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CSUN Part of New National Effort to Revolutionize Nanoscale Electromagnetic Devices

posted Jul 14, 2014, 10:15 AM by   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 10:16 AM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has given the go ahead to California State University, Northridge and four partner universities from around the world to create a new Engineering Research Center (ERC) that will focus on research that could revolutionize nanoscale, or microscopic, electromagnetic devices.

The NSF grant for $18.5 million over the next five years will fund the ERC, headquartered at UCLA, and support the collaboration of researchers from CSUN, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell University and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich. These researchers will work together to develop highly efficient and powerful multiferroic-based electromagnetic systems—roughly the size of a biological cell—that can power a range of devices, from miniature consumer electronics and technologies important for national security and medicine to things yet imagined.