Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Hihath seeks to understand charge transport and energy conversion in molecular-scale devices for applications spanning electronics, energy and health care. Molecules are inherently quantum-mechanical systems, and implementing robust applications from these systems will require significant advances in the understanding of nanoscale systems, processes and technologies. The Hihath group works to understand and control the physical properties of molecular-scale systems down to the level of a single molecule. This work involves not only understanding the interplay between the electrical, mechanical, optical and thermal properties of these systems, but also designing and developing unique molecular-scale functions that harness these properties for new device functions.