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NNCI SEI Winter School

The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) is now accepting applications to the tenth annual Winter School on Emerging Technologies. The Winter School will give junior scholars and scientists practical experience with methods and theory to better understand the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The 2023 Winter School will be held January 3-10, and will focus on the broad notion of impact with an aim to explore ways for participants to increase and diversify the impact of their work. Applicants should be advanced graduate students or recent PhDs (post-doc or untenured faculty within three years of completing a PhD at time of application) with an expressed interest in studying emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, robotics, and/or synthetic biology. Applicants may come from any discipline and must be demonstrably proficient in English.


The Winter School is run by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State
University. For more information and to apply, please go to https://sfis.asu.edu/events/winter-
school/. Application deadline is October 24, 2022.

New Equipment

The Nano Center is pleased to announce that we have greatly expanded our process offerings for 2D materials by offering full-wafer growth of transition metal dichalcogenides. In particular, we now have available processes for growth of monolayer, continuous films of tungsten disulphide (WS2) on 2" sapphire wafers. 2D materials have many important applications, including transistors, optoelectronic components and spintronic devices. Interested users should contact mnc@umn.edu

Wafer-Scale Production of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Alloy  Monolayers by Nanocrystal Conversion for Large-Scale Ultrathin Flexible  Electronics | Nano Letters 

Global Quantum Leap

global quantum leap

Global Quantum Leap is an international consortium dedicated to advancing nanofabrication infrastructure to enable quantum computing technology. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Global Quantum Leap network seeks to accelerate the discovery and development of next-generation computing and communications systems by linking nanofabrication technologies with quantum information sciences.