June 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Physics Faculty Get Innovation Funding for Center for Atomically Thin and Layered Systems Technology

Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program has provided $50,000 in a seed grant to help a team of Ohio University faculty on a project named Ohio University Center for Atomically Thin and Layered Systems Technology: OHIO CATaLyST.

This project will establish the new Center for Atomically Thin and Layered Systems Technology (CATaLyST), which will focus on the research and development of novel materials that can be used to develop and enhance the performance of technological devices.

The team includes several faculty from Physics & Astronomy Department in the College of Arts & Sciences: principle investigator Dr. Eric Stinaff, Associate Professor; Dr. Martin Kordesch, Professor; Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor; Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor; and Dr. Nancy Sandler, Professor. The team also includes Savas Kaya, Faiz Rahman and Wojciech Jadwisienczak, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

About Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy

The program is designed to incentivize novel, interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creative activity, and the operational functions of the university.

In the last year, the Innovation Strategy has awarded $4.5 million to 16 teams of faculty and staff for such initiatives. In June, Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program provided $350,000 in seed grants to help seven teams of faculty and staff advance new initiatives. The seed grants have been awarded to help teams develop ideas further and to make them competitive for larger Innovation Strategy awards, other internal funding or external funding.

“Funding from the Innovation Strategy enables Ohio University faculty and staff to develop and launch creative initiatives that address major challenges,” said Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the Graduate College. “Projects chosen for seed funding were identified in the review process as having significant promise, with the potential to benefit from investment that enables further development.”

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