Gerhard Klimeck is the Technical Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering since Dec. 2003.  He was the Technical Group Supervisor for the Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group and continues to hold his appointment as a Principal Member at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a faculty part-time basis. His research interest is in the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, parallel cluster computing, genetic algorithms, and parallel image processing.  Gerhard developed the 3-D 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.  Dr. Klimeck received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Purdue University and his German electrical engineering degree in 1990 from Ruhr-University Bochum.  Dr. Klimeck's work is documented in over 90 peer-reviewed publications and over 140 conference presentations.  He is a member of IEEE, APS, HKN and TBP. More information about his work can be found at