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Global Activities in Semiconductor and Nanotechnology
Misoon Mah and Donald Silversmith

AFOSR manages the USAF basic research program, with the primary responsibility to direct the Air Force’s basic research investment of into areas that identify and explore emerging scientific concepts for the future Air Force and as well as for commercial applications. AFOSR identifies opportunities for significant scientific advancements and breakthrough research in key technical disciplines including the areas of Aerospace, Chemical and Materials, Physics and Electronics, and Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences. AFOSR also maintains the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) in Tokyo, the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD) in London, and the recently established Southern Office of Aerospace Research and Development (SOARD) in Santiago, Chile to support direct interchanges with the international scientific and engineering community. In this talk, advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology activities that AFOSR is currently supporting are introduced.

Keywords: Advanced materials, electronic materials, nanomaterials, multifunctional materials.

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