BRIEF: Penn State faculty part of grant to study semiconductors [Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)]
(Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 22--A team of Penn State researchers has been awarded $5 million of a $194 million grant to study semiconductors, the College of Engineering has announced.
The initiative, called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network, is funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Semiconductor Research Corp. and consists of 145 research faculty and 400 graduate students at 39 universities.
Penn State's funding is for five years, and faculty will work with researchers at the universities of Notre Dame and Minnesota, which are two of six universities that have microelectronics research centers.
Suman Datta, a professor of electrical engineering, is the lead researcher in the work with Notre Dame, and her co-workers from Penn State are Theresa Mayer, profession of electrical engineering; Vijay Narayana, professor of computer science and electrical engineerign; and Joshua Robinson, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering.
Nitin Samarth, the head of the physics department here, is Penn State's lead researcher on the work with with Minnesota's research center.
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