DRC leadership recognizes the global pandemic may have long-lasting effects on face-to-face meetings. We anticipate seeing you in Santa Barbara, but be assured we will continue to comply with COVID-19 guidelines in 2021. A virtual or hybrid option will be considered if we find it to be the best—and safest—path forward. In the meantime, please visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date information on DRC 2021.

For almost eight decades, the Device Research Conference (DRC) has brought together leading scientists, researchers and students to share their latest discoveries in device science, technology and modeling. Notably, many of the first public disclosures of key device technologies were made at the DRC. This year marks the 79th anniversary of the DRC—the longest running device research meeting in the world. As we commemorate this meeting, the high-caliber technical sessions will be highlighted by plenary talks and invited talks by international research pioneers and leaders behind modern electronic technology.

The 2021 Conference will feature:

  • Informative, timely short courses in rapidly developing fields
  • Oral and poster presentations on electronic/photonic device experiments and simulations
  • Plenary and invited presentations given by worldwide leaders
  • Evening “rump” session
  • Strong student participation and Student Paper Awards

DRC will coordinate with the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC), which will be held during the same week, from June 23-26. This recognizes the strong interaction between device and electronic materials research and provides fruitful exchanges of information between attendees of both Conferences. For information on the 63rd Electronic Materials Conference, please visit the EMC 2021 website.

General Chair
Zhihong Chen, Purdue University

Technical Program Chair
Becky (R.L.) Peterson, University of Michigan

Technical Program Vice-Chair
Gregg Jessen, BAE Systems


Upcoming Conference

June 19-22, 2022
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

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Santa Barbara, California

On a beautiful coastal bluff, in a setting removed from urban pressures and distractions but vibrant with cultural and academic activity, the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), provided a stunning backdrop for DRC 2021. Learn more »

Exhibit and Sponsorships

Considered as one of the premier device conferences in the United States, the 79th Device Research Conference (DRC) will bring together leading scientists, researchers and graduate students from varied disciplines in academia and industry to share their latest research and discoveries in the field. We invite your organization to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser. Learn more »

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Special Thanks
MRS is a cosponsor of DRC 2021   Electron Devices Society Logo

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