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

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

Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration

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

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

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

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 24-27, Hilton Gaithersburg


NRI Metrics

  1. Current

    45 Research Themes
    30 Universities
    166 Students
    96 Faculty Researchers
    28 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    9 Contract Starts
    22 Theme Starts
    342 Research Publications
    5 Patent Applications
    5 Patents Granted
  3. Last Year

    2 Contract Starts
    2 Theme Starts
    330 Research Publications
    8 Patent Applications
    1 Patents Granted
  4. Since Inception

    79 Contracts
    128 Research Themes
    63 Universities
    680 Students
    330 Faculty Researchers
    119 Liaison Personnel
    3,304 Research Publications
    60 Patent Applications
    24 Patents Granted
Updated: 4-Dec-2016, 12:05 a.m. ET