Navigation Links
NSF awards 14 materials research science and engineering centers
Date:10/2/2008

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces 14 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) awarded as a result of the 2008 MRSEC competition (solicitation NSF 07-563).

MRSECs support outstanding multi- and inter-disciplinary materials research and education addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. These centers investigate complex problems that benefit from the scope and level of interactions provided by a center. They foster active collaboration among universities, other MRSECs, industry, and National Laboratories.

"We are delighted to fund 14 MRSECs including five new centers," said Zakya H. Kafafi, director for NSF's Division of Materials Research (DMR). "These centers will promote the progress of materials science and education in important and timely areas such as sustainable energy, bio- and soft-materials and, next-generation electronics and photonics. In this regard, MRSECs will help further our economic competitiveness and our ability to live sustainably on earth, and will contribute to DMR's efforts of broadening participation, and bridging the gaps in materials education between different institutions at all levels."

The MRSECs are committed to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in materials research and education at all academic levels, and actively seek partnerships with schools, universities and colleges serving these groups which include women, minorities and people with disabilities.

Five new MRSECs were created as a result of the competition:

  • The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the Colorado School of Mines will study the unique properties of nanostructured materials to significantly enhance the performance of semiconductor photovoltaic devices and ion conducting composite membrane materials for fuel cells.

  • The Georgia Tech Laboratory for New Electronic Materials at the Georgia Institute of Technology will focus on fundamental materials properties and synthesis of graphene, a material that may revolutionize microelectronics.

  • The Ohio State University Center for Emergent Materials will perform research on new materials and phenomena in magnetoelectronics, future oxide-based electronic materials for devices that can perform multiple functions and energy-efficient, fast computers that have integrated memory and logic.

  • The Brandeis University MRSEC on Constraints and Frustration in Nano-Structures and Bio-Molecular Materials will focus on the fundamental understanding of emergent and complex properties in materials due to constraints similar to those occurring in biological systems. The goal is to develop novel structures for applications such as biosensors and solar cells, and developing self-powered "active" matter that can move on its own, like living matter.

  • The New York University MRSEC on Semantophoretic Assemblies will focus on colloidal architectures to understand the fundamental principles that govern the arrangement of microscopic particles and how novel materials can be created by manipulating particle shape, size and their interactions.

In addition, nine awards will support established centers which have successfully recompeted, in most cases with a significantly different focus of materials research and education.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology technology :

1. UCB Scholarship Program Awards $300,000 to Students Living with Crohns Disease
2. First Program Addressing Aircraft Industry Sustainability Awards Accreditation To Five Global Companies
3. DARPA awards research team $1.2M grant to study surface enhanced Raman scattering
4. Argonne researchers win 2 R&D 100 Awards
5. Delaware Valley Innovation Network Awards First Innovation Investment Grant to the Wistar Institute
6. EnterPrize Business Plan Competition Announces Final Phase Winners of Cash Awards Totaling $45,000
7. Cadient Group Recognized with Five Awards at 14th Annual Communicator Awards
8. MedImmunes Brian Rosen Honored by Montgomery County Chamber at 49th Annual Awards Dinner
9. Advance Nanotechs Owlstone Subsidiary Selected as One of Four Finalists in The 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Awards Competition
10. Baxa Corporation Wins Two Colorado BMA 2008 Gold Key Awards
11. Cadient Group Brings Home the Gold at 2008 Aster Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... announced several positive developments that position the Company for the future. Kinder ... transaction, Craig F. Kinghorn has been appointed Chairman of the Board, Curtis D. ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... of fracture-specific plating options designed to address fractures of the distal tibia and ... , The Acumed Ankle Plating System 3 is composed of seven plate families ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... WEDI, the nation’s leading authority on the ... Charles W. Stellar has been named by the WEDI Board of Directors as WEDI’s ... an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, association management ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016   MedyMatch Technology Ltd ., the ... intelligence, real-time decision support tools in the emergency room, announced ... 2016 Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) BioMed Conference. ... 15th National Life Sciences and Technology Week, and ... Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/13/2016)... , April 13, 2016  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid ... setting a new clinical standard in telehealth thanks to ... leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track ... and body mass index, and, when they opt in, ... convenient visit to a local retail location at no ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PUNE, India , March 22, 2016 ... new market research report "Electronic Sensors Market for ... Fingerprint, Proximity, & Others), Application (Communication & ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", ... consumer industry is expected to reach USD ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... , March 15, 2016 --> ... published by Transparency Market Research "Digital Door Lock Systems Market ... 2015 - 2023," the global digital door lock systems market ... in 2014 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR ... micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the world and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):