Hometown: Cupertino, California, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2023
FURI | Spring 2022
Characterization of Synaptic Electronic Devices for Brain-Inspired Computing SystemsThe project seeks to address the research question: Is hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), a layered two-dimensional (2D) material, a promising candidate to implement brain-inspired (neuromorphic) computing devices and circuits? To answer this question, comprehensive electrical measurements and statistical analysis of h-BN memristor (i.e., an electrical device with programmable resistance) will be conducted and analyzed using state-of-the-art semiconductor test equipment. Given that h-BN memristors are currently considered a candidate for implementing artificial synapses, information about their standalone behavior is crucial to their integration into future neuromorphic systems. Therefore, it is important to implement rigorous testing to characterize and investigate the electrical properties of these devices. Future work will include the exploration of h-BN memristor arrays for the implementation of neural networks in hardware.
Mentor: Ivan Sanchez Esqueda
Sponsored project | Spring 2022
W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, product leadership enterprise that has served a variety of global markets for 60 years, and provides innovative solutions that its associates stand behind. Gore established funds to support undergraduate students in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative program and graduate students in the Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering program, and values student-driven research and developing relationships with students in the programs.