Nanotechnology has developed dramatically and significantly influenced industry and academia. Due to the extremely small scale, many experimental discoveries cannot be explained easily using existing theories and neither can the behavior of nanodevices be fitted into current designs.  At the nanoscale, fundamental physical phenomena manifest themselves in the electron transport characteristics of nanoscale devices.  These considerations call for computational approaches to understand such behaviour and to guide researchers in developing future generations of devices.

Therefore, Computational Nanoelectronics and Nano-devices Laboratory (CNNL) was built in 2010, which is under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore and aims to exploring the physics and upper performance limits of nanoscale devices and quantum effect devices such as molecular devices, thermoelectric devices, novel channel material MOSFETs, spintronic FETs, magnetic field devices, etc.  We have developed our own unique simulators for electron transport in nano-devices under various conditions.  This is a fantastic opportunity not only to investigate new physics at such small dimensions but also to understand the characteristics of various devices. Furthermore, we also aim to establish interdisciplinary partnerships among physics, chemistry, circuit design engineering, green energy, nano-photonics and bio-engineering/science communities, and our research can be really applied in multidisciplinary fields and significantly influence the microelectronics industry.