Navigation Links
UTSA Physics Department receives $2.7 million to study nanomaterials
Date:9/10/2009

(Sept. 10, 2009)The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study nanomaterials and their biomedical applications. The NSF grant, called a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials grant, is the second major NSF award announced this month by UTSA. Recently, UTSA announced the receipt of $5 million to establish a computer-based research center in its College of Engineering.

More than 80% of the funds from the $2.7 million grant will stay with UTSA, which will conduct the nanomaterials research in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center and with Northwestern University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The latter is one of the top 14 nanomaterials centers in the U.S.

UTSA's new physics grant is also a win for students, who will receive $900,000 of the grant's total budget. Faculty researchers will hire six UTSA graduate students each year to assist them with their nanomaterials research. Each graduate student will be paid $25,000 annually. Simultaneously, six UTSA undergraduate students will be hired each year at a rate of $5,000 per student per year.

"Nanomaterials, nanoscience and nanomedicine are extremely complex, rapidly developing areas that offer huge benefits to society," said Robert Gracy, UTSA vice president for research. "However, because of this complexity, their study requires expertise from many different disciplines. Fortunately, UTSA is able to bring together these groups of experts. This grant is a great example of collaborations, partnerships and the synergy required to address such complex problems. Clearly, the NSF recognizes UTSA's leadership in this area."

"When I first arrived at UTSA in 1984, we didn't have a Physics Department let alone funding for physics research," said Dhiraj Sardar, Ashbel Smith Professor of Physics and the study's principal investigator. "But
'/>"/>

Contact: Christi Fish
christi.fish@utsa.edu
210-458-7584
University of Texas at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Top physics laboratories sign up to open access with PhysMath Central
2. Graduate Education in Physics: Which Way Forward?
3. The top 5 ways medical physics has changed health care
4. Inaugural Kirkham Gold Medal presented to expert on soil physics
5. Synergy between biology and physics drives cell-imaging technology
6. Europe gets together to harness quantum physics
7. Revolutionary chefs? Not likely, shows physics research
8. American Physical Society announces Physics, a new, free, online publication
9. NSF funds new Center for the Physics of Living Cells at Illinois
10. Top biophysics award to Professor Ray Norton
11. The physics of star-forming clouds and the urban environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... December 9, 2014   ... Platform   Jifflenow, ... scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced ... in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow will integrate ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of globally deployed, innovative test solutions for military, ... the newest version of its successful TS-900 ... the performance and features of high-end systems to ... with outstanding value compared to traditional ATE. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 20, 2014 Strict laws against distracted ... piloting the North American and European automotive sector towards ... gesture recognition systems that are intuitive and able to ... the industry. New analysis from Frost ... Market in Europe and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4
... the scarab beetle group in fact represents much greater diversity ... contained in the flightless genus Gyronotus , which currently ... open access journal Zookeys describes two ... two new species G. perissinottoi and G. ...
... dormice ( Glis glis ) are busy caring for their ... replenish their fat stores to cope with the upcoming winter. ... taste and dormice have long been viewed as a special ... them up for eating, which explains the "edible" part of ...
... that in sub-Saharan Africa the virus responsible for foot and ... African buffalo are important natural reservoirs for the infection. The ... of the American Society for Microbiology, sheds light on how ... sub-Saharan Africa and identifies patterns of spread in countries where ...
Cached Biology News:Fat and fit 2Foot and mouth disease in sub-Saharan Africa moves over short distances, wild buffalo are a problem 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Tenn. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 Nashville ... was elected treasurer for the American Society for ... advancing knowledge and research in reproductive medicine. In ... a seat on the executive board and will have ... , Dr. Hill has actively supported ASRM since 1984 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- PharmaBoardroom,s new report, , Healthcare ... for free download , digs deep into this vibrant ... the sector today. One area where ... developing a homegrown pharmaceutical manufacturing base, even if the government,s ... way off. A cursory comparison with neighboring Morocco ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , Dec. 22, 2014 ... MKT: SYN), a developer of pathogen-specific therapies ... focus on protecting the microbiome, today announced ... a Phase 1a clinical trial of SYN-004, ... the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... December 22, 2014 The ... publication of original research, reviews and editorials addressing ... clinical practice, today published a provocative article exploring ... development, progression and potential treatment of prostate cancer. ... research and proposes the possibility that there could ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 4Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 5Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 4
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Conference in,San Diego on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at ... of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will,be providing a ... cast, and a recording will be made,available following the ...
... Techne Corporation,(Nasdaq: TECH ) announced today that its ... $0.25 per share for the quarter ended September 30, ... to all common,shareholders of record on November 3, 2008., ... Executive,Officer, said, "I am very pleased to announce that ...
... Stable Attitudes on Using Biotechnology for Food Production , ... Washington, D.C. ... to feed more people with fewer resources becomes increasingly challenging, new ... are thinking about the concept of sustainable food production and its role ...
Cached Biology Technology:Consumers Looking to Sustainable Food Production to Feed Global Population 2Consumers Looking to Sustainable Food Production to Feed Global Population 3Consumers Looking to Sustainable Food Production to Feed Global Population 4Consumers Looking to Sustainable Food Production to Feed Global Population 5
Anti-MMP-25 (Membrane-type MMP-6, Mt6MMP), hinge region; rabbit host...
Mouse monoclonal [88B] to nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
D4-GDI rabbit polyclonal antibody...
Mouse monoclonal [SPM217] to Secretory Component Glycoprotein ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: