The Graphene Revolution: From Transistors to Synthetic Cells – A talk by Prof. Tomás Palacios (MIT)

On January 16, 2020, the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials center hosted a seminar by Prof. Tomás Palacios, with the title “The Graphene Revolution: From Transistors to Synthetic Cells”.

Palacios is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as the founder and director of the MIT MTL Center for Graphene Devices and 2D Systems, and Chief Advisor and co-founder of Cambridge Electronics, Inc.

Prof. Tomás Palacios during the lecture “The Graphene Revolution: From Transistors to Synthetic Cells”.

His research interests include the design, processing and characterization of new electronic devices based on wide bandgap semiconductors and on two-dimensional materials such as graphene, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and tungsten diselenide (WSe2). His work has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the IEEE George Smith Award, and the NSF, ONR, and the DARPA Young Faculty Awards. In his talk, Palacios reviewed some of the recent progress on the use of graphene and other two-dimensional materials for ultra-low power CMOS circuits, sensors and large area devices for energy harvesting.  He also presented a new generation of micro-systems that probe the limits of electronics.

Article provided by Federica Haupt (AMO)