Delft University of Technology is one of the three technical universities in the Netherlands and it is renowned for its high standard of education and research in various fields as physics, electrical engineering, computer science, architecture, etc. TUD offers undergraduate programs at bachelor and master level, and graduate programs at PhD level. It collaborates with other educational establishments and research institutes both in the Netherlands and abroad and also enjoys partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, the industry, and companies from the small and medium business sectors. TUD contributes in NEMSIC with the Computer Engineering Laboratory which is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer. The Computer Engineering (CE) Laboratory performs research and teaches the engineering discipline of determination, development, and integration of both software and hardware to build a computing system. The laboratory focuses on the definition of system requirements, from embedded to general purpose, their architecture and implementations, and the study and development of tools and software that allow the analysis and synthesis of computing systems. The laboratory formation includes 8 faculty members, 3 staff members, 53 PhD students, and numerous master students. Most of the funded research comes from the STW (Dutch national science foundation), EU, and the industry (Philips, IBM, Intel, Nokia, etc). In the past ten years, members of the group published more than 400 conference papers, 90 journal publications, and were awarded more than 70 USA and EU patents. Additionally, 12 start-ups companies have been founded by ex- students and computer engineering faculty members.

Tasks in the project
TUD will act as WP2 leader and contribute to the activities in WP2, WP3, and WP4. More in particular WP2 and WP3 tasks will be (i) define and evaluate low power architecture, circuits, and management techniques that can effectively make use of SGFETs, (ii) evaluate via benchmarking the potential high level performance improvement of the proposed schemes, (iii) design, implement, and evaluate SGFET based low power test circuits. WP4 task will cover system reliability aspects and design for variability and reliability techniques relevant for systems potentially developed with SGFET and CMOS devices.

CE Laboratory is actively involved in the following fields: computer architecture, nano-electronics and nano- device specific computational paradigms, low power hardware and management, design for variability and reliability, embedded processors and systems, reconfigurable computing, computer arithmetic, networks on chip, internet processing, and multimedia and vector architectures and processors. Some of the current research projects address: novel computation paradigms based Single Electron Tunnelling technology, CMOS based threshold logic based arithmetic and logic circuits, low power architectures, custom computing machines, multi-core architectures, design for variability, etc.

Senior Staff
Sorin Cotofana is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Delft, the Netherlands. He is (co-)author of 25 papers in international refereed journals and more than 100 papers in international conferences. For his work he received numerous awards, e.g., ICCD 2001, IEEE NANO 2005. He is a Senior IEEE Member and a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Nano-Giga Technical Committee.
Arjan van Genderen obtained his MSc degree and his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in 1985 and 1991, respectively. Currently he is an assistant professor at the Computer Engineering group at Delft University of Technology. His research interest include: VLSI design, computer architectures, reconfigurable computing, and development of CAD tools.