Semiconductor research receives prestigious ERC grant

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Peter Modh
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Three researchers from Swedish universities were awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced grant for research in Physical Sciences and Engineering. One of these is Jan Stake, Professor of Terahertz Electronics at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. As the only researcher from Chalmers to be given the grant, he now receives approximately SEK 28 million for his research project in semiconductor technology.

On 11 April, the European Research Council announced the names of the 255 researchers awarded €652 million in ERC Advanced Grants. The research grants are given to a wide range of scientific disciplines and aim to provide leading and senior researchers in Europe the opportunity to pursue ambitious research projects with great curiosity that can lead to significant scientific breakthroughs.

Out of 1829 applications, 255 were granted, of which 107 were research projects in Physical Sciences and Engineering. Three of these went to researchers at Swedish universities, including Jan Stake, professor of Terahertz Electronics at MC2 at Chalmers.