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Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices  (EPMD)


Updated ECCS Program Descriptions

April 2016 - Attention CAREER applicants and those submitting proposals to ECCS core programs: ECCS has updated its program descriptions for EPMD, CCSS, and EPCN to include new Program Directors and additional topic areas. As such, the program announcement numbers have been updated from PD 13-1517 (EPMD), PD 13-7564 (CCSS) and PD 13-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to PD 16-1517 (EPMD), PD 16-7564 (CCSS) and PD 16-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to reflect these additions. These new announcement numbers are available in Fastlane and Grants.gov for proposal submissions.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Usha  Varshney uvarshne@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Dimitri  Pavlidis dpavlidi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Nadia  El-Masry nelmasry@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Dominique  Dagenais ddagenai@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
John  Zavada jzavada@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 16-1517 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017

    October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter

        ECCS Submission Window

    October 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

    October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter

        ECCS Submission Window

Supplement Deadline Date

    April 2, 2018

    April 1, Annually Thereafter

        ECCS REU/RET Supplements

Please read ECCS Proposal Window and Submission Information for further details and exceptions regarding full proposal submissions to the Division.

The Division deadline for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplements is April 1st unless this date occurs on a federal holiday or weekend. Please note: The ECCS Division has established an $8,000.00 REU limit per student. Please contact your Program Director for further details. 


SYNOPSIS

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 Electronics & Magnetic Devices component of EPMD enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, biomagnetics, non-silicon electronics, and flexible electronics. It also addresses advances in energy-efficient electronics, sensors, low-noise, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. The Optic & Photonic Devices 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. It also addresses novel optical imaging and sensing applications and solar cell photovoltaics.

EPMD further supports 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 also extends to novel ideas for next generation 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:

Usha Varshney

  • Bioelectronic and Biomagnetic Devices
  • Magnetics, Spin Electronics and Quantum Devices
  • Sensor Device Technologies
  • Next Generation Memories

Dimitris Pavlidis

  • Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices & Components, Electromagnetic Effects and Components based on them
  • Nanoelectronics & Next Generation Devices, Semiconductor Material - Device Interaction and Reliability
  • Wide-bandgap Semiconductors and Devices, Circuits, Device/Circuit Simulation & Modeling
  • Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
  • Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices  & Components

Nadia El-Masry

  • Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics & Photonics
  • Carbon-based Electronics
  • Beyond Graphene 2D Materials and Devices
  • Nano-electronics and Energy-Efficient Electronics
  • Solar Cells & Photovoltaic Components 

Optic & Photonic Devices Group (Mahmoud Fallahi, Dominique Dagenais & John Zavada)

  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials & Plasmonics
  • Advanced Optical Sources & Photo-detectors
  • Nonlinear & Ultrafast Photonics
  • Photonics Integrated Circuits
  • Optical Communication Components
  • Single-photon and Quantum Devices
  • Optical Imaging & Sensing

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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