NSF sets 6 nanotech research centers

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By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 02:31 pm: Edit

NSF Awards 6 Universities $69-Million for Nanotechnology Centers

The National Science Foundation has announced that it will award more than $69-million over the next five years to create centers for research in nanoscale science and engineering at six universities. Eight other such centers have been established since 2001.

The universities that won the new grants, their centers, and their areas of research are as follows:

Northeastern University: The Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing will receive $12.4-million to develop nanomanufacturing techniques and to assess the environmental impact of nanomanufacturing.

Ohio State University: The Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices will receive $12.9-million to develop polymer-based nanoengineering technology with potential medical applications.

Stanford University: The Center for Probing the Nanoscale will receive $7.5-million to develop nanoprobes and applications to answer fundamental questions in science and to enhance the ability to measure and control nanoscale phenomena.

University of California at Berkeley: The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems will receive $11.9-million for research on the science and engineering of nanomechanical systems with applications in chemical and biological sensing.

University of Pennsylvania: The Center on Molecular Function at the Nano/Bio Interface will receive $11.4-million for research on the interface of nanotechnology and biology at the molecular level.

University of Wisconsin at Madison: The Center for Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale will receive $13.4-million for research on the self-assembly of complex materials and building blocks, including biological materials, at the nanoscale level.

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 02:38 pm: Edit

Alan5 will LOVE hearing that Northeastern is in there with Stanford and Berkeley. LOL!

By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 04:18 pm: Edit

I know but I had to post it anyway. Every dog has his day.

By Marite (Marite) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 04:26 pm: Edit

Actually, Northeastern makes great sense because of the significant nanotech industry in the greater Boston area and its coop-system which means that it has a very close relationship with local companies. All the other universities have similar links.

(no, this is not Alan5 posting under an alias, )

By Alongfortheride (Alongfortheride) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 05:00 pm: Edit

Somewhere, Alan5 is partying down after reading about Northeastern's big score!

By Alongfortheride (Alongfortheride) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 05:20 pm: Edit

.....and we thought Alan didn't know!

By Alan5 (Alan5) on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 07:31 am: Edit

For those interested in Nanotechnology, Northeastern just received a NSF research grant:


By April_Mom04 (April_Mom04) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 06:30 pm: Edit


Do you know the names of the 8 other centers that have been set up since 2001, as mentioned in the article?

By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 07:38 pm: Edit

Here are the first six


By Anxiousmom (Anxiousmom) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 10:53 pm: Edit

Here's the first six. Go RICE! (I guess I'm now the official Rice troll. 2800 undergrads, lovely campus, liberal arts education wmusic conservatory and architecture and engineering schools....)

"The six centers will be located at Columbia and Cornell Universities and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, Harvard University in Massachusetts, Northwestern University in Illinois, and Rice University in Texas."

By Patient (Patient) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 12:47 am: Edit

How exciting! Is nanotechnology one of the new technologies that may provide new jobs (that won't be completely outsourced) for our struggling tech sector?

P.S. Anxiousmom...don't forget the awesome baseball team

By Wobudong (Wobudong) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit

Anxiousmom: Rice pioneered nano and has a couple of Nobels (teaching undergrad chemistry no less) to show for it. All of the other nanotech centers are on campuses with huge graduate programs and between 3 and 15 times the number of students. If you want to get anywhere close to the nano toys as an undergrad the best choices are Rice, Harvard and RPI.

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