Kansas University and Kansas State University on Friday received a $1.8 million grant for joint research into advanced semiconductors.
The grant will allow the physics departments at both universities to undertake the "Kansas Advanced Semiconductor Project." The three-year research project aims to establish Kansas as a center of expertise in advanced semiconductor devices.
Semiconductors are the basic material of various electronic devices used in telecommunications, computer technology, control systems, and other applications.
The project will be led by KSU physics professor Tim Bolton, and includes the participation of two graduate students and six undergraduate students.
The grant was awarded to the universities by the U.S. Department of Energy under its Basic Energy Sciences Program.
Research supported by the program underpins the Department of Energy missions in energy, the environment and national security. The program finances more than 2,400 researchers at 200 institutions nationwide and supports 17 major national user facilities.