H.-S. Philip Wong

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Professor of Electrical Engineering

Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering



B.Sc. Hons. (1982) University of Hong Kong, M.S. (1983) State University of New York, Stony Brook, and Ph.D. (1988) Lehigh University. 



H.-S. Philip Wong is the Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering. He joined Stanford University as Professor of Electrical Engineering in September, 2004. From 1988 to 2004, he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. 


At IBM, he held various positions from Research Staff Member to Manager and Senior Manager. While he was Senior Manager, he had the responsibility of shaping and executing IBM’s strategy on nanoscale science and technology as well as exploratory silicon devices and semiconductor technology.


Professor Wong’s research aims at translating discoveries in science into practical technologies. His works have contributed to advancements in nanoscale science and technology, semiconductor technology, solid-state devices, and electronic imaging.


He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology in 2005 – 2006, sub-committee Chair of the  ISSCC (2003 – 2004), General Chair of the IEDM (2007), and is currently the Chair of the IEEE Executive Committee of the Symposia of VLSI Technology and Circuits. He is the founding Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford SystemX Alliance – an industrial affiliate program focused on building systems.


An extended biography is here.



RESEARCH GROUP: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology (http://nano.stanford.edu)

Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, semiconductor technology, solid-state devices, Si CMOS, solid-state imaging.

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Some time ago, someone posed this question to me: “What comes after the computer chip?” Having spent most of my career on advancing semiconductor technology, which is the physical foundation of the computer chip, I find this question worth thinking about. So I wrote this blog on Slate.


21st century information technology (IT) must process, understand, classify, and organize vast amount of data in real-time. 21st century applications will be dominated by memory-centric computing operating on Tbytes of active data with little data locality. At the same time, massively redundant sensor arrays sampling the world around us will give humans the perception of additional “senses” blurring the boundary between biological, physical, and cyber worlds. Abundant-data processing, which comprises real-time big-data analytics and the processing of perceptual data in wearable devices, clearly demands computation efficiencies well beyond what can be achieved through business as usual.


The key elements of a scalable, fast, and energy-efficient computation platform that may provide another 1,000× in computing performance (energy-execution time product) for future computing workloads are: massive on-chip memory co-located with highly energy-efficient computation, enabled by monolithic 3D integration using ultra-dense and fine-grained massive connectivity. There will be multiple layers of analog and digital memories interleaved with computing logic, sensors, and application-specific devices.  We call this technology platform N3XT – Nanoengineered Computing Systems Technology. N3XT will support computing architectures that embrace sparsity, stochasticity, and device variability.


[N3XT: Nano-engineered Computing Systems Technology. Monolithic 3D integration of memory immersed in logic, connected by ultra-dense vertical connections. (graphics: Max Shulaker)]



For transistors it is important to have an atomically thin channel that enables gate length scaling while maintaining good carrier transport required for a high current drive. At the same time, parasitic resistance from the contacts and parasitic capacitance from the device structure must be minimized. Currently, we are working on the use of carbon nanotube (CNT) and two-dimensional layered materials (the transition metal dichalcogenide family of materials) as the atomically thin channel. We are also developing techniques to minimize the contact resistance and the parasitic capacitance. By building practical nanosystems of these emerging technologies, we learn how to solve fundamental device and materials science problems that have system-level impact.


[Aligned carbon nanotube growth (Albert Lin, Nishant Patil, Hong-Yu Chen, Luckshitha Liyanage)]


 [A microprocessor made entirely out of carbon nanotubes with > 10,000 CNTs and > 2 billion carbon atoms (M. Shulaker et al.)]




I started doing research on memory devices around 2003. Research on memory had been rather “predictable” for many years until recently. It was predictable because the major advances for memory devices involved scaling down the physical dimensions of essentially the same device structure using basically the same materials. The situation has changed in the last decade. Memory devices are beginning to be difficult to scale down. But perhaps the most important change is that new applications and products (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, enterprise-scale disk storage) in the last decade are often enabled by advances in memory technology, in particular solid-state non-volatile memories.


Our research on memory devices broadly covers phase change memory (PCM), metal oxide resistive switching memory (RRAM), conductive bridge memory (CBRAM), and magnetic memory. We work on understanding the fundamental physics of these devices and develop models of how they work. We explore the use of various materials and device structures (e.g. 3D vertical RRAM) to achieve desired characteristics. We often utilize the unique properties of nanoscale materials such as carbon nanotube, graphene, and nanoparticles to help us gain understanding of the fundamental physics and scaling properties of memory devices. We are working on building memory systems that are monolithically integrated in 3D with logic computing elements.



