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Sayeef Salahuddin’s work has focused on conceptualization and exploration of novel device physics for low-power electronic and spintronic devices. Salahuddin has championed the concept of using ‘interacting systems’ for switching, showing the fundamental advantage of such systems over the conventional devices in terms of power dissipation. This led to the discovery of Negative Capacitance Transistors that allow for sub kT/q subthreshold operation in transistors. Salahuddin has received multiple recognitions for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He is also a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Physical Society (APS).