Aaron D. Franklin
Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and then spent six years on the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He is most widely known for his work on low-dimensional nanoelectronics with specific emphasis on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors, including device scaling, transport studies, and advanced integration approaches. While at IBM, Dr. Franklin was involved in many other projects with applications including photovoltaics, thin-film transistors, and supercapacitors. Dr. Franklin joined the Duke faculty in 2014.
Research in the Franklin group is focused on improving the performance and functionality of nanomaterial-enabled electronic devices. This includes high-performance devices from low-dimensional materials such as 2D crystals, carbon nanotubes, and nanowires. Also included is the low-cost realm of printed electronics, which benefits from the incorporation of nanomaterials to enhance electrical transport over large printed features, among other application advantages. The primary drive of the group's research is to improve performance for all electronic devices, including those with more custom form factors (flexibility, transparency, biocompatibility, etc.). There are a growing variety of new electronics applications that nanomaterials are uniquely capable of enabling and the Franklin group works to make such applications possible.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of Chemistry
- Office Location: CIEMAS 3473, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 681-9471
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. Purdue University, 2008
- B.S.E. Arizona State University, 2004
Improving the performance and functionality of nanomaterial-enabled electronic devices. From 1D carbon nanotubes to 2D semiconducting crystals, applications include: high-performance transistors, printed sensors for IoT, biocompatible or biofunctional electronics, and low-cost printed electronics. There is a growing variety of new electronics applications (flexible, transparent, biocompatible, etc.) that nanomaterials are uniquely capable of enabling and the Franklin group works to make such applications possible.
- CHEM 548: Solid-State and Materials Chemistry
- ECE 230L: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
- ECE 392: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 493: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science and Technology
- ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
- NANOSCI 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science and Technology
In the News
- Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time (Jun 15, 2017 | Pratt School of Engineering )
- Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants (Apr 28, 2017)
- Pratt's Aaron Franklin on Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials (Sep 15, 2014)
- Andrews, JB; Cao, C; Brooke, MA; Franklin, AD, Noninvasive Material Thickness Detection by Aerosol Jet Printed Sensors Enhanced Through Metallic Carbon Nanotube Ink, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol 17 no. 14 (2017), pp. 4612-4618 [10.1109/JSEN.2017.2710085] [abs].
- Catenacci, MJ; Flowers, PF; Cao, C; Andrews, JB; Franklin, AD; Wiley, BJ, Fully Printed Memristors from Cu–SiO2 Core–Shell Nanowire Composites, Journal of Electronic Materials, vol 46 no. 7 (2017), pp. 4596-4603 [10.1007/s11664-017-5445-5] [abs].
- Price, KM; Schauble, KE; McGuire, FA; Farmer, DB; Franklin, AD, Uniform Growth of Sub-5-Nanometer High-κ Dielectrics on MoS2 Using Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition., ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol 9 no. 27 (2017), pp. 23072-23080 [10.1021/acsami.7b00538] [abs].
- Cao, C; Andrews, JB; Franklin, AD, Completely Printed, Flexible, Stable, and Hysteresis-Free Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors via Aerosol Jet Printing, Advanced Electronic Materials, vol 3 no. 5 (2017), pp. 1700057-1700057 [10.1002/aelm.201700057] [abs].
- Cox, ND; Cress, CD; Rossi, JE; Puchades, I; Merrill, A; Franklin, AD; Landi, BJ, Modification of Silver/Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Electrical Contact Interfaces via Ion Irradiation., ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol 9 no. 8 (2017), pp. 7406-7411 [10.1021/acsami.6b14041] [abs].