New research may lead to revolutionary new devices
“The appliances are required in many of the missions of the Air Force are somewhat different from commercials that are often exposed to hostile environments and maintain their potential,” said Park. “Based on carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and graphene (thin layers of graphite) have many interesting properties that may lead to new device structures.
Park Equipment researchers is to examine single molecules, nanocrystals, nanowires, carbon nanotubes and their parents in an effort to find a “bridge” material that has a stable structure for bond making at the molecular level. They are also seeking an effective tool to resolve functional and structural problems. If successful, they will be able to apply the research to future technological developments.
Research Park can contribute to the discovery of new electronic and optical devices that will revolutionize the electrical engineering and bioengineering, and physics and materials science.
As a result of a very innovative park, the U.S. government has selected for a 2008 sinned (Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering), winner of the prize. The prestigious and highly sought after award is the highest honor that the government presents promising scientists and engineers in the beginning of their careers. Each award winner receives a citation, a plaque, and up to $ 1 million in funding from the proponent agency (AFOSR).
“I am confident that during the period of five years from the grant sinned, Professor Park has established itself as a world leader in carbon nanotubes and graphene research,” said Dr. Harold Weinstock, Program Director AFOSR responsible for appointing Park.