This fellowship aims exploiting the strong emergence of ultra-thin functional oxides, nanoscale resistive switching elements and large-scale systems of the same. We will first investigate the effect of quantum phase transitions and the mechanisms leading into thermodynamically stable/unstable long-range order/disorder of distinct materials. These mechanisms will then be exploited in nanoscale solid-state devices for establishing the state-of-the-art in non-volatile multi-state memory but also volatile elements that could potentially be employed as dynamic computational elements. The rich-dynamics of the later will be compared against reaction-diffusion mechanisms of naturally occurring nano-systems to facilitate novel design paradigms and emerging ICT applications for substantiating unconventional computation formalisms. A successful outcome will demonstrate a mature memristive device manufacturing technology that will be supported by the necessary design tools, for taking CMOS technology far beyond its current state-of-art.
Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visited the University of Southampton on 20th November with the CEOs of EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC. Dr Prodromakis had the chance to explain his team's research and particularly his EPSRC Fellowship outcomes.
ICT COST Action (ICT1401) on Memristors - Devices, Circuits, Models and Appls. This COST Action will facilitate European cooperative interdisciplinary activities in the emerging field of memristors. Dr Prodromakis was nominated as UK's Representative to the action's Management Committee.
ISCAS 2014 took place in Melborune, Australia. The topic of this year’s, Circuits & Systems Society Forum on Emerging & Selected Topics (CASFEST), was ‘Memristive devices, circuits, systems & applications,’ which brought together world leading experts in this field including contributions from the industry.
Themis is a Reader in Nanoelectronics and EPSRC Fellow affiliated with the Nano Research Group and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre of ECS at University of Southampton.
Our goal is to study the manufacturability and performance characteristics of ultra-thin functional oxide films by reproducible nanotechnologies, predictive simulations and materials metrology.
Nanoscale memristors have potential in achieving “more” (functionality & storage) for “less” (power & size), facilitating emerging memory and unconventional computing.