Prof. Liu is theme leader of a newly funded SMART research center on Spintronics

A new research center named Spintronic Materials in Advanced infoRmation Technologies (SMART) with focus on novel materials for advanced computing systems has been funded by the Nanoelectronic Computing Research (nCORE) consortium. The center is led by University of Minnesota, together with Georgetown University, MIT, Penn State University and University of Maryland. Prof. Kai Liu is leading one of the three themes in the SMART center on magneto-ionic materials, where properties of the materials may be manipulated by the application of an electric field through controlled motion of ions. Total funding for the SMART center is $10.3 million over 4 years, including $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), and $2.8 million from SMART partners.

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