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  • CALL FOR PAPERS: U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global Launches $750k “Global-X Challenge”

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global launches Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $750,000 to encourage groundbreaking research from all over the world.

  • 2020 Journées du GDR Nano TeraMIR Conference, June 9-11, 2020, in historic Metz, France

    Conference organized jointly by GT-CNRS UMI2958 International Research Laboratory, and Georgia Tech-Lorraine with a call for papers.

  • GT-CNRS UMI Partners with EU Clean Sky 2 Program

    ASDL@GTL joins EU Clean Sky 2 program

    A recently awarded research grant from the European Union’s Clean Sky 2 program is allowing the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering’s Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) to join a large-scale initiative to address critical aviation growth issues over the next few decades. 

  • New growth technique enables dicing free pick-and-place of individual III-nitride optoelectronic devices

    An innovative combination of h-BN and selective area growth has resulted in pick-and-place transfer of individual III-N devices without dicing.

    This new technique uses a combination of van der Waals epitaxy of h-BN and selective area growth techniques that results in individual GaN-based devices such as LEDs, HEMT transistors, or solar cells that can be easily removed from the sapphire substrate and placed on other supports. Given that GaN and Sapphire are some of the hardest and strongest materials around, this is quite the trick!

  • Researchers create new Boron Nitride enabled nano-LED lift off technology

    A UMI team led by Prof. Abdallah Ougazzaden has created a new technology for pick-and-place III-nitride nanostructure LEDs

    The UMI researchers have grown self-organized GaN nanorod LED devices that were mechanically transfered to another substrate.  Hexagonal h-BN provided a key role in decoupling substrate from nanodevice and permitting lift-off.  This new technology is demonstrated at the wafer scale and can result in commericalization of nano-LEDs and other nanoscale nitride optoelectronic devices.



  • UMI Researcher Suresh Sundaram honored with Industry-Sponsored Speaker Award at EWMOVPE Conference

    Suresh Sundaram received the industry-sponsored speaker award at the 18th European Workshop on Metal-Organic Vapour Phase Epitaxy, held June 16-19 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Breakthrough in MOCVD growth facilitates pick-and-place of optoelectronic nitride devices.  The discovery behind the growth technique is that boron nitride grows as a 2-D material on sapphire but in a highly disorganized form on silica. Subsequent gallium nitride based materials grow well on h-BN on sapphire, but not on amorphous BN on silica.  By prepatterning sapphire templates with silica then growing h-BN and then nitride based device structures, individual devices can be mechanically separated, eliminated needs for wafer dicing.