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Three ECE Professors are co-PIs for $12M DoE funded SHINES center at UCR

Three ECE Professors are co-PIs for $12M DoE funded SHINES center at UCR

Three ECE Professors are co-PIs for $12M DoE funded SHINES center at UCR

November 19, 2014

Three members of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are co-PIs for the recently funded Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) “Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems” (SHINES). The UC Riverside – led center received $12 million over four years from the US Department of Energy (DoE). The SHINES center director is Dr. Jing Shi, Professor of Physics at UC Riverside. The ECE Department co-PIs are Dr. Alexander Balandin, University of California Presidential Chair Professor, Dr. Roger Lake, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dr. Alexander Khitun, Associate Adjunct Professor. The SHINES center at UC Riverside will investigate several aspects of basic research: new ultrathin films, magnetic materials, nanostructured composites, high resolution imaging, as well as transport of electrical signals, heat and light. The SHINES center led by Professor Shi includes co-PIs and researchers from seven US universities. Professor Balandin serves as an Associate Director of the SHINES center and leads the thrust on Phonon and Magnon Engineering – one of three research thrusts of the center. On November 15, the SHINES Center held a kick-off meeting at Mission Inn, Riverside. The meeting was attended by the center co-PIs from UCLA, UCI, University of Arizona, University of Texas – Austin, Arizona State University, Colorado State University and John Hopkins University.

More information on the center activities will be available from the SHINES center Website.

Photo: ECE Department co-PIs for the SHINES center proposal.

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