 [3D Resistive Switching Random Access Memory (3D RRAM) (Hong-Yu Chen, Shimeng Yu, and collaborators at Peking University.)]


 [3D RRAM made with atomically thin (0.3 nm) plane electrode (Joon Sohn, Seunghyun Lee et al.)]


 [Nanoscale metal oxide RRAM fabricated by self-assembly patterning (Yi (Alice) Wu, He (Linda) Yi et al.)]




Interconnect wires are essential for electronic systems. We were the first to demonstrate GHz signaling through carbon nanotube and graphene interconnect wires. Currently we are exploring the use of graphene to improve copper wire reliability as well as copper wire resistance.



Device model is the primary interface between device technology and circuit/system design. The models we develop help us understand the potential system-level benefits of the devices we do research on. Analysis and benchmarking against competing technologies is integral to our research programs. They provide the foundation and motivation for the experimental works. More detailed, physics-based models help us develop better devices based on a better understanding of the physics of operation. Models have been developed in the past for various devices: carbon nanotube transistor, III-V transistors, RRAM. These models are available on our group website under the model download link. We are active participants of the NSF-funded NCN-NEEDS for the development of compact models for emerging nanoelectronic devices.


 [Compact modeling of metal oxide RRAM (Zizhen (Jane) Jiang, Shimeng Yu, Ximeng Guan et al.)]

 [Monte Carlo modeling of RRAM (Shimeng Yu, Ximeng Guan)]


Brain-Inspired Computing:

We are developing nanoscale electronic devices and circuits to emulate the functions of the synapses and neurons of the brain. The goal is to use nanoscale electronic devices to do information processing using algorithms and methods inspired by how the brain works. Currently, we are using a variety of new memory devices to perform gray-scale analog programming of the resistance values. These electronic emulations of the synapse are then connected in a neural network to process information and achieve simple learning behavior.


In the past few years, we have been able to emulate a variety of spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) behaviors of the biological synapse using these nanoscale electronic devices. Using larger arrays of electronic synapses, we study how device variations affect system performance. The stochastic nature of the switching process of these devices has a rich set of properties that may be utilized for many applications.


In the future, it may be possible to use these nanoscale electronic devices to study how the brain works, by interfacing these devices directly with biological entities.



NeuronCELL_Device_preview_round3 (1) [Nanoelectronic synapse (Duygu Kuzum, Rakesh Jeyasingh)]


 [Evolution of weights during learning in a 10 x 10 array of electronic synapses implemented by phase change memory (S. Burc Eryilmaz, D. Kuzum et al.)]



CHIC (CHip-in-Cell) – Autonomous bio-sensor:

In-situ detection of chemical changes in human body at the cellular level can bring enormous benefits in diagnosis and in therapeutic monitoring.  We are developing techniques to place micron-sized sensor chip inside each cell. It might revolutionize biochemical imaging by introducing the concept of replacing “passive” radiotracers with “active” IC chips.  This may open up an array of new biomedical applications that range from novel medical diagnostic and therapeutic tools that operate at single cell level to a novel class of autonomously operating intrabody nanobiosensors. These wireless bio-sensors can be used for autonomous, continuous-time, in vivo monitoring. Nanofabrication and integrated electronics are the key enabling technologies of this research.


 [Delivery of 3D multilayer µTags into living cells (Lisa Chen, Kokab Parizi et al.)]



Self-Assembly for Device Fabrication:

We explore the use of directed self-assembly of diblock copolymers are for the fabrication of nanoelectronic devices. The focus is on device fabrication, understanding how directed self-assembly interacts with VLSI layout design, and developing design rules for the use of directed self-assembly for lithographic patterning for semiconductor devices and circuits.


In the past, we had successfully fabricated functional MOSFET and CMOS circuits using diblock copolymer as a patterning technique for features at the sub-20 nm scale. We have developed directed self-assembly (DSA) technology using small guiding templates with sizes that are comparable to the desired pitch to improve the DSA performance and to provide flexible controls on pitch, shape, and ordering of the self-assembly. These canonical templates, which are akin to the letters of the alphabet, are the most basic features essential to compose a device layout of complex circuits.


