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ARC Centre of Excellence building the future of electronics

Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Professor Sue Thomas, has welcomed the launch of a new ARC Centre of Excellence that is placing Australia at the forefront of innovative research into ultra-low energy electronics.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), led by Professor Michael Fuhrer, was officially launched at Monash University.

Monash University is receiving $33.4 million (over seven years from 2017) under the ARC Centres of Excellence scheme.

Professor Thomas said the researchers at this Centre of Excellence are collaborating with researchers and partners around the globe to develop a new generation of ultra-low resistance electronic devices.

“This ARC Centre of Excellence will focus on addressing the global challenge of reducing the energy used in information technology and computation, to develop revolutionary electronics and communications technologies,” said Professor Thomas.

“More efficient, low-energy electronics technologies and devices are critical to the future of computing and communication, to address the limitations of present technology.

“FLEET will develop novel methods of resistance-free electronic conduction that will meet the growing demand for computation that can operate at ultra-low energy consumption.

“Working collaboratively with other participating universities and its Australian and international industry partners, the Centre of Excellence will equip the next generation of researchers with the skills and industry experience to lead this field into the future.”

The Centre of Excellence led by Monash University will work with six other universities—The University of New South Wales; The Australian National University; RMIT University; Swinburne University of Technology; University of Wollongong; and The University of Queensland—and partner organisations: National University of Singapore; Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany; Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation; California Institute of Technology, USA; University of Maryland; Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz; Columbia University, New York, USA; University of Colorado, Boulder; Tsinghua University, Beijing; Synchrotron Light Source Australia Pty Ltd; University of Wuerzburg, Germany; University of Texas, Austin; and Joint Quantum Institute.

For more information about the work of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies, please visit the Centre of Excellence’s website.

For more information about the ARC Centres of Excellence scheme, please visit the ARC website.

Source: ARC

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