6th Engineering Foundation Conference on

December 15 - 19, 2002
Wyndham Casa Marina Resort
1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, Florida

Conference Co-Chairs
James Ellenbogen
The MITRE Corporation, USA
Jeffrey Reimers
University of Sidney, AUSTRALIA
Ranganathan Shashidhar
Naval Research Laboratory, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
T: 1-212-591-7836 F: 1-212-591-7441


Audiotaping, videotaping and photography of presentations are strictly prohibited.

Sunday, 15 December, 2002

17:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 1 - Conference Kickoff
Chairs: James Ellenbogen, Ranganathan Shashidhar, Jeffrey Reimers

19:30 - 19:35 James Ellenbogen: Opening Remarks

19:35 - 19:40 Ranganathan Shashidar: Opening Remarks and introduction of Government Speakers

19:40 - 19:55 Government Speakers Comments

19:55 - 20:00 Jeffrey Reimers: Opening Remarks and Introduction of Noel Hush

20:00 - 20:45 Noel Hush
University of Sydney
An Overview of the First Half-Century of Molecular Electronics

20:45 - 20:50 James Ellenbogen: Introduction of Kwan Kwok

20:50 - 21:20 Kwan Kwok
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Concepts for the Future of Molecular Electronics

21:20 - 21:25 James Ellenbogen: Introduction of Mark Reed

21:25 - 22:10 Mark Reed
Yale University
The Decade of Molecular Electronics

22:30 - 23:30 Social Hour

Monday, 16 December, 2002

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast

Session 2 - Theory of Electrical Conductance
Chair: Abraham Nitzan

08:30 - 09:15 Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Conductance of Molecular Transport Junctions

09:15 - 09:45 Pavel Kornilovich, Alexander Bratkovsky, R. Stanley Williams
Single-Molecule Designs for Electric Rectifiers and Switches

09:45 - 10:15 Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Max Planck Institute
Electron Transport Through Pure Carbon Devices and DNA Wires

10:15 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 3 - Experiments in Electrical Conductance
Chair: Marcel Mayor

11:00 - 11:30 Andre Gourdon
Experiments on Single Molecular Wires: Synthesis, Conformation, Conductance, Surface Restructuring and Contact

11:30 - 12:00 Chongwu Zhou
University of Southern California
Synthesis and Electronic Properties of Semiconducting Nanowires

12:00 - 12:30 David Janes, Subhasis Ghosh, Henny Halimun, Jaewon Choi,
Scott Burns
Purdue University
Metal-Molecule-Metal Structures with Pre-Fabricated Contacts

12:30 - 13:00 James Kushmerick
Naval Research Laboratory
Understanding Charge Transport in Molecular Electronics

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Ad hoc Sessions - Free Time

15:00 - 17:00 Poster Session I

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 4 - Molecular Computer Architectures
Chair: James Ellenbogen

19:30 - 20:00 Paul Franzon, David Nackashi, Christian Amsinck, Neil H. DiSpigna
North Carolina State University
Scalable Moletronic Circuit Architectures

20:00 - 20:30 Konstantin Likharev, Andres Mayr, Ibrahim Muckra, Ozgur Turel
Stony Brook University
Crossnets: Fault-Tolerant Architectures for Molecular Electronic Circuits

20:30 - 21:00 Matt Ziegler, Carl Picconatto, James Ellenbogen
MITRE Corporation
Scalability Simulations for Moletronics Systems

21:00 - 21:30 Craig Lent, Beth Isaksen, Marya Lieberman
University of Notre Dame
Molecular Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata: Architecture and Synthesis

21:30 - 22:00 F. Raymond Salemme
3-D Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Perspectives on Self-Assembling Biomolecular Systems for Nanoelectronic Applcations

22:00 - 23:00 Social Hour

Tuesday, 17 December, 2002

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast

Session 5 - Building Nanocomputers
Chair: Kwan Kwok

08:30 - 09:00 Cherie Kagan
Molecular Materials and Devices

09:00 - 09:30 Yong Chen, G-Y Junf, D.A.A. Ohlberg, X. Li, D.R. Stewart,
R.S. Williams, J.O. Jeppesen, K.A. Nielsen, J.F. Stoddart, D.L. Olynick
Hewlett-Packard Labs
Nanoscale Molecular Electronic Crossbar Circuits