At the moment, we are focused on patterning tight pitch contact holes for VLSI circuits beyond the 10 nm node. Each template only generates one robust pattern consisting one or a few holes with certain size, shape and ordering. A canonical template database (the design rules) is being developed to cover all the essential patterns for device design. This is akin to composing the newspaper using only 26 letters of the alphabet. A complete VLSI circuit layout can be disassembled to a set of patterns that can be generated by the corresponding canonical templates (the alphabet set). On the other hand, designers can also design devices and circuits with modified or new layouts to best fit the DSA design rules for optimal patterning. The research combines experimental work with theoretical modeling. Modeling and simulation are employed to guide the experiments and the design automation development.


This is a field that crosses the boundaries of materials science, device design, circuit design, electronic design automation (EDA), and computer science.

.DSA Linda

 [Directed Self-Assembly of Random Logic Circuit Contact Holes at 14 nm node (He (Linda) Yi)]

DSA Stanford logo [Self-assembled Stanford logo (Li-Wen Chang)]

Smiley face grad student [Self-assembled Smiley Faces (Li-Wen Chang)]




The research projects are supported in part by the National Science Foundation, NSF E3S S&T Center, DARPA, IARPA, STARnet SONIC, STARnet FAME, NCN-NEEDS, NSF Expedition on Computing (Visual Cortex on Silicon), Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Molecular Foundry (DoE LBNL), and the member companies of the Stanford SystemX Alliance, the Stanford Initiative for Nanoscale Materials and Processes (INMP), the Stanford Non-Volatile Memory Technology Research Initiative (NMTRI), as well as companies and philanthropic foundations.



We collaborate across campus with many faculty groups including: Prof. Subhasish Mitra, Prof. Simon Wong, Prof. Ada Poon, Prof. Roger Howe, Prof. Krishna Saraswat, Prof. Yoshio Nishi, Prof. Eric Pop, Prof. Zhenan Bao, Prof. Jonathan Fan, Prof. Michael McConnell, Dr. Demir Akin, and many others.


We actively collaborate with research groups worldwide including groups at U. Illinois at Urbana Champaign, UC Berkeley, UCSD, Peking University (China), Tsinghua University (China), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), IMEC (Belgium), National Nano Device Laboratory (Taiwan), and IME A*STAR (Singapore).


We are part of the research centers led by UIUC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Penn State, and Purdue.


Examples of our research can be found in the publications and conference presentations listed below.


Selected Recent and Upcoming Conference Publications:


1.      H. Li, K.-S. Li, C.-H. Lin. J.-L. Hsu, W.-C. Chiu, M.-C. Chen, T.-T. Wu, J. Sohn, S. B. Eryilmaz, J.-M. Shieh, W.-K. Yeh, H.-S. P. Wong, “Four-Layer 3D Vertical RRAM Integrated with FinFET as a Versatile Computing Unit for Brain-Inspired Cognitive Information Processing,” Symp. VLSI Technology, Honolulu, HI, paper 20.2, June 13 – 17, 2016.

2.      M. M. Shulaker, G. Hills, M. Giachino, T.F. Wu, Z. Bao, H.-S. P. Wong, and S. Mitra, “Efficient Metallic Carbon Nanotube Removal for Highly-Scaled Technologies,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), paper 32.4, pp. 839 – 842, Washington, DC, December 7 – 9, 2015.

3.      X. Hu, W. Li, M.X. Yang, K. Aggarwal, A.S.Y. Poon, H.-S. P. Wong, “Mini-RFID Toward Implantable Cellular Sensors,” The 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Gyeongju, Korea, October 25 – 29, 2015.

4.      C.S. Lee, E. Pop, H.-S. P. Wong, “Compact Modeling and Design Optimization of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors for the Sub-10-nm Technology Nodes,” Device Research Conference (DRC), Columbus, OH, June 21 – 24, 2015.

5.      L. Li, X. Chen, C.-H. Wang, S. Lee, J. Cao, S. S. Roy, M. S. Arnold, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Cu Diffusion Barrier: Graphene Benchmarked to TaN for Ultimate Interconnect Scaling,” Symp. VLSI Technology, paper T8-4, pp. T122 – T123, Kyoto, Japan, June 15 – 19, 2015.

6.      H. Yi, J. Bekaert, R. Gronheid, G. Vandenberghe, K. Nafus, H.-S. P. Wong, “Experimental Study of Sub DSA resolution Assist Features (SDRAF),” SPIE Symposium on Advanced Lithography, Conferences on Alternative Lithographic Technologies VII, San Jose, CA, Paper 9423-50, 22 - 26 February 2015

7.      M. Shulaker, T. Wu, A. Pal, K. Saraswat, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Monolithic 3D Integration of Logic and Memory: Carbon Nanotube FETs, Resistive RAM, and Silicon FETs,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 15 – 17, San Francisco, 2014.

