Semiconductors & ICs

Novel Materials on the Nanoscale

James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Colin Nuckolls, Higgins Professor of Chemistry, are director and associate director, respectively, of Columbia University's new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). MRSEC is supported by a $15 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Their goal is to learn about the properties of atoms and molecules and then determine how to assemble these nanoscale building blocks into materials and structures that will define the next generation of medicine, electronics, energy production, and consumer products.