The Wonderful World of Designer Germanium Quantum Dots

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About the Speaker Professor Pei-Wen Li Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan PEI-WEN LI received her PhD degree from Columbia University in New York City, in Electrical Engineering in 1994. She is a Professor at the Institute of Electronics and served as the Director of Nano Facility Center at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu. Prior to joining NCTU in 2015, she has been the Distinguished Professor (2006 2015), the Chair of Electrical Engineering Department (2007 2010), Director of Nano Science and Technology (2012 2015), and Associate Dean of Academic Affair (2013 2015) in National Central University. She was a Research Visiting Scholar with Caltech in 2011 2012. She has also worked with Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation on DRAM technology integration in 1995-1996. Her research themes focus on experimental silicon-germanium nanostructures and devices, encompassing germanium quantum-dot single-electron transistors, photodetectors, nonvolatile memory, and energy-saving/harvest (photovoltaic and thermoelectric) devices, making use of self-assembly nanostructures in silicon integration technology. She is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and serves VLSI Technology and Education committees of IEEE EDS. She has served on various important conference committees, e.g., IEEE SNW, IEEE EDTM, SSDM etc. She is also the Editor Board Member of Applied Physics A Materials Science & Processing, Springer. She was awarded Distinguished Professor from the Chinese Electrical Engineering Society (2015) and Top 10 Rising Stars in Taiwan (Science and Technology) from Central News Agency in 2008. Registration is Required Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/263449 Organized by IEEE Electron Devices and Photonics Society

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Advanced Distribution Network Management Using Synchrophasors Data

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IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) and Industry Application Society VIC Chapter Joint Technical Seminar   Speaker: Dr Mehdi Mosadeghy, NOJA Power   This seminar outlines the ongoing ARENA funded project at NOJA Power for the first large-scale deployment of synchrophasors at the medium voltage distribution grid. This presentation covers the project overview, the fundamentals of the synchrophasor technology, details of the data management system, applications of synchrophasors in the distribution grid, and project outcomes. A synchrophasor is a time-synchronized measurement of power system measurements. The main benefits of synchrophasor data compare to conventional measurements are their higher reporting rate, their GPS synchronized values and phase angle measurements. Synchrophasor data are reported every few milliseconds, while traditional systems such as SCADA report once per several seconds. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/advanced-distribution-network-management-using-synchrophasors-data-tickets-150155369753 Zoom Link:  https://deakin.zoom.us/j/82708401670?pwd=cmJhbFUxWlBmZTBHSWxMdUZUdXJWUT09 Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org  

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Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies

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This presentation focuses on structure-property/relationships in advanced materials, emphasizing multifunctional systems that exhibit multiple functionalities. Such systems are then used as building blocks for the fabrication of various emerging technologies. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom-up approach present an opportunity for future generation low-cost manufacturing of devices. We focus in particular on recent developments in solar technologies that aim to address the energy challenge, including third-generation photovoltaics, solar hydrogen production, luminescent solar concentrators and other optoelectronic devices. Professor Federico Rosei, Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre (EMT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), https://inrs.ca/en/research/professors/federico-rosei/, Montreal, Canada, on behalf of IEEE Photonics Society Registration is Required and the Link - https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/263308

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Multifunctional Materials For Emerging Technologies

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Professor Federico Rosei Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre (EMT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS),  https://inrs.ca/en/research/professors/federico-rosei/, Montreal, Canada, on behalf of IEEE Photonics Society This presentation focuses on structure property/relationships in advanced materials, emphasizing multifunctional systems that exhibit multiple functionalities. Such systems are then used as building blocks for the fabrication of various emerging technologies. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom-up approach present an opportunity for future generation low-cost manufacturing of devices. We focus in particular on recent developments in solar technologies that aim to address the energy challenge, including third-generation photovoltaics, solar hydrogen production, luminescent solar concentrators and other optoelectronic devices. Registration is Required: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/263308

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Voltage and Frequency Control in Renewable-Rich Power Networks

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IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) Technical Seminar   Speaker: A/Prof. Lasantha Meegahapola, RMIT University) Power system frequency and voltage control are of paramount importance to maintain power grid stability and security. With the large-scale integration of power electronic converter interfaced renewable power generation into power grids (e.g. wind generation and solar-PV), the conventional strategies to control and maintain system frequency and voltage are becoming inadequate. In some cases, the inadequacy of frequency and voltage control resources in the power grid has led to power system stability problems. Therefore, new strategies should be deployed in power grids to maintain frequency and voltage within acceptable levels stipulated in grid codes/ rules, such as by employing advanced control schemes in power electronic converter interfaced renewable generators (e.g. fast frequency response). This presentation will cover both the depth and breadth of aspects of power system frequency and voltage control in renewable rich power grids, including electricity market aspects related to frequency and voltage control. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/voltage-and-frequency-control-in-renewable-rich-power-networks-tickets-153955116899 Webinar Zoom Link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/87802057856?pwd=ZmRSVHVmdjNJQ3o5Vk5HTVAvTGloQT09  (Meeting ID:  878 0205 7856, Password: 05700621 ) Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org 

