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Small stuff, big impact: Nelson Sepúlveda seeks applications for new ‘smart’ material with solid-to-solid phase transition

Dr. Nelson Sepúlveda receives three NSF grants to investigate a phase-changing “smart material."
Nelson Sepúlveda, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received three National Science Foundation grants totaling $860,000, to investigate Vanadium Dioxide (VO2), a phase-changing “smart material”, looking for new ways to move things at the micro level. VO2 is a complex, strongly correlated “smart” material that experiences solid-to-solid phase transition when induced by temperature, ultrafast optical radiation or an electric field. Sepúlveda is working to enable VO2-based technologies that can allow for the integration of this smart, multifunctional material into micrometer-sized devices.

Dr. Nelson Sepúlveda researches phase-changing “smart material"August 19, 2013

Nelson Sepúlveda, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is investigating a phase-changing “smart material,” looking for new ways to move things at the micro level.

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