Technology & Devices
Logic and Memory devices: Beyond CMOS devices, MOSFET-like structures with steep subthreshold slope, MOSFETs with high-mobility channel materials; Optimization of junctions and contacts; Fundamental understanding of non-volatile memory cells; Two-terminal selection devices for memory arrays; Revolutionary SRAM and DRAM replacement solutions; Simulation/modeling for processes, materials, phenomena, and devices
Flexible and Organic Electronics: Materials and manufacturing processes for flexible electronics, Flexible transistors and ICs for logic computation, memory, displays, and analog and RF applications, Flexible sensors and actuators; reliability and thermal management of flexible electronics, Applications in displays, lighting, energy harvesting, storage, vehicular, robotics, wearable/implantable electronics.
Photovoltaics Nano-electro-mechanical Systems and Sensors: Photovoltaics using Organic, Crystalline Silicon, Amorphous, Nanostructured, Silicon Film, and Thin Film. Characterization and control of PV systems, Nano/bio-sensing and robots, Nano materials for NEMS, Nano fluidics.
Optoelectronics, Photonics and Compound Semiconductor Devices: Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based optical materials, 2-D materials beyond graphene, Linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of carbon-based and other 1-D and 2-D materials, Electronic and transport properties of ultrathin carbon films, Application of nanocarbon materials for lasing, Nanocarbon-based solar cells, Growth and related technologies, High-frequency and high-power devices, GaN and related semiconductors, Oxide semiconductors, Organic semiconductors and flexible materials.
SYSTEM LEVEL DESIGN
System-level design methodologies, processor and memory design, multicore systems, GPU design, on-chip communication architectures and networks-on-chip, performance analysis, defect-tolerant architectures, machine learning), : Hardware/Software co-design, embedded SoC, embedded multi-core systems, board-level hardware, hardware platforms for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices,Reconfigurable computing, FPGA architecture and FPGA circuit design, CAD for FPGA, FPGA prototyping, FPGA-based accelerators for cloud servers,Wireless sensor networks, low-power wireless systems, wireless protocols, wireless power delivery