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14 March 2024

Professor Manish Chhowalla FREng, Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, has been announced as one of four innovative engineering academics to have each been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies.

Manish's proposal focuses on developing ultra-low-power electronics based on wafer-scale manufacture of atomically thin (or 2D) semiconductors. The atomically thin nature of the 2D semiconductors makes them ideal for energy-efficient electronics. To reap their benefits, complementary metal oxide semiconductor processes will be developed for integration into ultra-low power devices.

Funded by the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Academy’s Chair in Emerging Technologies scheme aims to identify global research visionaries and provide them with long-term support. Each £2,500,000 award covers employment and research costs, enabling each researcher to focus on advancing their technology to application in a strategic manner for up to 10 years.