Materials & Devices

Materials & Devices

 

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Electronic materials and the myriad devices made from them pervade our society, from processors to displays to power converters to wireless communication tools. At a basic level, researchers in electronic materials and devices enjoy making micro- and nanostructures with new functions, understanding their physics, and bringing them to applications. Sometimes, established materials need to be looked at in new ways. Other times, we need to understand the most fundamental aspects of unfamiliar materials. This understanding leads to diverse applications with broad use in nearly every sector of modern life.

Researchers in this department create nanotechnologies for electronics, optics, optoelectronics, magnetics, and biology. We develop new materials and device structures for manipulating and storing quantum bits of information for quantum computers. We study novel thin film semiconductors, with huge potential for solar energy conversion, displays, lighting, and large-scale flexible electronics for e-textiles. We also use photons produced by unique quantum cascade lasers to develop new methods for monitoring human health and the environment.

Faculty

Minjie Chen
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Stephen Chou
Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering
Nathalie de Leon
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tian-Ming Fu
Visiting Research Scholar
Claire Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Antoine Kahn
Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Paul Prucnal
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Network Security and Access (CNSA)
Barry P. Rand
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Alejandro Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of Education Program MIRTHE+
Kaushik Sengupta
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mansour Shayegan
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
James Sturm
Stephen R. Forrest Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Saien Xie
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials