Welcome to Dr. Zhen Zhang's Research Group on Emerging Electronic Devices

The research group is part of the Solid State Electronics Division of the Department of Engineering, Uppsala University, Sweden. We are exploring novel device concepts and nanofabrication technology towards applications in life science and energy.

In the life-science area, our focus is on novel sensor concepts targeting detection of ions and charged molecules (such as DNA) with high signal output, low noise and short response time. Our recent achievement with the demonstration of a so-called IGBA sensor gives an example of our pursuit in this direction. Our research is sponsored by the Wallenberg Foundation,  Swedish Strategic Research Foundation (SSF), the Swedish Research Council (VR) and Göran Gustafsson Foundation, as well as the Science & Technology Faculty of Uppsala University.

In the energy related area, we are currently working on an energy-efficient 3D chip technology in collaboration with Professor M. Östling’s group at the Royal Institute of Technology-KTH. The research is primarily also sponsored by SSF, but through a separate project titled 'Ge nanowire transistors for sequential 3D integration'.

Our research activities are strongly dependent on the facilities for processing and characterisation provided by Ångström Microstructure Laboratory (MSL) and the other Myfab laboratories. We also contribute to the MSL services by providing expertise competence primarily in semiconductor processing and integration technology.