8.      M. Shulaker, G. Pitner, G. Hills, M. Giachino, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “High-Performance Carbon Nanotube Transistors,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 15 – 17, San Francisco, 2014.

9.      L. Zhao, Z. Jiang, H.-Y. Chen, J. Sohn, K. Okabe, B. Magyari-Köpe, H.-S. P. Wong, Y. Nishi, “Ultrathin (~2nm) HfOx as the Fundamental Resistive Switching Element: Thickness Scaling Limit, Stack Engineering and 3D Integration,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 15 – 17, San Francisco, 2014.

10.   J. H. Engel, S. B. Eryilmaz, S. Kim, M. BrightSky, C. Lam, B. A. Olshausen, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Capacity Optimization of Emerging Memory Systems: A Shannon-Inspired Approach to Device Characterization,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 15 – 17, San Francisco, 2014.

11.   J. Sohn, S. Lee, Z. Jiang, H.-Y. Chen, H.-S. P. Wong, “Atomically Thin Graphene Plane Electrode for 3D RRAM,” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), paper 5.3, December 15 – 17, San Francisco, 2014.

12.   Z. Jiang, S. Yu, Y. Wu, J. H. Engel, X. Guan, H.-S. P. Wong, “Verilog-A Compact Model for Oxide-based Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM),” International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD), paper 3-3, Yokohama, Japan, September 9 – 11, 2014

13.   M.C. Tung, H. Yi, T. Iwama, N. Laachi, K. T. Delaney, G.H. Fredrickson, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Defect Reduction of Peanut-Shaped Direct Self-Assembly using Hompolymer,” 58th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), Washington, D.C., May 27 – May 30, 2014.

14.   M. M. Shulaker, K. Saraswat, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Monolithic Three-Dimensional Integration of Carbon Nanotube FETs with Silicon CMOS,” Symp. VLSI Technology, paper T19.4, Honolulu, HI, June 9 – 13, 2014.

15.   H.-Y. Chen, B. Gao, H. Li, R. Liu, P. Huang. Z. Chen, B. Chen, F. Zhang, L. Zhao, Z. Jiang, L. Liu, X. Liu J. Kang, S. Yu, Y. Nishi, H.-S. P. Wong, “Towards High-Speed, Write-Disturb Tolerant 3D Vertical RRAM Arrays,” Symp. VLSI Technology, Honolulu, HI, paper T22.2, June 9 – 13, 2014.

16.   C. Ahn, Z. Jiang, C.-S. Lee, H.-Y. Chen, J. Liang, L. S. Liyanage, and H.-S. P. Wong, “A 1TnR Array Architecture using a One-Dimensional Selection Device,” Symp. VLSI Technology, paper T15.4, Honolulu, HI, June 9 – 13, 2014.


Recent Invited Journal Articles:


1.      H.-S. P. Wong and S. Salahuddin, “Memory Leads the Way to Better Computing,” invited paper, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, pp. 191 – 194 (2015)

2.      D. Kuzum, S. Yu, H.-S. P. Wong, “Synaptic Electronics: Materials, Devices and Applications,” invited review, Nanotechnology, 24. 382001 doi:10.1088/0957-4484/24/38/382001, 2013.

3.      J. Zhang, A. Lin, N. Patil, H. Wei, L. Wei, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Robust Digital VLSI using Carbon Nanotubes,” invited keynote paper, IEEE Trans. Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 453 – 471, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TCAD.2012.2187527 

4.      H.-S. P. Wong, H.-Y. Lee, S. Yu, Y.-S. Chen, Y. Wu, P.-S. Chen, B. Lee, F.T. Chen, M.-J. Tsai, “Metal Oxide RRAM,” invited paper, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 100, No. 6, pp. 1951 – 1970, June, 2012.

5.      H.-S. P. Wong, S. Raoux, S. Kim, J. Liang, J.P. Reifenberg, B. Rajendran, M. Asheghi, K.E. Goodson, “Phase Change Memory,” invited paper, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 98, No. 12, pp. 2201 – 2227, December 2010.


