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We are a theory and computational group interested in the understanding and design of nanomaterials and nanodevices. Towards this goal, we employed a range of multiphysics and multiscale tools both retrospectively (e.g. corroborating our results to experiments) and prospectively (e.g. predicting new phenomena and finding solutions to open problems).

Our work in recent years is largely focused on an interesting class of two-dimensional crystals such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, boron nitrides, black phoshorus and their heterostructures. We revealed their basic electronic and optical properties, and their opportunities for novel electronics, optoelectronics, nanophotonics and plasmonics.

Short Bio: Low joins the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in fall 2014. Prior to this, Low worked as an in-house theorist at various experimental groups at Columbia University, Yale University and IBM Thomas J. Watson Research. While at IBM, from 2011-2014, Low served as an industry liaison to various Universities under the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative with the goal of finding the next electronics switch. He obtained his doctoral degree from the National University of Singapore in 2008, and then a postdoctoral associate at Purdue University. Low received the IBM Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award (2014), IBM Invention Award (2013), KITP Rice Family Fund Fellowship (2012), Singapore Millennium Fellowship (2007), and the IEEE Electron Device Society Fellowship (2005).