The Center for E3S is a Science and Technology Center (STC) funded by the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Partnerships Program, and is a consortium of world class academic institutions. We are working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental and conceptual breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and materials science of electronic systems, breakthroughs needed to reduce these systems’ energy consumption by orders of magnitude.

The National Science Foundation’s Integrative Partnerships Program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. The Center for E3S is one of five STC’s that were awarded in 2010.

E3S Member Institutions

  • University of California, Berkeley (lead institution)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Florida International University
University of California, Berkeley MIT Stanford University UTEP FIU

California Community College System as an Education & Outreach Partner

At its inception, the Center for E3S started working with two California community colleges, Contra Costa College and Los Angeles Trade Technical College to further its mission to develop future scientists, engineers and technicians. After five years, the Center has hosted student interns and visting faculty from over 40 community college campuses across Calfornia.

The California Community College System's participation in the Center is represented by the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

Industry Support

Leading companies of the semiconductor industry have been advising the Center since its inception.

  • Applied Materials
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Lam Research