Selected Recent Journal Articles:


1.      Z. Jiang, Y. Wu, S. Yu, L. Yang, K. Song, Z. Karim, H.-S. P. Wong, “A Compact Model for Metal–Oxide Resistive Random Access Memory With Experiment Verification,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 1884 – 1892 (2016)

2.      L. Li, M. Engel, D. B. Farmer, S.-J. Han, H.-S. P. Wong, “High Performance p-Type Black Phosphorus Transistor with Scandium Contact,” ACS Nano, 10 (4), pp 4672–4677 (2016)

3.      R.S. Park, M.M. Shulaker, G. Hills, L.S. Liyanage, S. Lee, A. Tang, S. Mitra, H.-S. P. Wong, “Hysteresis in Carbon Nanotube Transistors: Measurement and Analysis of Trap Density, Energy Level, and Spatial Distribution,” ACS Nano, (2016).

4.      S. Lee, A. Tang, S. Aloni, H.-S. P. Wong, “Statistical Study on the Schottky Barrier Reduction of Tunneling Contacts to CVD Synthesized MoS2,” Nano Lett.16 (1), pp 276–281 (2016)

5.      M.M. Sabry Aly, M. Gao, G. Hills, C.-S. Lee, G. Pitner, M.M. Shulaker, T.F. Wu, M. Asheghi, J. Bokor, F. Franchetti, K.E. Goodson, C. Kozyrakis, I. Markov, K. Olukotun, L. Pileggi, E. Pop, J. Rabaey, C. Re, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, "Energy-Efficient Abundant-Data Computing: The N3XT 1,000X," IEEE Computer, pp. 24 – 33, December 2015.

6.      C.S. Lee, E. Pop, A. Franklin, W. Haensch, H.-S. P. Wong, “A Compact Virtual-Source Model for Carbon Nanotube FETs in the Sub-10-nm Regime—Part II: Extrinsic Elements, Performance Assessment, and Design Optimization,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 3070-3078 (2015).

7.      C. Ahn, S. W. Fong, Y. Kim, S. Lee A. Sood, C. M. Neumann, M. Asheghi, K.E. Goodson, E. Pop, H.-S. P. Wong, “Energy-Efficient Phase-Change Memory with Graphene as a Thermal Barrier,” Nano Letters, 15 (10), pp 6809–6814 2015.

8.      S. B. Eryilmaz, D. Kuzum, R. Jeyasingh, S. Kim, M. Brightsky, C. Lam, H.-S. P. Wong, “Brain-like associative learning using a nanoscale non-volatile phase change synaptic device array,” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8:205 (2014). doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00205

9.      B. Gao, Y. Bi, H.-Y. Chen, R. Liu, P. Huang, B. Chen, L. Liu, X. Liu, S. Yu, H.-S. P. Wong, J. Kang, “Ultra-Low Energy Three-Dimensional Oxide-Based Electronic Synapses for Implementation of Robust High Accuracy Neuromorphic Computation Systems,” ACS Nano, accepted for publication 2014.

10.   M.M. Shulaker, J. van Rethy, T.F. Wu, L.S. Liyanage, H. Wei, Z. Li, E. Pop, G. Gielen, H.-S. P. Wong, and S. Mitra, “Carbon Nanotube Circuit Integration Up to Sub-20 nm Channel Lengths,” ACS Nano, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 3434 – 3443, (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nn406301r

11.   L. S. Liyanage, X. Xu, G. Pitner, Z. Bao, and H.-S. P. Wong, “VLSI-Compatible Carbon Nanotube Doping Technique with Low Work-function Metal Oxides,” Nano Letters, 14 (4), pp 1884–1890 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nl404654j

12.   M. M. Shulaker, J. Van Rethy, G. Hills, H. Wei, H.-Y. Chen, G. Gielen, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Sensor-to-Digital Interface Built Entirely With Carbon Nanotube FETs,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 190 – 201 (2014).

13.   S. Yu, B. Gao, Z. Fang, H. Yu, J. Kang, H.-S. P. Wong, “Stochastic Learning in Oxide Binary Synaptic Device for Neuromorphic Computing,” Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 7, article 186, pp. 1 – 9, October 31, 2013. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00186

14.   H.-Y. Chen, S. Yu, B. Gao, R. Liu, Z. Jiang, Y, Deng, B. Chen, J. Kang, H.-S. P. Wong, “Experimental Study of Plane Electrode Thickness Scaling for 3D Vertical Resistive Random Access Memory,” Nanotechnology, 24, 465201, 2013. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/24/46/465201

15.   M. Shulaker, G. Hills, N. Patil, H. Wei, H.-Y. Chen, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Carbon Nanotube Computer,” Nature, vol. 501, pp. 256 – 530, 2013. doi:10.1038/nature12502

16.   L. Y. Chen†, K. B. Parizi†, H. Kosuge, K. M. Milaninia, M. V. McConnell, H.-S. P. Wong, A. S.Y. Poon, “Mass fabrication and delivery of 3D multilayer µTags into living cells,” Scientific Reports, 3. 02295, July 2013. doi:10.1038/srep02295, †=equal contribution.

