The COMputational nanoelectronICS (COMICS) research group is part of the Nanoelectronic Department at the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N), a laboratory jointly operated by the CNRS and universite Paris-Saclay, and located on the Paris-Saclay campus at Palaiseau.

Our Skills

  • Physics of nanodevices: out-of-equilibrium transport, quantum effects…
  • Development of modelling tools: particle Monte Carlo simulator, band structures, atomistic Non Equilibrium Gree Function simulatorCentre national de la recherche scientifique — Wikipédia
  • New device concepts
  • Materials modelling: structural, electronic, optical and transport properties of nanostructures via first principles or semi-empirical methods;
  • Anharmonic phonon-phonon interactions;

Main research topics

  • Nanoelectronics: beyond CMOS devices on Silicon or III-V heterostructures, quantum dots
  • 2D materials: transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene, h-BN…
  • Nanoscale heat transport, coupled electron/phonon transport and thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting.
  • Charge-density waves and topological materials



Contact: Davide Romanin
Keywords: Simulation, Monte Carlo, Non-Equilibrium Green’s Functions (NEGF), Density Functional Theory (DFT), nanoelectronics, thermoelectrics, graphene, Wigner, Boltzmann, MOS, transistor, steep slope devices, single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD), resonant tunneling diode (RTD), quantum transport, electrons, phonons, charge-density waves (CDW).