What is TANMS?
The Nanosystems ERC for Translational Applications of Nanoscale
Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) is a multi-institutional Engineering
Research Center focusing on research, technology translation, and
education associated with magnetism on the small scale. TANMS’s vision
is to develop a fundamentally new approach coupling electricity to
magnetism using engineered nanoscale multiferroic elements to enable
increased energy efficiency, reduced physical size, and increased power
output in consumer electronics. This new nanoscale multiferroic approach
overcomes the scaling limitations present in the century-old mechanism
to control magnetism that was originally discovered by Oersted in 1820.
TANMS’s goals are to translate its research discoveries on nanoscale
multiferroics to industry while seamlessly integrating a
cradle-to-career education philosophy involving all of its students and
future engineers in unique research and entrepreneurial experiences.