Chen Yang wins 2009 NSF Early-CAREER award
Professor Chen Yang is one of thirteen Purdue University faculty members to win the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for outstanding young researchers in 2009.
Yang will study how to synthesize, or grow, a new type of nanostructure called a nanowire. These wire-shaped structures are believed to possess unique electrical properties that could allow for their use as semiconductors in devices, such as high-performance electronics.
Two additional components of the research will focus on characterizing the structure's electrical properties and utilizing them in electrical devices. The project also includes a nanoscience education and outreach component for elementary, high school and college students.
Source: Purdue News Service