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  • Prospective Grad Students (Fall 2021): please read this FAQ first
  • 2D Materials Researchers: please visit our new benchmarking webpage,

poplab v-ball at crissy fieldWho we are: a research group led by Prof. Eric Pop in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Stanford University. We are located in the Paul Allen Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), working in the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) and the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF). We are affiliated with the Stanford SystemX Alliance and the Non-Volatile Memory Technology Research Initiative (NMTRI).

Our research is at the intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion, exploring topics such as:
  • Energy-efficient transistors, data storage (memory), and thermoelectrics
  • 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
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 UIUC, UC Davis, Georgia Tech, UT Dallas, Univ. of Tokyo and Singapore (NUS), to TU Wien, 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.

To join our team: first learn about our work, then read this short blurb, whether you are an undergraduate student, prospective graduate student (read the FAQ too), or prospective postdoc.

Directions to our lab: Paul Allen Building Annex parking directions (PDF), 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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