Jean-Pierre Leburton

Jean-Pierre Leburton

Jean-Pierre Leburton

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


1258 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Professor Leburton's expertise is the theory and simulation of nanoscale semiconductor devices and low-dimensional systems. His research focuses more specifically on transport and optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. Current research projects involve electronic properties of self-assembled dots for high-performance lasers, single-electron charging and spin effects in quantum dots, modeling of nanocrystal floating gate flash memory devices, nanoscale Si MOSFET's and carbon nanotubes and graphene nanostructures. His research deals also with dissipative mechanisms involving electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures for mid- and far-infrared intra-band lasers. Approaches to these problems involve use of sophisticated numerical techniques such as Monte-Carlo simulation and advanced 3D self-consistent Schroedinger-Poisson model including non-equilibrium transport for full-scale nanodevice modeling. In the last 18 years, he turned his interest toward the interaction between living systems and semiconductors to investigate programming and sensing biomolecules with nanoelectronics. 

Research Areas/Expertise:

  • Quantum nanostructures for electronics and photonics
  • Charge particle physics and engineerings
  • Advanced carbon-based materials and nanoscale devices