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May 2, 2023

MIT engineers “grow” atomically thin transistors on top of computer chips

A new low-temperature growth and fabrication technology allows the integration of 2D materials directly onto a silicon circuit, which could lead to denser and more powerful chips.

Doctoral Thesis: Analog-to-Digital Converters For Secure and Emerging AIoT Applications

Ruicong Chen Abstract:  AI algorithms based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs), coupled with their high computational requirements, have stimulated the development of novel energy-efficient hardware. Analog neural networks

March 7, 2023

Ruonan Han named EECS Undergraduate Laboratory Officer

He succeeds Karl Berggren in the role, which involves long-term strategic planning and supervision duties for the EECS Department Teaching Laboratories (DTLs).

2023 marked the 19th year for the student-led Microsystems Annual Research Conference. Pictured is the 2023 graduate student committee with faculty leads. Front row, left to right: co-chairs Maitreyi Ashok and Jennifer Wang, Duhan Zhang, Matthew Yeung, and Aya Amer. Back row, left to right: MIT.nano Director Vladimir Bulović, Mansi Joisher, Beth Whittier, Will Banner, Adina Bechhofer, Kaidong Peng, MTL Director Tomás Palacios, and Jaidi Zhu. Not pictured: Patricia Jastrzebska-Perfect, Milica Notaros, Narumi Wong, and Abigail Zhien Wang.
February 28, 2023

Student-led conference charts the future of micro- and nanoscale research, reinforces scientific community

19th Microsystems Annual Research Conference reveals the next era of microsystems technologies, along with skiing and a dance party.

Doctoral Thesis: Graphene-based Biochemical Sensing Array: Materials, System Design and Data Processing

Mantian Xue Thesis abstract: Graphene and other two-dimensional materials have garnered significant attention as potential biochemical and chemical sensors due to their unique physical and electrical properties. However,

Tomás Palacios stands for a portrait.
December 14, 2022

Tomás Palacios named new Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL)

The Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) will now be helmed by a new director.

Doctoral Thesis: Current-Induced Dynamics of Easy-Plane Antiferromagnets

Pengxiang Zhang Abstract:  Antiferromagnetic memory devices are expected to be very fast, stable, dense and energy-efficient, making them promising for the next generation non-volatile random-access memory. However, in

Doctoral Thesis: GaN Electronics for High-Temperature Applications

Mengyang Yuan Abstract: Gallium nitride is a promising candidate for harsh environment electronics, thanks to its excellent material properties, which have given rise to high performance (room-temperature) transistors

Doctoral Thesis: Microscale Energy Transport in Lead Halide Perovskites

Roberto Brenes Abstract: Energy transport is of paramount importance for the operation and design of semiconductor devices. Lead halide perovskites, an emerging semiconductor for optoelectronic applications, exhibits significant