Research Projects

Our drive towards ever smaller, ever faster electronic devices is possibly leading us to the end of the silicon era. We are now entering the realm of nanoscience and technology where one is forced to look at the world from a completely different perspective. Systems as small as a dozen atoms could perform the same tasks that are today performed by sub-micrometer scale silicon-based devices. However, underlying mechanisms, at this length scales, is completely different. Thus, in the same way that nanoscale systems present tantalizing possibilities, they also present great challenges.

We believe carbon-based materials could be the underlying framework of tomorrow’s electronics. The many allotropic forms of carbon can be organized in variety of ways to suit the needs of a needed device/effect.

Within that class of materials one can find carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene-nanoribbons, organic molecules, and last but not least biological molecules; such as DNA and petides.