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Integrated Electronics Systems Technology

Complex electronic systems are now everywhere (e.g. cars, planes, cellphones). There will be a continuing need to design and build such systems (electric cars, distributed power networks, bio-instrumentation, sensor networks, and information and communication systems) in an energy efficient way that can be scaled up in application space and scaled down in device size.

We are now capable of building things whose properties come from their structure (metamaterials, nanophotonics, nanostructures), and we are able to “design” materials starting from a set of desired properties. The use of these new materials and material properties to build new devices present many exciting opportunities for research.

Devices must be connected together to perform useful functions. Circuits that effectively utilize the devices in all application areas from information technology, bio-instrumentation, to sensors require advances in both digital and analog designs and an insightful understanding of the application environment. The interaction between devices and circuits is a fruitful area of research.

Integrated Electronics Systems Technology- MEMS, Sensor, Actuators

Nano electromechanical systems (NEMS), for applications ranging from chemical sensors to relays and logic devices. Design of MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes, electrostatic actuators, and microresonators. Thermoelectrics, interfacial engineering for NEMS/MEMS. Biosensors, magnetic biochips, in vitro diagnostics, cell sorting, magnetic nanoparticles, spin electronic materials and sensors, magnetic inductive heads, magnetic integrated inductors and transformers.

Integrated Electronics Systems Technology – Circuits

VLSI digital design, mixed-signal integrated circuit design, data converters, sensor interfaces. robust system design, VLSI design, CAD, validation and test, circuits for emerging nanotechnologies, silicon technology modeling both for digital and analog circuits, including optoelectronic/RF applications, bio-sensors and computer-aided bio-sensor design, wireless implantable sensors.

Integrated Electronics Systems Technology – Devices

New and innovative materials, structures, and process technology for nanoelectronics, energy, environment, and bio-medical applications. Silicon, germanium, and III-V compound semiconductor devices and interconnects for nanoelectronics. New device structures for scaling logic switches, transistors, and memories to the nanometer regime, 3-D ICs with multiple layers of heterogeneous devices, metal and optical interconnections, metal gate/high-k MOS, device layer transfer for 3D integration, nanowire devices, ab initio modeling of electronic materials for memory and logic devices, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoelectromechanical devices, novel memory devices, magnetic nanotechnologies and information storage. Nanofabrication and nanopatterning technologies, self-assembly for device fabrication.

Faculty

Amin ArbabianBill DallyRobert DuttonJames GibbonsMark A. HorowitzRoger T. HoweThomas LeeSubhasish MitraBoris MurmannYoshio NishiFabian Pease, Eric Pop, Piero Pianetta, James Plummer, Ada PoonKrishna Saraswat, Shan WangPhilip Wong,Simon WongBruce Wooley