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National Academy of Engineering Awards Philip Feng a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant

Philip Feng

Prof. Philip Feng, assistant professor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, together with Dr. Tse Nga (Tina) Ng from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), have received one of the two Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants for advancing interdisciplinary research, awarded by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). 

Prof. 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, held last September, where he met Dr. Ng.  In the project entitled “Integrating Atomically Thin Semiconducting Crystals with Flexible Electronics”, Prof. Feng will combine his expertise in two-dimensional (2D) semiconducting crystals with Dr. Ng’s research experience in flexible electronics, to explore fundamentals and innovative technologies for engineering 2D devices and emerging applications. 

The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants provide seed funding to U.S. FOE participants to pursue projects stimulated by the symposia.  Two grants ($30,000 each) are given each year.  President of the National Academy of Engineering Dr. C.D. “Dan” Mote Jr. stated that the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering grants will enable the researchers to “have the opportunity to join together and take on innovative ideas in the pursuit of ground-breaking research.” 

 

NAE Press Release (March 19, 2014): 

http://www.nae.edu/Projects/MediaRoom/20095/107830/109752.aspx