Penn State Awarded $2.75 Million Grant to Better Understand Quantum Materials & Translate to Practical Technologies
(PennState) The focus of a new $2.75 million Penn State-led project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy is to better understand quantum materials and translate that knowledge to practical technologies is the focus of a new $2.75 million Penn State-led project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
A team of researchers, led by Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, received a four-year grant to advance the science of quantum materials at the mesoscale.
“The key to advancing the understanding of quantum materials is to predict their properties and responses over a wide range of time and length scales,” said Chen, who also has appointments in mathematics and engineering science and mechanics. “The ability to predict, understand and control the spatiotemporal evolution of quantum materials at the mesoscale is critical to translating novel observations and discoveries made in these material systems into devices, a mandatory step towards maturing them into practical technologies.”