Over the past few decades, the transistors in computer chips have become progressively smaller and faster, allowing upwards of a billion individual transistors to be packed into a single circuit, thus shrinking the size of electronic devices. But these circuits have an intractable design flaw: if just a single transistor fails, the entire circuit also fails. One novel way around the problem is a so-called self-healing circuit. Such circuits are "inspired by biological systems that constantly heal themselves in the presence of random and intentional failures," says Caltech professor Ali Hajimiri.
- September 3, 2015, 8:30 AM Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion Energy Frontier Research Center (LMI-EFRC) Gates-Thomas 135
- September 21, 2015, 8:40 AM Water Resilience and Sustainability Symposium Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
- October 1, 2015, 11:00 AM Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar Gates-Thomas 135