A very successful collaboration since 2006 involving leading research labs in the US (University of California San Diego) and France (University of Paris Sud and University of Lorraine) has resulted in a range of high-impact outcomes. These include co-funded US-French projects, co-organized workshops, regular faculty visits between laboratories, student exchanges, several high-profile publications and preliminary discussions on establishing joint or dual degrees. As a final outcome, an international associated Laboratory (LIA CNRS) on nanoelectronics has been launched in 2015. The primary goal of this LIA is to support advances along two main lines:
Basic research on new emergent physics in complex materials that enables new concepts in low power nanoelectronics devices and efficient computing architecture.
Education of the next generation of scientists and engineers in nanoscience and nanotechnologies.
MOU agreements between UCSD, UPSUD, and UL have been renewed.
A student exchange agreement between UCSD, UPSUD and UL are being completed
Eric Fullerton is Honoris Doctor of Universite de Lorraine
6 invited professor positions
7 Projects-Grants between the US and French partners (2 ANR-NSF, 1 Partner University Fund, 1 Marie Curie, 1 CNRS, 2 Chateaubriand)
8 jointly organized workshops
20 students spent a total of about 70 months at Partners University sites
10 professors spent about 12 month at partners University sites
More than 30 common journal publications including a number of high-impact publications
More than 30 Invited talks at conferences on work resulting from the collaboration
University of Lorraine (IJL) : coordinator S.Mangin
University of California, San Diego (CMRR) : coordinator E. Fullerton
Participants of the LIA Kickoff meeting at UCSD in September 2015 including the presence of the French consul