Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices

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Scientific Background:

Over the last decades, following Moore's law, the continuous downscaling of the Si based, planar integrated circuit technology has been the main driving force to increase switching speed and reduce power consumption as well as cost of ultra-scaled integrated circuits. However, challenges arising from implications of short-channel effects forced a shift of research efforts towards the integration of new materials, processes and device architectures. In this context, emerging distributed computing paradigms such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing extraordinarily stringent constraints on computing hardware performance that require both a beyond CMOS and "More than Moore" approach enabling efficient and low-power technologies for data-intensive tasks such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. Consequently, there is a significantly growing need for functional diversification as well as alternative computing and memory devices.

Mission Statement:

In the quest to push the contemporary scientific boundaries in nanoelectronics, the Weber group is focusing on a "More than Moore" approach extending device performances beyond the limits imposed by transistor miniaturization, enabling next generation energy efficient reconfigurable integrated circuits, targeting low supply voltages and a reduction of transistor count. Moreover, novel devices that fuse computing with non-volatile memory functionality are being conceived and advanced towards circuit enablement.

Group Members:

Prof. Walter M. Weber, opens an external URL in a new window

Dr. Masiar Sistani, opens an external URL in a new window

Dr. Daniele Nazzari, opens an external URL in a new window

Lukas Wind, MSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Raphael Böckle, MSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Melisa Mustajbasic, BSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Kihye Kim, BSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Martina Bažíková, opens an external URL in a new window, BSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Özgür Demirkiran, BSc, opens an external URL in a new window

Andreas Fuchsberger, BSc, opens an external URL in a new window

News:

Group Weber news section

Research Achievements:

Reconfigurable Electronics

Bottom-Up Nanowire Technologies for Printed Electronics and Biosensing

Ultrathin Body and Multigate Transistors for More Moore Electronics

Press releases:

May 2022:

Top-down fabricated Ge based reconfigurable transistor, opens an external URL in a new window

December 2021:

"Revolutionäre" Transistoren der TU Wien sollen Prozessoren leistungsfähiger machen, opens an external URL in a new window

Intelligent transistor developed at TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window

October 2021:

Neue Nanostrukturen für die Quantenelektronik, opens an external URL in a new window

New nanostructure could be the key to quantum electronics, opens an external URL in a new window

Researchgate:

Link to the Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices Group Researchgate page, opens an external URL in a new window

Group Publications:

Link to TU Wien publication database, opens an external URL in a new window

Open Positions:

We are always looking for highly motivated bachelor, master and PhD students. The cross-disciplinary nature of the projects invites students with background in microelectronics, physics and material science. If you are interested in emerging nanoelectronic devices and their application on the nanoscale, please have a look at our bachelor and master classes and open positions in our group:

Link to bachelor and master classes, opens an external URL in a new window

Links to open positions:

MSc. position: Electrical Transport in Steep-Slope Schottky Ge-FinFETs , opens a file in a new window

MSc. position: Electrical and Optical Characterization of Ultra-Thin Ge Nanomembranes, opens a file in a new window

MSc. position: Investigation of Amorphous Ge Nanosheets for Bolometric Applications, opens a file in a new window

MSc. position: Device Integration and Electrical Characterization of Hyperdoped Ge-based Nanowires, opens a file in a new window

MSc. position: Investigation of the Transport Properties of Ultra-Thin Monocrystalline Al Nanosheets, opens a file in a new window

MSc. position: Passivation of Ge Surfaces for Next-Generation Nanodevices, opens a file in a new window

 

To apply for a PhD or Postdoc position, please email a CV, a publication list and contact information of referees, as well as a short motivation letter to Prof. Walter M. Weber.