Overview of the MSC nano/molecular electronics Group

The focus of the MSC nano/molecular electronics group is the investigation, prediction and design of nano/molecular electronic device processes from first principles. Our current efforts focus on the designs of novel materials applied in the ultimate CMOS electronics device or assembled molecular electronic devices. These  materials include metals, semiconductors, dielectric materials and so on. To achieve critique requirements of unique properties with 0.6-10nm resolutions, we carried out accurate multiscaled simulation ranging from first principles to continuum model in order to rationally design the novel materials with desired properties.

Projects in the nano/molecular electronics group are most often centered on predicting nanoscaled transport properties such as electron, thermo, mass etc transportions, with the philosophy that a fundamental understanding of the physical properties will enable the rational design of a desired structural composite or functionalized molecule. 

While a rational design is achieved, we will start iterative procedure with experimental collaborators to fabricate practical materials systems.  Our current collaborators are both in industrial (e.g. Intel) or in academic (e.g. Prof. James R. Heath,Caltech; Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, UCLA; Prof. Rick Kiehl, U. Minneseto; Prof. Ned Seeman, NYU; Prof. Mark E. Davis, Caltech; Prof. Yushan Yan, UC riverside).

Although the emphasis of the MSC nano/molecular electronics group is on fundamental science, investigations often reveal unexpected discoveries. Members of the group are encouraged to explore interests at device design and collaboration with experimentalists to demonstrate novel concepts.

More information on the various nano/molecular electronics projects can be found in the projects section.