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atom-to-Device Explicit simulation
Environment for Photonics and
Electronics Nanostructures


DEEPEN is coordinated by Tyndall National Institute (TNI) , which is the largest ICT-related research institute in Ireland. Tyndall covers a broad range of research capabilities in the areas of photonics, electronics and nanotechnology as well as related technological areas such as the interface between the Life Sciences and ICT. It has extensive experience in European projects, including full financial and administrative support for project coordination and management. Tyndall is represented in DEEPEN by the Photonics Theory and Electronics Theory groups.  Tyndall is responsible forthe overall coordination and management of the project, and leads the transport simulation activity (WP3) and the exploitation and impact work package (WP7).  Tyndall are also contributing to extracting empirical material parameters from first principles calculations in WP2, to the development of the simulation environment in WP4, and to the LED design and validation activities in WP6.

Prof. Eoin O'Reilly

Prof. Jim Greer

Dr. Stefan Schulz

Dr. Pedram Razavi

Dr. Ramzi Benchamekh

ETH Zurich the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, offers an inspiring environment to 400 professors, 4,300 researchers and more than 15,000 students and supports them with world-class infrastructure. Close to 200 spin-off companies were created out of ETH Zurich since 1996, showing evidence for its innovative power. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) 2012-13 ranks ETH Zurich #12 worldwide, being the best university outside the Anglo-American sphere. ETHZ is represented by the research group Nano-TCAD of the Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL). Research at ISL covers the relevant aspects in TCAD of nanoelectronics like simulation and modelling of devices, atomistic simulation techniques, and quantum simulation. In the project DEEPEN ETHZ is work package leader of WP2 (electronic structure calculations) and contributes to WP3 (transport models), WP4 (simulation environment) and WP5 (advanced CMOS design).

Prof. Andreas Schenk

Prof. Mathieu Luisier

Dr. Petr Khomyakov

Mr. Christian Stieger

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GMBH with its headquarters in Munich, is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA). Its headquarters for the Asia region is in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.

Dr. Alvaro Gomez-Iglesias

Dr. Matthias Sabathil

Dr. Ines Pietzonka

Dr. Martin Strassburg

Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) is a German research institute located in Berlin. It performs device-inspiring research as a lively symbiosis between materials science and solid state physics. The institute's mission is the exploration of epitaxial materials and new functionalities for future information technologies. Special emphasis lies on the fabrication and investigation of low-dimensional structures in semiconductors. PDI provides over 1500 m² of laboratory space, covering a broad range of expertise from epitaxial growth to device processing, microstructural investigation, spectroscopic analysis, and computational modeling. The institute works closely with partners from industry and academia, and actively engages in the transfer of its knowledge and technologies to society. It is part of Forschungsverbund Berlin and member of the Leibniz Association.

Dr. Lutz Geelhaar

Dr. Oliver Brandt

Mr. Felix Feix

Dr. Javier Bartolome

SYNOPSIS is a leading provider of Technology CAD (TCAD) solutions for the Semiconductor Industry. Synopsys Switzerland LLC currently employs about 50 people in Zurich, most of them highly specialized scientists working as software developers or application engineers. Its main customers are R&D and process integration departments of leading semiconductor manufacturers world-wide. Synopsys Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) offers a comprehensive suite of products that includes the industry leading process and device simulation tools, as well as a powerful GUI-driven simulation environment for managing simulation tasks and analysing simulation results. With the multidimensional device simulator Sentaurus Device, Synopsys offers a modern simulation tool which gives the user the flexibility of implementing new device simulation and circuit models via a physical model interface (PMI).

Dr. Axel Erlebach

Tiberlab is a spin-off of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", established in 2008. The mission of the company is to develop up-to-date, innovative software solutions aimed to the multiscale design and simulation of electronic and optoelectronic devices and nanostructures. The market offer is dedicated both to academic research groups and to electronics and optoelectronics industry. Tiberlab offers consulting services and end-user software. Our core product is tiberCAD, a multiphysics and multiscale software tool for design and optimization of innovative devices based on novel materials and technologies, such as quantum dot-based LEDs, nanowire FETs, III/V heterostructures, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The multiscale approach allows the concurrent solution of physical models on different length scales, from device level to atomistic detail. Our commitment is to assure that our software solutions are always physically grounded and up to date with the last developments of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.

Dr. Fabio Sacconi

Dr. Stefano Bellocchio