Information Technologies

Innovations at the nanoscale can create enormous opportunities for the improved storage and transmission of information. Traditionally, we have used photons to transmit information at varying wavelengths and electrons to transmit information through the transport of their electronic charge. As an alternative to electronic charge, the storage and transport of electronic spin in semiconductor devices - "spintronics", may revolutionize the electronic device industry, with spin based transistors , opto-electronic devices, and memory. Nanophotonic and Nanoelectronic technologies promise not only more compact and rapid information processing, but also dramatically new means of accessing and controlling photons and charge. Accessing the nanoscale makes possible new paradigms of computation such as quantum information processing.

Affiliated Faculty

Divyakant Agrawal

Computer Science

S. James Allen

Physics

Kevin Almeroth

Computer Science

David Awschalom

Physics

Leon Balents

Physics

Kaustav Banerjee

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Guillermo Bazan

Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

Daniel Blumenthal

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Forrest Brewer

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Andrew Cleland

Physics

Larry Coldren

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Glenn Fredrickson

Chemical Engineering, Materials

Michael Gordon

Chemical Engineering

Arthur Gossard

Materials

Craig Hawker

Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Research Lab

Alan Heeger

Materials, Physics

Theodore Kim

Computer Science, Media Arts & Technology

Herbert Kroemer

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Media Arts & Technology

John Martinis

Physics

Ben Mazin

Physics

Chetan Nayak

Physics, Station Q

Christopher Palmstrom

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pierre Petroff

Materials

Linda Petzold

Mechanical Engineering

Jon Schuller

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark Sherwin

Physics

Dmitri Strukov

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Matthew Turk

Computer Science, Media Arts & Technology

Yon Visell

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Media Arts & Technology

David Weld

Physics

Stephen Wilson

Materials

Rich Wolski

Computer Science

Fred Wudl

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yuan Xie

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Andrea Young

Physics