Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2025
FURI | Fall 2023
Exploration of Potential Anisotropic Optical Properties of Triclinic SiGe Lattices
This project uses Ab Initio and Density Functional Theory, to simulate and predict light emission from triclinic silicon-germanium alloys. With atomic level simulations done on the Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) of triclinic lattices to observe potential direct band gaps. With silicon light emission comes the viability of communication through photons, enabling data to be moved at high speeds. This work will be expanded in the future with the exploration of creating these lattices in a lab.
Mentor: Houlong Zhuang
Sponsored project | Fall 2023
Biplove Baral’s FURI project is sponsored by TSMC.
TSMC is a global leader in the semiconductor foundry business. The company’s industry-leading process technologies and portfolio of design enablement solutions help its customers and partners unleash semiconductor innovation. With its recent expansion into Phoenix, TSMC sees the benefit of a strong partnership with ASU faculty and student researchers. TSMC supports the FURI program by providing additional funding for exceptional research projects related to the semiconductor industry. FURI student researchers who pursue a project related to the Semiconductor Manufacturing research theme are eligible for this sponsorship. TSMC-supported FURI students receive a $2,600 stipend and $400 to use for materials. Exceptional research proposals that align with the research theme of Semiconductor Manufacturing will be considered for this additional funding.