Welcome to my website.  My name is Aaron Franklin and I am a Research Staff Member at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center working on various applications of nanomaterials.  I am also currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Department of Electrical Engineering.  This site contains some information on my past and present research work, publications, and materials from the courses I teach.

Contact Information

Address:        IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

                        1101 Kitchawan Rd.

                        Yorktown Heights, NY  10598

Phone:           (914) 945-1505

Email:             aarondfranklin AT gmail DOT com

Recent Highlights

  Nature View article published on the future of carbon nanotube transistors:  LINK

  Nano Letters paper on “Sub-10 nm CNT Transistor” is among most read in 2012:  LINK

  A Nature News and Views article highlighted our recent carbon nanotube transistor results:  LINK

  Outstanding Paper Award from GOMAC Technology Conference for work on low-voltage carbon                

                nanotube transistors

  Interview with ASME.org on recent carbon nanotube transistor work:  LINK HERE

  Coverage of recent sub-10 nm CNT transistor work (subset of articles): 

                   Technology Review:  LINK HERE

                   PhysOrg.com:  LINK HERE

                   NanoWerk:  LINK HERE

  Featured on cover of EE-Web Pulse Magazine, which includes an interview and article:  LINK HERE

  Recent paper in Nature Nanotechnology is currently the #1 most downloaded for the journal!                                                                                  

  New Scientist magazine coverage of scaled carbon nanotube transistor work (Mag issue 2743)

                                                                   LINK HERE

  Meritorious Paper Award from GOMAC Technology Conference for work on vertical carbon                

                nanotube integration


Research Interests

Large-scale integration of nanomaterials for high performance devices or unique substrate applications (e.g. flexible, transparent) in areas such as photovoltaics, low-power devices, and thin-film transistors.  This includes:  1) exploration of nanomaterials for enhanced device performance, 2) characterization of nanomaterial-enabled devices,  and 3) optimization of fabrication processes to improve yield, consistency, and integration density of devices incorporating nanomaterials.