ECE Professors Win NSF MRI Award

ECE Professors Carmen Menoni, Mario Marconi, and Jorge Rocca recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award. The grant represents a $900,000 investment effective through September 30, 2007.

The MRI award will be used to support the development of the next generation of compact coherent extreme ultraviolet sources, a research initiative currently underway at Colorado State University’s NSF Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology (EUV ERC). The EUV ERC, headquartered at CSU, is a collaborative effort with the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of California at Berkeley.

"The NSF MRI award is among a growing number of accomplishments by our EUV ERC faculty and researchers," says Tony Maciejewski, ECE department head. "I believe this national recognition clearly demonstrates the high regard that the scientific community holds for the cutting-edge research conducted at the EUV ERC."

The NSF MRI program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering. The program fosters the integration of research and education by providing access to leading-edge instrumentation, allowing for increased use by scientists, engineers, and students in research-intensive learning environments.