NC State researchers have received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Chemical Innovation for research in the emerging field of molecular spintronics, used to develop smaller, faster, more energy-efficient electronic devices with increased storage capacity.
The grant will fund a center for molecular spintronics and support a research coalition with scientists at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. NC State’s Dr. David Shultz, professor of chemistry, is the principal investigator. Co-PIs at NC State include Drs. Dan Dougherty, Marco Buongiorno-Nardelli, Jack Rowe (physics), Joe Tracy (materials science and engineering) and Gail Jones (math, science and technology education). The grant is one of four awarded nationally by the NSF.