Electrical engineering's Datta wins IBM Faculty Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Suman Datta, professor of electrical engineering, was named a winner of an IBM Faculty Award.

According to IBM's website, the international award is designed to foster collaboration between academic researchers and personnel at IBM involved in research, development and service organizations, as well as promote courseware and curricular innovations in disciplines that are important to IBM.

Datta received the award to support his work on tunneling devices for the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND). Established in 2008 by Penn State, Purdue University, the University of Texas-Dallas and Notre Dame, MIND's goal is to demonstrate novel computing devices capable of replacing the complementary metal oxide semiconductor transistor as a logic switch.

Recipients of IBM Faculty Awards can receive as much as $40,000 per year.

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Last Updated November 15, 2012