has carried out pioneering research and inventions in creating new nanopatterning methods and in scaling electronic, optical, magnetic and biological devices into new physical (nano) regimes. His key inventions and breakthroughs include nanoimprint lithography, quantized magnetic disks (bit-patterned media), self-perfection by liquefaction, ultra-small transistors, high speed photodetectors, subwavelength photonics, and nano-biosensors; his research has shaped new paths in these fields and has had significant impact in both academia and industry. Among other awards and honors, he is the recipient of the IEEE Brunetti Award, an IEEE Fellow, a Packard Fellow, and an inductee of New Jersey High Technology Hall of Fame. As an entrepreneur, he founded Nanonex and NanoOpto, and co-Founded BioNanoMatrix.