"The center has created a transformational thin-film materials platform with broad potential in electronics and energy markets," said Andrew Grenville, chief executive officer of Inpria. "Graduates from the center are already playing pivotal roles in commercializing the Phase 1 developments through our global partnerships."
Under the Phase 1 grant -- as the Center for Green Materials Chemistry -- Keszler was the principal investigator. Co-investigators were David C. Johnson, the UO's Rosaria P. Haugland Chair in Pure and Applied Chemistry, Darren W. Johnson, a UO chemist and adjunct professor at OSU, and John F. Wager, professor of electrical engineering at OSU.
"We've built a strong team for Phase 2, so we're excited about the opportunities for accelerating our basic research efforts, building on our transformational nanoscience of Phase 1 and expanding programs to translate findings to commercial markets," Keszler said.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, heralded the center as it moved into its second phase: "It is through grants like these that the United States is able to pursue the development of new and safer technologies that will drive job creation. While the University of Oregon and Oregon State University compete on game day, they collaborate every day in the laboratory, playing a vital role in the innovation that will bring about economic recovery."
The Phase 2 grant will provide OSU and the UO the opportunity to make a significant impact on the national scale, said David Johnson, who will head education and outreach efforts. "Our vision for the Center is to develop an understanding of the fundamental chemistry enabling the synthesis and assembly of complex nanoarchitectures for technological applications," he s
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