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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. We combine new electronic materials (e.g. 2D materials and III-Nitrides) with novel device concepts (e.g. lateral and vertical FinFETs, field emitters, and chemical sensors), and showcase this combination through impactful system-level prototypes. We believe in integrating electrical engineering, device physics, and materials science multidisciplinary approaches to push the boundaries of microelectronics. Our group passionately works with our partners and sponsors in industry and academia to invent the next generation microelectronic technologies, from zero-energy systems for 6G networks to power electronics to address the energy challenge, or microprocessors for a future Venus rover.

Vision and Mission

We work at the intersection of new semiconductor physics and novel materials that impact semiconductor devices and systems with unprecedented performance. Our work actively aims to develop semiconductor devices and systems with unprecedented performance, 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

We encourage you to reach Prof. Palacios by email with an attached resume expressing your interest and previous work, or if you have any questions related to our work. Click here to read about Research Advising Philosophy. 

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