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Nanoelectronic Materials & Devices

Structuring materials and particles at the tiniest of scales can imbue them with unique optical, electronic or mechanical properties—engineers in Duke ECE are making them stimuli-responsive, antimicrobial and superhydrophilic, for example. We are also working to create self-assembling electronic devices and printed biosensors, and exploring the potential of novel electronic materials and films to enable next-generation solar cells, infrared photodetectors, photo-electro chemical cells and superconductors.

graduate student with PSPAM project

Research Areas

  • Laser evaporation technology
  • Nanoscale transistors
  • Nanoscale transport and interfaces
  • Dynamic assembly of silicon particles
  • Hybrid nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterial-enabled electronic devices
  • Computational and compressive sensing and measurement
  • Nanofabrication
  • Printed and thin-film electronics
  • Heterogeneous integration

Centers and Consortiums

Duke University SMIF - Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility

RTNN - Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network

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Researchers Demonstrate Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics

New technique reclaims nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors while retaining future functionality of the materials
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Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics Ditch Toxic Chemicals for Water

First-of-its-kind demonstration suggests a more environmentally friendly future for the electronics industry is possible

Primary Faculty


April S. Brown

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip applications based on electrowetting technology


Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing


Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electronic materials and the associated devices/instruments improved by these materials, especially electrode applications in miniature mass spectrometry, energy conversion and storage and liquid waste disinfection for developing regions. Electrochemical measurements and…


Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Tania Roy

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Energy-efficient electronicsTwo-dimensional materialsNeuromorphic ComputingOptoelectronicsWide bandgap materialsHigh power electronicsRadiation effects and reliability


Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor

Research Interests: Thin-film deposition, MAPLE, hybrid perovskites, hybrid nanocomposites, organic thin films


Haozhe Wang

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Low-dimensional materialsNanofabrication and nanodevicesSemiconductors, ceramics, metalsQuantum computing