Imagine a world in which planes can travel at speeds 10,000-times faster than today; a trip from San Francisco to New York would only take about two seconds.
Imagine a world in which internet download speeds are 10,000-times faster than they are today; you could download the entire Netflix catalog in about one hour.
Imagine a world in which electronic devices consume 10,000-times less power than they do today; you would need to charge your cell phone only once every 30 years.
Sounds exciting, right?
Although we do not have a solution for the first two scenarios, here at the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S), we work on solving the third challenge!
E3S is a Science and Technology Center, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, with the very goal to revolutionize the electronics world. Our research and education mission is to dramatically improve the power efficiency of logic switches (the core components of every electronic device)—not by a factor of two, or ten, or 100, but by a factor exceeding 10,000!
To reach this ambitious goal, the Center for E3S combines more than 20 world-renowned research groups from five universities: University of California at Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Texas at El Paso, and Florida International University.
Research groups at the Center for E3S collaborate within a wide array of disciplines, including nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics and nanomagnetics, with the common goal of creating the next-generation—highly efficient, ultra-low power consuming—logic switches.
Our new blog site will be a window into E3S, providing unique insights into our center’s many activities in research, education, diversity, and outreach. E3S bloggers will include students, postdocs, faculty and staff, offering a wide variety of perspectives and opinions. Most importantly, E3S blog posts are meant to initiate and stimulate discussions and scientific discourse, and we invite everyone to leave comments and join the conversation!