MSI PI Jian-Ping Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is the lead on a team that has been awarded a four-year, $3.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create new electronics capabilities. The team will work on improving Magnetic Tunnel Junctions, nanostructured thin film devices that can improve hard drives, sensors, and other electronics. MSI PI Tony Low (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is also a researcher on this project.
An article about the grant appears on the University News site: University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics.
Professor Wang is currently using MSI resources on a project to calculate the electronic structures and magnetic properties of the FeN and FeCN. Professor Low uses MSI to study the structures and optical properties of 2D crystals such as graphene and black phosphorus.