Mar 29, 2021
Professor Xiangfeng Duan

Professor Xiangfeng Duan’s recent Nature perspective article, which provides critical insights into the future of semiconductor technology, is featured in-depth in EE|Times magazine.

The article by Don Scansen, titled “Chip Makers Must Learn New Ways to Play ‘D’”, was published in the March 19, 2021, issue of the online electronics industry magazine.

The Nature perspective article “Promises and Prospects of Two-dimensional Transistors” was published in the March 3, 2021 issue. The article highlights the exciting potential of the emerging 2D semiconductors for future transistor scaling, gives an in-depth analysis of the state-of-art research and the technical hurdles facing the community, and outlines the pathways to pushing the limit of 2D transistors and enabling the lab-to-fab transition.

Before joining the inorganic chemistry at faculty at UCLA in 2008, Duan was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc. Duan serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Nano Research and has over 300 published articles and over 50 U.S. patents. His research focus materials innovation for future electronic and energy technologies. Duan’s recent forward-looking perspective on “Van der Waals integration before and beyond two-dimensional materials” was featured in Nature’s 150th anniversary special collection. His awards and honors include the 2020 MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award, 2018 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018 Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science.


Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,