The award selection committee credited the paper for being judged the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design of integrated circuits over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD
At the recently concluded 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), held in Austin, Texas, the executive committee of the conference presented the prestigious ICCAD 2015 Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Professor Kaustav Banerjee and ECE alum, Dr. Navin Srivastava.
For over 34 years, ICCAD has been the world’s premier conference devoted to technical innovations in electronic design automation. The selected paper that was published in the 2005 Proceedings of ICCAD is titled “Performance Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Interconnects for VLSI Applications.” The article’s co-author, Dr. Navin Srivastava, carried out his doctoral research in Professor Banerjee’s Nanoelectronics Research Lab and received the PhD degree in Spring 2009. He is currently an R&D engineer at Mentor Graphics Corporation, Wilsonville, Oregon.
The semiconductor industry has been looking for alternative interconnect solutions to replace copper due to their increasing resistivity and limited current carrying capacity. Professor Banerjee’s early work highlighting the prospects of carbon nanomaterials (including carbon nanotubes and graphene nano-ribbons) as interconnects and passives is now being pursued in many industrial R&D labs and research groups around the world.