Tomás Palacios' Group @ MIT

Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Team

tomasProfessor Tomás Palacios

We enjoy developing completely new semiconductor devices for advanced electronic and biosensing applications. Our research group is growing fast and we are always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students. If you think, you may be interested in these topics, please send us an email and we can schedule a meeting where we will try to answer all your questions about our work.

  Program Coordinator
mtlmit_headshots_joseph_baylon-751 Mr. Joseph Baylon

Phone: 617-253-0987, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA Building 39-567  email:jbaylon at mit dot edu

 

Palacios Group Members
Graduate Students
Mr. Nadim Chowdhury received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from  Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.  His research focuses on using GaN in logic operation at sub-10 nm channel length. He is also interested in GaN based high speed devices, optoelectronics and nanosystems.

 

Mr. Jori Lemettinen, Visiting Student from Aalto University, Finland. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Aalto University in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate at Aalto Uni. Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, his research includes crystal growth, device fabrication, design and simulation with an emphasis on N-polar structures.
mtlmit_headshots_marek_hempel-158 Mr. Marek Hempel received his B.S and M.S from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2010 and 2013, respectively. For his Master’s thesis, he worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES on the trap reduction of transistors in the 28 nm HKMG technology. He has a strong background in semiconductor processing and cleanroom related works. Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate, his area of research involves the efficient of graphene onto flexible substrates using roll-to-roll transfer as well as exploring new applications for 2D materials devices in microscopic sensor platforms.
img_9729_final Mr. Cosmi (Yuxuan) Lin is pursuing a PhD degree in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Prior to joining the group, he received his B.S. degree in microelectronics from Tsinghua University, China. His current research interests include graphene-based image sensors for mid-to-far-infrared imaging, optoelectronics of transition-metal dichalcogenides, and synthesis and characterization of 2D heterostructures.
ayrtonmunoz Mr. Ayrton Muñoz received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2017. He is currently an M.Eng. candidate at MIT. His work focuses on simulation, fabrication and characterization of GaN power electronics.
Elaine_bio_photo Ms. Elaine McVay received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering at MIT in 2015.  She is currently working on 3D printing electronic two dimensional materials.  Her work has focused on large area applications of molybdenum disulfide and graphene.
Mr. Josh Perozek received his B.S. in Electrical Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. His research focuses on GaN device design and fabrication for RF applications.
Mr. Pao-Chuan Shih received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. His current research focuses on GaN nanostructure device design and fabrication for high frequency application.
Mr. Qingyun Xie received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2016.  His research focuses on GaN device design and fabrication for RF applications.
Ms. Mantian Xue is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.  She received her B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Material Science and Electrical Engineering. She worked on biodegradable medical devices on self-rolled-up membrane integrated with passive electronics.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Enginnering and Computer Science at MIT.  Her focus is developing semiconductor devices with novel 2D materials.
  Mr. Mengyang Yuan received his B.S. degree in Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics from Tsinghua University, China, in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His current research focuses on high temperature application of GaN based devices.
mtlmit_headshots_ahmad_zubair-120 Mr. Ahmad Zubair is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.  He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2011 and S.M. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2014. He interests are in the physics and application of semiconductor heterostructures with a focus on two dimensional materials and III-Nitrides.
Mr. Shang-Chun Lu is a visiting Ph.D. student in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his B.Sc degree and M.Sc degree in Physics and Nanoelectronics, respectively, from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 2010 and 2012. His research focuses on employing coupled NEGF and DFT methods to access 2D Materials/Nitrides based post-CMOS devices thereby accelerating device design, assessment, and prototyping.
Mr. Yuanchen Chu is a visiting Ph.D. candidate from the iNEMO group at Purdue University. He received his B.Sc degree in electronics engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, in 2013. His current research interests are in atomistic quantum simulation of post-Si transistors with a focus on 2D materials and III-Nitrides based tunnel FETs and ferroelectric FETs.
  MIT Undergraduates (UROP)
Ertem Nusret Tas is an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. He is working on graphene-based strain sensors and photodetectors with Cosmi Yuxuan Lin under the supervision of Professor Tomas Palacios. His research interests include applications and development techniques of 2-D materials, especially graphene. 
Jacob Pritzker is an undergraduate in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. His research focuses on the biosensing applications of graphene, as well as the use of machine learning in electronics design.
erik.koch Eric W. Koch is a freshman at MIT.  His research interests include processing and application of two-dimensional materials, especially molybdenum disulfide and graphene. (completed March 2016)
http://wmbetathetapi.celect.org/images/liboly/default_profile_image.png?1372871623 Hui Tang… UROP Student (completed Fall 2006)
http://wmbetathetapi.celect.org/images/liboly/default_profile_image.png?1372871623 Ryan Sheffler… VI-A student (Physics and EECS Department)

