NSF awards $69M for nanoscale research centers

Sept. 23, 2004 – The National Science Foundation has awarded $69 million to create six new centers for nanoscale science and engineering, according to a government news release.

The grants, which complement eight existing centers established since 2001, have been awarded to the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems at University of California, Berkeley; Center for Probing at the Nanoscale at Stanford University; Center for Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale at University of Wisconsin; Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices at Ohio State University; Center on Molecular Function at the Nano/Bio Interface at University of Pennsylvania; and the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University.

The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers link academic, government and industrial researchers to solve complex challenges within the emerging fields. The centers’ education programs are designed to develop an innovative workforce and address societal implications, as well as advance pre-college training and public understanding.

The awards are part of a series of NSF grants totaling $250 million for nanoscale research in fiscal year 2004.


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