Welcome to the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology


The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) supports the campus-wide electronics and nanotechnology community at Georgia Tech by connecting researchers across academic disciplines. As one of 10 interdisciplinary research institutes at Georgia Tech IEN facilitates interdisciplinary team forming and research, operates state-of-the-art core facilities, connects with external partners, and runs outreach and workforce development programs.

Interdisciplinary Research

IEN catalyzes interdisciplinary collaborations and supports research and development activities in microelectronics and nanotechnology across Georgia Tech. The innovations emerging from these activities are powering solutions to societal grand challenges in providing food, water, energy, and healthcare, and in improving computing, communication, and national security.

Core Facilities

IEN operates state-of-the-art electronics and nanotechnology core facilities at Georgia Tech, offering a broad range of fabrication and characterization capabilities for activities from basic discovery to prototype realization. Part of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), the core facilities are open to users from academia, industry, and government labs. The IEN core facilities enable top-down, lithography-based micro/nano-fabrication, bottom-up material synthesis, high-resolution imaging and advanced material analysis, as well as work at the intersection of life sciences and nanotechnology.

Workforce Development

IEN offers workforce development activities for students, post-docs, and faculty as well as industrial partners. Activities range from technical seminars, workshops, and symposia to hands-on short courses. IEN also develops and delivers outreach programs for K-12 through adult learners with the aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.

News Alert

Researchers Develop Wideband Millimeter Wave Transmit/Receive Module

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a wideband four-channel millimeter wave transmit-receive (T/R) module based on silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology that will support active electronically-scanned arrays (AESA) for potential military applications.

Designed to operate between 18 GHz and 50 GHz, the module could help address threat systems operating at millimeter wave frequencies and provide to military applications many of the advantages that millimeter wave technology is bringing to commercial applications such as 5G wireless, internet-of-things devices, and radar-based vehicle collision avoidance systems.

Known as Millimeter Wave Active Electronically Scanned Array using Silicon-Germanium Transmit/Receive Modules (MAESTRO), the project represents a collaboration of GTRI and SiGe specialists in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The use of SiGe helps support the high level of integration necessary for the miniaturization required by the module’s high-frequency operation.


National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

IEN at Georgia Tech serves as a site and Coordinating Office of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), a network of 16 academic sites and their partners with state-of-the-art nanotechnology facilities. NNCI sites provide researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with access to these user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, and technical expertise across all areas of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.


Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor

The Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) is one of the 16 NNCI sites and a partnership between IEN and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), an academic collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

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