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Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic 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.

Related People

Paul McIntyre

Rick and Melinda Reed Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Photon Science

Alberto Salleo

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

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)