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A new theory predicts the existence of an electronic device that works like an inverse transistor.

Dr Sungsik Lee, an alumnus from the department with a PhD in 2013 (supervised by former UCL EEE Professor Arokia Nathan) is now Professor at Pusan National University in South Korea.

Dr Sungsik Lee, an alumnus from the department with a PhD in 2013 (supervised by former UCL EEE Professor Arokia Nathan) is now Professor at Pusan National University in South Korea.

His theory about a “missing” electronic device that works like an inverse transistor is featured in the MIT Technology Review. He believes it could lead to a new paradigm in  

He introduces a new electronic component terminology: “Trancitor” for the first time to describe this device.

Our department’s founding Professor, ‘father of electronics’, Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming invented an early transistor, the thermionic valve.

Dr Lee said “I am always proud as an alumnus of the UCL and the Department of EEE.