IDEALS Faculty, Vinod Menon, joins NSF funded revolutionary $25M center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come. The five-year, $25 million Science and Technology Center grant will found the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand — or IMOD — a collaboration of scientists and engineers at 11 universities led by the University of Washington (UW). The City College of New York is a partner.

Dr. Menon, whose pioneering research in light-matter interaction at the nanoscale level has advanced the field of photonics, is one of the experts tapped to participate in IMOD.