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Integrated chips become ever smaller and require less and less energy – an evolution that has unlocked a plethora of possibilities for engineering researchers to explore, research, design and implement novel electronic devices with a small energy budget. Miniaturized wearables and implantable electronics for instance will benefit significantly from this power consumption downscaling, and it will enable future batteryless autonomous miniaturized electronics harvesting their own energy from the environment – e.g. the human body, the sun or from ultrasonic or piezoelectric sources. Researchers within the field of Integrated Nanoelectronics from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University are involved in different international and national projects to lower the energy cost of computing systems using novel devices, circuits, and architecture for novel applications, including:

- Design and implementation of novel spintronic memories enabling orders of magnitude lower energies for future processors (H2020 FET-OPEN SPICE)),
- Novel batteryless implantable micro-scale devices powered by ultrasonic waves for optogenetics to cure Parkinson’s Disease (H2020 FET-OPEN STARDUST),
- Novel neuromorphic computing enabled by novel nano-scale devices to improve the performance of state-of-the-art computers by orders of magnitudes (H2020 FET-OPEN PHOTON-NeuroCom),
- Novel biohybrid neuromorphic system to be implanted in brain for healing damaged brain (H2020 FET-PROACTIVE HERMES),
- Novel wireless self-powered sensor node for condition monitoring (Industrial Project in collaboration with Force Technology funded by InnovationFund Denmark),
- Weighted Spin-Hall-Nano-Oscillator based Neuromorphic Computing System Assisted by laser for Cognitive Computing (H2020 FET-OPEN SPINAGE)),
- Spintronic nanograins with local vortex oscillations for reservoir computing by implementing a complex artificial intelligence (AI) network in a single spintronic nano-scale device