09:30 - 10:00 Werner G. Kuhr, David F. Bocian, Jonathan S. Lindsey, Veena Misra,
Wentai Liu
ZettaCore, Inc.
Hybrid Molecular-Semiconductor Dram

10:00 - 10:30 James Parakka, Robert, R. Schumaker, John D. Thoburn,
Brenda S. Kesler, Stephen E. Branz
California Molecular Electronics Corp.
Optical Switching in Chiropticenes

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 6 - Molecular Rectifiers and Beyond
Chair: Deepak Srivastava

11:00 - 11:30 Ari Aviram, Christian Joachim, Melvin Pomerantz
Qutronics Inc.
Quantum Leaps in Molecular Electronics

11:30 - 12:00 Robert Metzger
University of Alabama
Unimolecular Rectifiers

12:00 - 12:30 Ross Rinaldi, G.Maruccio, A.Biasco, P.Visconti, V.Arima, S.D'Amico,
R.Cingolani, M.Verbeet, G.Canters, R.Di Felice,F. De Rienzo, P.Facci, E.Molinari
Protein Based Electronic Devices

12:30 - 13:00 Heiko B. Weber, M. Mayor, J. Reichert, M. Elbing, M. Di Leo,
D. Bechmann
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Conduction Properties of Single-Molecule Junctions

13:00 - 13:30 Mark Hersam
Northwestern University
Direct Charge Transport Measurements of Individual Organic Molecules on Semiconductor Surfaces using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 18:00 Ad hoc Session - Free Time

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 7 - Theory of Electrical Conductance II
Chair: Massimo Macucci

19:30 - 20:00 Supriyo Datta
Purdue University
Molecular Spintronics?

20:00 - 20:30 Vladimiro Mujica, Mark Ratner
Universidad Central de Venezuela
A Simple Model for Transport in Semiconductor-Molecule Interfaces

20:30 - 21:00 Jorge M. Seminario
University of South Carolina
Theory Guided Development of Molecular Electronics: Toward The Molecular Computer

21:00 - 21:30 Kurt Stokbro, Jeremy Taylor, Mads Brandbyge
Mikroelektronik Centret
Transiesta: A Spice for Molecular Electronics

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, 18 December, 2002

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast

Session 8 - Theory of Electrical Conductance III
Chair: Robert Metzger

08:30 - 09:00 Abraham Nitzan
Tel Aviv University
Potential Profiles in Biased Molecular Wires

09:00 - 09:30 Carlos Gonzalez, Yamil Simon-Manso
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Electronic Structure Rearrangements as a Source of Negative Differential Resistance in Molecules

09:30 - 10:00 Matthias H. Hettler, W. Wenzel, M.R. Wegewijs, H. Schoeller
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Current Collapse in Tunneling Transport through Aromatic Molecules

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

Session 9 - Nanotube and Nanowire Devices
Chair: David Janes

10:30 - 11:00 Deepak Srivastava
Nanotube Heterojunctions for Electronics, Interconnects And Architecture

11:00 - 11:30 Jeong-O Lee, Gunther Lientschnig, Frank Wiertz, Peter Hadley,
Cees Dekker
Delft University
Electrical Transport Study of Conjugated Molecules and Ferritin

11:30 - 12:00 Werner J. Blau, Jonathan N. Coleman, Stefan Hutzler, Jerome Fraysse
Trinity College Dublin
Scaling Laws for AC and DC Conductivity in Carbon Nanotube / Polymer Composite Thin Films

12:00 - 12:30 Lintao Cai, Hjalti Skulason, James B. Mattzela, James G. Kushmerick,
Steven K. Pollack, Jawad Naciri, Ranganathan Shashidhar,
Thomas E. Mallouk, Theresa S. Mayer
The Pennsylvania State University
In-Wire Molecular Electronic Devices: Template Synthesis and Electrical Characterization

12:30 - 13:00 Stephanie A. Getty
University of Maryland
Nanogap Electrodes for Nanometer-Scale Electronic Devices

