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Dr. Steve Durbin receives NSF grant

Dr. Steve Durbin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the synthesis and characterization of a new semiconductor (ZnSnN2) comprised solely of earth-abundant elements.

The material is formed using a sophisticated ultra-high vacuum technique known as molecular beam epitaxy. Collaborators on the project include researchers at Florida A&M University, the University of Liverpool (UK), the University of Michigan, University College London (UK), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Canterbury.