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Bio Devices and Biomedical Engineering

Annelise E. Barron
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Molecular bioengineering for medicine and biotechnology

Steven G. Boxer
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry

Structure and function of biological systems

Kim Butts Pauly
Professor of Radiology

Magnetic resonance imaging technologies and applications

Ronald Davis
Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Genetics
Director, Stanford Genomic Technology Center

Whole genome analysis technology

Nanoelectronic Devices

James S. Harris
James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor of Electrical Engineering

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and nanolithography for unique compound semiconductor devices

Paul C. Mcintyre
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Nanostructured inorganic materials for electronics, energy and sensors: metal oxide/semiconductor interfaces, ultrathin high-k dielectrics, defects in complex metal oxide thin films, nanostructured Si-Ge single crystals

Subhasish Mitra
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Robust system design, VLSI design, CAD, validation and test, computer architecture and design for emerging nanotechnologies

Yoshio Nishi
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford Director National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, Research Director Center for Integrated Systems

Metal gate work function science and engineering, high mobility channel and transport, nanowire based memory, resistance change memory, vertical MOS devices, bio FETs, solar cells and dye sensitization

R. Fabian W. Pease

William Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering

Multi-axis electron beam lithography, surface characterization of negative electron affinity photocathodes, photonic a/d converters, lamellar crystallization of silicon for 3d ICs, shot noise in electron/ion beam lithography

James D. Plummer
Frederick Emmons Terman Professor of Engineering, Dean of the School of Engineering

Vertical transistor development, silicon/germanium device development, semiconductor device process modeling

Krishna Saraswat
Rickey/Nielsen Professor of Electrical Engineering

Scaling MOS transistors, 3-D ICs with multiple layers of heterogeneous devices, metal and optical interconnections, ultrathin MOS gate dielectrics, tools and methodology for simulation of etching, environmentally benign semiconductor manufacturing

H.-S. Philip Wong
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Nanoscale science and technology, semiconductor technology, solid state devices, and electronic imaging by exploring new materials, novel fabrication techniques, and novel device concepts for future nanoelectronic systems


Kenneth E. Goodson
Professor and Vice-Chairman of Mechanical Engineering

Heat transfer and energy conversion in nanoscale semiconductor devices, phase change memory, microfluidic heat sinks, and renewable-energy related technologies

Thomas F. Jaramillo
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Electrocatalysis for energy production, photoelectrochemical energy conversion

Michael D. McGehee
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics

Organic electronics, patterning materials at the nanometer length scale and developing materials for renewable energy and sustainability applications

Peter Peumans
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Organic solar cells, solar textile, photonic media for thermophotovoltaic and solar thermal systems, photon transport engineering, transparent conductors, expandable silicon, curved photovoltaic silicon retinal implants

Xiaolin Zheng
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Interfacing nano-scale science and technology, biology and energy conversion: synthesis and assembly of functional nanomaterials, elucidation of their fundamental properties

Fundamental Physics

Blas Cabrera
Professor of Physics

Cryogenic dark matter search

Kathryn Ann Moler
Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, Faculty Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Magnetic nanoprobes for fundamental experiments in condensed matter physics


Zhenan Bao
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Polymer and organic electronics and photonics

Fu-Kuo Chang
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Structural health monitoring, design of integrated structures, smart structures, design and damage tolerance of composites structures, multi-functional materials

Yi Cui
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Nanomaterials science and engineering: nanowire synthesis, nanostructure transistors, memory devices, energy conversion, electrochemical probe microscopy

Friedrich B. Prinz
Rodney H. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mass transport phenomena across thin membranes such as oxide films and lipid bi-layers

Shan X. Wang
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Magnetic nanotechnology, biosensors, spintronics, integrated inductors and information storage

Richard N. Zare
Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry

Reaction dynamics, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, microfluidics, absorption spectroscopy and supercritical fluidics

Micro- and Nano- ElectroMechanical Systems

Roger T. Howe
William E. Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering, Faculty Director of SNF

Surface-science and engineering of microstructural materials, coatings, and processes to enhance the capabilities and performance of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems

Thomas W. Kenny
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Micromechanical structures for accelerometers, infrared detectors, and force-sensing cantilevers, integrated packaging, inertial navigation, fundamental force measurements, experiments on bio-molecules, device cooling, bio-analytical instruments, and small robots

Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers, ultrasonic imaging and therapeutics, micromachined chemical/biological sensors, microfluidics and lab-on-chip

Beth Pruitt
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Microfabricated sensors and systems, mechanics in small scale systems, development of novel processes and devices for measuring nanoscale mechanical behavior

Nanotubes & Nanowires

Hongjie Dai
J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry

Carbon nanotube chemistry and physics, molecular electronics, semiconducting nanowires, surface science and functionalization

Photonics & Optoelectronics

Mark L. Brongersma
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoscale electronic, photonic materials and devices

Lambertus Hesselink
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Fundamental processes related to laser-matter interaction with novel applications in photonics and nano technology

David A.B. Miller
W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering

Optoelectronic materials, devices, and systems, work on ultrafast all-optical switches, optical interconnects, high-speed optical A/D converters, optical sensing, and optoelectronic devices

Olav Solgaard
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Micro-optical and nano-optical devices that combine MEMS, photonic crystals, integrated optics, and free-space optics

Joachim Stohr
Professor of Photon Science

Liquid crystal alignment, magnetic exchange bias, ultrafast switching, spin injection

Jelena Vuckovic
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Quantum and nanoscale photonics

Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering

Quantum dynamics in semiconductor nanoscale systems using ultrafast optical spectroscopy with semiconductor microcavities with artificial atoms (quantum dots or impurities) at low temperatures and high magnetic fields