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Prof. Harris and Vittoria receives $1.4M for research on magnetics

June 2, 2009

Professors Vince Harris and Carmine Vittoria receive $1.4M from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Navy, and Air Force for advanced magnets and their use in next generation microwave electronics. 

 The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (or CM3IC) was established in the Fall of 2004 by a grant from the 108th Congress to be administered through the Office of Naval Research. The CM3IC is a research organization located at Northeastern University that combines multidisciplinary expertise to develop novel microwave magnetic materials and device solutions for use in microwave electronics and multifunctional integrated circuits. The goals of the CM3IC are to develop leading edge technologies that operate well beyond current operational limits, especially in the area of radar and other high frequency electromagnetic devices. The CM3IC works closely with the Department of Defense to facilitate the transfer of novel and advanced technologies from the University to the DOD and its contractors. In addition, the Center is intended to revitalize the field of microwave magnetics by increasing the number of well-trained students, engineers and scientists.

Creating breakthrough technologies for national security is the mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). By making pivotal investments in new technology-driven ideas for the United States, DARPA imagines and makes possible new capabilities for overcoming the multifaceted threats and challenges that lie ahead. This makes a better, more secure future possible. In an uncertain world, with constrained budgets, providing these new capabilities is more important than ever.