The UO and OSU each will receive about $9 million. The remainder goes to collaborating researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Rutgers University, University of California, Davis, and University of California, Berkeley. Other collaborators include the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of Victoria in British Columbia.
"The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry will be a great example of collaborative science," said Kimberly Andrews Espy, UO vice president for research and innovation. "The researchers from the participating institutions will be working together to guide the direction and development of materials needed for future technologies. The University of Oregon is proud to team up with Oregon State University to lead this important research and educational effort."
To date, collaborating researchers primarily have shared facilities at OSU and the UO, including the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories. A main office and lab space may be based in the Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building, now projected to open in Fall 2012.
Keszler will continue as director. In addition to David Johnson's educational role, Darren Johnson (no relation), Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, and Eric Garfunkel, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University, will head the center's leadership team.
Under Phase 2, researchers will develop: films and 3D nanostructures from water-based precursors; a new nanochemistry based on interleaving structural elements to yield unprecedented performance; synthetic techniques to make precursor clusters; and films with intentional nano-architectures and new properties. Under an open knowledge model, all innovations will be shared after appropriate patents are recorded.
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