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Gerhard Klimeck

14. May 2013 - Short Course on nanoHUB

Short course title: Introduction to - online simulation and more
Presenter name: Gerhard Klimeck
Contact information: gekco(at)


If you had access to interactive modeling and simulation tools that run in any browser, could you introduce interactive learning into your classes? If you had easy access tools, which need no installation, could you use them to help guide your experiments? If you did not have to worry about compute cycles, would you benchmark your own tools against other state-of-the-art approaches? If you had your own tools and could easily share them with the community, would you do it?

This short course will provide an overview of these processes and their impact as they are supported on today. If you have never been on, learn how it might help you; if you have used it, learn about new and upcoming features and share your story with the nanoHUB team and other participants.

Annually, nanoHUB provides a library of 3,000+ learning resources to 240,000+ users worldwide. Its 260+ simulation tools, free from the limitations of running software locally, are used in the cloud by over 12,000 annually. Its impact is demonstrated by 960+ citations to nanoHUB in the scientific literature with over 8,000 secondary citations, yielding an h-index of 45, and by a median time from publication of a research simulation program to classroom use of less than 6 months. Cumulatively, over 14,000 students in over 760 formal classes in over 185 institutions have used nanoHUB simulations. is a virtual nanotechnology user facility funded by the National Science Foundation and supports the National Nanotechnology Initiative with a highly successful cyber-infrastructure. has been supported by the NSF for the past 10 years and funding has just been awarded for another 5 plus 5 years.

Figure 1. (a) nanoHUB user map in the year 2011 superposed on NASA’s world at night. Red circles designate users viewing lectures, tutorials, or homework assignments. Yellow dots are users of simulation. Green dots indicate authors of over 720 scientific publications citing nanoHUB. Dot size corresponds to the number of users, and lines show author-to-author connections proving intense research collaboration networks. (b) U.S. enlarged. (c) a collage of typical nanoHUB interactive tool sessions and 3D-rendered interactively explorable results (quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanowires).

Presenter bio:

Gerhard Klimeck is director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. His research interest is the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, bridging the gap between material science and device engineering, and impact studies through science gateways. He is a fellow of the IEEE, American Physical Society, and the Institute of Physics. His over 320 peer reviewed papers resulted in a citation h-index of 39 on Google Scholar.


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