The Center for Emergent Materials engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. The CEM, established in 2008, is located at The Ohio State University and funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award.
CEM Researchers Awarded NSF iSuperSeed2
Ohio State researchers have been awarded a prestigious iSuperSeed2 award to explore new materials for the future of quantum information systems by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The iSuperSeed2 grant, awarded as a supplement to the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) at Ohio State, an NSF Materials Research in Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) was the single award granted in the area of quantum information. Professors Daniel Gauthier, Jay Gupta, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, and Roland Kawakami in the Department of Physics are collaborating with Prof. Michael Flatté at the University of Iowa on the project, which will focus on using the weak interactions between mechanically stacked materials, known as van der Waals bonds, to develop a universal approach to quantum transduction (the transfer of quantum information between two different materials). The weak van der Waals bonds allow for a “Goldilocks” level of interaction between the two materials, where the quantum interactions are neither too weak nor too strong, and are present in materials ranging from insulators, to conductors, to magnets, to superconductors, promising a wide variety of applications for future quantum-based technologies.
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Call for IRG Proposals for MRSEC Renewal
The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), an NSF MRSEC, is requesting proposals (see RFP) for Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) to participate in its proposal to renew its funding as a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). Interested teams are encouraged to read the 2019 NSF request for proposals and visit MRSEC.org to familiarize themselves with the range and characteristics of successful IRGs.
- NSF Pre-Proposal due: June 24, 2019
NSF Full Proposal due: November 26, 2019