My research area is computer architecture for emerging nanotechnologies, more specifically, developing an optical computing system using self-assembly as the fabrication technique. The basic computing unit of the system is Optical Logic Element (OLE). OLE is a layered structure which is composed of four layers: two color filter layers, one minterm layer based on Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and one non-linear gain media layer. We use optical waveguides as wires and insulators. Preliminary simulation and experimental results show that the system is more power efficient and faster than the current CMOS technology.
I have found that Duke is a good place for me - it's an excellent environment in which to study and do research. Plus, the professors and staff are really helpful and friendly. When I finish my degree, I would like to work in academia, but I have a lot of work to do before that happens! If I need to take a break from my work, I enjoy running, swimming, hiking, movies, TV shows, shopping...
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