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

NRI Metrics

  1. Current

    20 Research Themes
    12 Universities
    158 Students
    41 Faculty Researchers
    34 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    11 Research Publications
    2 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    428 Research Publications
    5 Patent Applications
    4 Patents Granted
  4. Since Inception

    79 Contracts
    128 Research Themes
    63 Universities
    729 Students
    331 Faculty Researchers
    141 Liaison Personnel
    3,749 Research Publications
    61 Patent Applications
    27 Patents Granted
Updated: 25-Feb-2018, 12:05 a.m. ET

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