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Energy & sustainability

Sumeet Walia

Nanoscale electronics based on naturally occurring materials

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"Oxides are naturally occurring materials that have tremendous potential for a range of electronic applications given that their properties can be tuned. This research relies on designing ultra-thin layers of these materials to create minuscule energy sources and artificial electronic memory cells. The energy sources are capable of generating intense bursts of energy that can be exploited for a range of applications in the field of healthcare and electronics. The research has also led to the creation of an on-chip memory that mimics the ability of the human brain to store and recall multiple events, which is a precursor for realising a bionic brain."