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Prof. Sun Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dali SunDali Sun, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at NC State, has received an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, also known as the NSF CAREER award, is one of the highest awards the foundation gives to young faculty in the sciences. Sun also received an Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2020.

The five-year award will support Sun’s research project entitled “Magnetism and Spintronics in Quasi-two-dimensional Magnetic Hybrid Metal Halides: From Bulk to 2D Limit.” Sun’s research will study spin behavior in a new class of hybrid magnetic materials, which consist of alternating magnetic and nonmagnetic atomic layers. These materials can facilitate the study of spin states at the atomic level to make the next generation of high-performance microprocessors possible.

Further details can be found here.