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Exam Tips & Tricks + Trivia Night

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This is a collaboration with the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club at the University of Melbourne and is only open to students.   "Join IEEE Women in Engineering and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) at the University of Melbourne to get some Tips for the Upcoming Exams and finish off the semester with a fun Trivia Night.   Where: Zoom Link- https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86791240703?pwd=WWV1emIvajJ3SG5ubGJJNmdyK1d4QT09 Password: 894361 Open to all students. We can't wait to see you there!"   Download Flyer: Exam Tips & Trivia.pdf

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Recent Results on Smart Wireless Network with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Abstract

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IEEE VTS Chapter talk by VTS Distinguish Lecturer Dr Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design.   This talk will present some recent results on the reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, including a practical phase shift model and beamforming optimization, a hybrid beamforming for RIS-empowered multi-hop terahertz communications, a channel estimation for RIS-enabled multi-user MISO wireless channel, and RIS-assisted MAC for wireless networks.   The registration link is https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/268269 For further information contact Enn Vinnal (e.vinnal@ieee.org)

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Nonvolatile Memories for Hardware Security: From OTP (One-time-programming) to PUF(Physical Unclonable Function)

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Chair Professor Steve S. Chung, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Taiwan, https://eenctu.nctu.edu.tw/en/teacher/p1.php?num=129&page=1, Taipei, Taiwan, on behalf of Victorian IEEE Electron Devices Society (Aus) Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Comparing to the stand-alone memory chips (NAND, NOR flash), the development of the specific function of memory, such as One-Time-Programming or PUF(Physical Unclonable Function), becomes more popular in terms of its simplicity based on the pure logic process. In this talk, a non-volatile OTP memory cell, using a specific dielectric breakdown, named dFuse, discovered as a third breakdown different from conventional soft-breakdown and hard-breakdown has been able to achieve high density and excellent data storage, for reliable and high-security applications. Based on the device physics, the mechanism of the dielectric breakdown will first be introduced and the origin of the breakdown will be described. Its applications which led to the further development of OTP cell design and macro chips will also be demonstrated. Further implementation as a PUF will then be demonstrated. In particular, the opportunities and challenges on the current 28nm HKMG generations and beyond will be addressed. Registration is Required and the Link - https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269390

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Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices; are we getting one-step closer to their natural counterparts?

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By Professor Gursel ALICI, University of Wollongong School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering Applied Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering Research (AMBER) Group ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) Meeting URL:    https://deakin.zoom.us/j/84925101587?pwd=Y3VlcGxaY0FuaUtUOW41NEtCRU9FZz09 Meeting ID:     849 2510 1587 Passcode:       69473128 Chair - IEEE SMC Victorian Chapter: Professor Saeid Nahavandi, FIEEE, FATSE Abstract: Soft robotics offers unprecedented solutions for applications involving safe interaction with humans and objects, and manipulating and grasping fragile objects, crops and similar agricultural products. Progress in soft robotics will have a significant impact especially on medical applications such as wearable robots, prosthetic devices, assistive devices, and rehabilitation devices. In this talk, we aim to update on where we are in soft robotics to build prosthetic hands with features that will bring them one-step closer to their natural counterparts. The history of prosthetic hands dates back to 202 BC. Since then, significant efforts have been dedicated to the development of prosthetic hands. The primary features of a prosthetic hand should be to receive and identify its user’s intention noninvasively, and equally importantly send sensory feedback about its “state” to its user noninvasively in order to help “restore normality” for its use—bilateral control. The communication between a prosthetic device and its user (i.e., human-machine interface) has been a challenging research problem. We will also present the progress we have made in the research theme of soft robotics for prosthetic devices and the establishment of a fully 3D printed transradial prosthetic hand at our research center, ACES, at University of Wollongong.  Biography: Gursel Alici received his Ph.D. degree in Robotics from the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., in 1994. He is currently a Senior Professor at the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, where he is the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials. Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering since 2011. His research interests are soft robotics, system dynamics and control, robotic drug delivery systems, novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications, robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems, soft and smart actuators and sensors, prosthetic devices, and medical robotics. He has generated more than 350-refereed publications and delivered numerous invited seminars and keynote talks on his areas of research. Dr. Alici was a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics during 2008–2012. He was a Technical Editor of the IEEE Access, during 2013-2020. He is currently Senior Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, as of January 1, 2020. He has served on the international program committees of numerous IEEE/ASME International Conferences on Robotics and Mechatronics. He was the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics held in Wollongong, Australia. He is the leader of Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices theme of the ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He received the Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award in 2010, the Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Excellence Award in 2013, and Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision in 2018 from the University of Wollongong. He has held a visiting professorship position at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) (2007, 2010), City University of Hong Kong (2014), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (2015), and University of British Columbia, Canada (2019).

