Director, Suman Datta

Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology, Department of Electrical Engineering

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271 Fitzpatrick Hall


Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1995)
Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (1999)


Suman Datta is the Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology. Suman received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA, in 1999. From 1999 to 2007, he was with the Logic Technology Development group of Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR, USA, where he developed several generations of high-performance logic transistor technologies, including high-k/metal gate, tri-gate, and non-silicon channel CMOS transistors. In 2007, he joined the Electrical Engineering department of Pennsylvania State University at University Park, University Park, PA, USA, as Monkowsky Associate Professor, and was promoted to the rank of Full Professor with Tenure in 2011. He is currently the Stinson Chair Professor of Engineering with the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. He is the Director of a Multi-University Advanced Microelectronics Research Center, the ASCENT, funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has published over 375 journals and refereed conference papers and holds 185 patents related to advanced semiconductors. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the IEEE.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Nanoelectronic device design, fabrication, characterization, compact modeling and their circuit applications for next generation energy efficient and high performance computing; exploration of emerging electronics to enable new compute models in the areas of in-memory computing, acceleration of machine learning, neuromorphic computing, stochastic computing and cryogenic computing.

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