Gerhard Klimeck

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Gerhard Klimeck
Born 15 March 1966[1]
Essen, West Germany
Residence United States
Nationality United States
Fields Electrical Engineering
Electron transport
Quantum mechanics
Institutions Purdue University
University of Texas at Dallas
California Institute of Technology
Alma mater Ruhr University Bochum
Purdue University
Known for Nanoelectronics

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.





  • Gerhard Klimeck (1999): Integrated Design and Optimization of Microelectronic Devices at NASA


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