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Workshop on Defects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors

September 23rd, 2014 - University of Maryland, College Park

The Workshop on Defects in Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland (near Washington, DC) on the 23rd of September, 2014. Wide Band Gap (WBG) semiconductors including Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) have the potential for transformative impact on the 21st century energy economy. However, a high density of crystal defects in WBG materials is significantly hindering the progress in realizing many of the beneficial attributes of WBG-based power electronics systems. For example, there is an overwhelming evidence to suggest that manufacturing yield and cost are critically controlled by material defects. Recent results also suggest that the long-term reliability of WBG-based power electronics systems may be seriously compromised although definitive conclusions cannot be reached. The main objective of this one-day workshop is to bring together nation's leading experts in the WBG supply chain to identify fundamental research needs in WBG materials for advancing power electronics switching applications.

News & Announcements

WBG 2014 Final Report

Monday, March 9, 2015

The technical report derived from the meeting is now online. Thanks to all who contributed!

WBG 2014 Directions & Parking Information

Thurs. Sept 18, 2014


Please note there is a public parking lot ($15/day) behind the Kim Engineering Building. The parking lot is on Paint Branch Drive.

Hotel updates

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (north side of campus) -- A shuttle will leave at 7:15 am from the hotel to the Kim Engineering Building Best Western Plus College Park -- below is a map of walking directions between the hotel and the Kim Engineering Building. Printable walking 
									directions from Best Western College Park to Kim Engineering Building

WBG 2014 Program Available for Download

Tue. Sept 16, 2014

The complete program -- agenda, map, and abstracts -- is now available for download (70 pages, 5.4 MB).

Call for Papers for Wide Band Gap 2014!

Mon. May 19, 2014

We are now accepting abstracts for the Workshop on Defects on Wide Band Gap Semiconductors 2014 meeting. Please review this year's topics and submit your abstract here.

Conference Chairs

Aris Christou
Aris Christou
University of Maryland
Manijeh Razeghi
Manijeh Razeghi
Northwestern University
Krishna Shenai
Krishna Shenai
Argonne National Laboratory

Conference Support

National Science Foundation Center for Quantum Devices Argonne National Laboratory Department of Energy Office of Science Maryland NanoCenter A. James Clark School of Engineering University of Maryland Northwestern University

Colleges A. James Clark School of Engineering
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

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