Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Multifunctional Materials Integration: Cooler Chips Mean Smaller Devices

Assistant Professor Mona Zebarjadi, collaborating with Assistant Professor Stephen McDonnell, is developing an active electronic cooling device using two-dimensional (2-D) materials that could remove this roadblock. “The cooling we think we can get from these devices beats the best coolers on the market,” Zebarjadi said. “We are very excited about the possibilities.”

~From SEAS News:  

Zebarjadi has a joint appointment in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, while McDonnell is a faculty member in the Department of Material Science and Engineering. Both are participants in UVA Engineering’s Multifunctional Materials Integration initiative, a $10 million interdisciplinary effort to develop new, advanced and complex materials and devices that – from their atoms all the way to their finished products, and systems of products – have a built-in level of energy efficiency and functionality that does not exist today.