George Tulevski: The next step in nanotechnology
George Tulevski - Materials scientist
IBM's George Tulevski wants to use carbon nanotubes to revolutionize microchip design. Full bio
building a statue,
of describing it when he said,
has a statue inside of it,
of the sculptor to discover it."
in the opposite direction?
together to form a statue.
a statue from a pile of dust
of these particles to come together
I work on in my lab.
fascinating little objects.
was a nanoparticle,
of this entire room.
we call nanotechnology,
how it is going to change everything.
to be working in nanotechnology.
happening all the time.
pouring in from funding agencies.
of physics that govern ordinary objects,
that you can precisely tune their behavior
small changes to them,
a handful of atoms,
you felt like you could make anything.
generation of graduate students.
computers using nanomaterials.
and find and fight disease.
trying to make an elevator to space
from computing to medicine.
really important work.
that science into new technologies --
that could actually impact people.
them so interesting --
a statue out of a pile of dust.
that are small enough to work with them.
it wouldn't really matter,
place millions of particles together
and all of the excitement
promise and excitement.
no new types of computing.
that's a really important one.
to go on indefinitely.
to pack more and more devices
that gives us this incredible pace.
that sent three men to the moon and back
greatest computer of its day,
as your smartphone --
and just toss out every two years,
that your smartphone does.
get through the first two minutes
if you're lucky --
it's not gradual.
if you compare a technology
to keep this progress going.
10, 20, 30 years from now:
over the last 30 years.
may not last forever.
like speed and performance,
always been able to do,
and our group's mission
by employing carbon nanotubes,
provide a path to continue this pace.
of carbon atoms,
that small size,
just outstanding electronic properties.
if we could employ them in computing,
improvement in performance.
technology generations in just one step.
the ideal solution.
to solve your problem."
into that double-edged sword.
that's impossible to work with.
just to make one single computer chip.
it's like this undying problem.
that needs to be done?"
it would make her upset.
to make this a success?"
that the statue has to build itself.
billions of these particles
into the technology.
They have to do it for themselves.
and this is not trivial,
this is not that alien of a problem.
and there's examples everywhere --
that use proteins --
architectures with extreme diversity.
just hacking away.
molecule by molecule,
that we can't even approach.
for hundreds of millions of years.
to use the same tool that nature uses,
are about the same size as molecules,
to steer these objects around,
that goes into the pile of dust,
literally billions of these particles
we need to build circuits.
that are many times faster
to make using nanomaterials before.
and gets more precise.
within a handful of years --
of those original promises.
that my group is really invested in,
in renewable energy, in medicine,
to move towards the nano.
are going to need new tools --
That's the point.
once you develop these new tools,
can pick them up and use them,
on the promise of nanotechnology.
I appreciate it.
About the speaker:George Tulevski - Materials scientist
IBM's George Tulevski wants to use carbon nanotubes to revolutionize microchip design.
Why you should listen
George Tulevski researches nanomaterials and develops new methods to utilize these materials in technologically relevant applications. He is currently a Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Dr. Tulevski's current work includes advancements in carbon nanotubes that can be used in next-generation computer processors, flexible electronics and sensors. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 40 patents. In addition to his research, Tulevski teaches tomorrow’s nanoscientists at Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D.
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