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The Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures (CICAM), a close alliance made up of the national laboratories and centers from Nanjing Univ., Fudan Univ., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Zhejiang Univ., Univ. of Science and Technology of China, and the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, plus the Huawei Technologies, an advanced industry symbol of China, was formally authenticated by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance of China in 2014 under the 2011 Plan Initiatives. This alliance, led by Nanjing Univ.,is committed to undertaking advanced R&D activities in broad areas of Science and Technology of Microstructures at the crossover of condensed matter physics, materials sciences, information sciences, and energy technologies, focusing on cutting-edge and emergentsciences and technologies of artificial bandgap matters, correlated electron systems, and small quantum systems, among others in the inter-disciplines, while substantial efforts will be devoted to transfer of research findings into relevant applications.
Under the comprehensive supports of the national administrations and R&D funding agencies, the major strategies developed in the CICAM include recruiting high-level and aggressive younger talents, establishing and promoting advanced research infrastructures and capabilities, and spinning-off innovative technologies for next-generations of quantum devices and integrated systems. One of the CICAM’s missions is to establish itself as a leading institution of international reputations in the field of advanced microstructures where research findings and inventions catalyze Chinese industry and meet their core technology needs. The center is also committed to training researchers and drawing prominent scientists from across the country to feed Chinese dreams that rejuvenate the country through science and technology.