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Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
3473 Fitzpatrick Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708
3473 Fitzpatrick Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Nanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing

Selected Grants


FuSe: Codesigning devices in neural network for computer vision

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Exploring the Limits of Scaling and 3D-integration for Edge-contacted Nanomaterial-based Transistors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

LEAP-HI: All-Carbon Recyclable Electronics (ACRE): Realizing a Sustainable Electronics Lifecycle

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Printed Electronic Biosensors for Point-of-Care Testing of Cardiovascular Biomarkers

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

FuSe: Codesigning devices in neural network for computer vision

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Exploring the Limits of Scaling and 3D-integration for Edge-contacted Nanomaterial-based Transistors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

LEAP-HI: All-Carbon Recyclable Electronics (ACRE): Realizing a Sustainable Electronics Lifecycle

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Printed Electronic Biosensors for Point-of-Care Testing of Cardiovascular Biomarkers

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

1D Edge Contacts to 2D Devices for Scalability and 3D Integration with Via-formed Junctions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2022

A Point-of-Injury Screening Assay for Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command · 2017 - 2021

Point of Care Testing to Improve Monitoring of LVAD Patients

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2020

GAANN - Department of Chemistry

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by Department of Education · 2015 - 2019

High Linearity RF Amplifiers from Carbon Nanotubes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Carbon Technology, Inc. · 2019 - 2019

Printable immunoassays using nanomaterial transistors for biological detection of severe acute malnutrition

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

EAGER: Exploring the Negative Capacitance Effect from Hf-Based Ferroelectrics and 2D Nanomaterials for Low-Voltage Transistors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2016 - 2019

Engineering Atomic Layer Deposited Contact Interfaces to Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Improved Scaled Transistor Performance

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Nanomaterial-Enabled Printed Electronics for Advanced Tire Monitoring System

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fetch Networks, LLC · 2015 - 2018

External Relationships


  • Versametrics LLC

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