The group focuses on research programmes in developing advanced functional materials based on the emerging nanotechnology and nanoscience field. Research in nanoelectronics includes developing new nanofabrication methods for semiconductor applications, reliability study of copper interconnect systems & packaging technology and synthesizing electronic materials.
New schemes for synthesizing advanced materials such as rare earth nanoparticles, plasmonic nanomaterials, carbon-based materials, one dimensional nanostructures, thermoelectric materials and multiferroics are also being actively investigated. The development of this group’s research has the potential application in sensing, green energy, environmental remediation, data storage, high-speed communications, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and medical diagnostics.
The research group collaborates actively with Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Northwestern University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Berkeley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Laboratoire CRISMAT (France).
- Active and Passive Devices
- Advanced Silicon Process Technology
- Design and Modeling
- Magnetic Nanomaterials
- Materials and Process Development for Nano-electronics
- Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Packaging
- Multiferroic Materials
- Nano-structured Interconnect Materials
- Process Integration and Reliability
Typical Research Projects:
- Low-k & Ultra-low k dielectric materials for Cu Interconnects
- Strained Si/SiGe Materials for Micro-electronic Applications
- Organic Semiconductor Materials for Opto and Micro-electronic Devices
- Solder Alternative Technology for Fine Pitch & Environmental-Friendly IC Packaging
- Wire Bond Interconnects for Advanced Silicon Process Technologies
- Lead Free Solders for Fine Pitch Interconnects
- Design & Development of Polymeric Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWGs) and Packaging of Optoelectronic Transceivers
- Nano-Rare-earth materials for sub-45nm nano-electronic devices
- Fabrication and characterization of nano-structured optical interconnect devices
- Interconnect material reliability in nanoelectronics