• June 2017:

    -- Our paper "Three-Dimensional Crossbar Arrays of Self-rectifying Si/SiO2/Si Memristors" was published in Nature Communications. Congrats to Can and all! Link to the paper: Li et al., Nature Communications 8, 15666 (2017). Umass College of Engineering news is here.
  • May 2017:

    -- Our group presented 1 invited talk, 2 contributed talks and 1 invited poster at the EIPBN conference in Orlando, FL. Great jobs, folks!
    -- Ebenezer Adams and Daniel Belkin joined our group as REU students. Welcome on board!
  • March 2017:

    -- Qiangfei gave seminars in IBM Zurich and Technion, Israel.
  • February 2017:

    -- Our invited commentary "Organic electronics: Battery-like artificial synapses" was published in Nature Materials. Link to the paper: Yang and Xia, Nature Materials 16, 396-397(2017).
  • January 2017:
    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar in INL, Braga, Portugal.
  • December 2016:

    -- The Xia and Yang groups celebrated Xmas with a joint party in Johnny's Tavern in Amherst, MA
  • November 2016:

    -- Qiangfei was invited to attend the 4th NAS Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • September 2016:

    -- Our work on diffusive memristor synapses attracted broad media attention. A summary of the news outlets can be found here.
    -- Our paper "Memristors with diffusive dynamics as synaptic emulators for neuromorphic computing" was published in Nature Materials. Congrats to Zhongrui and all! Link to the paper: Wang et al., Nature Materials 16, 101-108(2017).
    -- Rui Zhang, Somnath Chakraborty and Siyan Lin joined our group. Welcome!
  • August 2016:

    -- Qiangfei gave a plenary lecture at the 5th Memristor and Memristive System Symposium in Dresden, Germany.
  • June 2016:

    -- Our paper "Sub-10 nm Ta Channel Responsible for Superior Performance of a HfO2 Memristor" was published in Scientific Reports. Congrats to Hao! Link to the paper: Jiang et al., Scientific Reports 6, 28525 (2016).
    -- Daniel Belkin (Swarthmore College) and Mohamed Mohamed joined our group as REU students. Welcome!
  • May 2016:

    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at ISCAS 2016 in Montreal, QC.
  • April 2016:

    -- Can was awarded the David H. Navon scholarship from ECE department. Congratulations!
    -- Our paper "Electrochemical metallization switching with a platinum group metal in different oxides" was accepted for publication in Nanoscale . Congrats to Zhongrui. Link to the paper: Wang et al., Nanoscale (2016).
    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at MELECON 2016 in Cyprus, and a seminar in KAUST.
    -- Shuang won the second prize in the 2016 ECE PhD poster session & Tang award. Congratulations!
  • Dec 2015:

    -- Xia and Yang groups celebrated Christmas in Joshua's house.
    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar in Skyworks Solutions, Woburn, MA.
  • Oct 2015:

    -- Qiangfei a co-program chair of the NNT'15 in Napa, CA.
  • Sept 2015:

    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at IMEC-Stanford RRAM workshop in Leuven, Belgium.
  • August 2015:

    -- Our work on nanoscale memristive RF switches was highlighted on DARPA website and other news outlets.
  • July 2015:

    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at IEEE DSP'15 and a seminar in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
    -- Qiangfei's early tenure and promotion case was approved by the Provost and Chancellor.
  • June 2015:

    -- Our paper "Nanoscale memristive radiofrequency switches" was published in Nature Communications . Link to the paper: Pi et al., Nature Communications 6, 7519 (2015).
  • May 2015:

    -- Jonathan Scharf and David Lassalle joined the group as REU students. Welcome!
    -- The Senior Design Project (SDP) Team "Brainwave Manipulated Wagon (BMW)" advised by Qiangfei won the second prize at ECE annual banquet. Congratulations!
  • April 2015:

