Dr. Anjan Soumyanarayanan was one of the recipients of the Young Scientist Awards (YSA) 2018 at the President’s Science and Technology Awards ceremony on 25 September 2018.
Electronic miniaturisation and growing computing demands have fuelled the quest for fundamentally new technology platforms that are fast, stable, and energy-efficient at the nanoscale. Dr. Soumyanarayanan’s research seeks to realise such scalable nanoelectronic devices by harnessing novel quantum phenomena emerging at material surfaces and interfaces. His contributions unveiled the emergent properties of electronic materials and enabled the tailoring of two-dimensional quantum phases and spin topology towards advanced nanoelectronics.
Dr. Soumyanarayanan’s A*STAR team recently developed material knobs to control atomic-scale spin interactions that generate magnetic particles called “skyrmions”. Their ready tunability on an industry-friendly platform is promising for fast, low-power data processing. His interdisciplinary team aims to develop these as elements for next-generation computing, to efficiently combine information storage (memory) and decision-making (logic) capabilities – much like the human brain.
The YSA recognises highly innovative and productive Singapore-based scientists and engineers who are at the age of 35 or under who have shown great potential to be world-class researchers in their fields of expertise.
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