Northeastern offers new nanomanufacturing fellowship

Nov. 17, 2006 — The NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University announced the Roger H. Grace fellowship in nanomanufacturing. Recipients will be awarded a renewable one-year position at the Center with stipend to work on Center project or thrust area.

“Northeastern aims to be at the forefront of nanotechnology research,” said Ahmed Abdelal, provost at Northeastern, in a prepared statement. “This fellowship builds on our world-class, federally funded, national center in nanomanufacturing.”

Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Professor and Director of the CHN said, “We aim to recruit the best students to conduct research at the frontiers of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, leading to the commercialization of nanotechnology to provide unparalleled advantages in medicine, electronics, energy, food, renewable resources and many other applications. The Roger Grace Fellowship will provide us with the means and the opportunity to hire the brightest and highly motivated students to work in this field at Northeastern.”

The CHN is positioned to discover innovative answers to the wide-ranging challenges of nanomanufacturing and train scientists to bring these new techniques to industry. It is one of few research centers in the nation to focus solely on developing economically viable fabrication processes to bring inventions into commercial production, and do so more quickly than the usual multi-decade time frame. The fellowship was named for micro and nanotechnology consultant Roger Grace, president of Roger Grace Associates and a Northeastern alumnus who funded the fellowship.


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