Scientific Investigation + Software Development + Engineering Design
We are focusing our research activities in theoretical and computational nanosciences with engineering applications related to emerging semiconductor nanostructures, post-CMOS nanoelectronic devices and computing paradigms, and nanoenergy materials. Our current research topics include:
- First-principles DFT electronic structure calculations and quantum electron transport modeling
- Electro-thermal transport simulations, nanoscale heat transfer, and dissipation in nanoscale devices
- Energy applications: thermoelectric energy conversion and thermal devices
- Quantum-physical models of classical information processing in nanosystems
- Exploration of fundamental physical limits in nanoelectronic computing via physical information theory
- Fundamental studies of heat dissipation in nanoelectronic computing.
- real-time TDDFT calculations: applications to electronic spectroscopy and THz response of Carbon-based devices
- Large-scale numerical simulations, numerical algorithms and high-performance computing
Prospective students with a serious interest in these topics are encouraged to contact the appropriate faculty member in the Nanoelectronics Theory and Simulation Laboratory for information on potential research opportunities. Information on ECE Department at UMass Amherst and our graduate programs (including application procedures) can be found here.