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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

CONGRESSMAN LIEU ANNOUNCES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO UCLA

August 12, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) announced that the University of California, Los Angeles received a grant from the National Science Foundation. According to the National Science Foundation, the $2 million grant will create a new class of acoustic devices based on acoustic and electromagnetic waves to increase energy efficiency, and reduce noise and component size.  This groundbreaking research is the product of an initiative by the National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate under the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program on New Light and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW).

Grant funds will be used to develop new circuits and technology at Radio Frequencies to process signals in a smaller, more compact wireless systems than currently possible with existing technologies. The grant will also be used to educate K-12 students on the principles of systems level hybrid engineering concepts and involve undergraduate students in research efforts.

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