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 Eric Garfunkel, Associate Director at IAMDN serves on the executive council for the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC), a cutting-edge, sustainable chemistry center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF - full story here). The center is focused on developing sustainable chemistry toolbox with new methods and new techniques that will advance the scientific enterprise and transform the next generation of products, while preparing students to become the next generation of green chemists. Professor Garfunkel, along with Center Director, Doug Keszler and his team in the College of Science at Oregon State University are developing electronic circuits, starting with the basic computer chip. In the manufacturing process, they want to replace bulky carbon compounds with metal oxides in order to put more transistors onto a chip. The new process would be cleaner, faster and cheaper. The CSMC is one of the NSF-funded Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI), which are focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. The collaborative research in materials in materials chemistry is conducted across six academic --Oregon State University (headquarters), University of Oregon, Washington University at St. Louis, Rutgers University, University of California, Davis, and University of California, Berkeley.

 
   

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