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IEEE Victorian Section Student Conference or Journal Paper Presentation Prize- 1 January 2021 to 11 June 2021

IEEE Vic. Student Paper Prize Competition has started. Consistent with its corporate objective of promoting the science and practice of electrical and electronics engineering, the IEEE Victorian Section is pleased to offer awards to IEEE Victorian Section student member authors with accepted papers at IEEE or approved non-IEEE conferences.   The awards are for a winner and runner-up in each of two categories: “Overall Best Paper” and the “Best First Publication”. To enter a person must: Be a member of IEEE and the IEEE Victorian Section prior to submitting an entry. Be a student (or have been at the time of paper submission deadline) and carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study. Be the author or co-author of an accepted paper in the conference or journal. Have contributed to at least 50% of the research presented. Extra information The last day to submit entries is 11 June 2021. The applicant must complete all of the details in the application below. There are two categories: “Best Overall Paper” and the “Best First Publication”. Prizes will be awarded to two papers in each category ($300 first prize and $200 runner-up). Only one student author per paper will be awarded. These prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of the IEEE Victorian Section Executive Committee The IEEE Victorian Section Committee is under no obligation to make awards and may withhold awards completely, or make any other changes it sees fit, at its sole discretion. The awards will be announced at the June meeting of the IEEE Victorian Section Committee. Download the Application IEEE Victorian Section Student Paper Prize: Guidelines & Application 2021

Nonvolatile Memories for Hardware Security: From OTP (One-time-programming) to PUF(Physical Unclonable Function)

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Chair Professor Steve S. Chung, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Taiwan, https://eenctu.nctu.edu.tw/en/teacher/p1.php?num=129&page=1, Taipei, Taiwan, on behalf of Victorian IEEE Electron Devices Society (Aus) Registration is Required and the Link - https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269390 Abstract: Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Comparing to the stand-alone memory chips (NAND, NOR flash), the development of the specific function of memory, such as One-Time-Programming or PUF(Physical Unclonable Function), becomes more popular in terms of its simplicity based on the pure logic process.   In this talk, a non-volatile OTP memory cell, using a specific dielectric breakdown, named dFuse, discovered as a third breakdown different from conventional soft-breakdown and hard-breakdown has been able to achieve high density and excellent data storage, for reliable and high-security applications. Based on the device physics, the mechanism of the dielectric breakdown will first be introduced and the origin of the breakdown will be described. Its applications which led to the further development of OTP cell design and macro chips will also be demonstrated. Further implementation as a PUF will then be demonstrated. In particular, the opportunities and challenges on the current 28nm HKMG generations and beyond will be addressed

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The Discovery of Third Breakdown: Applications to Memories and Hardware Security

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Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up an increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Comparing to the stand-alone memory chips (NAND, NOR flash), the development of specific function of memory, such as One-Time-Programming or PUF(Physical Unclonable Function), becomes more popular in terms of its simplicity based on the pure logic process. In this talk, a non-volatile OTP memory cell, using a specific dielectric breakdown, named dFuse, discovered as a third breakdown different from conventional soft-breakdown and hard-breakdown has been able to achieve high density and excellent data storage, for reliable and high-security applications. Based on the device physics, the mechanism of the dielectric breakdown will first be introduced and the origin of the breakdown will be described. For hardware security purposes, the first application as an OTP memory will be demonstrated. Further implementation as a PUF for hardware security will then be demonstrated. Biography STEVE CHUNG received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is a Chair Professor and UMC Research Chair Professor at the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU). He was a visiting professor with Stanford University (2001, 2009), University of California-Merced (2009-2010), giving course lectures at both universities in the Fall of 2009. He has also been a consultant of the two worlds largest IC foundries, TSMC and UMC. His current research areas include- Nanoscale CMOS device physics and technology; flash memory technology and reliability; and reliability physics and interface characterization, In-memory Computing for AI. He has published more than 300 journal and conference papers, one textbook, and holds about 40 patents. Since 1995, he presented more than 30 times in the world-leading IEEE conferences, IEDM and VLSI. In particular, he is the first (from Taiwan) to present the paper at VLSI Technology symposium in 1995. He is an IEEE Fellow, a distinguished Lecturer of IEEE, and has ever served as Board of Governor of EDS for 12 years. Prior involvements include EDS Regions/Chapters Vice-Chair/Chair, and Editor of J-EDS, Editor of EDL. He has served in the TPC of premiere conferences, e.g., VLSI Technology, IEDM, IRPS, SNW, VLSI-TSA etc. Among numerous award he received includes 3 times outstanding research awards, distinguished PI, and distinguished NSC Research Fellow, from the National Science Council; Pan Wen Yuan award in recognizing his outstanding achievements in the semiconductor research; a Lifetime Achievement Award of National Inventors. He was also granted Distinguished EE Professor and Engineering Professor by the Engineering Societies of Taiwan. Registration Link https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269390

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