It is with great pride that I can report the awarding of a new NSF grant with co-PI Prof. Kai Landskron to pursue the growth of cubic boron nitride (BN) using the ammonothermal method (Award Nr. 1832824). Once successful, we will be able to produce large scale, bulk, single crystal cubic BN crystals for use in mechanical systems requiring materials with high hardness and compatibility with iron, along with pursuing the dream of high-efficiency, high-temperature power electronic devices with performance superior even to diamond!