Electronics, Photonics & Device Technologies

The Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies (EPDT) program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro and nano electronics, photonics, magnetics, organics, electro-optics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of spin electronics, molecular electronics, bioelectronics, nonsilicon electronics, flexible electronics, optoelectronics, microwave photonics, micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), sensors and actuators, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPDT supports related topics in quantum engineering and novel electromagnetic materials-based high frequency device solutions, radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, and reconfig urable antennas needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPDT additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to extreme ultraviolet metrology.

Areas of interest include:

* Bioelectronics
* Electromagnetics
* Flexible Electronics
* Micro/Nanoelectronics
* Micro/Nanomagnetics
* Microwave Photonics
* Molecular Electronics
* Nanophotonics
* Optoelectronics
* Power Electronics
* Sensors and Actuators
* Spin Electronics

ECCS will provide additional emphasis on emerging areas such as:

* Diagnostic and Implantable Devices
* Extreme Ultraviolet

Proposals for the EPDT program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Full Proposal Window : January 7, 2009 - February 7, 2009
January 7 - February 7, Annually Thereafter
Supplement Deadline Date : April 1, 2009

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