MRSEC promotes ties with industry, national labs, and other educational institutions that are interested in epitaxial graphene (EG). Strong ties with industry have been established from the outset, in fact the first funding for the EG program was supplied by Intel Corporation in 2003.
The Georgia Tech EG research program is now partly supported by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). SRC is the world's leading advanced semiconductor university research consortium, with member companies and research programs spanning the globe. The Georgia Tech EG program has been singled out as a critical part of the SRC-sponsored Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration (INDEX) program, which focuses on post-CMOS nanoelectronics.
The Georgia Tech MRSEC will expand its collaborations with industry including participation in collaborative programs like the INDEX program and the CERA program, as well as by closely working with industrial collaborators to solve technical problems in all areas of EG research. Contacts include Intel, IBM, and Boeing.