CNSI Faculty Member Bolin Liao has been selected to receive an Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy for his research project entitled, "Probing Coherence in Nanoscale Energy Transport with High Spatial-Temporal Resolution."
CNSI Director Craig J. Hawker has been elected as a member of the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His selection, one of three UCSB faculty members, brings the total number of UCSB faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy to 37. The academy is an independent policy research center that conducts interdisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.
Signed into law in 2016 by Gov. Jerry Brown, AB 2664 provided $22 million in one-time funds to be evenly distributed among the 10 UC campuses to expand or accelerate economic development in the state in ways that are aligned with other efforts to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
The University of California announced today (Nov. 30) that a $22 million investment from the State of California to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship across the UC system has supported more than 500 new startups and existing companies, helped launch at least 47 new products and enabled companies to attract $3.7 million in additional investments.
In a paper that appears in the journal Nature, Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which “hashtag”– shaped nanowires may be coaxed to generate Majorana quasiparticles. These quasiparticles are exotic states that if realized, can be used to encode information with very little risk of decoherence — one of quantum computing’s biggest challenges — and thus, little need for quantum error correction.
In a study that appears in the journal Nature, physicist Andrea Young, his graduate student Sasha Zibrov and their colleagues have taken a leap toward finding conclusive evidence for non-Abelian anyons. Using graphene, an atomically thin material derived from graphite (a form of carbon), they developed an extremely low-defect, highly tunable device in which non-Abelian anyons should be much more accessible.
The 4th annual SoCal Micro & Nanofluidics Symposium will be held at the University of California Santa Barbara this Thursday and Friday, August 24-25, 2017. The symposium brings together students and faculty from across the University of California system.
UCSB Assistant Professor Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and Marco Carminati, a microelectronics and sensors expert from the Politecnico di Milano, developed Conduino, an affordable and high-resolution multichannel water conductivity sensor using micro USB connectors. The researchers' cost-saving alternative to an expensive conductivity probe improves on design, offers teaching and learning opportunities.