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Technological Challenges in Organic Electronics, Photonics and Magnetics

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a solicitation on Technological Challenges in Organic Electronics, Photonics and Magnetics.  This interdisciplinary research will foster interactions among various disciplines that will impact the field of organic/polymeric electronics, photonics and magnetics, thereby resulting in heretofore-unanticipated breakthroughs and enabling technologies. Organic electronics, photonics and  magnetic devices integrated to intrinsic and hybridized systems, represent a highly promising interdisciplinary area of technology, that will provide greatly increased functionality and the potential to meet future challenges of scalability, flexibility, low power consumption, light weight, and reduced cost. This focused initiative seeks high-risk/high-return research proposals on novel concepts in organic electronics, photonics and magnetics. Emphasis will be placed on enabling technologies critical to the continued growth of organic electronics, photonics and  magnetics in the next decade to address the scientific issues and technological challenges associated with the underpinnings of the technology.

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Usha Varshney
Solicitation Coordinator, Program Director
uvarshne@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339 ENG/ECCS
Rajinder Khosla
Program Director
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Paul J. Werbos
Program Director
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Bruce K. Hamilton
Division Director
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Shih C. Liu
Program Director
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Maria K. Burka
Program Director
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Robert M. Wellek
Deputy Division Director
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Donald Senich
Senior Advisor, Small Business Procurement Policy
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Glenn H. Larsen
ENG/OAD Clearance Officer
glarsen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4607
Doug Kirkpatrick
Program Manager
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