Kaustav Banerjee, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara, and Director of the Nanoelectronics Research Lab, is spending the winter quarter of 2014 in Japan on an Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Banerjee and his research group are internationally recognized for their contributions in nanoelectronics. “Our current focus is on the use of low-dimensional materials such as graphene and other two-dimensional crystals to design high-performance, energy-efficient ‘green’ electronics,” explained Banerjee. “This prestigious fellowship with JSPS recognizes and supports our research in nanoelectronics, particularly in the area of 2D crystals.”
These atomically-thin materials could potentially revolutionize a number of scientific fields and also open new pathways in nanoelectronics, photonics and bioelectronics. Banerjee’s pioneering efforts in low power integrated circuits using key advances in nanomaterials, nano- devices and circuits, and design methods have played a role in steering the semiconductor industry’s research and development efforts.