The 8th FENA Annual Review was held on February 7-8, 2012 at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in CA.

The Quarter 4, Year 8 FENA report is now available in the private downloads section of the website. Please email Katie Christensen at if you don't need access.

Professor Alex Balandin is awarded the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for the year of 2011. Please click here for further information.

Two FENA graduate student researchers received the Young Scientist Awards at the 38th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI) held in San Diego, California this month. Guanxiong Liu and Zhong Yan who conduct dissertation research in the Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) of the electrical engineering professor Alexander A. Balandin at UC Riverside were recognized for their work on device applications of graphene. Guanxiong presented his research entitled “Low-Frequency Noise in Back-Gated Graphene Field-Effect Transistors” while Zhong gave a talk and presented a poster on “Few-layer Graphene Top-Surface Heat Spreaders for High-Power Electronics”. Guanxiong’s research is focused on reducing electronic noise in graphene transistors designed for communication and mixed signal applications. Zhong’s research deals with improving thermal management of nanoscale high-power density transistors with the help of graphene heat spreaders. PCSI is a major conference in the field of semiconductors and electronics sponsored by the American Vacuum Society, US Office of Naval Research and a number of private companies. Photo: Guanxiong Liu (left) and Zhong Yan at the conference.

Andras Moritz's group was recently recognized with the Best Student Paper award for their paper, Parameter Variability in Nanoscale Fabrics: Bottom-Up Integrated Exploration. The paper was a collaborative effort between Andras Moritz's group and Prof Chi On Chui's research group at UCLA, and sponsored by FENA. Please click here to view the paper.

KiWook Kim and his research team recently published "First-principles analysis of electron-phonon interactions in graphene."Click here to view the article.

The FENA 7th Annual Review slides are available in the Private Downloads section of the website.

The FENA/MSD Annual Review was held from May 9-12, 2011 at MIT.

The FENA 6th Annual Review slides are available in the Private Downloads section of the website

The FENA 6th Annual Review will be held January 26th and 27th at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, CA