    -- Our invited perspective was highlighted in IOP Labtalk website. Nanoimprint lithography: From nanofabrication to nanomanufacturing
    -- Our invited Perspective "Nanoimprint lithography 20 years on" was published in Nanotechnology in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nanoimprint Lithography technology. Link to the paper: Xia and Pease, Nanotechnology 26, 182501 (2015).
    -- Our joint project on using memristor crossbar arrays unconventional computing kicked off in Rome, NY.
  • March 2015:

    --Qiangfei was chosen as the recipient of the Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award by the College of Engineering. (News is here .)
  • February 2015:

    -- Our invited review paper "Nanoimprint lithography enables memristor crossbars and hybrid circuits" was published in Applied Physics A. Link to the paper: Xia et al., Applied Physics A (2015): 1-13.
  • January 2015:

    -- Qiangfei gave seminars in Heidelberg University and TU Dresden.
    -- Almoatazbellah (Moataz) Hegab joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome!
  • December 2014:

    -- Xia Group celebrated Christmas in Qiangfei's house.
  • October 2014:

    -- Our collaborative paper "Black Phosphorus Radio-Frequency Transistors" was published in Nano letters . Link to the paper: Wang et al., Nano Letters 14, 6424-6429(2014).
  • September 2014:

    -- Dr. Zhongrui Wang joined the group as a post-doctoral research associate. Welcome!
    -- Dr. Moon Hyung Jang joined the group as a post-doctoral research associate. Welcome!
    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk in IWS3TW and a seminar in Unicamp.
    -- Our recent work was highlighted in IOP Labtalk website. Integrating planar memristors with CMOS circuits.
  • August 2014:

    -- Our paper "3D integration of planar crossbar memristive devices with CMOS substrate" was accepted for publishing in Nanotechnology. Link to the paper: Peng Lin et al., Nanotechnology 25, 405202 (2014).
    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk in PIERS (Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium) and a seminar in South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), Shenzhen.
  • July 2014:

    -- Qiangfei gave a keynote talk at the 4th Memristors and Memristive Systems Symposium in Nortre Dame, IN
    -- Hao gave an invited talk at the 14th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications (CNNA'14) in Notre Dame, IN
  • June 2014:

    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar at NIST.
    -- Our paper "Concentric rings of polystyrene and titanium dioxide nanoparticles patterned by alternating current signal guided coffee ring effect" was published in Applied Physics Letters. (Link to the paper: Jinhua Mu et al., Applied Physics Letters 104, 261601 (2014). )
    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at the 2014 ISCAS in Melbourne.

  • May 2014:

    -- The Xia group attended the 58th EIPBN conference in Washington, DC and presented 5 papers, including an invited talk given by Can Li.

  • April 2014:

    -- Hao received the David H. Navon scholarship from ECE department. Congratulations!
    -- Peng received an Outstanding TA Award from ECE department for his excellent work as an ECE 571 TA. Congratulations!
    -- Our paper "Single- and bi-layer memristive devices with tunable properties using TiOx switching layers deposited by reactive sputtering" was published in Applied Physics Letters. (Link to the paper: Hao Jiang and Qiangfei Xia, Applied Physics Letters 104, 153505 (2014). )

  • March 2014:

    -- Qiangfei was awarded a grant from the Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund from UMass System. (News is here .)

  • November 2013:

    -- Xia Group celebrated Thanksgiving in Qiangfei's house.
    -- Our paper "Improvement of resistive switching uniformity for TiO2-based memristive devices by introducing a thin HfO2 layer" was published in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. (Link to the paper: Hao Jiang & Qiangfei Xia, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 31, 06FA04 (2013). )
    -- Xueling Zhao joined the group. Welcome!

  • October 2013:

    -- Our paper "Cross point arrays of 8 nm x 8 nm memristive devices fabricated with nanoimprint lithography" was published in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B . (Link to the paper: Shuang Pi et al, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 31, 06FA02 (2013). )
    -- Shehzeen Hussain joined the group. Welcome!

  • September 2013:

    -- Gabriela (Ela) Correa joined the group. Welcome!

