Center for 3D Ferroelectric Microelectronics (3DFeM)

Center for 3D Ferroelectric Microelectronics (3DFeM)


Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Lead Institution

Pennsylvania State University




To exploit the 3rd dimension in microelectronics for functions beyond interconnects by incorporating non-volatile ferroelectric memory densely interconnected with logic to create low-power, 3D non-von Neumann computation.

Research Topics

defects, charge transport, neuromorphic science, microelectronics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (scalable processing)

Systems Studied

Systems: polymer, ceramic

Interfaces: None

Nanostructured: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT)

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Partner Institutions

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan; Matthias Graf; Athena Sefat