The Thirteenth U.S.-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology: 
Neuromorphic computing and Water & Energy Sustainability

Seoul, Korea, September 26 & 27, 2016


General Information









M.S. Jhon
Carnegie Mellon University

Ahmed Busnaina (U.S.A)
Northeastern University

J.W. Lee (Korea)
Hanyang University

September 25, 2016 (Sunday) : Welcome Reception



Welcome Reception (Orchid Room)

September 26, 2016 (Monday), Universal Room at Belle-Essence Hotel

Opening Session

Jo-Won Lee /
Myung S. Jhon) 




Welcoming Remarks
  •Mijung CHOI, Director of Convergence Technology Division, Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning
  •Mihail ROCO, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation


Keynote Speeches
KiBum KIM, Korea Nanotechnology Research Society and Seoul National University
 -Introduction of the 4th National Nanotechnology Initiative Program of Korea(NNI-K)  
Mihail ROCO, National Science Foundation
Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges in the United States


Coffee Break

Session I

Brain like
Device & Sensor


KiBum Kim /
Elias Towe)

TS 2 Group Discussion in Jade Room



Byoung Hun LEE, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
 - Brain Inspired Semiconductor Device Technology

Elias TOWE/Maysam CHAMANZAR, Carnegie Mellon University
 - Implantable High Density Neurophotonic Interfaces

Byung-Gook PARK, Seoul National University
 - Synaptic Devices and Neuron Circuits for Neuron-Inspired NanoElectronics (NINE)

Philip WONG, Stanford University
 - The N3XT Technology for Brain-Inspired Computing

Changhwan CHOI, Hanyang University
 - 3D Integration Platform Development for Neuromorphic Device System

Kaushik ROY, Purdue University
 - Efficient Neural Computing Enabled by Magneto-Metallic Neurons and Synapses

Joohyun LEE, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute
 - Technology Issues to Realize Vision Perceptual Intelligence on Chip

Pinaki MAZUMDER, University of Michigan
 - Brain-like Computing Using Emerging Technologies


Luncheon & Poster notice

Session II

Water & Energy Sustainability

Hak Min Kim /
Ahmed Busnaina)

TS 1 Group Discussion in Jade Room



Soon-Yong Kwon, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
 - Single-Crystalline Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanostructures for Energy Applications

Ahmed BUSNAINA, Northeastern University
 - CNT-based Electrode Architectures for Enhanced Lithium Ion Battery Performance

Yun Jung LEE, Hanyang University
 - Reduced Graphene Oxide as an Efficient Platform for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Yung Joon JUNG, Northeastern University
 - Engineering Carbon Nanostructures and Architectures for High Performance and Multifunctional Electrodes


Coffee Break

Session II

Water & Energy Sustainability

Byung Hun Jeon /
Mamadou Diallo)

TS 1 Group Discussion in Jade Room



Seung-Hyun KIM, KyungNam University
 - Water-Energy Nexus: hybrid of brines and impaired freshwater

•Mamadou DIALLO, California Institute of Technology
 - Mixed Matrix Membranes with In-Situ Synthesized Dendrimer Particles: Preparation, Characterization and Application to SusChEM

Sang-hyup LEE, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
 - Convergence Strategy of Nano-technology to Water Treatment Technology in KOREA: Nano Catalytic Adsorbent Material Development for Water Treatment

Pedro J. ALVAREZ, Rice University
 - Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment

Byung Hun JEON, Hanyang University
 - Recent Progress in Microalgal Biomass Production Coupled with Wastewater Treatment for Biofuel Generation

Olgica BAKAJIN, Porifera
 - Development of Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Commercial Applications: Status and Lessons Learned



Banquet / (4F Opal Room in Belle-Essence Hotel)

September 27, 2016 (Tuesday)
Universal Room at Belle-Essence Hotel

Poster Session

Jo-won Lee /
Myung S. Jhon)



Doo Seok Jeong, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
 - Leaky Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Circuit Based on Floating-Gate Integrator

Shimeng YU, Arizona State University
 - Impact of Non-Ideal Resistive Synaptic Device Behaviors on Neuromorphic System Performances

•Min-Woo KWON, Seoul National University
Spiking Neural Networks with Unsupervised Learning Based on STDP Using Resistive Synaptic Devices and Analog CMOS Neuron Circuit

Maysam CHAMANZAR, Carnegie Mellon University
 - Implantable High Density Neurophotonic Interfaces

•Kyungjun KIM, Hanyang University
Neuromorphic using the Phase Change Device

Jae-sun SEO, Arizona State University
 - Neuro-Inspired Processor Design for On-Chip Learning and Classification with CMOS and Resistive Synaptic Devices

•Kibong MOON, Pohang University of Science and Technology
RRAM Based Analog Synapse Device for Neuromorphic System

Shreyas SEN, Purdue University
 - Analysis of Digital and Mixed-Signal Neurons for Efficient Neuromorphic Computing

•Jae Hwan CHU, Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology(UC Santa Babara)
Highly Conductive and Environmentally Stable Organic Transparent Electrodes Laminated with Graphene

Manish KUMAR, Pennsylvania State University
 - Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for Separations

•Hee-Ro CHAE, Seoul National University
Graphene Oxide Embedded Reverse Osmosis Membrane in Both Active and Support Layers

•Rachel FORD, California Institute of Technology
 - Polymeric Particle Growth in Mixed Matrix Membranes: Using USANS to observe Transient Phenomena in Casting Solutions

•Jinsung KWAK, Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology
 - Engineered Flexible Conductive Barrier Films for Advanced Energy Devices

Wonyup SONG, Carnegie Mellon University
Multiscale Modeling of Membrane Distillation

•Manki CHO, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Osmotically-Driven Membrane Processes for Sustainable Water Reuse and Resource Recovery: Exploration of Branched Polyethyleneimine as Osmotic Agent

•El-Sayed Salama, Hanyang University
Repeated-Batch Fermentation of Microalgal Biomass Utilizing Immobilized Yeast Cells for Bioethanol Production

Q&A and Wrap up


Coffee Break

Discussion /
Working Groups


Group Discussion Workshop
- Group 1 : Neuromorphic Computing
Group 2 : Water & Energy Sustainability



Wrap up Discussion & Recommendations


Workshop Report


Draw-up Recommendations to the Governments


Poster Award Presentation


•Signature of Overall Summary and Recommendations
•Closing Remarks