Aaron D. Franklin

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2018 - 2023)

Professor Franklin works in the broad field of nanotechnology.  He is most widely known for his work on low-dimensional nano-electronics with specific emphasis on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors. Ever since arriving at Duke, Professor Franklin has expanded collaborations with faculty in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He is committed to student learning, both in the classroom and in the lab, as evidenced by high instructor ratings and extremely positive and enthusiastic comments from students. Often students take Professor Franklin’s courses as a way to fulfill academic requirements. They end up leaving the course with deeper appreciation for Electrical and Computer Engineering and circuits/devices. Professor Franklin has developed a reputation both for the clarity of his lectures and for his commitment to his students. On the research side, in three years at Duke, he has published 17 journal articles in top journals such as IEEE Sensors, Applied Physics Letters, and IEEE Electron Device Letters. He has received grants from NSF and Army Research Labs, and he is a Co-PI on DOD grant awarded to Tosh Chilkoti, Chair of the BME department. Overall, his known for his research productivity, his excellent teaching record, and his service to the educational mission of Duke University.