Nanoelectronics Research Initiative

An Chen, NRI Executive Director

Future generations of electronics will be based on new devices and circuit architectures, operating on physical principles that cannot be exploited by conventional transistors. NRI seeks the next device that will propel computing beyond the limitations of current technology.

Center for NanoFerroic Devices 
(co-funded with NIST)

The Center for NanoFerroic Devices (CNFD) is headquartered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More

Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration (co-funded with NIST)

The Institute for Nanolectronics Discovery and Exploration (INDEX) is headquartered in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany SUNY. More

South West Academy of Nanoelectronics 
(co-funded with NIST)

The South West Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) is headquartered in the Microelectronics Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. More


NRI has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to co-fund six cross-disciplinary, collaborative research efforts across the US. More

Benchmarking Center

The Benchmarking Center is headquartered in the Georgia Institute of Technology. More

Historical Center

NRI-NSF Research Centers with Supplemental Grants

NRI has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund research projects at existing NSF Nanoscience centers and networks at universities across the country. More

Historical Center

Western Institute of Nanoelectronics 
(co-funded with NIST)

The Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN) was headquartered in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA. More

Historical Center

Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (co-funded with NIST)

The Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) was based in South Bend, Indiana at the University of Notre Dame. More

Historical Projects

NRI Projects

NRI united with various state agencies and universities directly to fund research projects at university centers across the country. The most recent such project was at the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center. More

Center Annual Reviews in 2017

  1. INDEX Onsite Review
    — July 18 & 19, Columbia University

    CNFD Onsite Review
    — August 29 & 30, University Nebraska/Lincoln

    SWAN Onsite Review
    — September 13 & 14, DoubleTree Arboretum Hotel, Austin

    NRI Annual Review (Benchmarking Workshop and E2CDA Review)
    — October 17-20, Hilton Gaithersburg


Calls for Nominations for 2017 SRC Awards Now Open

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    The Call for Nominations for the 2017 Aristotle Award, Technical Excellence Award, and the Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Awards are now open.

    Nominations for all calls are due by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Please see each Call for Nominations for complete information, criteria and nomination forms.

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NRI Metrics

  1. Current

    45 Research Themes
    30 Universities
    172 Students
    96 Faculty Researchers
    48 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    51 Research Publications
    2 Patent Applications
    1 Patents Granted
  3. Last Year

    9 Contract Starts
    22 Theme Starts
    348 Research Publications
    5 Patent Applications
    5 Patents Granted
  4. Since Inception

    79 Contracts
    128 Research Themes
    63 Universities
    700 Students
    330 Faculty Researchers
    135 Liaison Personnel
    3,361 Research Publications
    62 Patent Applications
    25 Patents Granted
Updated: 28-Mar-2017, 12:05 a.m. ET