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Primeur weekly 2016-03-07

Focus

Azerbaijan e-infrastructure is developing fast thanks to project partnership with European Community ...

Quantum computing

Quantum leap for new UK centre ...

British minister announces GBP 204 million investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies science ...

Surrey's GBP 3 million grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Highly realistic virtual neurons fruit of an Allen Institute and Blue Brain collaboration ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with France-based Alineos ...

Adaptive Computing launches high productivity remote visualization ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers next generation network processor to key telco customers ...

TE Connectivity signs enterprise license agreement with ANSYS ...

OCF delivers new 181 Teraflop/s HPC resource for University College London ...

Cray appoints Fred Kohout as Chief Marketing Officer ...

The University of Rijeka takes a leap and unveils the most powerful supercomputer in the Adriatic region, designed by Bull ...

DDN continues run as global leader in 2015 TOP500 list of global supercomputing centres ...

Applications

SKODA AUTO drives innovation and automotive advancements powered by new SGI supercomputer ...

IBM and New York Genome Center to create comprehensive, open cancer data repository to tap cognitive insights from Watson ...

Updated workflows for new LHC ...

Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials ...

World-leading supercomputer instrumental in discovery of proof point for Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity by Cardiff University ...

World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors ...

The Cloud

American Sleep Apnea Association and IBM launch SleepHealth app ...

Oracle unveils first data protection solution with seamless Cloud tiering ...

Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials


4 Mar 2016 Ithaca - Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials - materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties - thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) will invite users to take advantage of various facilities, data and expertise at Cornell and its partner institutions to create new materials from the bottom up, eliciting novel ways for electrons to carry information in solid-state devices and efficiently interact with magnetic, electrical and optical stimuli.

These interface materials produce extraordinary properties that will impact electronics relevant to national security - quantum computation, universal memories and secure communication, clean energy - improved catalysts, national infrastructure - smart systems enabling low-power signal processing and data storage, and human welfare - miniaturized sensors for medical imaging.

"By providing users with state-of-the-art theory, synthesis and characterization capabilities, this platform marks the beginning of a new paradigm in materials discovery", stated Darrell Schlom, professor of materials science and engineering and PARADIM director. Accelerating such discovery is of national importance, according to the NSF, which says the platform was inspired by the Materials Genome Initiative launched by the White House in 2011.

Empire State Development, New York State's chief economic development agency, has also committed to invest up to $377,000 annually over the next five years to support the university's model of innovation, convert concepts and ideas to the commercial sector, and generate a positive impact for both the Southern Tier and New York economy.

"Cornell University and its game-changing platform, PARADIM, are helping to transform high-tech business in New York State and across the nation", stated Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky. "Opportunities offered through this platform will improve research and development, and support the innovative start-ups and companies that are creating the jobs of the future in the Empire State."

To balance the desire for a rich nation-wide user group and the practicality of managing physical resources across different locations, PARADIM locates its web-based theory facility at Clark Atlanta University, its bulk-crystal growth facility at Johns Hopkins University, and its thin-film growth and characterization facilities at Cornell. PARADIM also leverages expertise from Princeton University as well as existing user facilities such as the Cornell NanoScale Facility, the Cornell Center for Materials Research, and the Johns Hopkins Materials Characterization and Processing Facility.

"There's no better institution to lead this platform than Cornell", stated Lance Collins, dean of Cornell Engineering. "Advanced materials has been a historic strength for us and our world-class centres and facilities have been drawing some of the greatest scientific minds to our campus for decades."

Robert Buhrman, senior vice provost for research, said in addition to taking advantage of the university's facilities: "This new materials innovation platform is particularly well supported by Cornell's highly collaborative and broadly interdisciplinary approach to materials research. We look forward to the impressive accomplishments and breakthroughs that will undoubtedly ensue."

In addition to training materials innovators to work effectively in teams, PARADIM will conduct free summer schools involving hands-on use of facilities to help educate its "community of practitioners" and advance the field through the cross-fertilization of ideas. PARADIM will also serve as a focal point for training the next generation of technologists who are accustomed to designing new interface materials and have the skills necessary to make them a reality.

"PARADIM is a mecca for materials discovery. We look forward to helping users realize their materials-by-design dreams", stated Darrell Schlom.

For more information, you can visit PARADIM.cornell.edu .
Source: Cornell University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-03-07

Focus

Azerbaijan e-infrastructure is developing fast thanks to project partnership with European Community ...

Quantum computing

Quantum leap for new UK centre ...

British minister announces GBP 204 million investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies science ...

Surrey's GBP 3 million grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Highly realistic virtual neurons fruit of an Allen Institute and Blue Brain collaboration ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with France-based Alineos ...

Adaptive Computing launches high productivity remote visualization ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers next generation network processor to key telco customers ...

TE Connectivity signs enterprise license agreement with ANSYS ...

OCF delivers new 181 Teraflop/s HPC resource for University College London ...

Cray appoints Fred Kohout as Chief Marketing Officer ...

The University of Rijeka takes a leap and unveils the most powerful supercomputer in the Adriatic region, designed by Bull ...

DDN continues run as global leader in 2015 TOP500 list of global supercomputing centres ...

Applications

SKODA AUTO drives innovation and automotive advancements powered by new SGI supercomputer ...

IBM and New York Genome Center to create comprehensive, open cancer data repository to tap cognitive insights from Watson ...

Updated workflows for new LHC ...

Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials ...

World-leading supercomputer instrumental in discovery of proof point for Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity by Cardiff University ...

World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors ...

The Cloud

American Sleep Apnea Association and IBM launch SleepHealth app ...

Oracle unveils first data protection solution with seamless Cloud tiering ...