17.   S. Yu, H.-Y. Chen, B. Gao, J. F. Kang, H.-S. P. Wong, “A HfOx Based Vertical Resistive Switching Random Access Memory Suitable for Bit-Cost-Effective 3D Cross-Point Architecture,” ACS Nano, 7 (3), pp 2320–2325, 2013.

18.   Z. Zhang, Y. Wu, H.-S. P. Wong, S.S. Wong, “Nanometer-scale HfOx RRAM,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 34, No.8, pp. 1005 – 1007, 2013.

19.   S. Yu, B. Gao, Z. Fang, H. Yu, J. Kang, H.-S. P. Wong, “Stochastic Learning in Oxide Binary Synaptic Device for Neuromorphic Computing,” Advanced Materials, Volume 25, Issue 12, pages 1774–1779, March 25, 2013.


Selected Publications Prior to Joining Stanford:


1.      T. Skotnicki, J. A. Hutchby, T.-J. King, H.-S. P. Wong, F. Beouff, “The Road to the End of CMOS Scaling,” invited paper, IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, pp. 16 – 26, 2005.

2.      H.-S. P. Wong, “Beyond the Conventional Transistor,” Solid State Electronics, vol. 49, pp. 755 – 762 (2005).

3.      J. Kedzierski, M. Ieong, T. Kanarsky, Y. Zhang, H.-S. P. Wong, “Fabrication of Metal Gated FinFETs Through Complete Gate Silicidation with Ni,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 2115 – 2120 (2004).

4.      D.V. Singh, K.A. Jenkins, J. Appenzeller, D. Neumayer, A. Grill, H.-S. P. Wong, “Frequency Response of Top-Gated Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors,” IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 383 – 387 (2004).

5.      H. Shang, K.-L. Lee, P. Kozlowski, C.D’Emic, I. Babich, E. Sikorski, M. Ieong, H.-S. P. Wong, K. Guarini, and W. Haensch, “Self-Aligned n-Channel Germanium MOSFETs with a Thin Ge Oxynitride Gate Dielectric and Tungsten Gate,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 135 – 137 (2004).

6.      J. Kedzierski, M. Ieong, E. Nowak, T.S. Kanarsky, Y. Zhang, R. Roy, D. Boyd, D. Fried, H.-S. P. Wong, “Extension and Source/Drain Design for High-Performance FinFET Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 952 – 958, April, 2003.

7.      H. Shang, H. Okorn-Schmidt, J. Ott, P. Kozlowski, S. Steen, E.C. Jones, H.-S. P. Wong, W. Haensch, “Electrical Characterization of Germanium p-Channel MOSFETs,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 242-244, April, 2003.

8.      X. Wang, H.-S. P. Wong, P. Oldiges and R.J. Miller, “Electrostatic Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Arrays,” 2003 IEEE International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD), Cambridge, MA, September 3 – 5, 2003.

9.      H.-S. P. Wong, J. Appenzeller, V. Derycke, R. Martel, S. Wind, Ph. Avouris, “Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors – Fabrication, Device Physics, and Circuit Implications”, IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), p. 370 – 371, 2003.

10.   H.-S. P. Wong, “Beyond the Conventional Transistor”, invited paper, IBM J. Research & Development, March/May, pp. 133-168, 2002.

11.   J. Kedzierski, E. Nowak, Thomas Kanarsky, Y. Zhang, D. Boyd, R. Carruthers, C. Cabral, R. Amos, C. Lavoie, R. Roy, J. Newbury, E. Sullivan, J. Benedict, P. Saunders, K. Wong, D. Canaperi, M. Krishnan, K.-L. Lee, B. A. Rainey, D. Fried, P. Cottrell, H.-S. P. Wong, M. Ieong, W. Haensch, “Metal-gate FinFET and fully-depleted SOI devices using total gate silicidation”, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), San Francisco, CA, pp. 247 – 250, 2002

12.   Z. Ren, S. Hedge, B. Doris, P. Oldiges, T. Kanarsky, O. Dokumaci, M. Ieong, E. C. Jones, H.-S. P. Wong, “An Experimental Study on Electrostatics and Transport Issues of Ultra-Thin Body SOI pMOSFETs”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 609-611, October, 2002.

