Materials Challenges for Memory

April 11-13, 2021 | Virtual Conference


The energy cost of storing and moving data is enormous, and is growing at such a rapid pace that within a few years the power demand may overwhelm some developed nations. Non-volatile memory (NVM) and neuromorphic computing are enabling critical advances in this area, but there are many scientific and technological challenges. This conference will cover the materials challenges of different memory technologies, from the fundamental processes and mechanisms, to industry perspectives on materials specifications and manufacturing.

Conference Program Organizing Committee

Chang-Beom Eom
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Editor, APL Materials


Jordi Sort
ICREA Research Professor, Department of Physics, Autonomous
University of Barcelona
Associate Editor, APL Materials


Stuart Parkin
Director, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics
Professor, Institute of Physics at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg Consulting Professor, Department of Applied Physics
Stanford University


Themis Prodromakis
Director of the Centre for Electronics Frontiers, Professor of Nanotechnology,
and EPSRC Fellow
University of Southampton

Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll
Professor of Materials Science, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Editor-in-Chief, APL Materials


Chiara Ciccarelli
Lecturer, Winton Advanced Fellow, and Royal Society University Research Fellow; Department of Physics
University of Cambridge


Giuliana Di Martino
Lecturer and Winton Advanced Research Fellow, Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy
University of Cambridge

Conference Sponsors



European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement number 861145.

EPSRC funding, grants: EP/S022953/1, EP/P027032/1, EP/P007767/1 and EP/T012218/1 (joint with Electrical Communication and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Scheme of NSF (USA).


Funding from the Chair in Emerging Technologies grant: CIET1819_24.

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