Since the earliest development of quantum theory, condensed matter and solid state physics, to the latest in electronics, photonics and imaging, spintronics and nanotechnology, Cornell is a rare place where fundamental discoveries in physics, chemistry, and materials science are translated to useful and practical devices and technologies. This process is nurtured by world-leading strengths in the fundamental sciences, coupled with a world-leading engineering program. Because of the holistic education and training, the students and researchers who work in our stimulating environment become world leaders in their professions.

Electronic Device Technologies
Capitalizing on the strengths in fundamental physics, materials science, device design, nanofabrication and circuits and systems, Cornell C2D2 researchers have made significant contributions to the search for new electronic switches and memory elements to sustain the future of the electronics industry. This picture shows one of the benchmarks of how several device technologies with different physics under the hood perform when compared to the Silicon transistor in the energy-delay product metric. The contributions from Cornell C2D2 researchers are highlighted.

Ultrafast Transistors and RF systems: xXx

Lasers and Optoelectronics: xXx

Spintronics: xXx

Multiphoton Imaging: xXx

Quantum Device Technologies: xXx