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The University of Kentucky has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support doctoral students developing devices that interact with biological systems.

Support for Doctoral Students Provided by $3 Million NSF Grant

LEXINGTON, KY | Posted on August 23rd, 2007

Kimberly Anderson, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering and principal investigator on the grant along with Bruce Hinds, associate professor of materials engineering and co-principal investigator, will oversee the university's second Integrative Graduation Education Research Training (IGERT) program which will assist doctoral candidates involved in multidisciplinary research.

The students will come from departments of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, the departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry in the College of Medicine, the Center for Biomedical Engineering, and the College of Pharmacy.

"This grant provides us with an exciting opportunity to further strengthen our existing multidisciplinary collaborations and establish new ones in biological interfaces allowing us to educate a large number of graduate students in this critical area of research," said Anderson.

The students' research areas will range from nanotechnology to tissue engineering, to sensing systems, to drug delivery. The IGERT program will also provide specialized courses and workshops for the students and will encourage the students to participate in internships, outreach activities and supervised training in instruction.

"This formal training program promises a broader educational experience that not only focuses on research but also provides the students with mentoring and advising experiences designed to prepare them for successful careers in academic and industrial settings," Anderson said.

Ultimately, the students and their research could help provide the foundation for a new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic devices valuable to the chemical and bio-industries.

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Contacts:
Dr. Kimberly W. Anderson
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
177 Anderson Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
(859)257-4815


Dan Adkins
(859) 257-3303, x228

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