Physics Professor Awarded $21,112 to Continue Work with U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Zak Robinson working with a student on research at a computer

This funding will support the work of Associate Professor Zachary Robinson’s research group who are studying material-synthesis techniques that could enable next-generation electronic devices to be built.

Specifically, many thin-film deposition techniques - such as those used to build current state-of-the-art computer chips - require extremely high temperatures.  However, lower temperature techniques are both more energy-efficient to use, and could enable a wider range of materials to be synthesized.

Funding for this project will be used to support students’ efforts in the Surface Science laboratory, and collaborative projects using a newly developed material growth reactor at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

The award will be administered by The Research Foundation of SUNY at SUNY Brockport.

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