Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Scientific Director of Nanoelectronics
Dr. Joerg Appenzeller received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated quantum transport phenomena in low-dimensional systems based on III/V heterostructures.
Dr. Appenzeller worked for one year as a research scientist in the Research Center in Juelich, Germany, before becoming an assistant professor with the Technical University of Aachen. During his professorship, he explored mesoscopic electron transport in different materials, including carbon nanotubes and superconductor/semiconductor-hybrid devices.
Dr. Appenzeller was also a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, exploring the ultimate scaling limits of silicon MOSFET devices. Following this position, he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown, New York, as a research staff member, involved mainly in the investigation of the potential of carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires for nanoelectronics.