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IFN Summer Internship 2016

09 May 2016
IFN Summer Internship 2016

Dear IFN Researchers: The Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) is accepting applications for Summer Doctoral Internships and Summer Undergraduate Internships exclusively in the area of Nanotechnology. Below is the information...

IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

15 June 2015
IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

2015-2016 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period August 2015-July 2016) Stipend: $27,600 annual ($2,300 monthly)Tuition: $2,500 annualTravel: $2,400 annual (students to present their research)Materials: $2,500 annual Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0...

2015 IFN Summer Internships

30 April 2015

2015 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 1 – July 31) Stipend: $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of...

The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

07 April 2015
The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

Submit Your Video For the 1st IFN Elevator Pitch Competition. Present your research and yourself in a clear and concise manner Competition for students and postdocs Speech time: 2 minutes...

IFN Science-Art Contest

07 April 2015
IFN Science-Art Contest

“Art and science are two fields that value life, finding the unknown and experimental action. Undoubtedly the reflective look of the artists to the immediate reality has been tied to...

IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

20 November 2014
IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

2015 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period January-December 2015) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of satisfactory academic progress according...

IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

30 April 2014
IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

2014 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 2 – July 31) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of...

2nd Puerto Rico NSF/RII EPSCoR/IFN Annual Meeting

16 April 2009

The 2nd Annual Meeting for EPSCoR/ IFN will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Mayaguez Resort and Casino Hotel. This agenda is in PDF format. In order to...

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IRG 2  Intellectual Focus:

The continued reduction of size in devices brings revolution in the recent technology due to the novel physical properties observed in nanomaterials and it stimulated the researchers to find an alternative to microelectronics i.e. to render the individual components to be multifunctional. Several long-term concepts are being investigated that would reduce the device size, power consumption, and exploit multifunctional properties of materials for their integration in electronic devices. In this project, we focus on four areas, namely high k gate oxides, resistive switching memories, magnetoelectric multiferroic, and spintronics materials.

 LaGdO3 MOSFET

IFN Faculty Participants: R. Katiyar (IRG2 Leader), Y. Ishikawa, J. Velev, A. Kumar, R. Palai, R. Thomas, M. Guinel, J.F. Scott (UPR, Rio Piedras);     J. Lu, M. Tomar, O. Perales (UPR, Mayaguez); L. Rosa (UPR, Humacao); W. Otano (UPR, Cayey)

 

Collaborations with Strategic Partners: O. Auciello, S. Hong (Argonne National Laboratory); A. Rastogi (Binghamton University);  J.F. Scott, (Cambridge University, U.K.); Andrey Sokolov and Christian Bineck, Peter Dowben (Nebraska University, Lincoln, NE), Marti Gregg (Queen's University Belfast-Ireland), Evgeny Tsymbal at the University of Nebraska

 

Other Partner Collaborators: J. Santiago and D. Bonnell (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia); Yan Xin (National High Magnetic Laboratory, Tallahassee), Yury Yuzyuk (Southern Federal University, Russia), T.S. Kalkur (Colorado State University, Colorado Springs)

 

High-k for DRAM capacitors TAOThe experiments related to testbeds developments and their characterizations for Logic and Memory Devices were mainly carried out in collaboration with ANL wich include Synthesis of novel TiOx/Al2O3 nanolaminates that exhibit giant dielectric constant, and understanding the fundamental physics underlying the dielectric behavior, and in integrating these nanolaminates into supercapacitor structures to enable a new generation of micro and nano-devices, such as DRAMs, nanoscale CMOS devices, energy storage systems and implantable microchips for a new generation of biomedical devices and Synthesis of promising multiferroic thin films and integration into micro and nano-structures for fabrication of testbed devices and their integration with Si technology. 

More than half of our theoretical work is in collaboration with the group of Evgeny Tsymbal at the University of Nebraska through our joint Cyberinfrastructure award. Under the auspices of the Cyberinfrastructure grant a large number of exchanges of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, as well as faculty visits were organized between the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Nebraska. In particular, Pavel Lukashev, a postdoc of Evgeny Tsymbal, visited Puerto Rico for several weeks and two publications resulted from this collaboration. In addition, the Cyberinfrastructure external advisory board meeting was held in San Juan, during which many collaborators visited from the University of Nebraska.