Jun Ma and Elison Matioli of the EPFL School of Engineering have used slanted tri-gate structures to enhance the breakdown voltage of gallium nitride (GaN) metal-oxide-semiconductor high-electron-mobility transistors (MOSHEMTs) by 500V. They claim a record 1.2GW/cm2 high-power figure of merit.
For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3-D printing. Read more about the Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices work in Science Daily.
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory. The development team included engineers, neuroscientists, surgeons, electronics and robotics specialists from Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Harvard and EPFL have released a video describing their work carried out in conjunction with the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering: Advances in Auditory Brainstem Implants -> more on this story