Developing models and simulation software for device design and innovation on the nanoscale


Classical physics and drift-diffusion formalism were quite sufficient for the design and analysis of microelectronic devices. However, by reducing the dimensions of devices below today's 20 nm, and due to appearance of atomically thin 2D materials such as graphene, we come to a scale that requires an atomistic and completely quantum description of the operation of electron devices. By developing models and numerical simulation software, from Matlab scripts to parallel C/C++ CUDA programs, we enable explanations of existing and discovery of new phenomena in nanodevices, and innovation on the nanoscale for logic, analog, sensor and neuromorphic electronics of the future.