Zhi (Jackie) Yao

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As Moore’s Law first predicted in 1975, CMOS silicon chips are approaching limits in miniaturization and performance.  It is critical to explore new physical phenomena that will lead to significantly higher energy efficiency in microelectronics. Ferroelectric, spintronic, and  multiferroic materials have become leading contenders for future electronics. 

Exascale Modeling

As the microelectronics community continues to explore new materials and technologies, the demand for modeling tools has exceeded current capabilities. There are ever-increasing needs for algorithmically agile, open-source software amenable to incorporation of new physics and scalability on leadership class GPU/multicore supercomputers.

Radio-frequency Devices

RF components that rely on coupled physical mechanisms have gained prominence. Devices like acoustic wave resonators and magnetically induced antennas provide excellent performance for radio frequency front-ends. This will enable broader exploitation of new mechanisms for everything from radar systems to tiny, implantable health-monitoring devices.

Latest Publications

Prabhat Kumar, Andy Nonaka, Revathi Jambunathan, Girish Pahwa, and Sayeef Salahuddin, Zhi Yao, arXiv preprint arXiv:2210.15668, 2022.

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Xiaoxi Huang, Xianzhe Chen, John Mangeri, ... , Zhi Yao, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, under review.

Zhi Yao, Revathi Jambunathan, Yadong Zeng and Andy Nonaka, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA), 36(2), pp.167-181, Jan. 2022.

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