Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
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The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, biomagnetics, non-silicon electronics, and flexible electronics. The Optics & Photonics component of EPMD supports research and engineering efforts leading to significant advances in novel optical sources and photodetectors, optical communication devices, photonic integrated circuits, single-photon quantum devices, and nanophotonics. Related areas of interest include novel optical imaging and sensing applications and solar cell photovoltaics. The Electronics & Magnetic component of EPMD addresses advances in energy-efficient electronics, sensors, low-noise, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum devices and novel electromagnetic materials-based device solutions from DC to high-frequency, millimeter-wave and THz, monolithic integrated circuits built with them, and electromagnetic effects, components needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. Wide bandgap semiconductor devices, device design, processing and characterization, as well as metamaterial and plasmonic based devices are of interest. Novel electronic, photonic and magnetic devices with organic, inorganic or hybrid materials on conformable or transparent substrates are also of interest, as are carbon-based and emerging 2D atomic-layered materials for electronic, photonic, magnetic, energy harvesting and other related device application areas. Interest extends to novel ideas for next generation of memory devices.
The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPMD additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and real-time measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to imaging and metrology.
Proposals for the EPMD program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.
Areas of interest include:
Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices & Components, Electromagnetic Effects and Components based on them
Nanoelectronics & Next Generation Devices, Semiconductor Material - Device Interaction and Reliability
Widebandgap Semiconductors and Devices, Circuits, Device/Circuit Simulation & Modeling
Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices & Components
Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics & Photonics
- Carbon-based Electronics
- Beyond Graphene 2D Materials and Devices
Nano-electronics and Energy-Efficient Electronics
Optics and Photonics Group (Mahmoud Fallahi & Dominique Dagenais)
Nanophotonics, Metamaterials & Plamonics
Advanced Optical Sources & Photo-detectors
Nonlinear & Ultrafast Photonics
Photonics Integrated Circuits
Optical Communication Components
Single-photon and Quantum Devices
Optical Imaging & Sensing
Solar Cells & Photovoltaic Components
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program