The 21st century is the age of global connectivity, enabled by an underlying infrastructure for computing and communications. Education, media, entertainment, business, and interpersonal communications are increasingly melded in a way that can be accessed as needed, anywhere and anytime.
New materials solutions and the emergence of nanostructured materials and devices drive the enhanced capabilities in microelectronics with reduced footprint, as well as the speed and efficiency of switching, communication, and coordination of distributed platforms across large distances. Advances in organic materials for flexible and durable new display technologies offer even higher portability for affordable future computing, networking, and communication applications.
With the prospect of computing and communications technologies contributing to vibrant live-work-play environments, Georgia Tech is studying materials and integrated materials-device solutions that offer the potential to break away from the limitations of current technologies.