To enable a radical reduction in energy consumption in electronic devices:

  • Research to lead to fundamentally new science;
  • Educate a diverse generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians;
  • Promote the application of the Center’s research outcomes.


  • Concentrates on two fundamental components of digital information processing systems: the digital logic switch and the short-medium range communication of information between logic elements.
  • Seek to approach the fundamental limits on the energy consumption required to process information.
  • Establish fundamental advances in physics, chemistry, and materials science.

E3S Faculty

Congratulations to Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu!

Recipient of the 2016 SRC Aristotle Award and Newly Elected Member to Intel’s Board of Directors


To contribute to the development of a diverse generation scientists and engineers:

  • Be knowledgeable in the scientific approaches to low energy digital electronics systems;
  • Appreciate that diverse teams optimize creativity; and
  • Understand the process of innovation and the transition of research results to commercially-viable products.
Selected Publications

J.A. del Alamo, D.A. Antoniadis, J. Lin, W. Lu, A. Vardi, and X. Zhao, Nanometer-Scale III-V MOSFETs, IEEE J. of Electron Devices Soc., Jul 2016, accepted.
doi: 10.1109/JEDS.2016.2571666


K. Liu, C.L., Hsin, D.Y. Fu, J. Suh, S. Tongay, M. Chen, Y.H. Sun, A.M. Yan, J. Park, K.M. Yu, W.L. Guo, A. Zettl, H.M. Zheng, D.C. Chrzan, and J. Wu, Self-Passivation of Defects: Effects of High-Energy Particle Irradiation on the Elastic Modulus of Multilayer Graphene, Adv. Mater., vol. 27, no. 43, pp. 6841-6847, Oct 2015.
doi: 10.1002/adma.201501752


C. Heidelberger and E.A. Fitzgerald, Heavy P-Type Carbon Doping of MOCVD GaAsP Using CBRCl3, J. Cryst. Growth, vol. 446, pp. 7–11, Jul 2016.
doi: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2016.04.028


J. Hong, A. Hadjikhani, M. Stone, F. Allen, V. Safonov, P. Liang, J. Bokor, and S. Khizroev, The Physics of Spin-transfer Torque Switching in Magnetic Tunneling Junctions in Sub-10-nm Size Range, IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 52, no. 7, Jul 2016.
doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2016.2530622


S. Artis, C. Amelink, and T.-J. King Liu, Examining the Self-Efficacy of Community College STEM Majors: Factors Related to Four Year Degree Attainment, Community Coll. J. Research and Practice, Mar 2015.

Upcoming Events
Oct 27: B. Saha “Material Engineering of Contact Surface Toward milliVolt Relays” Learn more
Nov 5: E3S participates in Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day
Nov 10: Prof. J. Bokor “Ultrafast Charge Current Induced Magnetization Reversal in Only 10 psec” Learn more
Nov 17: K. Settaluri “A First-Principles Approach to Opto-Electronic Link Optimization” Learn more