fbpx
Home / Industry / Education / UR lands photonics grant

UR lands photonics grant

The University of Rochester has been awarded $2 million in federal funding through the National Science Foundation for photonics research.

The money will be used to help UR researchers further investigate challenges in quantum photonics, according to a release from the office of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

The research is aimed at transforming the capacity of information processing for secure communication, metrology, sensing and advanced computing, the release said. It is also expected to create opportunities for Rochester’s AIM Photonics Center, as well as create educational materials.

“This funding will support our U of R researchers’ crucial work in the field of photonics, so we can spur new innovation and opportunities for the Rochester workforce at AIM Photonics,” Schumer said in a statement. “This is the perfect opportunity to invest in the kind of research and innovation that is going keep our domestic workforce and industry globally competitive with other nations in science and technology.”

(c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail rbj@rbj.net.

x

Check Also

jobs-by-state-source-sba

PPP loans saved over 107,000 jobs in Rochester area (access required)

Nearly 2,300 businesses and organizations in the Rochester metropolitan area have received Paycheck Protection Program loans for $150,000 or more, ...

web-sig_kathleen-driscoll_

Cultivating productive conversations at work on diversity, inclusion in a time of social unrest (access required)

“I’m in charge of a diverse sales team which has been working remotely. Before the pandemic, we had some fun ...