NEWS

Achievement
PI recognized with Young Scientist Award

PI recognized with Young Scientist Award

Siddha Pimputkar is the recipient of the 2021 American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) Young Scientist Award! As winner of the professional association’s Young Scientist Award, Pimputkar will give a plenary talk on “Enhancing and Enabling Single Crystal Growth of Group-III and Novel Nitrides” at the 22nd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-22) and 20th US Workshop on Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (OMVPE-20), which will be held virtually August 2-4, 2021.

Achievement
PI awarded NSF CAREER!

PI awarded NSF CAREER!

Very exciting news: PI Siddha Pimputkar was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER for his proposed work on a new synthesis approach for the realization of a wide array of nitride materials in single crystal form! Even more reason to anxiously await completion of the lab construction to start ramping up impactful work for the nitride community.

Publication
Fresh off the press

Fresh off the press

Read all about the decomposition of ammonia under supercritical conditions applicable to ammonothermal growth of nitrides in the PI’s latest contribution published as a chapter in the book: “Ammonothermal Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Nitrides”.

Achievement
New nitride synthesis approach IP protected

New nitride synthesis approach IP protected

Exciting new synthesis approach for nitrides proposed as part of the PI’s CAREER proposal is now IP protected and moving forward towards a formal patent application! Will be the first in many technologically and industrial important IP work coming out of this group laying the foundation for an inexpensive, high-yield synthesis process for single crystal nitrides, including but not limited to cubic BN, hexagonal BN, GaN, AlN and its ternary alloys in bulk form.