|Born||15 March 1966
Essen, West Germany
University of Texas at Dallas
California Institute of Technology
|Alma mater||Ruhr University Bochum
Gerhard Klimeck is a German-American scientist and author in the field of nanotechnology. The Director of nanoHUB, the Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he formerly supervised technical projects for NASA's Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of American Physical Society.
Klimeck received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Purdue University with a 4.0 GPA where he studied electron transport through quantum dots, resonant tunneling diodes and 2-D electron gases. His German electrical engineering degree in 1990 from Ruhr University Bochum was concerned with the study of laser noise propagation. He was a Principal member of the technical staff at California Institute of Technology in 2003 and a former Research Associate at the University of Texas at Dallas.
His worked in the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, parallel cluster computing, genetic algorithms, and parallel image processing. Klimeck developed the Nanoelectronic Modeling tool (NEMO 3-D) for multimillion atom simulations and continues to expand NEMO 1-D. Previously he was a member of technical staff at the Central Research Lab of Texas Instruments where he served as manager and principal architect of the Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO 1-D) program, the Central Research Lab transitioned to the Applied Research Laboratory of Raytheon. The suite of NEMO 1-D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN have been demonstrated to scale almost perfectly to 23,000, 8,192, and 22,720 cores on today's most advanced parallel computers in the world.
- U.S. 6490193: Forming and storing data in a memory cell
- U.S. 6667490: Method and system for generating a memory cell
- Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation (2010) CRC Press, ISBN 1420064835
- Klimeck won 9 NASA Tech Briefs from 2004–2007, various NASA Software and Space Awards and Dr. Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication 2002
- Gerhard Klimeck at Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Gerhard Klimeck at Mendeley
- Gerhard Klimeck at ScientificCommons
- Interview with Gerhard Klimeck
- Biography at National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors
- Gerhard Klimeck: Short Biography at Open Channel Foundation
- Gerhard Klimeck at Ohio State University
- Gerhard Klimeck: Conference Media Note in University of Michigan