Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop

Microelectronics Technology, Circuits, and Systems for Space Applications Workshop
June 19-20 2014
Sabanci University Istanbul Turkey

We are organizing a Microelectronics Workshop that focuses on microelectronics, from technology to circuits and systems perspective, and its applications on sensing and processing electronic systems for space applications.

Ever increasing space applications are demanding more challenges to be met by microelectronics technology/circuits/systems, especially for autonomous, flexible and reliable systems in space. In this workshop, we aim to address some of following challenges through invited lectures given by world-renowned experts in their respective fields from academia, industries and research institutions.

Online registration is open until June 15th.

Main Topics

  • Radar and Communication Technologies
  • Electro-Optical Imaging Systems: Technology and Applications
  • Micro and Nano Technologies
  • Terahertz Technology and Systems
  • Packaging, Testing and Qualification

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Yasar Gurbuz, Sabanci University
Deniz Demirci, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries
Hacer Selamoglu, Aselsan A.S.
Oguz Sener, Aselsan A.S.
Melik Yazici, Sabanci University 


Each talk includes a brief tutorial, current state of the art and future vision of the respective topic and will be interest to technology leaders/managers, engineers, researchers, academicians and students from around the world.

The workshop will be at Sabanci University campus in Tuzla - Istanbul, Turkey.

Contact person for details: Prof. Dr. Yasar Gurbuz //

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Scientific Committee

Goutam Chattopadhyay, NASA-JPL, Caltech, USA
Yasar Gurbuz, Sabanci University, Turkey (Organizer)
Nafız Karabudak, Lockheed Martin Corp, USA
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, USA
Gabriel Rebeiz, UC San Diego, USA
Hermann Schumacher, University of Ulm, Germany
Sivananthan Sivalingam University of Illinois – Chicago, USA
Bernd Tillack, IHP-Microelectronics, University of Berlin, Germany

Invited Speakers

Dr. Fikri Aqariden,
EPIR Technologies Inc.

  Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, 
Oswin Ehrmann,
Fraunhofer IZM 
  Dr. Olivier Gravrand,

Prof. Payam Heydari,
UC Irvine

  Anthony W. Jacomb-Hood,
Lockheed Martin Corp 
  Dr. Isik Kizilyalli,
Avogy Inc. 
  Dr. Ray L. Ladbury,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
   Dr. Claudio Lanzieri
Selex ES 
  Prof. Manijeh Razeghi,
Northwestern University 
  Prof. Hermann Schumacher,
University of Ulm 
  Dr. Frank Schwierz,
Technical University Ilmenau 


Prof. Bernd Tillack,
University of Berlin 
   Dr. Christel-Loic Tisse,

Dr. Volker Ziegler,
Airbus Group Innovations &
EADS Deutchland GmbH


Thursday, June 19th

08:00 Registration
08:25 Opening Talk, Prof. Dr. A. Nihat Berker, President, Sabanci University
08:30 Opening Talk, Sedat Güldoğan, Deputy Undersecretary (Industrial Services), SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense Industries)

Anthony W. Jacomb-Hood , "LM Space Systems and Technology", Lockheed Martin Corp.

09:40 Prof. Payam Heydari, "Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Integrated Circuits in Silicon Technologies: Challenges and Solutions", UC Irvine
10:30 Coffee Break

Prof. Hermann Schumacher, "SiGe BiCMOS for phased array, RFMEMS, Challenges of passive mm-wave imaging: the need for reconfigurability and complexity in millimeter-wave MMICs", University of Ulm

11:50 Prof. Bernd Tillack, "SiGe BiCMOS, technology, devices, circuits/systems", IHP Microelectronics, University of Berlin
12:40 Lunch
14:00 Dr. Claudio Lanzieri, "Advances in GaAs/GaN Technology and Design for T/R Module Application", Selex ES
14:50 Dr. Isik Kizilyalli, "Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Wide Band Gap Semiconductors  for Power Electronics", Avogy Inc.
15:40 Coffee Break
16:10 Dr. Volker Ziegler, "Advanced RF-frontends in communication and radar systems for aerospace applications", Airbus Group Innovations and EADS Deutchland GmbH
17:00 Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, "Terahertz to Deep UV ,Science and Technology  for Space Application", Northwestern University
17:50 Discussion Session
19:00 Dinner and Reception at Teknopark Istanbul

Friday, June 20th

08:30 Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, "THz Technology and Systems", NASA-JPL / Caltech
09:20 Dr. Olivier Gravrand, "Overview of High Performance Quantum IR Imaging Devices", CEA-Leti
10:10 Coffee Break
10:40 Dr. Fikri Aqariden, "MCT-based IR detectors", EPIR Technologies Inc.
11:30 Dr. Christel-Loic Tisse, "Advances in uncooled micro-bolometers", ULIS
12:20 Lunch
13:40 Dr. Frank Schwierz, "Graphene Based Nanoelectronics", Technical University Ilmenau
14:30 Dr. Ray L. Ladbury, "Radiation Hardening at the System Level", NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Radiation Effects / Analysis Group
15:20 Coffee Break
15:50 Oswin Ehrmann, "Wafer Level System Integration and 3D Packaging", Fraunhofer Institut Zuverlassigkeit und Mikrointegration IZM
16:40 Disscussion Session
17:30 SUNUM and FENS Lab Tours
19:00 BBQ Party at Rektor's House (Registration is required)





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Venue Location

Sabanci Universitesi, Orta Mahalle, Universite Caddesi, No:27 Tuzla, 34956, Istanbul, TURKEY

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