February Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 2/12/20

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM — 01:30 PM

Exploiting 2D Materials for Smart Life

February Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 2/12/20

Next-generation electronics are needed to support the emerging Internet of Everything, with its promise of ubiquitous computing, sensing, and connectivity. However, it becomes increasingly difficult to meet the predictions of Moore's Law while satisfying energy-efficiency requirements. Atomically-thin two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, including molybdenum disulfide and tungsten diselenide, have remarkable properties that make them attractive for creating energy-efficient nanoscale electronic devices.

Our speaker, Professor Kaustav Banerjee from UCSB's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will highlight his lab's breakthrough developments in exploiting 2D materials to overcome fundamental bottlenecks in electronics--including transistors, sensors, interconnects, and inductors.

Professor Banerjee is one of the world's leading innovators in the field of nanoelectronics. He invented the Kinetic Inductor, using graphene to overcome a 200-year old Faraday-limit and pave the way for new ultra-compact wireless communication systems. An elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Banerjee also received an IEEE Technical Field Award for his pioneering contributions to 3D integrated circuits that are being widely commercialized by major semiconductor companies. In 2019, he was identified as one of the world's most influential scientific minds by Clarivate Analytics. More information about him and his research is available at: https://nrl.ece.ucsb.edu/


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