NSF Announces Six New Centers for Nanoscale Research

September 24, 2004 | Source: KurzweilAI

The NSF announced awards of $69 million over five years to fund six major centers in nanoscale science and engineering, to be located at the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University in California, the University of Wisconsin, Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Northeastern University in Massachusetts.

These awards complement eight existing centers established since 2001. The awards are part of a series of NSF grants totaling $250 million for nanoscale research in multiple disciplines in fiscal year 2004.

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers bring together researchers with diverse expertise — in partnership with industry, government laboratories, or partners from other sectors — to address complex, interdisciplinary challenges in nanoscale science and engineering. The new centers will impact a wide range of technologies, including nanomanufacturing, nanobiotechnology, electronics and medicine.

NSF news release