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Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director
Ph.D. 1980 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; MSEE 1974 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; BEE 1973 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The physics of electronic devices, especially nanoscale transistors and novel devices for computing, communication, and energy conversion and storage. Lundstrom’s focus is on using theory, modeling, and simulation to explore new device approaches, understand the physics of devices, and to establish ultimate and practical limits of devices.
The Lundstrom group's work is directed understand and exploring devices though simulation. This work has led to a simple, conceptual model for nanoscale field-effect transistors that is now widely-used in the field. At the same time his group has pioneered the application of the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) approach to device simulation and used it to explore the ultimate MOSFET, III-V HEMTs and MOSFETs, carbon nanotube, semiconductor nanowire, and graphene transistors. Lundstrom's current interests are in applying the new methods developed to research on nanoelectronics for information processing devices to the field of nano-engineered devices for energy conversion and storage - solar cells, thermoelectric devices, etc.
Closely coupled to Lundstrom's research is an educational initiative called "Electronics from the Bottom Up." With his colleagues at Purdue, Datta and Alam, he is helping to establish a new conceptual and computational framework for nano-engineered electronics. Lundstrom is also the founding director of the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology, a six-university initiative with a mission to accelerate the evolution of nanoscience to nanotechnology by connecting those who develop simulations to those who use them to analyze experiments and design devices. The NCN's science gateway, nanoHUB.org provides online services for simulation, education,m and collaboration and now serves a community of more than 90,000 users each year.