Nanoelectronics, Photonics and Microsystems

This program covers a large field of research in nanoelectronics, photonics and microsystems, starting from materials and devices and going into corresponding circuits and systems. Research is carried out in 16 different projects, involving 24 scientists. In the field of materials, the focus is in semiconductor nanostructures (quantum dots, nanowires, 2-D materials), as well as in dielectrics, organic and molecular materials, photonic and phoxonic materials etc. Fabrication processes include thin film deposition, chemical and plasma processes, as well as advanced patterning techniques for nanofabrication. The combination of the existing important expertise and know-how with the available infrastructure, which includes full silicon processing facility in clean room, electron beam lithography, micromachining, and advanced characterization methods, constitutes the basis for the development of advanced devices and microsystems. In the field of devices the current focus is in electronic memories, RF and mm-wave passive devices, sensors (including bio-sensors), and energy harvesting devices, including different types of solar cells. Microsystems include mechanical, thermal, optical microsystems, microfluidics etc.