Photo of smiling white male faculty member, Dr. Eric Pop, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Eric Pop is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) and Materials Science & Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford, where he leads the SystemX Heterogeneous Integration focus area. Before Stanford, he spent several years on the faculty of UIUC, and in industry at Intel and IBM. His research interests are at the intersection of electronics, nanomaterials, and energy. He received his Ph.D. in EE from Stanford (2005) and three degrees from MIT (MEng and BS in EE, BS in Physics). In 2018 he was named one of the world's Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate. His other honors include the Presidential Early Career (PECASE) Award, and Young Investigator Awards from the ONR, NSF, AFOSR and DARPA. He is an IEEE Fellow, he was General Chair of the IEEE Device Research Conference (DRC), and has served on program committees of the IEDM, VLSI, MRS, and APS conferences.

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 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