GIGA Review Meeting – Thursday, August 23, 2012

On August 23rd, 2012, MIT will host a review of the DOE-sponsored GaN Initiative for Grid Applications (GIGA) program. The members of the GIGA program and DOE National Laboratories are invited to attend the meeting.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Vassar Street, Building 34, Room 401 B (for directions, please click here)


The registration is now closed.

Hotel Information

This hotel is near the MIT campus and less than 10 minutes walk from the Meeting venue. Please use the following hotel link to make your room reservation: Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse. For reservations, go to – book a room – reservation wizard – type in dates –  Space is limited so reserve a room today.

To make a reservation by telephone call 1(866)556-1300 or 1(617)577-1300 and use the reservation code: MIT (for government employees only).

You can find additional options for hotel accommodation in the Boston/Cambridge area here


The best way to get from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to MIT and the Kendall Hotel is by taxi. The ride takes approximately 20 min. and costs ~$25-40.
Parking in Boston and Cambridge is very limited and expensive.

Link to campus map with location of Building 34

How to walk from Kendall hotel to meeting location.


GaN Initiative for Grid Applications Agenda

(The following presentations below are password protected,  please contact Joseph Baylon at regarding access.)

8:50-9:00 Tomás Palacios (MIT) and Michael Soboroff (DOE): Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00-9:15 Douglas Carlson (M/A-COM): Program Overview/Goals- Team Perspective
9:15-10:00 Richard Molnar (MIT-LL): Nitride Materials Development for Power Electronics
10:15-10:45 Timothy Boles (M/A-COM): Manufacturing of GaN High Voltage HEMTs
10:45-11:30 Tomás Palacios (MIT): Advanced Device Technology
11:30-12:00 Robert J. Kaplar (Sandia National Lab.): Collaboration with GIGA program on GaN Device Characterization and Reliability
13:00-13:30 George W. Turner (MIT-LL): Concluding Remarks & Program Updates

GIGA program and DOE National Laboratories will host a dinner on Wednesday night, August 22nd 2012 starting at 6 pm at Legal Seafoods- Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.  Please click here for exact location. **Please note:  The dinner is restricted to the DOE National Laboratories and GIGA program members.


After the meeting, you will be able to find all presentations here.


For any questions regarding this review, please contact Mr. Joseph Baylon (