pioneering contributions

"What constitutes a pioneering contribution? In my humble opinion, something which was never thought of. Something of profound imagination, something invincibly original. In another sense, the one which was in front of us, and yet, nobody noticed. And then one day, a pioneer picked it up and showed its beauty. Independently original. "

Silicon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor with Core–Shell Gate Stacks for Enhanced High-Performance Operation and Area Scaling Benefits

Hossain M. Fahad, Casey E. Smith, Jhonathan P. Rojas, and Muhammad M. Hussain*

Contrary to modern semiconductor physics, here we introduced the concept of silicon nanotube field effect transistor where higher performance is achieved due to full volume inversion of the whole nanotube body and by channel width (by controlling diameter, we control nanotube perimeter) and at the same time low power consumption due to electrostatic control by gating from all possible sides of the nanotube.  

Nano Lett., 2011, 11 (10), pp 4393–4399

DOI: 10.1021/nl202563s

Publication Date (Web): September 16, 2011

Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses

Salman B. Inayat, Kelly R. Rader, and Muhammad M. Hussain

For the first time, we demonstrated the concept of a thermoelectric window by transforming a 5 mm thick window glass into a thermoelectric generator and experimentally demonstrated 3W/square feet power generation at a temperature difference of 20C.

Sci Rep. 2012, 2, pp. 841.


Publication Date (Web): November 13, 2012 

Paper Skin Multisensory Platform for Simultaneous Environmental Monitoring

J. M. Nassar, M. D. Cordero, A. T. Kutbee, M. A. Karimi, G. A. Torres Sevilla, A. M. Hussain, A. Shamim, M. M. Hussain M. M. (2016).

Paper electronics is not new but using simple kitchen papers without any functionalization never happened before. And on top of it, we made a skin like multi-sensory platform which can sense simultaneously multiple stimuli is simply brand new :)

Adv. Mater. Technol., 1: 1600004. DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600004 

Deterministic Integration of Out-of-Plane Sensor Arrays for Flexible Electronic Applications 

Hussain, A. M. and Hussain, M. M. (2016)

So many work on flexible sensor system including brain machine interfacing, wearable and other kind of implants. But no one said it before us that we can use a 3D architecture of such system where sensors will be facing the data collection location and the interface electronics will be on the other side looking in the opposite direction. Like a coin, the host body will be any soft substrate.

Small, 12: 5141–5145. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201600952