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Poster Session II

18:00 - 21:00 Conference Banquet

Thursday, 19 December, 2002

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast

Session 10 - Experiments in Electrical Conductance II
Chair: R. Shashidhar

08:30 - 09:00 Marcel Mayor, M. Elbing, M. Di Leo, H. B. Weber, D. Beckmann,
J. Reichert, C. v. Hänisch
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Single Molecules in Molecular Electronics

09:00 - 09:30 Dominique Vuillaume
Charge Transport in some Molecular
Devices: Self-Assembled Molecular Diodes and DNA Molecules

09:30 - 10:00 Adam Rawlett, Theresa J. Hopson, Islamshah Amlani,
Larry A. Nagahara, Raymond K. Tsui
Motorola Labs
New Methodologies for Testing Molecular Wires

10:00 - 10:30 Takao Ishida, Tien-Tzu Liang, Hiroaki Azehara, Wataru Mizutani,
Hiroshi Tokumoto
Conductive Probe Afm Measurements of Conjugated Molecular Wires

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 11 - Electronics of Molecules on Surfaces
Chair: Carl Picconatto

11:00 - 11:30 T.A. Jung, M. deWild, S. Berner, H. Suzuki, L. Ramoino, A. Baratoff,
H. J. Guentherodt
Paul Scherrer Institute
The Mechanics and Electronics of Single Phthalocyanine Derived Molecules: Self Assembly and Conformational Switching

11:30 - 12:00 Marya Lieberman, Qingling Hang, Yuliang Wang, Gary Bernstein
University of Notre Dame
Sub-50 Patterning by Molecular Liftoff

12:00 - 12:30 Geetha Dholakia, Wendy Fan, Jessica Koehne, Jie Han, M. Meyyappan
Switching and NDR in Molecular Wires

12:30 - 13:00 Brent Mantooth, Zach J. Donhauser, Kevin F. Delly, Paul S. Weiss
The Pennsylvania State University
Measuring and Controlling Molecular-Scale Propertiesfor Molecular Electronics

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Conference adjournment

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Poster Session I
16-December-2002, 15:00 - 17:00

1. Rodion Belosludov, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Hiroyuki Sato, Amir Farajian, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
Tohoku University
Realization of Insulated Molecular Wire Based on Conducting Polymer Encapsulated into Molecular Nanotube

2. Wendy Fan, Jessica Koehne, Geetha Dholakia, Jie Han, Meyya Meyyapan
Eloret Corporation
Synthesis and Charge Transport Property of Dithiol-Terminated Bipyridine-Transition Metal Complexes

3. Giuseppe Gigli, Dario Pisignano, Ross Rinaldi, Paolo Visconti, Roberto Cingolani
200-Nm Scale Patterning of Protein Thin Films by Room Temperature Soft Lithography

4. Michele Girlanda, Alessandro Ferretti, Massimo Macucci
Universita di Pisa
Molecular Rectification in Substituted Dephenylmethane

5. Gun Young Jung, Yong Chen, Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Xuema Li, R. Stanley Williams
Hewlett-Packard Labs
Fabrication of Nanowire Crossbar Structure by Imprinting Lithography

6. Igor V. Kurnikov, Yuri A. Berlin, Mark A. Ratner
Northwestern University
Tunneling Energy Gap Effects for Electron Transfer in Molecular Wires

7. Takhee Lee, Wenyong Wang, Mark A. Reed
Yale University
Characterization of Electron Tunneling in Self-Assembled Alkanethiol Monolayer Devices

8. M. Paulsson, S. Datta
Purdue University
Thermoelectric Effects in Conjugated Molecules

9. B. R. Ratna, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, John C. Yang, R. Shashidhar
Naval Research Laboratory
Comparing The Conductivity of Molecular Wires with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

10. Jeffrey R. Reimers, Noel S. Hush, Zheng-Li Cai, Ante Bilic, Nicholas Lambropoulos
University of Sydney
The Appropriateness of Density-Functional Theory for Calculations of Molecular-Electronic

11. 12. Manoj Samanta
Modeling of Switching and Hysteresis in Molecular Transport

13. Yoram Selzer, Marco A. Cabassi, Theresa S. Mayer, David L. Allara
The Pennsylvania State University
Conductiviey-Structure Correlations in Single Molecules

