From Green Electronics to Gray Matter and Cyborg Cells

D. Sarkar, "From Green Electronics to Gray Matter and Cyborg Cells," in IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 22-25, Febraury 2023, doi: 10.1109/MNANO.2022.3228095.


My research, which combines the interdisciplinary fields of engineering, applied-physics and biology, aims to develop novel energy-efficient nanoelectronic devices and merge them with biological systems for a new paradigm for life-machine symbiosis. My work involves development of ultra-scalable and low power electronic devices using novel nanomaterials and ingenious device physics that can help in sustaining the growth of Information Technology (IT). Moreover, they enable enormous savings in fuel used to power the IT industry, which will help with the reduction of greenhouse gasses (a major cause of global warming) and, thus, have an immense positive impact on our environment. In addition, such technology can transform bioelectronic interfaces. While my aims for short and middle terms are to develop such bioelectronic devices for probing/sensing and controlling/modulating (for therapeutics) for our body and brain, my long-term goal is to achieve seamless integration of inorganic-organic hybrid nanostructures into our biological systems to incorporate functionalities that are not otherwise enabled by biology, and, thus, help us transcend beyond our biological constraints.

Related Content