SAMRI announces first round of research funding
The SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute (SAMRI) announced that it is funding five projects that will expand capabilities and drive innovation in materials research, packaging and manufacturing.
A strategic alliance between the State University of New York (SUNY) and Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), SAMRI serves as the nucleus of research and development activities in emerging areas of science and technology.
“I am excited to announce this inaugural slate of projects that showcases the power of SUNY research to directly address industry-relevant challenges.” said SAMRI Executive Director Nathaniel Cady. “We have selected projects that span the breadth of Applied Materials’ and SUNY’s expertise, from materials development, to engineering and bio-sensing.”
Materials research is essential for developing new technologies, improving existing technologies, and enabling next-generation products. Chip packaging and manufacturing technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and face critical hurdles as the industry seeks new ways to continue aggressive scaling and adopts unique system architectures. Under SAMRI, SUNY and Applied are contributing matching funds to support joint research projects. Researchers across the SUNY system were invited to submit proposals.
The first round of projects funded under SAMRI are:
- University at Albany / RNA Institute – RNA-SAMRI collaborative venture
- Binghamton University – True 3D packaging
- University at Buffalo - Superconducting films for the future generation of quantum devices
- Stony Brook University - Materials and coatings for next-generation reactors
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Manufacturing technology development
“By supporting these projects, SAMRI is providing an unprecedented opportunity to bridge academic research with the cutting edge of technology development and commercialization,” Cady noted.
Applied Materials is the leading provider of semiconductor and display equipment, with its materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new computer chip and advanced display in the world. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide exceeded $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2019, including significant contributions from students and faculty.
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