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Annual SHINES EFRC Symposium Took Place in Riverside

Annual SHINES EFRC Symposium Took Place in Riverside

Annual SHINES EFRC Symposium Took Place in Riverside

September 2, 2016

ECE professors, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students participated in the Annual SHINES center Symposium. The SHINES Symposium was held on August 25 - 27, 2016 in UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside. 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 from industry and government laboratories.  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.

Fariborz Kargar, ECE PhD candidate in the Balandin Group, won one of the SHINES Best Poster awards for his research presentation on Brillouin – Mandelstam spectroscopy of acoustic phonons in semiconductor nanostructures.  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.   


Photos: The SHINES symposium participants; poster session; and winning teams in the Best Poster Competition (all co-authors) together with the SHINES Directors.


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