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Opportunities in Heterogeneous Integration, Sensing, and Low Power Computing using 2D Materials

October 13, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. Nick Glavin

Senior Materials Engineer

Air Force Research Laboratory

Two-dimensional (2D) materials represent an exciting opportunity to create novel functionalities for next generation micro- and nanoelectronics. In this talk, strategies and processes to enable high throughput design and customization of 2D materials which enable multifunctional properties is presented. These techniques include using h-BN for heterogeneous integration of gallium nitride films, rapid laser-manufacturing approaches to tune structure/property relationships for efficient device design, and heterostructures for low power electronics. Additionally, new synthesis approaches including a two step metal conversion process will be discussed that allows for direct synthesis of 2D transition metal dichalcogenide superlattices which can result in 3D heterostructures of interest to future applications. By tackling foundational issues regarding synthesis, processing, and characterization while harnessing the diverse design space of these emerging materials, advanced technologies integrated into everyday life will be possible in the not-so-distant future.


Dr. Nicholas Glavin, a Senior Materials Engineer at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), brings over 13 years of experience and contributions to nanomaterials science and engineering. Holding a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a background in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, he is recognized for his expertise in nanomaterial synthesis, processing and relevant applications. His research area focuses on the synthesis and applications of two dimensional (2D) materials, including elemental 2D materials, boron nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides, and their heterostructures for various electronic and sensing devices. His research has earned him awards including the Air Force Research Laboratory Early Career Award, the Charles J. Cleary Award for Research Excellence, the Robert T. Schwartz Engineering Expertise Award, and the American Vacuum Society Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award.