George Tulevski


George Tulevski


Senior Manager, Think Lab


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Dr. George Tulevski is an IBM Research scientist and manager of the Think Lab where he hosts multiple clients weekly to discuss the future of computing, as both a technical expert and business leader. His research centered on nanomaterials and developing new methods to utilize these materials in technologically relevant applications. He has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds over 50 patents. In addition to his research, he taught at Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D.

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The Next Step in Nanotechnology

TED Talk, 2017

Carbon Nanotubes for Digital Logic

IBM Tech Talk, 2016

IBM Looks for the Next Step in Nanotechnology

Tom Spendlove, 2017

'Tulevski's solution was to bring chemistry in as a partner with engineering and nanotechnology.'

IBM Is Using Tiny Tubes to Grow the Chips of the Future

Klint Finley

WIRED, 2016

'Instead, Tulevski and his team have figured out a way to “coax” the nanotubes into specific structures using chemistry.'

Carbon Nanotubes are Getting Closer to Making Our Electronic Devices Obsolete

Kevin Murnane

Forbes, 2016

'The team from IBM built a CNT transistor that showed no increase in electrical resistance with contact lengths from 300 nm to less than 10 nm.'

Search for Eureka: IBM's Path Back to Greatness, and How it Could Change the World

Mike Murphy

Quartz, 2015

'What Tulevski’s team is trying to do is create thousands—and eventually billions—of carbon nanotubes that function exactly the same way.'

Twist and Shouts: A Nanotube Story

Matt Davenport

Chemical and Engineering News, 2015

'There are no guarantees that nanotube transistors can displace silicon technology or that they’ll even need to. Tulevski knows all of this, but he says there’s a lot to learn in the process of trying to build nanotube processors.'

Could Carbon Nanotubes Replace Silicon in Computers?

Kristin Majcher

MIT Technology Review, 2015

'George Tulevski, a member of IBM’s carbon nanotube team, recently reviewed the challenges in ACS Nano.'

IBM Scientists Find New Way to Shrink Transistors

John Markoff

The New York Times, 2015

'On Thursday, however, IBM scientists reported that they now believe they see a path around the wall. Writing in the journal Science, a team at the company’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center said it has found a new way to make transistors from parallel rows of carbon nanotubes.'

Material Question

John Colapinto

The New Yorker, 2014

IBM Prepares for End of Process Shrinks with Carbon Nanotube Transistors

John Timmer

ArsTechnica, 2012

'Tulevski described nanotubes as a radical rethinking of how you build a chip.'

IBM Reports Nanotube Chip Breakthrough

John Markoff

The New York Times, 2012

'They used a process they described as “chemical self-assembly” to create patterned arrays in which nanotubes stick in some areas of the surface while leaving other areas untouched.'

Olefin Metathesis On Metal Surfaces

Mitch Jacoby

Chemical and Engineering News, 2005

'In the other study, Columbia University chemistry professor Colin Nuckolls, grad student George S. Tulevski, research scientist Michael L. Steigerwald, and their coworkers demonstrate that derivatized ruthenium surfaces can be used to catalyze olefin metathesis reactions.'



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