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Tania Roy


Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Roy's work focuses on developing hardware for artificial intelligence applications using novel functional materials including two-dimensional materials. By modeling computer architecture after the basic structure of synapses and neurons, hardware can be manufactured to be better adapted to pattern recognition algorithms. She also focuses on high-power electronics made with gallium nitride and other wide bandgap semiconductors. She is currently working on investigating the defects produced by ionizing radiation in GaN devices. She is particularly interested in studying the reliability of emerging devices and materials systems using electrical characterization techniques.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 101 Science Drive, 3469 Fitzpatrick Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 4215
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  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2011
  • M.S. Vanderbilt University, 2008

Research Interests

Energy-efficient electronics
Two-dimensional materials
Neuromorphic Computing
Wide bandgap materials
High power electronics
Radiation effects and reliability

Courses Taught

  • ECE 526: Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 230L: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
  • ECE 230L9: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits-Lab

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Islam, MM; Rahman, MS; Heldmyer, H; Han, SS; Jung, Y; Roy, T, Bio-inspired “Self-denoising” capability of 2D materials incorporated optoelectronic synaptic array, npj 2D Materials and Applications, vol 8 no. 1 (2024) [10.1038/s41699-024-00458-9] [abs].
  • Roy, T, A 2D route to 3D computer chips., Nature, vol 625 no. 7994 (2024), pp. 249-250 [10.1038/d41586-023-03992-6] [abs].
  • Krishnaprasad, A; Dev, D; Shawkat, MS; Martinez-Martinez, R; Islam, MM; Chung, HS; Bae, TS; Jung, Y; Roy, T, Graphene/MoS2/SiOx memristive synapses for linear weight update, npj 2D Materials and Applications, vol 7 no. 1 (2023) [10.1038/s41699-023-00388-y] [abs].
  • Islam, MM; Krishnaprasad, A; Dev, D; Martinez-Martinez, R; Okonkwo, V; Wu, B; Han, SS; Bae, T-S; Chung, H-S; Touma, J; Jung, Y; Roy, T, Multiwavelength Optoelectronic Synapse with 2D Materials for Mixed-Color Pattern Recognition., ACS nano, vol 16 no. 7 (2022), pp. 10188-10198 [10.1021/acsnano.2c01035] [abs].
  • Yoo, C; Ko, TJ; Kaium, MG; Martinez, R; Islam, MM; Li, H; Kim, JH; Cao, J; Acharya, M; Roy, T; Jung, Y, A minireview on 2D materials-enabled optoelectronic artificial synaptic devices, APL Materials, vol 10 no. 7 (2022) [10.1063/5.0096053] [abs].

Affiliate Topics in Materials Research