Sayeef Salahuddin, a faculty senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division, has been recognized for distinguished contributions to electronic device science and engineering, in particular for inventing negative capacitance devices with potential for dramatic increase in energy efficiency in computing.

Salahuddin is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the conceptualization and exploration of novel device physics for low-power electronic and spintronic devices. He was one of the first to champion the concept of using “interacting systems” for switching, showing fundamental advantage of such systems over conventional devices in reducing power consumption. Salahuddin has received multiple recognitions for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He is currently the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Electron Devices Letters, the flagship journal for electron devices. He also served as the chair of the IEEE Electron Devices Society committee on Nanotechnology. Salahuddin is a fellow of the IEEE and APS.