Nanoscale carbon for print-in-place electronics

Aaron D. Franklin

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor

Duke University

Dr. Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and then spent six years on the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.  In 2014, he joined the faculty at Duke University where his research group explores the use of nanomaterials for nanoscale devices, printed electronics, and sensors for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. Sponsored research in the Franklin lab includes projects involving high-performance transistors, printed sensors for IoT, thin-film transistors, and biomedical electronic devices.  In addition to research and academic accomplishments, Dr. Franklin is experienced in technology translation, holding more than 50 patents and successfully founding a funded company (Tyrata, Inc.) based on technology from his lab – printed electronic sensors for measuring tread wear on vehicle tires.