Dr.sc.ETH / ETH Zurich, Switzerland / 2009; Dipl. Phys. ETH / ETH Zurich, Switzerland / 2005
Primary collaborative faculty member/s:
Development of simulation tools for nanoelectronics and optoelectronics.
Impact Statement & Explanation of Research:
I am co-leading an effort to create a large-scale simulation tool called NEMO 5 which is used to do various kinds of simulations in the field of nanoelectronics using an atomistic description. The simulator is targeted at calculating strain, electronic structure, self-consistent charge and density, as well as transport in nanostructures. A particular feature is that it is not restricted to diamond (e.g. Si) or zincblende (GaAs) structures, but is also able to treat lattices having e.g. wurtzite (GaN) or rhombohedral (Bi2Te3) structures. The simulator targets large-scale HPC simulations running on 1000s of cores in parallel. As an outreach to the scientific community, we are creating spin-off tools on the unique web-platform nanoHUB.org that employ NEMO 5.