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Electrical Materials

We work to understand the behavior of electrons in materials and how it allows us to make faster computers and high throughput brain-machine interfaces.

Our department is deeply engaged in investigating advanced materials with exceptional electrical properties. Our research covers a wide spectrum of electrical materials with unique characteristics, ranging from semiconductor nanowires and dielectric thin films to conducting polymers and microelectrode arrays. Keeping up the performance of electronic devices as they approach very small dimensions is the key to extending Moore’s law for high-speed computation devices. Electrode materials with small footprint are the fundamental building blocks of nanobioelectronics for interrogation and modulation of electrical signals in the body. Current research includes bulk crystal growth, organic semiconductors, thin film and nanostructure growth, flexible electronics, and bioelectronic interfaces.

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Guosong Hong

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Aaron Lindenberg

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Photon Science

Paul McIntyre

Rick and Melinda Reed Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Evan Reed

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Alberto Salleo

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Andrew Spakowitz

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics

Shan X. Wang

Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)