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Biswajit Das, Ph. D.
NNC Director
Nevada Nanotechnology Center

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Dr. Biswajit Das is an internationally reputed researcher in the field of nanotechnology with international recognition for his seminal work on spintronics and as the co-inventor of the Datta-Das transistor. Dr. Das is the director of the Nevada Nanotechnology Center and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Nevada. Dr. Das received his PhD degree from Purdue University in 1989 and has been a faculty member of Electrical Engineering at University of Notre Dame and West Virginia University. He came to UNLV in 2003 with the objective to develop a world class program in nanotechnology. Dr. Das has over twenty five years of research experience in nano- and micro- technologies and has made many original contributions in these fields, and has been involved in the development of multiple research facilities at previous institutes. His current research focus is on the development of CMOS-compatible nanofabrication tools for the commercial manufacturing of nanoscale devices and integrated circuits.

Dr. Das’s research interests include the implementation of superior performance devices with enhanced and/or novel properties utilizing nanotechnology. Fabrication techniques include traditional methods such as e-beam lithography, RIE, etc. as well as the new nonlithographic techniques conceived and developed by him. Material systems include groups II-VI, IV and III-V semiconductor materials. Characterization techniques include structural (Field Emission SEM, TEM, and XRD), electrical (I-V, C-V, Coulomb blockade, magnetoresistance), optical (PL, PLE, Raman) and cryogenic (liquid He) methods. Applications include nanoscale silicon integrated circuits, IR detectors, multispectral detectors, sensors, electro-optic modulators, solar cells and light emitting devices.

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