Neuroprosthetic materials and devices: chemistry, device physics, fabrication and testing in biological systems. Minimally invasive neural stimulation.
Collaborators T. Equi, FCRP Materials, Structures, and Devices Focus Center, Executive Director L. Wei, Post-Doctoral Fellow S. Rakheja, Post-Doctoral Fellow…
Molecular electronics, integration of biological materials and conventional electronics, electrical and exciton transport in organic materials, energy transfer, metal-organic contacts, low energy transistors
Superconductive nanodevice physics and applications; nanofabrication methods, processes, and tool-development for application to quantum computing, electron and photon emission, and single-photon detection.
Design for manufacturability (DFM) of processes, devices, and integrated circuits. Characterization and modeling of variation in semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing, with emphasis on chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP), electroplating, plasma etch, and embossing processes. Statistical modeling of spatial and operating variation in advanced devices and circuits.
Sensing, display, user interface, and computation for consumer electronics applications, particularly self-organizing ecosystems of devices. Advanced data representations for multimedia.
Physical properties of organic and organic/inorganic nanocrystal composite thin films and structures, and development of nanostructured electronic and optoelectronic devices. Applications of nanostructured materials in large-scale technologies.
Design of digital integrated circuits and systems. Energy efficient implementation of signal processing, communication and medical systems. Circuit design with emerging technologies.
Numerical techniques: uncertainty quantification for high dimensional parameter spaces; Green function specific and basis function specific integral equation solvers for complex systems; Parameterized model order reduction for linear and nonlinear dynamical systems with preservation of physical properties. Applications include simulation/modeling/robust optimization for: nano-devices (cmos mems resonators, silicon photonic devices, analog RF circuits and inductors),human cardiovascular circulatory system, and high resolution parallel transmission Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems.
Compound semiconductor transistor technologies for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications. Nanometer-scale III-V compound semiconductor transistors for future digital applications. Reliability of compound semiconductor transistors. Technology and pedagogy of online laboratories for engineering education.
Carbon nanostructures including nanotubes and graphene
Dirk Englund focuses his research on developing scalable semiconductor quantum information processing devices and systems, quantum enhanced sensors, and nanophotonic and electro-optic devices.
Nanophotonic and acoustic materials and devices; physics, nanofabrication, instrumentation
Materials and devices: lattice-mismatched materials, III-V’s, IV’s, dielectrics; deposition including MOCVD; innovation and commercialization
Compound semiconductor heterostructure devices and physics. Optoelectronics: laser diodes, photodiodes, quantum effect devices, and optoelctronic integrated circuits. Monolithic heterogeneous integration. µ-scale thermophotovoltaics.
Nanofluidic / Microfluidic technologies for advanced biomolecule analysis and sample preparation: cell and molecular sorting, novel nanofluidic phenomena, biomolecule separation and pre-concentration, seawater desalination and water purification, neurotechnology
Semiconductor devices. Fabrication and device physics of silicon-based heterostructures and nanostructures. High mobility Si and Ge-channel MOSFETs, nanowire FETs, novel transistor structures, silicon based photovoltaics, and silicon-germanium photodetectors for electronic/photonic integrated circuits.
Physics and applications of millimeter-wave, terahertz, and infrared devices.
Energy harvesting, PZT MEMS, MEMS by ink jet printing, carbon nanotube assembly, nano-enabled energy devices,
Synthesis, characterization and applications of carbon-based nanomaterials (nanotubes and graphene) and other inorganic nanomaterials.
Analysis, design and control of electro-mechanical systems with application to traditional electromagnetic actuators, micro/nano-scale actuators and sensors (MEMS), and flexible structures.
Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, with a particular emphasis in data conversion circuits in scaled CMOS.
Collaborators A. Amon, MIT M. Kirschner, Harvard T. Jacks, MIT K. Ligon, DFCI P. Mallick, USC D. Sabatini, MIT M….
VLSI architecture. Emphasis on interrelationship among applications, systems, algorithms, and chip architectures. Major application fields include intelligent transportation systems, video, and multimedia.
Fundamental studies of nucleation, polymorphism, impurity-crystal interactions, novel separation methods, continuous crystallization and industrial applications.
Design, fabrication and characterization of novel electronic devices in wide bandgap semiconductors and graphene; polarization and bandgap engineering; transistors for sub-mm wave power and digital applications; new ideas for power conversion and generation; interaction of biological systems with semiconductor materials and devices; transistors based on nanowires two dimensional materials.
On-chip networks; Parallel architectures, mobile computing
Power electronics and energy conversion, electronic circuit design, control. Applications to industrial, commercial, scientific, transportation, biomedical, communications and energy systems.
Research Staff J. Orcutt, Res. Sci. G. Singh, Post-doc. Assc. Graduate Students S. Goh, Res. Asst., DMSE K. Mehta, Res….
Electronics and integrated circuit design and technology; technology intensive integrated circuit and systems design, with application toward medical electronic devices and wireless communication emphasizing analog signal processing and RF integrated circuits.
Processing and property optimization of thin films and nanostructures for applications in electronic , micorelectromechanical, and electromechanical devices and systems. Interconnect and device reliability.
Charge, heat, and excitonic energy transport in nanostructured materials and devices. Ultrafast and nonlinear optical spectroscopy & imaging. Nanomaterials process engineering, with particular emphasis on colloidal quantum dots (semiconductor nanocrystals).
Energy related materials, micro-fuel cells, solar assisted water splitting, resonant and chemoresistive sensors, solid state ionics, thin film transistors, MEMS structures and devices.
Micro- and nano-enabled multiplexed scaled-down systems for space, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and analytical applications. Carbon nanotubes, silicon carbide; electrospray, electrospinning, field emission, field-enabled ionization; electrical and chemical nanosatellite propulsion, plasma sensors, portable mass spectrometry, high-voltage 3D MEMS packaging, x-ray sources, tactile displays and sensors, ultracapacitors.
Microtechnology for basic cell biology, applied cell biology, and human health; Microsystems for stem cell biology;
Heat and mass transport at the micro- and nano-scales, nanoengineered surfaces, and thermal microdevices for applications in thermal management, solar thermal energy conversion, and water desalination.
Nano-engineered composites; nanocomposites; nanostructure synthesis and characterization, MEMS Power Devices and Energy Harvesting; Advanced Composite Materials and Systems; Structural Health Monitoring (SHM); Fracture, Fatigue and Damage Mechanics; Durability Modeling/Testing; Finite-Element Modeling; Structural Response and Testing; Buckling Mechanics