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Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices  (EPMD)

Name Email Phone Room
Dominique  Dagenais (703) 292-2980   
Ruyan  Guo (703) 292-7718   
Matthew  McCune (703) 292-2906   
Venkata (Rao)  Mulpuri (703)292-8339   
Usha  Varshney (703) 292-5385   


Apply to PD 18-1517 as follows:

Full proposals submitted via FastLane or NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.

Full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via guidelines apply.

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

For additional information regarding the removal of deadlines for this program, please refer to the Dear Colleague Letter [] and Frequently Asked Questions [].

Proposals submitted to other program announcements and solicitations, including the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), must meet their respective deadlines; please refer to the deadline dates specified in the appropriate announcement or solicitation. Proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) or Rapid Response Research (RAPID) can be submitted at any time but Principal Investigators must contact the cognizant program director prior to submission. Proposals for supplements or workshops can be submitted at any time, and PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant PD prior to submission.


The Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program supports innovative research on novel devices based on the principles of electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, opto- and electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. EPMD’s goal is to advance the frontiers of micro-, nano- and quantum-based devices operating within the electromagnetic spectrum and contributing to a broad range of application domains including information and communications, imaging and sensing, healthcare, Internet of Things, energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing. The program encourages research based on emerging technologies for miniaturization, integration, and energy efficiency as well as novel material-based devices with new functionalities, improved efficiency, flexibility, tunability, wearability, and enhanced reliability.

Areas managed by Program Directors (please contact Program Directors listed in the EPMD staff directory for areas of interest):

Electronic Devices

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Wide/Extreme- and Narrow-Bandgap, Semiconductor Devices
  • Devices with New Functionalities based on Material-Device Interactions and Reliability
  • Device-Related Electromagnetic Effects, Propagation and Scattering
  • Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices
  • Flexible, Printed Electronics
  • Carbon-based Electronics
  • Thermoelectric and Ferroelectric Devices

Photonic Devices

  • Advanced Optical Emitters and Photodetectors, from Extreme UV to THz
  • Single-Photon Quantum Devices
  • Nonlinear and Ultrafast Photonics
  • Nanophotonics and Photonic Integration
  • Optical Imaging and Sensing Techniques
  • Opto-Mechanical Nanodevices
  • Optical Communication Components

Magnetic Devices

  • Biomagnetic Devices
  • Nanomagnetic and Quantum Devices
  • Spin Electronics for Next Generation of Logic and Memories


  • 2D Material Devices and Circuits
  • Devices based on Paper Electronics
  • Bioelectronic Devices
  • Photovoltaic and Energy Harvesting Devices
  • Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices
  • Sensor Device Technologies

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program