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Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Speaker: Roger Stancliff
Agilent Technologies

mm-Wave, THz, and Infrared Seminar Series
New Microwave Measurements

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
8:30 AM  to 9:30 AM

1049  George R. Brown Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Traditionally, the microwave vector network analyzer has been used to characterize, model, and measure electronic components for wireless devices, semiconductors, and aerospace defense systems. More recently, new applications outside of these traditional electronic markets have begun to emerge. In this talk, I will briefly cover the history and current state of vector network analyzers. Then I will discuss the physics of microwave sensing: three words describe this (small, wet, and changing). This physics of microwave interaction with materials lead to new applications in medical diagnostics, homeland security, process analytics, and nanoscale device and material measurements. I will illustrate these new applications with numerous examples from research groups and startup companies around the world.

Hosts: Aydin Babakhani, Junichiro Kono, Daniel Mittleman

Biography of Roger Stancliff:
Roger Stancliff received his BSEE in 1972 and his MEE in 1973 from Cornell University in microwave electronics. He joined Hewlett Packard in 1973 as an R&D engineer to design microwave components for instrumentation. Since then he has held a variety of R&D and R&D management positions in HP and, since 1999, in HP's spinout company Agilent Technologies in the areas of microwave signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers. In 1994 he received his MS degree in the management of technology from NTU in the US. Most recently he was R&D manager, then Product Planning manager, and, since 2002, the CTO of the Component Test Division of Agilent. As CTO he led the development of the scanning microwave microscope and is currently focused on many different applications of microwave measurement outside of electronics. His present responsibilities include leading the development of new businesses and technologies and collaborating broadly with Universities, institutes, and companies to accomplish this.

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