Nanodevices and microelectronic design and automation
Within the nano-devices and microelectronic design and automation areas we focus on research topics and applications from the micro-scale down to the nanometre scale to produce a wide range of novel devices, materials, hardware architectures and integrated systems. Our activities encompass engineering solutions from conception to design and fabrication.
Our research group is in a unique position to introduce new angles and transformational solutions to real-world problems, leveraging synergies from four main areas:
- Models, design and study of bio-inspired devices and systems
borrowing evolutionary and developmental solutions from the natural world to design and create new technologies.
- Fabrication and characterisation
of nanophotonic devices, magneto-optical nano-devices, biomolecular electronic devices, carbon nano-tubes, as well as deep sub-micron semiconductor devices.
- Standard cell design and optimisation
Standard cells are the building blocks that enable industry to formally specify and automatically generate large, complex designs, such as microprocessors.
- Reconfigurable electronic systems and design optimisation
with applications in performance optimisation and self-testing/self-healing electronic systems.