Tsu-Jae Liu

Tsu-Jae Liu

Title
Professor; Dean of Engineering
Department
Division of Electrical Engineering/EECS
Phone
(510) 642-2689
Fax
(510) 642-2739
Research Expertise and Interest
integrated-circuit devices and technology
Research Description

Research activities are presently in energy-efficient electronic devices and technology, as well as materials, processes, and devices for integrated microsystems.

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April 18, 2022

Leadership philanthropy funds new Engineering Student Center

Powered by a $30 million challenge match grant from an anonymous alum, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering has raised more than $74 million in gifts to transform the engineering student center into a vibrant hub of learning and discovery, cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
December 12, 2017

Three innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors

Three faculty members – Tsu-Jae King Liu and Eli Yablonovitch of electrical engineering and computer sciences and Daniel Portnoy of molecular and cell biology and public health – have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
May 23, 2011

Radical new Intel transistor based on UC Berkeley’s FinFET

In early May, Intel announced a radical new transistor design: a 3D device that will enable the production of integrated-circuit chips that operate faster with less power. The breakthrough has its roots in research begun in 1997 by a team led by Berkeley electrical engineers Chenming Hu, Jeff Bokor and Tsu-Jae King Liu.

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In the News

April 18, 2022

Leadership philanthropy funds new Engineering Student Center

Powered by a $30 million challenge match grant from an anonymous alum, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering has raised more than $74 million in gifts to transform the engineering student center into a vibrant hub of learning and discovery, cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
December 12, 2017

Three innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors

Three faculty members – Tsu-Jae King Liu and Eli Yablonovitch of electrical engineering and computer sciences and Daniel Portnoy of molecular and cell biology and public health – have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
May 23, 2011

Radical new Intel transistor based on UC Berkeley’s FinFET

In early May, Intel announced a radical new transistor design: a 3D device that will enable the production of integrated-circuit chips that operate faster with less power. The breakthrough has its roots in research begun in 1997 by a team led by Berkeley electrical engineers Chenming Hu, Jeff Bokor and Tsu-Jae King Liu.

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February 25, 2020
Samuel K. Moore
At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco last December, researchers discussed their efforts to find ways of increasing the capacity of quantum computers, a tricky challenge because any solution needs to work at near absolute zero temperatures. Berkeley research led by engineering professor Tsu-Jae King Liu was presented by her graduate student Xiaoer Hu. They developed micrometer-scale electromechanical relays as ultralow-power alternatives to transistors, and made the happy discovery that the relays worked better at 4 K than at room temperature. That's because oxygen can interfere with conductivity at room temperature, while oxygen gets frozen out at cryogenic temperatures. "We didn't suspect ahead of time that these devices would operate so well at cryogenic temperatures," Professor Liu says. "In retrospect, we should have."
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