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ECE Professors and Students Participated in the Inaugural SHINES EFRC Symposium


ECE Professors and Students Participated in the Inaugural SHINES EFRC Symposium....
 
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ECE Professors and Students Participated in the Inaugural SHINES EFRC Symposium

September 23, 2015

ECE professors and graduate students took an active part in the first Annual SHINES center Symposium. The Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) is an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded in 2014 with $12 million grant from the US Department of Energy. The SHINES Center aims to develop a fundamental understanding of electron spin and heat transport as well as the interplay between them in nanoscale electronic materials and devices. The SHINES Symposium was held on September 14 – 15, 2015 in Hyatt Regency – Long Beach hotel. The symposium featured talks of the participating PIs and a poster session with the graduate student presentations. The symposium was attended by the SHINES Scientific Advisory Committee members.  The SHINES Center consists of 14 PIs from 7 institutions – UC Riverside, UCLA, UC Irvine, Johns Hopkins University, Colorado State University, Arizona State University, and University of Texas at Austin – plus two UCR PIs with seed projects. Prof. Jing Shi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, serves as the Center Director while Prof. Alexander Balandin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, serves as an Associate Director. Other PIs from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering include Prof. Roger Lake, Adjunct Prof. Alexander Khitun and Prof. Jianlin Liu.    

SHINES Center web-site: http://efrcshines.ucr.edu/

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