13.   L.J. Huang, J.O.Chu, S. Goma, C.P. D’Emic, S. J. Koester, D. F. Canaperi, P. M. Mooney, S. A. Cordes,  J. L. Speidell, R. M. Anderson, H.-S. P. Wong, “Electron and Hole Mobility Enhancement in Strained Silicon-On-Insulator by Wafer Bonding,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, Vol. 49, pp. 1566 – 1571, September, 2002.

14.   B. Doris, M. Ieong, T. Kanarsky, Y. Zhang, R.A. Roy, O. Dokumaci, F.-F. Jamin, L. Shi , W. Natzle, H.-J. Huang, J. Mezzapelle, A. Mocuta, M. Gribelyuk , E.C. Jones, R.J. Miller, H.-S. P. Wong, and W. Haensch, “Extreme Scaling With Ultra-Thin Silicon Channel MOSFET’s (XFET)”, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), San Francisco, CA, pp. 267 – 270, 2002.

15.   K. Rim, E.P. Gusev, C. D’Emic, T. Kanarsky, H. Chen, J. Chu, J. Ott, K. Chan, D. Boyd, V. Mazzeo, B.H. Lee, A. Mocuta, J. Welser, S.L. Cohen, M. Ieong, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Mobility Enhancement in Strained Si NMOSFETs with HfO2 Gate Dielectrics”, Symp. VLSI Technology, pp. 12-13, June, 2002.

16.   R. Martel, H.-S. P. Wong, K. Chan, and Ph. Avouris, “Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors for Logic Applications”, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Washington, D.C., pp. 159-162, 2001.

17.   D.J. Frank, R. H. Dennard, E. J. Nowak, P.M. Solomon, Y. Taur, H.-S. P. Wong, “Device Scaling Limits of Si MOSFETs and Their Application Dependencies”, invited paper, IEEE Proceedings, Special Issue on The Limits of Semiconductor Technology, pp. 259-288, March, 2001.

18.   H.-S. P. Wong, D.J. Frank, P.M. Solomon, H.-J. Wann, J. Welser, “Nanoscale CMOS'', IEEE Proceedings, invited paper, Special Issue on Quantum Devices and Applications, pp. 537-570, April, 1999.


Recent and Upcoming Invited Presentations:


1.      S. B. Eryilmaz, H. Li, W. Wan, H.-S. P. Wong, “Memory Devices for Brain-Inspired Computing,” invited paper, International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM), Tsukuba, Japan on 27-29 September 2016.

2.      H.-S. P. Wong, “Device Technologies for the N3XT 1,000X Improvement in Computing Performance,” keynote speaker, Architecture 2030 Workshop @ ISCA 2016, Seoul, Korea, June 19, 2016

3.      S. B. Eryilmaz, D. Kuzum, S. Yu, H.-S. P. Wong, “Device and System Level Design Considerations for Analog-Non-Volatile-Memory Based Neuromorphic Architectures,” invited paper, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), paper 4.1, pp. 64 – 67, Washington, DC, December 7 – 9, 2015

4.      L. S. Liyanage, M. Shulaker, X. Xu, G. Pitner,  R. Park, K. Saraswat, Z. Bao, S. Mitra, H.-S. P. Wong, “VLSI Compatible n-Type Carbon Nanotube Doping Technique and Monolithic Integration of CNTFETs with Silicon CMOS,” invited paper, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Symposium MM: “Carbon Nanotubes—Synthesis, Properties, Functionalization and Applications”, Boston, MA, November 30 - December 5, 2014,

5.      M. S. Ebrahimi, G. Hills, M. M. Sabry, M. M. Shulaker, H. Wei, T. F. Wu, S. Mitra, H.-S. P. Wong, “Monolithic 3D Integration Advances and Challenges: From Technology to System Levels”, invited paper, IEEE SOI-3D-Subthreshold Microelectronics Technology Unified Conference (S3S), Millbrae, CA, October 6 – 10, 2014.

6.      H.-Y. Chen, M. Shulaker, S. Yu, H. Wei, B. Gao, J. Kang, S. Mitra, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Monolithic 3D Integration of Logic and Memory,” invited paper, 16th ACM/IEEE System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP), San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2014.

