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Tomás Palacios Group

Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices


 The Palacios Group at MIT has been pushing the limits of microelectronics since 2006 by combining new electronic materials (e.g. 2D materials and III-Nitrides) with novel device concepts (e.g. lateral and vertical FinFETs, field emitters, chemical sensors), and  showcasing this combination through impactful system-level prototypes. We love to be at the intersection of electrical engineering, device physics and materials science, and use this multidisciplinary approach to push the boundaries of microelectronics. Our group is passionate to work with our partners and sponsors in industry and academia to invent the next generation of microelectronic technologies, from to zero-energy systems for 6G networks, to power electronics to address the energy challenge, or microprocessors for a future Venus rover.

Vision and Mission

Our work centers around the belief new semiconductor physics and novel materials can impact semiconductor devices and systems with unprecedented performance. We are working on many exciting applications, including:

  • High-frequency electronics (>300 GHz)

  • High voltage electronics (600 V – 10 kV) for power conversion

  • Digital electronics in a post-Si scenario

  • High-temperature electronics

  • Ubiquitous and large-area electronics

  • New concepts for biosensors and energy harvesting devices

  • Visit the Projects page to learn more about our work.

  • News archives of our group can be found here

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you would like more information about my group! Click here to read about my Research Advising Philosophy. 

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