Solid-State Electronics

Dive into the cutting-edge world of Solid-State Electronics research, where we explore and develop nanoscale materials and devices to meet the growing demand for high-performance microelectronics. Our work aligns with the latest trends in solid-state electronics, incorporating non-traditional materials and harnessing quantum effects to enhance device performance. From investigating transport and optical phenomena in ultra-small devices to creating innovative transistors, memories, and solar cells, our research encompasses a broad spectrum. As a prospective undergraduate student, you'll have the opportunity to be part of our exciting programs, closely linked to the state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Facility and the National Institute for Nanotechnology. These facilities provide access to cutting-edge nanofabrication and characterization tools and powerful computational resources. Join us in pushing the boundaries of solid-state electronics and shaping the future of technology.

Current research:

  • wide bandgap, narrow bandgap, and amorphous materials for optical, ultra-low-power digital, ultra-high-frequency THz, and high-efficiency electronics
  • carbon-based transistors (carbon nanotubes and graphene) and III-V transistors using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) approach and the Boltzmann transport equation (BTE)
  • electron spin and magnetic-field effects in nanowires
  • high density, spin-based nanoscale memory circuits
  • fundamental charge-transport and nanoscale phenomena (characterization and modeling of charge transport in one-dimensional semiconductor structures; excitons; charge-transfer processes at dye semiconductor, quantum-dot-semiconductor, and dye-quantum-dot interfaces)
  • nanostructured semiconductors