JILS: New Electronics to Meet the Computing Energy Challenge


New Electronics to Meet the Computing Energy Challenge


Computing uses 8% of global electricity, and its energy load is doubling every year.
There are limited future efficiencies to be found in the current silicon-based CMOS technology. 
Unless we can develop new technology that uses radically less energy per computation, we will hit an ‘energy crunch’ in the next decades, where, for the first time, our ability to expand computing will be limited by available energy.
Australian engineers and physicists at the ARC-funded research centre FLEET, are seeking ‘beyond CMOS’ solutions, including development of novel, atomically-thin (‘2D’) materials, domain wall electronics using ferroelectrics, new nanofabrication techniques, and topological defect engineering.
FLEET will develop electronic devices that operate at ultra-low energy, enabling revolutionary new technologies to drive future electronics and computing, while meeting society’s demand for reduced energy consumption.
Professor Valanoor will describe the efforts in his laboratory as a part of FLEET and talk about the exciting new findings in the past few years towards new electronic and functional materials.
Presenter: Professor Nagarajan Valanoor
Nagarajan Valanoor (‘Nagy’) is a Chief Investigator at FLEET, and a Professor at UNSW’s School of Materials Science and Engineering. 
His team explores oxides and thin-film materials as a platform for new low-energy topological devices.
Nagy’s team also synthesises many of the ferroelectric and ferromagnetic heterostructures and novel topological oxides used by other FLEET researchers seeking low-energy transistors.
Professor Valanoor was an Australian Research Fellow from 2006 to 2014.
He has been awarded University of Maryland Clarke College of Engineering Young Alumnus (2014), IEEE Young Investigator (Ferroelectrics: 2014) and the UNSW Vice-chancellors award (2012).

  Date and Time




  • Date: 06 Aug 2019
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Sydney
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  • Harricks Auditorium
  • 8 Thomas Street
  • Chatswood, New South Wales
  • Australia
  • Building: Engineers Australia Building