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Eric Pop

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
United States of America


Eric Pop is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) at Stanford. He was previously with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), first as an Assistant then as an Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2007-13). His research spans energy conversion systems, nanomaterials, and nanoelectronics. He received his Ph.D. in EE from Stanford (2005), the M.Eng./B.S. in EE and B.S. in Physics from MIT. He was a postdoc at Stanford and worked at Intel before joining UIUC. His honors include the Presidential Early Career (PECASE) Award, and Young Investigator Awards from the ONR, NSF, AFOSR and DARPA (2008-2010). He is an IEEE Senior member, a member of APS and MRS, and the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Device Research Conference (DRC). More information about the Pop Lab can be found online at

Research Interest

Research in the Pop Lab is at the intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion. Most projects include both fundamental and applied, experimental and computational components. Some recent topics (as of 2013) include: * Energy-efficient transistors, memory and integrated circuits * Novel nanomaterials, e.g. graphene, BN, MoS2, carbon nanotubes, GeSbTe, etc. * Fundamental physical limits of current and heat flow, e.g. ballistic electrons and phonons * Applications of nanoscale energy transport, conversion and harvesting, e.g. thermoelectrics


  • Koepke JC, Wood JD, Chen Y, Schmucker SW, Liu X, et al. (2016) Role of pressure in the growth of hexagonal boron nitride thin films from ammonia-borane. Chemistry of Materials 28: 4169-4179.

  • Xiong F, Deshmukh S, Hong S, Dai Y, Behnam A, et al. (2016) SANTA: Self-aligned nanotrench ablation via Joule heating for probing sub-20 nm devices. Nano Research 9: 2950-2959.

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