John A. Rogers, Northwestern University

Technology of the year 2019

Edge computing — in which data is processed on distributed nodes or devices, near to where it is being generated — is our technology of the year.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Thermal scanning probe lithography can be used to pattern metal electrodes in direct contact with monolayer MoS2, creating field-effect transistors that exhibit vanishing Schottky barrier heights, high on/off ratios of 1010, no hysteresis, and subthreshold swings as low as 64 mV per decade.

    • Xiaorui Zheng
    • , Annalisa Calò
    • , Edoardo Albisetti
    • , Xiangyu Liu
    • , Abdullah Sanad M. Alharbi
    • , Ghidewon Arefe
    • , Xiaochi Liu
    • , Martin Spieser
    • , Won Jong Yoo
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Carmela Aruta
    • , Alberto Ciarrocchi
    • , Andras Kis
    • , Brian S. Lee
    • , Michal Lipson
    • , James Hone
    • , Davood Shahrjerdi
    •  & Elisa Riedo
  • Article |

    Nonlinear buckling processes can be used to transform thin films of piezoelectric polymers into sophisticated 3D piezoelectric microsystems with applications in energy harvesting, multifunctional sensing and bio-integrated devices.

    • Mengdi Han
    • , Heling Wang
    • , Yiyuan Yang
    • , Cunman Liang
    • , Wubin Bai
    • , Zheng Yan
    • , Haibo Li
    • , Yeguang Xue
    • , Xinlong Wang
    • , Banu Akar
    • , Hangbo Zhao
    • , Haiwen Luan
    • , Jaeman Lim
    • , Irawati Kandela
    • , Guillermo A. Ameer
    • , Yihui Zhang
    • , Yonggang Huang
    •  & John A. Rogers
  • Article |

    Three-dimensional integrated circuits based on slot antennas and carbon nanotubes can combine plasmonics and electronics, and can be used to create unidirectional receivers and wavelength- and polarization-division multiplexing.

    • Yang Liu
    • , Jiasen Zhang
    •  & Lian-Mao Peng
  • Article |

    An optoelectronic platform that operates at low power and uses position- and angle-independent wireless power harvesting can provide multimodal programmable control over optogenetic stimulation parameters.

    • Philipp Gutruf
    • , Vaishnavi Krishnamurthi
    • , Abraham Vázquez-Guardado
    • , Zhaoqian Xie
    • , Anthony Banks
    • , Chun-Ju Su
    • , Yeshou Xu
    • , Chad R. Haney
    • , Emily A. Waters
    • , Irawati Kandela
    • , Siddharth R. Krishnan
    • , Tyler Ray
    • , John P. Leshock
    • , Yonggang Huang
    • , Debashis Chanda
    •  & John A. Rogers
  • Review Article |

    This Review Article examines the development of terahertz integrated electronic and hybrid electronic–photonic systems, considering, in particular, advances that deliver important functionalities for applications in communication, sensing and imaging.

    • Kaushik Sengupta
    • , Tadao Nagatsuma
    •  & Daniel M. Mittleman

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    The compressive buckling of lithographically defined, two-dimensional patterns can create three-dimensional piezoelectric microsystems with a range of potential applications.

    • Ghazaleh Haghiashtiani
    •  & Michael C. McAlpine
  • Comment |

    Europe’s data protection laws must evolve to guard against pervasive inferential analytics in nascent digital technologies such as edge computing.

    • Sandra Wachter
  • News & Views |

    A nanolithography technique that uses a heated scanning probe tip can precisely pattern metal electrodes on two-dimensional semiconductors, creating field-effect transistors with exceptional performance.

    • Qiyuan He
    •  & Hua Zhang
  • Editorial |

    Edge computing is our 2019 technology of the year.

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