Integrated Nano Systems (INSys) Lab
Smart use and management of energy is a fundamental requirement for the sustainability and maximum efficiency of systems such as the “Internet of Things”.
Our research enables nanodevices and integrated systems with ultralow energy consumption, minimising all the parasitic energy (electrical, thermal, mechanical) losses which make devices power-hungry and less performant. Low energy consumption needs to be complemented with efficient energy storage and an appropriate system design. Nanomaterials like graphene and novel 2D materials are key enablers.
Some of our current areas of research are:
- 2D materials and nanofabrication;
- Low- power consumption electronics;
- low-loss plasmonics;
- low-damping resonant MEMS for molecular recognition;
- efficient on-chip energy storage.
- Energy sustainability (watch the video)
The INSYS Lab is associated with
- Direct synthesis of functional nanomaterials (particularly graphene and other 2D materials) on semiconductor substrates
- Compatible integration with semiconductor fabrication (materials, areas, processes, temperatures, etc.),
- Quality, electrical and mechanical reliability for large -scale fabrication (devices, interconnects and packaging).
- System-level design
- Highly interdisciplinary approach (Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering).
We were the recipient of a Global Innovation Award at the World TechConnect Summit in Washington DC, USA, 2014 “Processes enabling low-cost graphene/silicon carbide MEMS”.
Other press highlights:
- Materials 360, Newsletter of the Materials Research Society, Mar 2015
- MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Dec 2016
- Prof. Francesca Iacopi (Leader)
- Dr Mojtaba Amjadi Pour
- Ms Aiswarya Pradeepkumar (PhD student)
- Mr Patrick Rufangura (PhD student)
- Mr Kenneth Davies (PhD student)
- Ms Kimi Izzo (Engineering student)
- Dr Yang Yang
- Dr Forest Zhu
- Dr John J Boeckl, AFRL
- Dr Kurt Gaskill, NRL
- Dr Stefan Harrer, IBM Research Australia
- Dr Dennis Delic, DSTG
- Dr Dawei Su, UTS
- A/Prof. Arti Agrawal
- Prof. Igor Aharonovich, UTS
- Prof. Guoxiu Wang, UTS
- Prof. Milos Toth, UTS
- Dr Bei Wang
- Dr Atieh R.Kermany, Technology Analyst at Accenture, Brisbane
- Dr Mohsin Ahmed, Assembly and Operation Engineer at Siemens, Brisbane
- Dr Benjamin Cunning, Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
- Mr Dayle Goding, currently at Netcomm, Sydney
- Dr Neeraj Mishra, Technical Sales Specialist at Anton Paar
- "2D Materials, semiconductors and semimetals", edited by F.Iacopi, J.J.Boeckl and C.Jagadish, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-80.4272-4, published 1st July 2016.
- "Growing graphene on semiconductors", edited by N.Motta, F.Iacopi and C.Coletti, PanStanford Publishing, ISBN 978-981-4774-21-5, published 30th May 2017..
- “Process for forming graphene layers on silicon carbide” F.Iacopi, B.V.Cunning, M.Ahmed, US patent 9,771,665 B2 granted to UTS, 26 Sept 2017.
- “A method, a structure and a supercapacitor”, F.Iacopi, M.Ahmed, US application 20180247772 A1, pub on 30 Aug 2018.