The Office of Naval Research has announced awards of $16 million through its 2017 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The awards were made to 33 scientists whose research holds strong promise across several naval-relevant science and technology areas.
Sergey Frolov was among this year's Young Investigator Award recipients for his proposal "Semiconductor Nanowire-Based Quantum Emulators".
MTO seeks to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies that create and prevent strategic surprise, help secure the Department of Defense's (DoD) technological superiority and address the complex threats facing U.S. national security. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Sussan Fullerton received a $496,272 grant from the National Science Foundation to study two-dimensional semiconductors with the goal of demonstrating a switch that requires less power than conventional silicon-based transistors.
“As electronic devices continue to become more integrated into our daily lives, more energy is required to power these devices,” said Susan Fullerton, the principle investigator of the study. “On a large scale, decreasing the power requirements of electronics would impact global energy consumption.”
While both spin dynamics and electron orbital motion have been separately studied for many decades, we are just beginning to probe and understand the intricate phenomena that may be expected in the presence of spin-momentum coupling. For example, it is still a mystery what the microscopic mechanism is that produces a bulk electron spin polarization in semiconductors in response to an applied accelerating electric field and how the electrical spin generation rate depends on material parameters. Existing theories predict that the magnitude of this electrically-...
The external advisory committee of the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) has awarded four faculty members with research seed grants totaling $190,630 for the 2016/2017 year.
This year’s recipients include PQI faculty William Stanchina for his proposal on "β- Ga2O3 Nanoelectronics: A Path to a Sustainable Semiconductor Technology for High Efficiency Electricity Conversion from Renewables."
The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce the competition for the IBM SRC Robert H. Dennard Fellowship.
This award has been established to honor the life and work of Dr. Dennard and his impact on the semiconductor industry over the last 57 years, all while working at IBM. The fellowship is open to all doctoral students with a focus on Device or Design System and at least one year of doctoral study. This student will engage with IBM researchers and IBM relevant research while pursuing their PhD, receive full tuition and fees for up to for three years (36 mos) in a US university with a possible extension of one year (12 mos) and a monthly stipend. The fellowship will begin fall 2015