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April 21, 2009

Serdar Benderli ’09 Takes First Place at Undergraduate Research Conference

He also published a paper in the international technology journal Electronic Letters

Serdar Benderli ’09 (Antalya, Turkey) presented his honors thesis and took first place at the IEEE Student Activities Conference for the midatlantic region held this month at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He also published a paper based on his research in the international technology journal Electronic Letters put out by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. It is a leading authority in areas such as aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

Electronics Letters is a bi-weekly publication that communicates new developments in the interdisciplinary field of modern electronics and electrical engineering. The paper “On SPICE macromodelling of TiO2 memristors” was published in the March 26 edition.

Benderli’s thesis looks at possible new uses for memristors, electrical devices that can “remember” changes in current passing through them by changing their level of resistance. This helps improve the performance of devices as they are scaled down to smaller and smaller sizes. Benderli, an electrical and computer engineering major and an economics and business graduate, is working on the research under the guidance of Todd Wey, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

The research is exploring new topologies (the shapes of local-area networks or other communications systems) where memristors may prove to be useful. During the fall semester, Benderli created a model of a memristor, and he has been using the model to simulate and analyze other circuit topologies in a software environment.

After graduation, Benderli will be working as a software development engineer at Precision Filters Inc. in Ithaca, New York.

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