EECS’s Philip Feng wins NAE Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant

Philip Feng, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant from the National Academy of Engineering.
The grant will support Feng’s work with collaborator Tse Nga (Tina) Ng from Palo Alto Research Center. The team is conducting research on integrating an extremely thin layer of semiconducting crystals, specifically molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), with state-of-the-art printed electronics on flexible substrates. This research could lead to innovative technologies and methods for integrating materials, as well as reveal new ways to incorporate novel 2-D materials into functional devices.
Feng was one of the 81 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium in September. The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants provide seed funding to U.S. FOE participants to pursue projects stimulated by the symposia. Two grants are given each year. 
Learn more about this year’s grant winners.