Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > UT nanoelectronics center receives $7.8 million award

Photo courtesy of the University of Texas.
Photo courtesy of the University of Texas.

Abstract:
UT's South West Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) 2.0 was awarded a grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to continue its research in producing energy efficient nanoelectronics.

UT nanoelectronics center receives $7.8 million award

Austin, TX | Posted on July 1st, 2013

UT has received a $7.8 million grant for research in tiny technology that can make a big impact.

The South West Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) 2.0 at the Cockrell School of Engineering was awarded a competitive grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to continue its research in producing energy efficient nanoelectronics.

"The goal of [the research] is to try to invent the next transistor because current transistor technology is facing an energy crisis," said Sanjay Banerjee, director of SWAN 2.0 and engineering professor. "They are consuming too much power."

According to Banerjee, a transistor is a building block, an electronic switch used in every modern electronic device — computers, cellphones, televisions microwaves and more. With an increasing demand for devices that don't overheat and do more while conserving battery life and electricity, there is a need for energy-efficient transistors.

The grant was a renewal from a previous award and the sum will be administered over five years. UT will be the main beneficiary among six other schools SWAN 2.0 works with,including UT Dallas, Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University, Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of California at San Diego.

In total, SRC-NIST awarded three research centers including SWAN 2.0 for the second phase of its Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI). This consortium includes companies such as IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments and more.

In addition to helping develop innovative nanotechnology that can benefit these industries and their consumers, this grant will help provide educational opportunities for UT's engineering students, said Gregory Fenves, dean of the Cockrell School.

"This will help continue to fund research in nanoelectronics, and most of the research is done by graduate students, so this is a tremendous benefit," Fenves said. "We also have a number of undergraduate students who do undergraduate research in the microelectronics and the nanoelectronics area, so this will provide more opportunities for undergraduate researchers."

Chris Corbet is a fifth year engineering graduate student who is part of the research team at SWAN 2.0.

"UT is a top 10 school for my specific brand of electrical engineering," Corbet said. "The research opportunities that a school of this caliber provides are immeasurable. My project has been directly funded by SWAN from the onset of my work at UT.Losing this grant would have forced a shift in the focus of my research adding time before completion of my PhD."

Banerjee said that 80 percent of the funds will be used to provide graduate research assistantships for students like Corbet. The rest will go to overhead funds for infrastructure maintenance of the university.

Fenves said that these programs would not be possible without private grants. Banerjee agreed, saying that these private grants along with the state funds through the Emerging Technology Fund and UT system were instrumental in the foundation of SWAN 2.0. Banerjee said that $12 million came from Gov. Perry as matching funds and $10 million came from the UT System, on top of the $7.8 million from SRC-NIST.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © University of Texas at Austin

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Picosun patents ALD nanolaminate to prevent electronics from overheating September 28th, 2016

Leti and Taiwanese Tech Organizations Sponsoring Workshop in Taipei on MEMS, IoT, Smart Lighting Applications, System Reliability & Security September 28th, 2016

Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles September 27th, 2016

Gold nanoparticles conjugated quercetin inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition, angiogenesis and invasiveness via EGFR/VEGFR-2 mediated pathway in breast cancer September 27th, 2016

Laboratories

Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current: New tomographic AFM imaging technique reveals that microstructural defects, generally thought to be detrimental, actually improve conductivity in cadmium telluride solar cells September 26th, 2016

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink September 16th, 2016

World's most powerful X-ray takes a 'sledgehammer' to molecules September 14th, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current: New tomographic AFM imaging technique reveals that microstructural defects, generally thought to be detrimental, actually improve conductivity in cadmium telluride solar cells September 26th, 2016

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology September 19th, 2016

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

Academic/Education

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology September 19th, 2016

AIM Photonics Announces Release of Process Design Kit (PDK) for Integrated Silicon Photonics Design August 25th, 2016

Nanotech Security Featured by Simon Fraser University: Company's Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Developed With the Help of University's 4D LABS Materials Research Institute August 21st, 2016

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Cal State LA a $375,000 research and education grant August 4th, 2016

Nanoelectronics

Mexican scientist in the Netherlands seeks to achieve data transmission ... speed of light September 20th, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver Industry’s Leading-Performance Offering of 7nm FinFET Technology: Company extends its leading-edge roadmap for products demanding the ultimate processing power September 15th, 2016

Semiconducting inorganic double helix: New flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis September 15th, 2016

A versatile method to pattern functionalized nanowires: A team of researchers from Hokkaido University has developed a versatile method to pattern the structure of 'nanowires,' providing a new tool for the development of novel nanodevices September 9th, 2016

Announcements

Picosun patents ALD nanolaminate to prevent electronics from overheating September 28th, 2016

Leti and Taiwanese Tech Organizations Sponsoring Workshop in Taipei on MEMS, IoT, Smart Lighting Applications, System Reliability & Security September 28th, 2016

Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles September 27th, 2016

Gold nanoparticles conjugated quercetin inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition, angiogenesis and invasiveness via EGFR/VEGFR-2 mediated pathway in breast cancer September 27th, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Semiconducting inorganic double helix: New flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis September 15th, 2016

Bringing graphene speakers to the mobile market (video) September 12th, 2016

Novel nanoscale detection of real-time DNA amplification holds promise for diagnostics: Research team led by Nagoya University develop a label-free method for detecting DNA amplification in real time based on refractive index changes in diffracted light September 12th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic