Research Program - Overview

Research Objective

cfaed aims to strengthen the application-oriented basic research for sustainable electronics (micro- and nanoelectronics in particular beyond CMOS) at the Dresden location in a multidisciplinary and cross-structural manner. The cluster not only pursues its own research projects but also acts as a multiplier for third-party funding from public, private and industrial sponsors through joint project acquisition and strengthens cooperation with local, national and international research partners and companies by creating a central contact and coordination point.

Research Approach

cfaed pursues its vision by a comprehensive collaborative research approach, where natural & material scientists jointly work with engineering scientists, integrating research competency across layers from materials to systems. We work on exploring recent significant advancements in new materials for device fabrication and circuit design features to build novel information processing systems for potential future applications. During our Excellence Cluster phase 2012-2018, we were reassured that crossing these layers is the road to success.