Sung-Hyun Jo, graduate student in electrical engineering, received a Silver
Prize in the
15th SAMSUNG Human-Tech Thesis Prize (HTP) for his thesis, "Programmable
Switching in Two-Terminal Resistive Switches and Crossbar Memory Arrays."
Sung Hyun Jo started his research on a Si memristive system in 2005 under
the guidance of Prof. Wei Lu.
In his thesis, he demonstrated 1kb crossbar memory in which the active
components are hysterestic resistors formed at the points where two nanowire
arrays cross each other. The crossbar memory based on a Si memristive system
is not only CMOS compatible, but also can potentially offer fast access time
similar to DRAM with nonvolatile property and higher data density ( >>
10Gbits/cm2) than any type of hard drive currently available.
The Samsung HTP, established in 1994, is one of the most prestige thesis
awards in Korea. The Prize is intended to search for creative and driven
young people who will lead the field of science, to encourage research at
the collegiate level, and to increase the awareness of the importance of
technology in society.
This year more than 1000 papers were submitted by graduate and
undergraduate students in all engineering & science areas. Five Gold, 15
Silver, and 20 Bronze awards were selected.