Gerhard Klimeck

Also known as:
gekco

Country: United States

Websites:
nanoHUB

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ResearcherID: A-1414-2012
Scopus Author ID: 7003563657

Biography

Gerhard Klimeck is the Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices (c-PRIMED) and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics,a fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of IEEE and member of HKN and TBP. He guides the technical developments and strategies of nanoHUB.org which annually serves over 1/4 million users worldwide with on-line simulation, tutorials, and seminars in the year 2012. Prof. Klimeck’s research interest is in the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, parallel cluster computing, and genetic algorithms. He drives the development of the Nanoelectronic Modeling Tool NEMO5. Dr. Klimeck was the Technical Group Supervisor of the High Performance Computing Group and a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously he was a member of technical staff at the Central Research Lab of Texas Instruments where he served as manager and principal architect of the Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO 1-D) program. At JPL and Purdue Gerhard developed the Nanoelectronic Modeling tool (NEMO 3-D ) for multimillion atom simulations. Dr. Klimeck received his Ph.D. in 1994 on Quantum Transport from Purdue University and his German electrical engineering degree in 1990 from Ruhr-University Bochum. NEMO 1-D was the first quantitative simulation tool for resonant tunneling diodes and 1D heterostructures. NEMO 3-D has been used to quantitatively model optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots, disordered Si/SiGe systems, and single impurities in Silicon. The NEMO are based on the representation of the nanoelectronic device with atomistic empirical tight-binding. Quantitative device modeling was demonstrated without any material parameter adjustments, just by entry of geometrical structure parameters. At Purdue his group is developing a new simulation engines that combine the NEMO 1-D and NEMO 3-D capabilities into new codes entitled OMEN and NEMO5.

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