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Contact:

Univ. Prof. Dr.

Walter M. Weber

+43 58801 362 40

walter.weber@tuwien.ac.at

Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices Group:

 

Scientific Background:

Over the last decades, following Moore's law, the continuous downscaling of the Si based, planar integrated circuit technology has been the main driving force to increase switching speed and reduce power consumption as well as cost of ultra-scaled integrated circuits. However, challenges arising from implications of short-channel effects forced a shift of research efforts towards the integration of new materials, processes and device architectures. In this context, emerging distributed computing paradigms such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing extraordinarily stringent constraints on computing hardware performance that require both a beyond CMOS and "More than Moore" approach enabling efficient and low-power technologies for data-intensive tasks such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. Consequently, there is a significantly growing need for functional diversification as well as alternative computing and memory devices.

 

Mission Statement:

In the quest to push the contemporary scientific boundaries in nanoelectronics, the Weber group is focusing on a "More than Moore" approach extending device performances beyond the limits imposed by transistor miniaturization, enabling next generation energy efficient reconfigurable integrated circuits, targeting low supply voltages and a reduction of transistor count. Moreover, novel devices that fuse computing with non-volatile memory functionality are being conceived and advanced towards circuit enablement.

 

Group Members:

Prof. Walter M. Weber

Dr. Masiar Sistani

Raphael Böckle, BSc

 

Research Achievements:

Reconfigurable Electronics

 

Bottom-Up Nanowire Technologies for Printed Electronics and Biosensing

 

Ultrathin Body and Multigate Transistors for More Moore Electronics

 

Materials Screening and Charge Transport in High-k Dielectrics

 

Open Positions:

We are always looking for highly motivated bachelor, master and PhD students. The cross-disciplinary nature of the projects invites students with background in microelectronics, physics and material science. If you are interested in emerging nanoelectronic devices and their application on the nanoscale, please have a look at our bachelor and master classes and open positions in our group:

Link to bachelor and master classes

Links to open positions:

Open Msc. Position: Electrical Transport in Steep-Slope Schottky Ge-FinFETs

Open Msc. Position: Electrical and Optical Characterization of Ultra-Thin Ge Nanomembrane

Open Msc. Position: Investigation of Amorphous Ge Nanosheets for Bolometric Applications

 

To apply for a PhD or Postdoc position, please email a CV, a publication list and contact information of referees, as well as a short motivation letter to Prof. Walter M. Weber.