7.      M. Shulaker, G. Hills, N. Patil, H. Wei, H. Y. Chen, H. S. P. Wong, and S. Mitra,  “Carbon Nanotube Computer: Transforming Scientific Discoveries into Working System,” invited paper, 225th Electrochemical Society Meeting, paper M4-1188, Orlando, FL, May 11 – 15, 2014.

8.      M. Shulaker, G. Hills, H. Wei, H-Y. Chen, N. Patil, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Advancements with Carbon Nanotube Digital Systems,” invited paper, IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC), paper 2.4, May 20-23, 2014.

9.      J.F. Kang, B.Gao, Y.J. Bi, B. Chen, and X.Y. Liu, S.M. Yu, H-Y. Chen, and H.-S. P. Wong, “TMO-based Memristive Devices and Application for Neuromorphic Systems,” invited paper, 13th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies (CIMTEC), 6th Forum on New Materials, Montecantini Terme, Italy, June 15 – 20, 2014.

10.   J.F. Kang, B. Gao, B. Chen, P. Huang, F.F. Zhang, X.Y. Liu, H-Y. Chen, Z. Jiang, H.-S. P. Wong, S.M. Yu, “Scaling and Operation Characteristics of HfOx Based Vertical RRAM for Cost-Effective 3D Cross-Point Architecture,” invited paper, IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Melbourne, Australia, June 1 – 5, 2014.

11.   S. Yu, D. Kuzum, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Design considerations of synaptic device for neuromorphic computing,” invited paper, IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Melbourne, Australia, June 1 – 5, 2014.

12.   S. Yu, Y. Deng, B. Gao, P. Huang, B. Chen, X. Y. Liu, J. F. Kang, H.-Y. Chen, Z. Jiang, and H.-S. P. Wong, “Design guidelines for 3D RRAM cross-point architecture,” invited paper, IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Melbourne, Australia, June 1 – 5, 2014.

13.   M. Shulaker, G. Hills, H. Wei, H-Y. Chen, N. Patil, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Mitra, “Carbon Nanotube Computer,” invited paper, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (MRS), paper MM9.02, April 21 – 25, 2014.

14.   S. Yu, Y. Wu, H-Y. Chen, Z. Jiang, J. Sohn, H.-S. P. Wong, “Metal–Oxide-Based Resistive Switching Memory (RRAM): Modeling, Scaling, and 3D integration,” invited paper, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (MRS), paper BB10.02, April 21 – 25, 2014.

15.   H.-S. P. Wong, “Building Complex Systems Using Nanomaterials,” invited paper, 2014 Foresight Technical Conference, Palo Alto, CA, February 7 – 9, 2014.



H.-S. P. Wong and D. Akinwande, “Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Device Physics,” Cambridge University Press, 2011.  (ISBN-13: 9780521519052). Available at Amazon.com.


CNT book cover




EE 21N Freshman Seminar (new class since Autumn, 2006, next offering: Winter 2017) – “What is Nanotechnology?”).

EE 320 (evolved from EE 218, new in 2008/09, Spring 2009, next offerings: Spring 2017, in alternate years) “Nanoelectronics” (There is no required textbook for this course) – Prerequisite EE222, EE216 and knowledge of solid state physics,  Recommended: EE 223, 228, or 316.

             (slides for 1st lecture of EE 218 back in Autumn 2005) (rather old, kept here for historical reasons, as a time capsule)


EE 316 (Winter) “Advanced VLSI Devices”

EE 309 (new class since Spring, 2006, offered in alternate years) “Semiconductor Memory Devices and Technology” (There is no required textbook for this course) – Prerequisite: EE 216. Preferred: EE 316, EE 313, EE 311

EE 392B (Spring, 2005, not offered in the near future) “Introduction to Image Sensors and Digital Cameras” (with Prof. Abbas El Gamal)


EE 310 Seminar slides:

October 5, 2004. Download here. (rather old, kept here for historical reasons, as a time capsule)



H.-S. Philip Wong

Department of Electrical Engineering and Stanford SystemX Alliance,

Paul G. Allen 312X

420 Via Palou,

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4075

Email: hspwong AT stanford DOT edu

Phone: +1-650-725-0982


Administrative Assistant: Fely Barrera

Email: fely.barrera AT Stanford DOT edu

Phone: +1-650-723-1349


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June 9, 2016