Porod Named Editor-in-Chief for ENANO


Wolfgang Porod, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and director of the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano), has been named the founding editor-in-chief of the new Open Access IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO), a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.


Porod brings valuable expertise and experience — particularly in nanoelectronics, materials science and engineering, and research management — to this position as the new online journal will cover the whole range of topics in nanotechnology, including nanoscale materials; devices; circuits, architectures, and systems; nanofabrication and nanolithography; nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine; and computational nanotechnology.

A faculty member since 1986 with more than 300 scholarly papers to his credit, Porod’s research focuses on solid-state physics and its application to electronics, quantum devices, and architectures for nanoelectronics, reliability, degradation and breakdown, and the limits imposed by the laws of physics on computation. He is the co-inventor of the “quantum-dot cellular automata” concept, which is a unique way of representing information by electronic charge configurations at the molecular level, and is a pioneer in “nanomagnet logic,” one of the device technologies being pursued by the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative.

Porod is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has served as a distinguished lecturer for several IEEE societies. He has also served as associate editor on a number of other publications including the IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems II and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, as well as on the editorial boards of publications such as the Journal of Computational Electronics.

The University of Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) is one of the leading nanotechnology centers in the world. Its mission is to study and manipulate the properties of materials and devices, as well as their interfaces with living systems, at the nanoscale.

Originally published by Nina Welding at conductorshare.nd.edu on October 29, 2015.