Microelectronics, Sensing, and Information Technology

Currently Funded Centers

Award No. 2133516

Columbia University in partnership with Florida Atlantic University, Lehman College, Rutgers University, and the University of Central Florida

The mission of CS3 is to fo

rge livable, safe and inclusive communities through real-time, hyperlocal technologies for streets and their surroundings.

Award No. 1941583


University of Arizona in partnership with Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yale University

Create foundations for the future quantum internet by developing key quantum technologies and new functional building-blocks connecting quantum processors over local and global scales

Award No. 1941529


University of Pennsylvania in partnership with Purdue University, the University of California, Merced, and the University of Florida

Ensure food, energy and water security with new systems to increase crop production while minimizing energy and water use and environmental impacts of agricultural practices

Award No. 1449548


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with Howard University, Stanford University, and the University of Arkansas

The aim of the POETS ERC is to improve the electric power density available in tightly constrained mobile environments by integrating novel 3-D cooling circuitry, power converters, and algorithms for smart power management. 

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Nanosystems ERC for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems

TANMS works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through development of a new class of nanoscale multiferroic materials.

Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems

Advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems

Revolutionize existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded in the human body to solve important real-world problems such as non-invasive breast cancer detection, underground pollution assessment, and explosives threat detection

Center for Power Electronics Systems

Provide leadership through global collaborative research and education for creating electric processing systems of the highest value to society

Integrated Media Systems Center

The mission of IMSC is to realize "Geo-Immersion," a new computing paradigm that enables humans to capture, model, and integrate real-world BIG data into a geo-realistic virtual replica of the world for immersive data access, querying, and analysis

High Performance Computing Collaboratory

Advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service

Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

Provide advanced equipment to create, support, and sustain an environment that facilitates advanced research in nanophotonics, micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS and NEMS, and biomedical applications of nanotechnology

3D Systems Packaging Research Center

Exploratory research by faculty and graduate students with particular focus on: 1) leading-edge electronic and bio-electronic systems research, 2) cross-discipline education of students, and 3) industry collaborations with global companies focusing on a transformative systems technology called System-On-Package, pioneered by the Center

Data Storage Systems Center

Developing innovative technologies for the next generation of hard disk drives and nonvolatile memory systems

ERC on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment

MIRTHE develops knowledge, technologies, and engineered systems based on mid-infrared (mid-IR) trace-gas spectroscopy that will provide unprecedented optical and chemical sensing capabilities for environmental monitoring, homeland security and medical diagnostics.