Silicon Nanotechnology in Adjacent Spaces: From Biosensing to Energy Harvesting

September 25, 2014
Mudd 833
Speaker: Davood Shahrjerdi, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, NYU-Polytechnic


In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest to apply scientific and technological advancements in the realm of materials, devices, low-power circuit design and wireless communication to adjacent spaces from biosensing to energy. As a result, “high-performance” flexible bioelectronics is emerging as a new promising class of electronics. Most notably, the vital components of such systems include mechanical flexibility, integrated sensors, energy harvesters, and low-power wireless communication devices and circuits. This talk will describe our research approach in utilizing silicon nanotechnology to tackle scientific challenges in the development of such new technologies. In particular, I will discuss our results on (i) nanoscale flexible circuits, and (ii) III-V based photovoltaic energy harvesters, which together form the basis of an energy-autonomous “high-performance” flexible electronic system.

Speaker Bio

Davood Shahrjerdi is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University. Dr. Shahrjerdi received his Ph.D. in Solid-State Electronics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2009 to 2014. He joined New York University within the Department of Electrical Engineering in the fall of 2014. His current research is centered on solid-state nanoelectronics, novel semiconductor materials and devices, and flexible electronics. He is the author and co-author of over 100 journal and conference papers. Additionally, he holds over 100 pending and issued patents. He is the recipient of several prestigious recognitions and awards including IBM Master Inventor (2013), journal of electronic materials best paper award (2013), IBM Research Division award (2012), and IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement award (2012).

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