Engineering’s Philip Feng awarded Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant

FengPhilip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, together with Tse Nga (Tina) Ng of the Palo Alto Research Center, received a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant from the National Academy of Engineering.

Feng was one of 81 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, held last September, where he met Ng. In the project, “Integrating Atomically Thin Semiconducting Crystals with Flexible Electronics,” Feng will combine his expertise in two-dimensional (2D) semiconducting crystals with Ng’s research experience in flexible electronics, to explore fundamentals and innovative technologies for engineering 2D devices and emerging applications.

The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants provide seed funding to U.S. FOE participants to pursue projects stimulated by the symposia. Two grants of $30,000 are given each year. President of the National Academy of Engineering C.D. “Dan” Mote Jr. stated that the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering grants will enable the researchers to “have the opportunity to join together and take on innovative ideas in the pursuit of ground-breaking research.”

Read more about the program online.