Adrian Mihai Ionescu

2024
IEEE CLEDO BRUNETTI AWARD

Sponsored by the Brunetti Bequest

“For leadership and contributions to the field of energy-efficient steep slope devices and technologies.”

Adrian Ionescu’s research in steep slope devices is seminal. He pioneered the demonstration of electric-field controlled tunneling field-effect transistors with enhanced turn-on/off steepness using the principle of band-to-band tunneling injection. He’s made groundbreaking contributions in the field of internal gain devices using negative capacitance effect to accomplish steep turn-on/off qualities. As one of Europe’s leading scholars in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics, his focus is linking fundamental research to societal needs. Ionescu’s technical contributions range from nano-mechanical devices to futuristic post-MOSFET transistors with ultra-low power functionality. His recent venture, DIGIPREDICT, uses digital twin technology and energy-efficient sensors for personalized and preventive healthcare. His remarkable insights have fundamentally advanced the understanding of electron devices and technology.
An IEEE Fellow, Ionescu is a professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.