- Energy-efficient hardware systems for machine intelligence, security, sensing and communication
- Emerging nanoelectronic devices: design, characterization and understanding
- Enabling fabrication and three-dimensional heterogeneous integration technologies
Our lab is developing compact, fast and power efficient personal health monitors. The technology can potentially solve problems in data storage, diagnosis time and power consumption for these sensors. Another example is a one-drop device that could provide on-the-spot cancer detection, glucose testing, or iron counts, etc.
As data is continuously collected from personal health monitors, high density, large capacity, and fast data storage with low power consumption become a critical component. We are working on a novel non-volatile memory technology called the “resistance switch” or “memristor”, which allows for universal data storage that is more densely packed and information be stored to the device without a constant power source.
We are also developing nanofluidic channels that enable the transport and analysis of tiny biological molecules. These nanoscale channels will be integrated with terahertz circuits for on-the-spot diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, leading to faster and improved treatments.
With the two technologies combined, patients may soon be able to take potentially life-saving measurements continuously throughout the day.
Learn more at nano.ecs.umass.edu
- BE Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1998
- MS Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2001
- PhD Princeton University, 2007