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Seminar October 19: Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Emerging Applications

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for seminar on Wednesday, October 19! Dr. Steve Farrell is scheduled to present about molecular beam epitaxy for emerging applications. Participate in person at the Micron Engineering Center, room 114 or join us on Zoom.

Presentation Abstract

In this talk Farrell will present an overview of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), one of the most capable and flexible semiconductor epitaxial techniques. I will provide a description of MBE, a comparison with other growth techniques, and discuss MBE’s role in emerging applications such as telecommunications, quantum computing, augmented and virtual reality, and LiDAR for autonomous vehicles.


Stephen Farrell did his Ph.D. studies at the University of Southern California, where he was first introduced to epitaxial growth, working on lasers for optical interconnects grown by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Upon completing his studies, he took a scientist position at Cree Research, Inc., where he grew GaN-based blue and green LEDs for general lighting. Today he spends his time advancing Molecular Beam Epitaxy technology for equipment manufacturer Veeco Instruments, Inc.