May 9, 2012 Wednesday 15:30
Coşkun Kocabaş, Bilkent University
Exotic materials for electronics: from carbon nanotubes to topological insulators

Abstract:International technology roadmaps for semiconductors put special emphasis on emerging research materials to develop alternate channel materials for extending CMOS technology. Besides CMOS, there are other emerging areas of electronics that demand new electronic materials. Low dimensional materials, transitional metal oxides and spin materials are candidates for being the new channel material. In this presentation, I would like to talk about potential advances and challenges of low dimensional carbon (carbon nanotubes and graphene) for electronics. Furthermore, I will extent my talk with topological insulators that share common transport properties with low dimensional carbon.

Bio: Coskun Kocabas received the degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2001, M.s. degree from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2003 and PhD. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked at Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology as a research fellow. He joined Bilkent University in 2009 as an assistant professor.