University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graphene Electronics and Photonics

Dr. Tony Low


The emergence of new technology is often preceded by significant advances in materials. Recent discovery of a new class of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, with widely diverse electrical, mechanical and optical properties potentially presents such an opportunity. In particular, the well-known semi-metallic graphene, which possesses unique properties such as gate tunability, high carrier mobility, wide-band optical absorption and compatibility with silicon processing technologies has already been identified for range of electronic, optoelectronic and plasmonic applications. In this talk, I will review our recent efforts in the exploration of these devices, drawing upon both theoretical and experimental studies. Lastly, I will discuss how the combination of graphene with other 2D materials would further widen the possibilities of devices, and also recent effort in this nascent field.


Dr. Tony Low is currently a research scientist based at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His main research interest lies in the exploration of novel nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and plasmonics devices for applications in computing, information and energy, with recent focus on the two-dimensional material graphene. Tony has authored/co-authored more than 30 publications and has given invited talks and tutorials at related conferences and universities. He was previous recipient of fellowships from the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, IEEE Electron Device Society, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and the Singapore Millennium Foundation. He is also an industry assignee to the Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration (INDEX) and an industry-university liaison officer to the various Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) programs funded by the National Science Foundation.