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April S. Brown

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708-0291
3573 Ciemas, Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Eager: Quantum Manufacturing: Demonstration of a New Scalable Process for NV Center Formation in Diamond

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Quantum Systems Manufacturing Workshop

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2022

CEMRI: On Structured Interfaces

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Wisconsin · 2011 - 2017

GOALI: Realizing the Promise of III-N-Epitaxy Enabled by III-N Substates

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Grant Expansion: Semiconductor Surface Modifications for Critical DoD Device Applications

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2013

Eager: Quantum Manufacturing: Demonstration of a New Scalable Process for NV Center Formation in Diamond

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Quantum Systems Manufacturing Workshop

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2022

CEMRI: On Structured Interfaces

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Wisconsin · 2011 - 2017

GOALI: Realizing the Promise of III-N-Epitaxy Enabled by III-N Substates

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Grant Expansion: Semiconductor Surface Modifications for Critical DoD Device Applications

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2013

EAGER: A New Approach to Synthesizing Inorganic-Organic Interfaces

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2013

Synthesis of In-containing III-N Compounds by Molecular Beam Epitaxy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2011

Pilot Study Graduate Student Career Perceptions and Decisions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2010

ADVANCE: Target of Opportunity Strategy

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2006 - 2010

The Summit of NAE Grand Challenges

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2009 - 2010

Sensor Material Design by Application Driven Optimization

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2007 - 2010

The Summit of NAE Grand Challenges

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2009 - 2009

NIRT: Highly Integrated Optical Nanoparticle-Based Sensing Systems

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2004 - 2009

Theme-based Redesign of the Duke ECE Undergraduate Curriculum at Duke University

Institutional SupportCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2004 - 2008

Fundamental Studies of GaN HFET Synthesis on SiC

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2005 - 2008

In Vacuo X-Ray and Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy Analytical System

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2007 - 2008

EGR 20 Engineering Innovation

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2004 - 2006

Duke Robotics Autonomous Wall-Climbing Robot

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2004 - 2006

Molecular Beam Epitaxy of GaN on SiC

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2003 - 2005

Initiating an Embedded Systems Design Laboratory

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2003 - 2005

Fabrication, Ultrafast Measurement, and Modeling of Optoelectronic Nanostructures

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2003 - 2005

Duke Robotics Tandem Vectored-Thruster Design for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2003 - 2005

Integrated Blood Chemistry Lab-On-A-Chip

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2003 - 2005

External Relationships


  • Sandia National Laboratories

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