Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

The frontier of electronic and photonic devices lies in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. At the nanoscale, materials and structures can be engineered to exhibit interesting new properties, some based on quantum mechanical effects. Our research focuses on pushing nanofabrication technology to the few-nanometer length-scale by using charged-particle beams combined with self-assembly. We use the technologies we develop to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on the nanowire-based superconductive photodetectors. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps push the boundaries of what is considered possible in nanoscale engineering.


Alyssa Cartwright Receives Morais (’86) and Rosenblum (’86) UROP Award
Congrats to QNN Group Member Alyssa Cartwright for receiving the Morais ('86) and Rosenblum ('86) UROP Award. This award is given at the annual EECS Celebration in recognition of best... Read more >>
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Prof. Berggren authors case-study in MIT Innovation Deficit Report
Karl Berggren recently served as a member of MIT's recent committee tasked with studying the nation's "Innovation Deficit." The outcome of the committee was a report in which a number... Read more >>
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Sarah Goodman Awarded NDSEG Fellowship
Congrats to QNN group member Sarah Goodman who has received the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). This is a large honor and will fund her research for... Read more >>
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Amir Tavakkoli K.G. Receives Best Postdoc Presentation Award from the MRS Symposium Directed Self Assembly for Nanopatterning
Congrats to Dr. Amir Tavakkoli K.G. for receiving the Best Postdoc Presentation Award from the MRS Symposium Directed Self Assembly for Nanopatterning. This was given to Amir for his presentation "Formation... Read more >>
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New Patent on Self-Assembly Issued to QNN Group Members
A method developed by the QNN Group with collaborators promises a way to make complex two-dimensional patterns by using sparse lithography in combination with self-assembly.  Such a technique could be... Read more >>
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