We study the physics of nanodevices with the goal to apply them in the semiconductor industry. Miniaturization of device dimensions towards the nanoscale can offer clear advantages in terms of operation speed, device density and sensitivity. CMOS integration of nanomaterials is therefore expected to enable breakthroughs in computing, communication and sensing.
In particular we focus on the integration of 2D nanomaterials with CMOS in order to create novel electromechanical sensors. Since materials like graphene can be suspended as atomically thin membranes, they provide ultimate flexibility. This opens up the possibility to create sensors with unprecedented sensitivity.
The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft is a stimulating institute where a wide range of new phenomena, techniques and materials are studied. In our lab we try to apply and combine this expertise for the development of novel integrated nanodevices. This involves close collaboration with other research groups in the Kavli Institute and with the labs in the Molecular Electronics and Devices group. We keep close contacts with industrial scientists to benchmark our devices and assess their application potential.