An Chen

Executive Director, Nanoelectronics Research Initiative

Dr. An Chen is on assignment from the IBM Corporation to serve as the Executive Director of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), and is based at the Almaden Research Laboratories in San Jose, California. The NRI supports university-based research on future nanoscale logic devices to replace the CMOS transistor in the 2020 timeframe.

An Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 2004. An started working on emerging memory technologies at Spansion LLC. In 2007, he joined AMD as a full-time assignee to the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) program with SRC. He continued working on beyond-CMOS devices with the NRI and STARnet programs at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, which separated from AMD in 2009. He is also a memory Tech Lead responsible for research collaborations with industry consortia and partners on emerging memories. Since 2011, An has been the chair of the Emerging Research Device (ERD) group of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). An has published 38 first-author and 7 co-author papers in peer-review journal and conference proceedings. He holds 16 issued U.S. patents and 4 pending applications. He has presented over 20 contributed talks and over 30 invited talks and panel discussions in conferences. He is the lead editor of “Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices” (Wiley, 2015) and has contributed chapters to four books. He is on the Advisory Boards of U. Nebraska Lincoln MRSEC center and U. Florida Nanoscale Security MURI program, and has also served in the Technical Advisory Board of several SRC programs and thrusts. An is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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