2023 Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy
About the Lawrence conferences at ASU
Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy
Held in even-numbered years, the Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy provides a forum for presentations and discussions of recent developments, critical issues and potential future directions in the investigation of epitaxy. The forum addresses fundamental and practical challenges in materials that are used in advanced photovoltaic, light emitting diode, high power, high speed digital and microwave devices.
We hope to attract university, government and industrial researchers. We will ask our industrial colleagues to focus on pre-competitive technologies and anticipate that their open participation will raise the competitiveness of all participating companies.
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- Kinetics and thermodynamics of growth
- Engineered precursors for CVD, MOCVD and MBE synthesis
- State of the art in-situ and ex-situ characterization methods
- Integration of dissimilar materials
- Materials properties and influence on device behavior
Also held in February, each Lawrence Symposium typically lasts three and half days. The program begins with a Sunday evening reception and ends Wednesday at lunch. The scientific program includes 12 invited and additional submitted talks. Participation is limited to 100 attendees to keep it interactive and yet comprehensive.
Lawrence Workshop on Solid State Technology
Held in odd-numbered years, the Lawrence Workshop on Solid State Technology provides a forum for presentations and discussions of recent developments, critical issues and potential future directions in solid-state technology. The forum addresses fundamental and practical challenges in materials that are used in advanced computing, photovoltaic, light emitting diode, high power, high speed digital , microwave and superconducting devices.
Typically, 12 speakers are invited to discuss the “big questions” facing the most promising future technologies. Topics range from very fundamental to applied and cover subjects ranging from materials to devices. Each speaker gives a brief introduction on the current state of the field, suggests nearterm steps that can be taken to address the question(s) and discusses the resulting impact on fundamental science, practical technology and our society.
The Lawrence Workshops are held in smaller venues, usually the University Club on the Arizona State University campus, for one and a half days in February. The Workshops are limited to about 80 participants, so it is large enough to be impactful, but small enough to be very personal and interactive.