14. Hirokazu Tada, Masato Ara
Institute for Molecular Science
Molecular Assemblies on Silicon through Si-C Covalent Bonds

15. Arvydas Tamulis, Jelena Tamuliene, Zilvinas Rinkevicius, Vykintas Tamulis
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy
Quantum Mechanical Design of Single Supermolecule Photoactive Machines and Molecular Classical and Quantum Logic Devices

16. Scott A. Vignon
University of California - Los Angeles
Toward Faster Molecular Switches

17. Rui-Hua Xie, Garnett W. Bryant, Jijun Zhao, Vedene H. Smith, Jr., Aldo Di Carlo, Alessandro Pecchia
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Substitutional Doping Controlled Acceptor/Donor Pairs for Molecular Electronics

18. Yongquiang Xue, Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Molecular and Interface 'Engineering' of Current Transport through Single Molecules: A Microscopic Study

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Poster Session II
18-December-2002, 14:30 - 16:30

1. Michael L. Chabinyc, Xiaoxi Chen, R. Erik Holmlin, Maria A. Rampi, George M. Whitesides
Palo Alto Research Center
Molecular Rectification in Self-Assembled Monolayer Metal-Insulator-Metal Junctions

2. Murat Durkut
Delft University of Technology
Molecular Field-Effect Transistors

3. Michele Girlanda, Massimo Macucci
Universita di Pisa
Quantitative Investigation of the Action of Intramolecular Barriers in Molecular Devices

4. Mark C. Hersam, Michael S. Arnold, Benjamin W. Messmore, Eugene R. Zubarev, Samuel I. Stupp
Northwestern University
Water Soluble Encapsulation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Cross-Linkable Amphiphilic Molecules

5. Jessica E. Koehne, Wendy Fan, Geetha Dholakia, Jie Han, M. Meyyappan
Synthesis of Transition Metal Ion Incorporated Molecular Wires

6. Zhiyong Li, Yong Chen, Sean Zhang, Xuema Li, R. Stanley Williams
Molecule/Silicon Hybrid Nano Structures Via Self-Assembly

7. Hiroshi Mizuseki, Nobuaki Igarashi, Rodion V. Belosludov, Amir A. Farajian, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
Tohoku University
Theoretical Study of P-Conjugated Molecule - Fullerene Mixture for a High Efficiency Photovoltaic Device

8. Simona Percec, R. Ross Getty, Roger H. French, Will Marshall, R. Tony Alvarez, Dawn A. Bonnell, Rui Shao
DuPont Central Research and Development
Synthesis and Surface Potential Investigations of Substituted Phenylene/Ethynylene Molecular Self-Assemblies

9. T. Rakshit, P. Damle, A.W. Ghosh, M. Paulsson, S. Datta
Purdue University
Three-Terminal Molecular Devices

10. Federico Rosei
Université du Québec
Organic Molecules Acting as Nanoscale Molds on Metal Surfaces

11. 12. Terence L. Schull, David Holt, Jorge Seminario, James Kushmerick, Ranganathan Shashidar
Naval Research Laboratory
Transition Metal Complexes as Molecular Wires and Precursors To Molecular Logic Devices

13. Zdenek Slanina
Academia Sinica
Optimizing Higher and Lower Fullerenes For Molecular Electronics

14. Hsian-Rong Tseng
University of California - Los Angeles
Mechanically Interlocked Molecules in Electronic Devices

15. Wenyong Wang, Takhee Lee, Mehul B. Kamdar, Mark A. Reed, Michael P. Stewart, James M. Tour
Yale University
Electrical Characterization of Metal-Molecule-Silicon Junctions

16. Yongquiang Xue, Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Theoretical Study of Electron Transport through Chemically-Assembled Metallic Nanoparticles

17. Yongquiang Xue, Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Current Transport Through Molecules in the Presence of Electron-Vibronic Coupling

18. Dawei Wang, J.G. Lu, W.E. Buhro, C. Jones
University of California - Irvine
Electrical Properties of Boron-Based Nanowires

19. Matthew M. Ziegler, Mircea R. Stan
University of Virginia
The CMOS/Nano Interface from a Circuits Perspective

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