Jonathan Bird Published in Nano Letters

Jonathan Bird

Two articles, co-authored by Professor Bird, have appeared in this highly recognized journal in the field of electronics.



The articles, "Fast Energy Relaxation of Hot Carriers Near the Dirac Point of Graphene"  (2.2 MB)  and "Large Magnetoresistance of Nickel-Silicide Nanowires: Non-Equilibrium Heating of Magnetically-Coupled Dangling Bonds."  were published in December 2013.

Professor Bird and his doctoral students at UB form the key members of NoMaD - the Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices Research Group - which focuses on research in various areas of nanoelectronics:

  • Quantum transport in mesoscopic structures. Emphasis is on using mesoscopic devices to investigate novel quantum-transport phenomena (quantum interference, quantum size effects, many-body phenomena), with a strong interest in probing the interface between classical and quantum systems. Prior work has explored manifestations of quantum chaos in open quantum dots, studied the sources of decoherence phenomena, and investigated spontaneous spin polarization in quantum wires. Most recent work has explored quantum fluctuations in disordered mesoscopic graphene, and time-resolved transport in nanodevices.
  • Investigations of novel nanoelectronic-device paradigms. Some of the activities in this area include the study of nanomagnetoelectronic devices, in which single-domain nanomagnets are integrated with semiconductor nanostructures to achieve multiple functionality (logic & memory), and investigations of tunable solid-state THz detectors.
  • Characterization of novel nanomaterials. We have been exploring the electrical properties of a variety of nanostructured materials, including epitaxially formed silicide films and nanowires, granular nanowires implemented by focused-beam (electron- & ion-beam) techniques, and single-crystal C-60 nanowhiskers.

Professor Bird is a member of the UB Department of Electrical Engineering’s Solid State Electronics Research Group, which conducts research in nanoelectronics, nanomaterials and characterization, terahertz technology, microelectronic and optoelectronic devices and materials, carbon nanotubes, plasma dynamics, transport and device physics in semiconductor heterostructures, magnetism, very-large-scale integration (VLSI) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) circuits, and systems-on-a-chip.

Other members of the group include Liesl Folks, dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; professors Ping-Chin Cheng, Vladimir Mitin, David Shaw, Chu Ryang Wie; associate professor Kwang Oh; and assistant professors Erik Einarsson and Uttam Singisetti.