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  • Prospective Grad Students (Fall 2020): please read this FAQ first
  • 2D Materials Researchers: please visit our new benchmarking webpage,

3 bitsWho we are: a research group led by Prof. Eric Pop in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Stanford University. Our group moved from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Stanford in the summer of 2013. We are located in the Paul G. Allen Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), also working in the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) and the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF). Our research is at the intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion, currently exploring topics such as:
  • Energy-efficient transistors, memory and integrated circuits
  • 2D materials (graphene, h-BN, MoS2, WSe2,...) and phase-change materials (GST, VO2)
  • Fundamental physical limits of current and heat flow, e.g. ballistic electrons and phonons
  • Applications of nanoscale energy transport, conversion and harvesting, e.g. thermoelectrics
Our work includes nanofabrication, characterization, and multiscale simulations. On-campus collaborations include Materials Science, Physics, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, and off-campus they range from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia Tech, UT Dallas, Univ. of Tokyo and Singapore (NUS), to Univ. Bologna and Poli Milano.

To learn about our work: for a broader introduction, see our press coverage. To learn about the technical details, read through our publications. Also see other materials linked above, like software (some on the nanoHub) and teaching.

poplab v-ball at crissy fieldTo join our team: first learn about our work, then:
  • Undergrads: get in touch with Prof. Pop or one of the lab members
  • Grads: please read the FAQ above before applying or contacting us
  • Post-docs: send your CV to:
Eric Pop
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Allen Bldg. Annex, Room 335 (parking directions, campus map, Google map)

70 nm MoS2 FET (C. English) graphene nanoribbon thermal properties (Bae & Li) 2D layers (Z. Li) probes graphene hot spot (MH Bae)

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