Welcome to the Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits Lab

Our research is in the area of solid-state nanoelectronics fostering multiple collaborations with research groups from Materials Science and Engineering, Physics as well as Computer Science and Engineering.

The focus of our research group is the theoretical and experimental investigation of a new generation of functional materials, device architectures and circuit prototypes to improve the energy-latency product of advanced computing systems by several orders of magnitude, and also to accelerate the adoption of new computational models in the areas of intermittent computing, machine learning and graph analytics. Research projects are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Intel, Micron, Samsung, Qualcomm, TSMC and others.

The Nanosystems Laboratory pursues its research goals through first principles atomistic modeling of nanomaterials, non-equilibrium transport simulation, nanofabrication and characterization of device and circuit prototypes. We develop compact models for abstraction of emerging devices to explore circuits and system applications. All our experimental devices are built in-house using the Notre Dame Nanofabrication facility. Our nanosystems research focuses on: a) energy autonomous computing powered by ambient harvesters, b) brain inspired computing, and c) collective computing utilizing dynamics of coupled networks.