GRAPHENE AND TWO DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS FOR NANOELECTRONICS – Research

The research covers the area of advanced materials for nanoelectronics and spintronics and evolves in three directions or research activities.

The first activity targets the most urgent needs in nanoelectronics technologies with the aim to impact edge intelligence by developing energy efficient embedded non-volatile memories for the IoT and neuromorphic computing.

The second activity targets 2D or layered metal (di) chalcogenide materials with large spin-orbit coupling and non-trivial topology such as topological insulators and topological Dirac and Weyl semimetals with the aim to explore the possibility to impact future spintronics and magnetic information processing and storage.

The third activity explores new ways of making graphene and graphene/2D heterostructures employing CVD growth on liquid or melted substrates targetting applications in nanoelectronics and catalysis.