Chancellor's Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Department Chair


 216 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Berkeley, CA 94729-1760

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My work focuses on developing novel materials that will change the way we live. In particular, I work on the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of advanced functional electronic materials. From the the design and realization of new materials to the optimization of existing materials we aim to extract the best performance from next-generation functional materials. My work covers aspects of the synthesis of these materials with sub-namometer precision to integration into devices, the study and engineering of physical properties (including dielectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, ferroelectric, magnetic, multiferroic, electronic transport, optical, etc.), and the demonstration of the utility of advanced materials in device structures. Ultimately our work is aimed at enabling dream applications in areas ranging from new modes of computation, memory and data storage, energy conversion (include utilization of thermal, vibrational, solar, and other forms of energy), sensing and transduction, actuation, and much more.