E3S Graduate Education
The Center offers programs to prepare graduate students and postdocs to become future leaders, researchers and educators of low energy consumption device science and technology. There are ongoing training on energy efficient electronics topics and professional development opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.
Graduate Student and Postdoc Council
The Graduate Student and Postdoc Council (GSPC) represents the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers of E3S. GSPC strives to help build a community of leadership and peer relationships among the diverse group of students and postdocs that the Center expects to attract, enabling students and postdocs of diverse backgrounds to develop fluency and comfort interacting with each other.
The GSPC is active in planning of the Center’s seminar program and in organizing various activities for the Center’s graduate students and postdocs, including an annual Research and Professional Development Retreat. The GSPC also serves as an important advisory body to the Center’s leadership.
Rotation Program for Graduate Students & Postdocs
To promote collaboration among member institutions, the E3S Rotation Program supports graduate students who are interested in doing research with an E3S faculty located in another member institution of the Center.
The Center provides housing subsidies and travel support for graduate students and postdocs, who are already working on an E3S project at his/her home institution, to spend no less than one semester or term as a Visiting Researcher at another institution of the Center. The research rotation can last up to two semesters / terms.
Participation is through a joint nomination by the faculty advisor and the hosting faculty. Interested E3S faculty, graduate students and postdocs should contact E3S Executive Director, Michael Bartl.
Inter-Institutional Postdoc Program
In addition to the Rotation Program, the Center for E3S has recently also established four new inter-institutional postdoctoral research positions – one position for each of the four research themes (nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics, and nanomagnetics). This program facilitates research across our five member universities and thus embodies the multi-institutional mission of our Center. Postdoctoral scholars hired for the inter-institutional postdoc program will spend time at different member institutions of the Center, working on theme-spanning research projects.
To further promote collaboration within the Center, research seminars are held to provide timely sharing of research results, learnings and problems. Seminars on the Center’s research are typically held biweekly via video-conference when all member institutions are in session. The Center also invites external speakers to provide a broader view of research that is relevant to the Center. External speakers are proposed and selected by the Graduate Student and Postdoc Council. Learn more about research seminars >
E3S Graduate Courses
A graduate level course covering E3S topics is taught by Prof E. Yablonovitch, PI and Center for E3S Director. Center members are encouraged to enroll in or audit the course. Topics covered include:
- Solid-state switching devices that operate in the milli-Volt regime
- Nano-transistor options with steeper sub-threshold slope
- Nano-optical links
- Novel nano-scale impedance matching transformers, including plasmonics
- New forms of amplification using giant magneto-resistance and other spintronic effects
- Nano-mechanical switching elements that are capable of very low voltage operation
- Low-temperature electronics
- Electro-chemical switching elements