IE's Wu granted U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator award

Professor Wenzhou Wu was awarded the U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant to develop a scalable manufacturing scheme for producing 2D Bi (111).
Photo of Wenzhuo Wu
Wenzhuo Wu, Ravi and Eleanor Talwar Rising Star Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

2D Bi (111) is a quantum nanomaterial that can be used in quantum electronics. Wu aspires to master manufacturing these molecule-scale electronics with controlled dimensions, yield, and quality. In addition, the Wu team will also study the fundamental process-structure-property relation of this process for making 2D Bi materials with desired Quantum Spin Hall (QSH) properties into quantum electronics.

YIP awards are one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Army on outstanding scientists beginning their independent careers. The objective of the YIP is to attract outstanding young university faculty members to pursue fundamental research in areas relevant to the Army, to support their research in these areas, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

The particular Army Office of Research program area emphasizes efforts to discover and create unique electromagnetic phenomena in solid-state materials and structures. More importantly, it will emphasize scientific discoveries in the frontier of nanoelectronic materials and structures. 

Source: School of Industrial Engineering