Carnegie Mellon University

Inorganic Functional Materials



Batteries and Fuel Cells

Stephen BernhardChris Bettinger | Andrew Gellman | Mohammad IslamReeja Jayan | John Kitchin | Tomasz Kowalewski | Shawn ListerJon Malen | Meagan Mauter | Jeremy Michalek | Paul Ohodnicki | Greg RohrerPaul Salvador | Venkat Viswanathan | Newell Washburn | Jay Whitacre | Rahul Panat


Energy Efficient Computing
Why "Energy Efficient" Computing?
James Bain | Marek Skowronski | Vincent Sokalski Jimmy Zhu

Microelectronics and Quantum Computing
James Bain | Chris BettingerRobert Davis | Maarten De Boer | Randall Feenstra | Reeja Jayan | David Laughlin | Jon Malen | Yoosuf Picard | Lisa Porter | Paul Salvador Vincent Sokalski | Elias Towe 


Spintronics and Magnetics
Marc De Graef | David Laughlin | Michael McHenry | Paul SalvadorVincent Sokalski | Sara Majetich | Jimmy Zhu


Some of the most pressing needs of our society could be addressed by advances in this category of materials. Clean energy needs could be met by using sunlight for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen, more efficient energy conversion could be accomplished by using novel magnetic materials or ultra-wide band gap semiconductors for power devices and the IT revolution could enter its post-silicon phase with discoveries of new materials for manipulation of ions in addition to electrons (iontronics).

Collaborations and interactions with Physics and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments are particularly important in this area.