  • Auguest 2013:

    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at the DARPA RF-FPGA PI meeting, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • July 2013:

    -- Our paper "Low voltage resistive switching devices based on chemically produced silicon oxide" was published in Applied Physics Letters. (Link to the paper: Can Li et al, Applied Physics Letters 103, 062104(2013). )
    -- Our paper "Mold cleaning with polydimethylsiloxane for nanoimprint lithography" was published in Nanotechnology (Link to the paper: Peng Lin et al 2013 Nanotechnology 24 325301)
    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar in Nanjing University.

  • June 2013:

    -- DARPA UPSIDE (Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation) program officially kicked off, we are part of the team led by BAE systems.

  • May 2013:

    -- The Xia group attended the 57th EIPBN conference in Nashville, TN, and presented 7 papers.
    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar at IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

  • April 2013:

    -- Peng received the David H. Navon scholarship from ECE department. Congratulations!
    -- Qiangfei gave two seminars at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC.

  • March 2013:

    -- Our paper "Effect of voltage polarity and amplitude on electroforming of TiO2 based memristive devices" was published in Nanoscale. Hao Jiang & Qiangfei Xia, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 3257-3261 is the link to the paper.

  • February 2013:

    -- Matthew Wojick joined the group. Welcome!

  • January 2013:

    -- The Xia group went to Mt. Snow, VT for a snowboarding trip to celebrate the New Year.
    -- Qiangfei received an NSF CAREER Award. UMass Amherst press release is here.

  • December 2012:

    -- The Xia group celebrated Christmas Day with a party hosted by Qiangfei.
  • September 2012:

    -- Shuang and Peng both won the ECE Graduate Student Travel Grant.
    -- Shuang and Peng presented two papers at the International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technologies in Napa Valley, CA.

  • August 2012:

    -- Can Li joined the group. Welcome!
    -- Qiangfei gave an invited talk at the 3rd Memristors and Memristive Systems Symposium & 13th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications (CNNA'12) in Torino, Italy.

  • July 2012:

    -- Qiangfei was elevated to SPIE Senior Member.
  • June 2012:

    -- Qiangfei was elevated to IEEE Senior Member.

  • May 2012:

    -- Qiangfei received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA). Official press release is here. UMass Amherst news is here.
    -- Shuang won the David H. Navon scholarship from ECE department. Congratulations!
    -- Chris went to UT Austin for PhD study. Congratulations!
    -- Zach joined IBM in Burlington, VT. Congratulations!

  • March 2012:

    -- Jinhua joined the group. Welcome on board!

  • February 2012:

    -- Qiangfei unveiled an "Art in Nanoengineering" exhibition at the Smith College Campus Center. News is here.

  • January 2012:

    -- We had a group dinner to celebrate the New Year at Sakura.

  • November 2011:

    -- Christopher Brennan joined the group. Welcome!

  • October 2011:

    -- We designed and built a multifunctional angle evaporation chuck!
    -- We designed and built our own nanoimprint alignment module!

  • August 2011:
  • -- Qiangfei gave seminars at Peking University, Institute of Microelectronics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Fudan University.
  • July 2011:
  • -- Hao Jiang joined the group. Welcome!
    -- Qiangfei gave a seminar at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.
    -- MURI program officially kicked off in Santa Barbara on 7/7/2011.

  • June 2011:

    -- Yuchen Li joined the group. Welcome!
    -- Our group made our EIPBN debut in Las Vegas, NV. Shuang Pi gave a well-received oral presentation: "Arrays of 25x25 nm2 Cross-Point Resistive Switching Devices Fabricated with Nanoimprint Lithography".

  • Apr. 2011:
  • -- Our group is part of a team that is awarded a MURI (multidisciplinary university research initiative) grant for doing research on 3-D Hybrid Integration of CMOS/ Nanoelectronic Circuits. Official press release is here .
    -- Qiangfei gave a semniar at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.
    -- We built our own nanoimprint machine!

  • Jan. 2011:
  • -- Shuang Pi, Peng Lin and Zachary Henderson joined the group. Welcome on board!

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