The University of Texas professor Seth Bank is involved in two new multi-university million dollar multi-disciplinary projects from the National Science Foundation aimed at fostering collaboration in quantum information and computation research. The foundation of both projects is a new class of artificial semiconductor materials developed in Bank’s lab that are engineered at the few atom scale to exhibit electronic and optical properties not found in nature.
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Professor Mikhail Belkin of UT ECE was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his work on "Terahertz Semiconductor Laser Sources for Operation Above Cryogenic Temperatures." The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Fou
UT ECE professor Seth Bank recently attended the 22nd Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium put on by the National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation. Since 1989, the Academy has organized annual symposia on Frontiers of Science.
Prof. Seth Bank and his research group are investigating new materials to solve long-standing challenges that will potentially enable fundamentally new photonic devices with diverse applications, such as solar power generation, chemical/gas sensing, and optical communications.
Michael T. Pettes and Associate Professor Li Shi were honored with a Best Poster Award for their work entitled “Thermal and Structural Characterizations of Individual Carbon Nanotubes” during the 2009 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society held in Boston, MA on December 3, 2009.
UT-ECE’s Professors Sanjay Banerjee, Frank Register, and Emanuel Tutuc along with Prof. Allan MacDonald, UT Physics Department, and ECE graduate student Dharmendar Reddy designed a novel graphene-based BiSFET device that could revolutionize the chip design industry.