At Georgia Tech, research in the complementary fields of electronics and nanotechnology – supported by strengths in related areas such as biomedicine, materials, and policy – provides the foundation for a broad range of advances with industrial applications. Georgia Tech has deep expertise in electronics and semiconductors, and has become a national leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology. This convergence has led to developments such as epitaxial graphene for high-speed electronics, silicon germanium for specialized electronics, system-on-package technology, and zinc oxide structures for nanogenerators and other small-scale devices.
Major areas of electronics research include microelectronics, sensors, defense electronics, packaging technology, wireless communications, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), quantum systems, photovoltaics, and advanced electronic materials. Major research areas in nanotechnology include piezoelectric nanogenerators and nanodevices, diagnostic and therapeutic nanoparticles, nanoscale sensors, and other nanometer-scale structures.
ISyE research faculty who collaborate with Georgia Tech's Electronics and Nanotechnology Core Research area include: