||This symposium honors Professor Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, Winner of 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal and Institute of Metals Lecture Award and will address recent developments in synthesis and processing, atomic and nanoscale characterization, structure and property correlations and modeling of nanostructured materials and their applications. For electronic materials, the primary emphasis is on thin film heterostructures across the misfit scale, nanodots, nanodots, nanorods, nanotubes and devices thereof. Specific topics of interest include fundamentals of thin film epitaxy across the misfit scale through the paradigm of domain matching epitaxy, novel thin film heterostructures integrated with silicon, three-dimensional epitaxial self-assembled structures, quantum-well nanostructuring leading to Nano-Pocket LED structures, fundamentals of ion-solid and laser-solid interactions, laser annealing, rapid thermal processing, pulsed laser deposition, and formation of novel supersaturated semiconductor alloys and nanostructured materials for next-generation devices and systems. For structural materials, the primary focus is on the role of defects and interfaces in controlling properties and selective alloying of grain boundaries to address metastability and performance of nanostructured materials.
This special symposium is dedicated to the seminal research contributions of Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, winner of 2014 INSTITUTE OF METALS LECTURE AND ROBERT FRANKLIN MEHL AWARD in the field of materials science and engineering, and to his leadership in materials science worldwide through professional societies and the National Science Foundation. Professor Narayan is the John C. C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. He also holds the Distinguished Visiting Scientist appointment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.