New ND research aimed at less power for electronics

Notre Dame is one of six universities chosen to conduct research that could drastically change the way people use technology.

Nine other universities will also take part in research under Notre Dame's lead: Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Penn State, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of Texas at Austin and UT Dallas.

Each research center will get $30 million over the next 5 years to create a new transistor, which is used in every-day techonoly like cars, mobile phones and computers.

The center, which will be located at the Stinson-Remick Hall on campus, will include researchers, professors, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate students.

Nine other universities will also take part in research under Notre Dame's lead: Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Penn State, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of Texas at Austin and UT Dallas.

Lead researchers at Notre Dame say the new project will bring recognition to the university and community as a whole.

"I think Notre Dame is getting and South Bend is getting much more visible because of that. We are very much hopeful there will be either entrepenurial young grad students that will decide, 'hey, why move to the west coast to start a company when I can do it right here," said Debdeep Jena, a researcher from the engineering electrical department at Notre Dame.


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