Posted May 10, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chenyun Pan won a best paper award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), which was held March 19-21 in Santa Clara, Calif. Mr. Pan is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and is advised by ECE Assistant Professor Azad Naeemi.
Mr. Pan’s and Dr. Naeemi’s paper–entitled "Device- and System-Level Performance Modeling for Graphene P-N Junction Logic"–presents the first comprehensive performance modeling and assessment at the device-, circuit-, and system-levels for graphene pn junction switches and offers important insights into the limits and opportunities of this emerging technology.
As CMOS scaling approaches its fundamental limits, it is critical to develop novel device technologies to augment or even replace the conventional Si CMOS logic. Graphene with its unique physical and electrical properties is considered a prominent candidate for this purpose. However, graphene is a naturally gapless material and virtually all efforts in opening a gap in its bandstructure negatively affect its excellent electron transport properties. Graphene pn junction devices rely on angular dependent electron transport at the pn junctions in graphene and do not need a bandgap to operate as a switch.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.