Lunardi Receives North Carolina Photonics Initiative Award

July 25, 2007

Dr. Leda Lunardi, ECE Department
Dr. Leda Lunardi, ECE Department

Dr. Leda Lunardi has been awarded $58,000 by the UNC - Office of the President towards Phase II of the North Carolina Photonics Initiative .

The award will run from April, 21st 2004 to December 31st, 2007.

Project Abstract - In Phase IV we intend to complete the tasks necessary to continue to grow, promote and institutionalize the Carolinas Photonics Cluster. As we organize ourselves through an inter-institutional agreement into effectively one distributed collaborative campus, the rewards for our faculty and students and even more so, our industry partners, will be considerable. We are at a point in time where there is willingness on the part of the campuses involved to invest in the resources, time and energy needed to accomplish this important multi-institutional activity. Coordinated educational programs and complementary research facilities simplifies the Consortium's engagement with the broader industry driven Cluster.