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Aaron D. Franklin
James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor
Dr. Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and then spent six years on the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He is most widely known for his work on low-dimensional nanoelectronics with specific emphasis on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors, including device scaling, transport studies, and advanced integration approaches. While at IBM, Dr. Franklin was involved in many other projects with applications including photovoltaics, thin-film transistors, and supercapacitors. Dr. Franklin joined the Duke faculty in 2014.
Research in the Franklin group is focused on improving the performance and functionality of nanomaterial-enabled electronic devices. This includes high-performance devices from low-dimensional materials such as 2D crystals, carbon nanotubes, and nanowires. Also included is the low-cost realm of printed electronics, which benefits from the incorporation of nanomaterials to enhance electrical transport over large printed features, among other application advantages. The primary drive of the group's research is to improve performance for all electronic devices, including those with more custom form factors (flexibility, transparency, biocompatibility, etc.). There are a growing variety of new electronics applications that nanomaterials are uniquely capable of enabling and the Franklin group works to make such applications possible.
Appointments and Affiliations
- James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor
- Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of Chemistry
- Office Location: CIEMAS 3473, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 681-9471
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Ph.D. Purdue University, 2008
- B.S.E. Arizona State University, 2004
Research InterestsNanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing
- CHEM 611: Foundations of Nanoscale Science and Technology
- ECE 230L9: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits-Lab
- ECE 230L: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
- ECE 292: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 391: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science and Technology
- ECE 512: Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices
- ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
- NANOSCI 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science and Technology
In the News
- Tire Sensor Technology Launches Multi-Million Dollar Startup (Feb 20, 2018 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time (Jun 15, 2017 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants (Apr 28, 2017)
- Pratt's Aaron Franklin on Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials (Sep 15, 2014)
- Cardenas, JA; Upshaw, S; Williams, NX; Catenacci, MJ; Wiley, BJ; Franklin, AD, Impact of Morphology on Printed Contact Performance in Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors, Advanced Functional Materials, vol 29 no. 1 (2019) [10.1002/adfm.201805727] [abs].
- Andrews, JB; Cardenas, JA; Lim, CJ; Noyce, SG; Mullett, J; Franklin, AD, Fully Printed and Flexible Carbon Nanotube Transistors for Pressure Sensing in Automobile Tires, Ieee Sensors Journal, vol 18 no. 19 (2018), pp. 7875-7880 [10.1109/JSEN.2018.2842139] [abs].
- Cheng, Z; Price, K; Franklin, AD, Contacting and Gating 2-D Nanomaterials, Ieee Transactions on Electron Devices, vol 65 no. 10 (2018), pp. 4073-4083 [10.1109/TED.2018.2865642] [abs].
- Cardenas, JA; Upshaw, S; Catenaccr, MJ; Wiley, BJ; Franklin, AD, Exploring silver contact morphologies in printed carbon nanotube thin-film transistors, Device Research Conference Conference Digest, Drc, vol 2018-June (2018) [10.1109/DRC.2018.8442217] [abs].
- Noyce, SG; Doherty, JL; Franklin, AD, Bias stress stability of carbon nanotube transistors with implications for sensors, Device Research Conference Conference Digest, Drc, vol 2018-June (2018) [10.1109/DRC.2018.8442226] [abs].