The Secure, Trusted, and Assured Microelectronics (STAM) Center

investigates new technologies and methodologies to offer opportunities for designing secure IC devices and systems that go beyond what is currently achievable. The center couples its research mission with the active recruiting and training of students, especially domestic students, targeting applications of national security importance.

The center conducts fundamental research in three technical areas meant to establish the foundation for future secure and trusted semiconductor/ microelectronics technologies: (1) new substrates, synthesis, and fabrication, (2) new computing paradigms and architectures, and (3) integrated sensing, edge computing, and secure communications.


Researchers and students at the center investigate, design and prototype application-aware processors and embedded systems with cybersecurity compliance, technology transfer and field tests readiness in mind. The team uses a multidisciplinary and integrative approach consisting of algorithmic optimization, design flow automation, hardware-firmware co-development and prototyping. The center is organized in six research laboratories – two technology laboratories (SemiSec Laboratory and LUCS), and four application laboratories (ASCS Laboratory, AITS Laboratory, CAES Laboratory, and SECPS Laboratory).

Semiconductor Security (SemiSec)

Laboratory for Unconventional Computing Substrates (LUCS)

Adaptive and Secure Computing Systems (ASCS) Laboratory

Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems (AITS) Laboratory

Computer Architecture & Embedded Systems (CAES) Laboratory 

Secure & Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems (SECPS) Laboratory