Thompson Announces $17.8 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Assist in Penn State Research Toward Next-Generation Electronics

Mar 14, 2016 Issues: Education

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) announced a $17.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Penn State University, which will be used over the next five years.  The grant funds will be dedicated to the growth of efficiencies and materials for next-generation electronic devices.  The grant for the university’s Materials Research Institute was one of only two in the nation awarded by the NSF.

“I am proud to see such groundbreaking research being done at Penn State,” said Thompson. “In some cases these materials are only a few atoms thick, which will eventually play an important role in commercializing faster, more energy efficient devices that can be built on flexible surfaces. This truly is the future,” added Thompson.

“This major award provides further proof of Penn State’s national leadership in materials scientific research and speaks to the innovative skills of our faculty,” said Penn State Vice President for Research Dr. Neil Sharkey.  “On behalf of the University’s scientific research enterprise, we would like to thank Congressman Thompson for his steadfast support of Penn State scientific research and the National Science Foundation.”

Click here for more information on Penn State’s Material Research Institute.