SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council


September 20: Electronic, Thermal, and Unconventional Applications of 1D and 2D Materials

TITLE: Electronic, Thermal, and Unconventional Applications of 1D and 2D Materials

Prof. Eric Pop, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering


Tuesday, September 20th, 2016  11:30 AM – 1:00  pm

Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA map

Admission FREE ($5 donation requested). Please register here.


One-dimensional (1D) materials like carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and two-dimensional (2D) materials like graphene have potential applications in low-power electronics and energy-conversion systems. These are also rich domains for fundamental discoveries as well as technological advances. This talk will present recent highlights from our research on CNTs, graphene, and MoS2. As an example, we used CNTs to enable the most energy-efficient phase-change memory (PCM) devices to date. We have also studied graphene from basic transport measurements, to the recent wafer-scale demonstration of analog dot product nanofunctions. We are presently evaluating the unusual thermal and thermoelectric properties of other 2D materials (like MoS2) which could lead to unconventional applications in energy harvesters and thermal circuits. Our studies ultimately reveal fundamental limits and new applications that could be achieved through the co-design and heterogeneous integration of 1D and 2D nanomaterials. For more info please visit http://poplab.stanford.edu.



Eric Pop (epop@stanford.edu) is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) at Stanford, where he leads the SystemX Heterogeneous Integration Focus Area. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign (2007-13) and worked at Intel (2005-07). His research interests are at the intersection of electronics, nanomaterials, and energy. He received his PhD in EE from Stanford (2005) and three degrees from MIT (MEng and BS in EE, BS in Physics). His honors include the 2010 PECASE from the White House, and Young Investigator Awards from the ONR, NSF CAREER, AFOSR, and DARPA. He is an IEEE Senior member, he served as the General Chair of the Device Research Conference (DRC), and on program committees of the VLSI, IRPS, MRS, IEDM, and APS conferences. In a past life, he was a DJ at KZSU 90.1 from 2001-04.


  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm – Adjourn
COST: FREE, but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of lunch

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