This talk will discuss some of the emerging device concepts in spintronics for energy-efficient memory-intensive computing and communications. We will first review the recent progress and perspectives of voltage-controlled nonvolatile magnetic memory devices, which offer ultralow dynamic energy dissipation, as well as reduced standby power due to nonvolatile data retention, and are uniquely suited to emerging memory- intensive computing paradigms. We will then discuss some of the implications of material and device-level advances of voltage-controlled magnetic tunnel junctions in the area of microwave detectors, which may be relevant to energy-harvesting and communications in ultralow-power systems.
Pedram Khalili Amiri is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University, and Director of the Physical Electronics Research Laboratory. He received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, in 2008, both in electrical engineering.