UCLA researchers win $2M grant to study nanoscale 2DL materials

A team of UCLA researchers has received a $2-million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Frontiers in Research and Innovation to explore new approaches to assembling nanoscale materials for use in a variety of manufacturing and research applications. Known as two-dimensional layered materials, or 2DLMs, this emerging class of materials shows breakthrough potential in fundamental materials science and technologies, including electronics, optoelectronics, bioelectronics, energy conversion and energy storage.

“Two-dimensional layered materials have great promise to open up new technologies that take advantage of their ultra-thin properties,” said Yu Huang, the project principal investigator and an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Henry Sameuli School of Engineering and Applied Science. “We are looking to understand their fundamental electronic, chemical and physical properties and explore manufacturing processes that are low-cost and simple for industry to adopt.”

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