 

 

Alumni:
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Xu Zhang, MIT, Ph.D. 2018 Charles Mackin, MIT, Ph.D. 2018 Yuhao Zhang, MIT, Ph.D. 2018
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 Dr. Sameer Joglekar, IBM, 2017    Dr. Jie Hu, EPCC, 2018  Dr. Daniel Piedra, MIT, Ph.D., 2018   Dr. Noelia Vico Triviño, IBM, 2018 Dr. Hiro Okumura, 2018 Tsukuba University
Robert Lili Y    
Robert Radway
MIT, MEng. 2017
Dr. Lili Yu
MIT, Ph.D., 2017
Prof. Yonhua Tzeng, 2017  Dr. Amir Nourbakhsh, Micron, 2017
Dr. Min Sun, MIT, Ph.D., 2017
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Maddy Aby
MIT, MEng. 2015
Jordan Addison
MIT, B.S. 2015
 Dr. Sumitomo    Sumitomo Electronics Dr. Stephanie Rennesson CNRS-France
Dr. Marco de Fazio STMicroTech
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Prof. Jesus Grajal de La Fuente (UPM) Maximilian Prexl
Visiting Student
Dr. Puneet Srivastava
ADI
Dr. Sungjae Ha
PixelPlus(Korea)
Dr. Allen Hsu
SRI International 
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Prof. Taylor Barton   Univ. of Texas – Dallas Theresa Yeh 
Intel
Rachel Luo    
Graduate Student
Prof. Elison Matioli    EPFL (Switzerland) Prof. Alex Paschoal (UFC-Brazil)
Dong Seup Lee Feng Gao Mohamed Hyung-Seok Lee Tatsuya
Dr. Dong Seup Lee
Texas Instruments
Dr. Feng Gao
Goldman Sachs    
Dr. Mohamed Azize Research Scientist
Dr. Hyung Seok Lee
Samsung Korea
Dr. Tatsuya Fujishima
A.T. Kearney
Bin Lu
Benjamin Mailly
Mariko Medlock
Tadahiro Imada
Han Wang
Dr. Bin Lu
MIT Ph.D. 2013
Benjamin Mailly
EDF (Paris France)
Mariko Medlock
2012 MEng Student
Dr.  Tadahiro Imada
Visiting Scientist
Prof. Han Wang
USC
Will Chung
Kevin Ryu
Andrew Potter
Jose Maria Tirado Frederic Mieville
Will Chung
International Rectifier
Dr. Kevin K. Ryu (Lincoln Lab) Andrew Potter    Ph.D. Student
Jose Maria Tirado     Visiting Scientist
Frederic Mieville  Master’s Student
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Willie Huang (SMART-Singapore) Dr. Zhihong Liu (SMART-Singapore) Xing Weichuan (SMART-Singapore) Dr. Omair Saadat
MIT, Ph.D. 2014
Mr. Xu Zhao  EECS, MIT 2008
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Justin Negrete
Anika Huhn Ian Rust  Justin Wu