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November 01, 2006

Professor Ed Schlesinger, Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 11-3-06

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Professor Ed Schlesinger is Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Research efforts being pursued by Professor Schlesinger center on the fabrication and modeling of a wide variety of optical devices. Much of this work is aimed at developing advanced read/write heads for optical data storage systems. Projects are centered on the development and detailed understanding of electro-optic laser beam deflectors, solid immersion lenses and near field scanning probe microscopy. In addition, optical microelectromechanical systems such as deformable mirror arrays, variable focal length lenses and guided wave optical systems are also being developed that may have application in optical data storage systems and other application areas.

Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded a six-year, $4.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create a new type of reconfigurable integrated circuit for chip manufacturers. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s new Center for Memory Intensive Self Configuring Integrated Circuits intend to create intelligent, self-repairing nanoscale chip designs and architectures. New technology will join mechanical probes with integrated circuits in a design that allows for their reconfiguration. In addition, these systems will allow for the inclusion of memory, storage and processing technologies with minimal additional cost to competitive global chipmakers.

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