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Full name: 
Asif Islam Khan
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Assistant Professor
Technical Interest Groups: VLSI Systems and Digital Design, Nanotechnology
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Asif Khan received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and his B.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2007. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Spring of 2017.

Dr. Khan’s interests lie at the intersection of electrical engineering, materials science, and the physics of computation. His group fabricates novel nanoelectronic devices that leverage new physics and phenomena in emerging material systems (such as ferro-/anti-ferroelectrics, multiferroics, complex and transition metal oxides and correlated electron systems). The end goal of his research is to synergize these device-level innovations with existing or new circuits, architectures, and systems concepts such that classical limitations of CMOS platforms can be transcended and new computing paradigms can be envisioned. His work led to the first experimental proof-of-concept demonstration of the negative capacitance–a novel physical phenomenon that can lead to ultra-low power computing and memory platforms by overcoming the fundamental "Boltzmann Limit" of 60 mV/decade subthreshold swing in field-effect transistors.

  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2012-13)
  • Silver prize at the 5th TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award (2011)
  • University Gold medal, Bangladesh University of Engg. & Tech. (2011)
  • Kintarul Haque Gold Medal, Bangladesh University of Engg. & Tech. (2011)
  • 1st prize in IEEE Region 10 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest (2006)
  • 2nd prize in the IEEE History Society Undergraduate Student Paper Contest (2004)

A. I. Khan, “On the microscopic origin of negative capacitance in ferroelectric materials: A toy model (invited),” The International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 2018.

Z. Wang, B. Crafton, J. Gomez, R. Xu, A. Luo, Z. Krivokapic, L. Martin, S. Datta, A. Raychowdhury, A. I. Khan, “Experimental Demonstration of Ferroelectric Spiking Neurons for Unsupervised Clustering,” The International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 2018.

A. I. Khan, “Energy-efficient computing with negative capacitance,” in Advanced Nanoelectronics: Post-Silicon Materials and Devices, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Ed., Wiley-VCH (2018).

Z. Wang, A. A. Gaskell, M. Dopita, D. Kriegner, N. Tasneem, J. Mack, N. Mukherjee, Z. Karim, A. I. Khan, “Antiferroelectricity in lanthanum doped zirconia without metallic capping layers and post-deposition/-metallization anneals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 222902 (2018).

Z. Wang, S. Khandelwal, A. I. Khan. “Ferroelectric oscillators and their coupled networks," IEEE Electron Device Letters (2017).

A. I. Khan, K. Chatterjee, J. P. Duarte, Z. Lu, A. Sachid, S. Khandelwal, R. Ramesh, C. Hu & S. Salahuddin. “Negative capacitance in short channel FinFETs externally connected to an epitaxial ferroelectric capacitor," IEEE Electron Dev. Lett. 37, 111 (2016).

A. I. Khan, K. Chatterjee, B. Wang, S. Drapcho, L. You, C. Serrao, S. R Bakaul, R. Ramesh, & S. Salahuddin. “Negative capacitance in a ferroelectric capacitor," Nature Materials 14, 182 (2015).

A. I. Khan, D. Bhowmik, P. Yu, S. J. Kim, X. Pan, R. Ramesh, & S. Salahuddin. “Experimental evidence of ferroelectric negative capacitance in nanoscale heterostructures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 113501 (2011).

A. I. Khan, C. W. Yeung, C. Hu, & S. Salahuddin. “Ferroelectric negative capacitance MOSFET: Capacitance tuning & antiferroelectric operation," Proc. Intl. Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), pp. 11-3 (2011).

Last revised July 19, 2018

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