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Home > Press > Center for Nanoscale Science receives $13.2 million NSF

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Penn State's Center for Nanoscale Science has received a six-year, $13.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research and educational activities in its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

"The goal of the Center is to design and create new materials with unprecedented properties and functions, starting with nanometer-scale building blocks," said Thomas Mallouk, the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics at Penn State and director of the MRSEC.

Center for Nanoscale Science receives $13.2 million NSF

University Park, PA | Posted on October 3rd, 2008

The Penn State MRSEC will continue its research in four areas -- nanoscale motors, nanowires, optical metamaterials and multiferroics -- and will support a range of seed projects in organic solar cells, fuel cells and novel electronic materials.

"Our focus is on basic science and engineering research," said Mallouk. "In each project, there are interesting possibilities for practical applications, some in the near term and some longer term. Some of the long-term ideas are remotely powered micro-scalpels for minimally invasive surgery, nanowire transistors that compute using the spin of electrons instead of their charge, hybrid optical-electronic circuits, perfect lenses, plastic solar cells, and magnetic memories that are fully integrated into silicon chips."

MRSEC research has already led to new commercial reagents for nanoscale lithography and to new kinds of optical filters, optical fibers and light-trapping solar cells.

Nationwide, there are 27 MRSEC centers, each with a different technical focus. Universities compete for MRSEC funding every three years. In the current competition, Penn State and 13 other universities were selected for funding from among 100 universities that had submitted proposals.

"Penn State has a long history of excellence in materials research." Mallouk said. "With over 200 faculty who are active in the field, Penn State has the depth of expertise and the outstanding facilities that are needed to make headway on a range of important problems. In this center, we do not work on problems that could be solved by one or two of us. We go after the big ones that really require an interdisciplinary team with complementary skills."

The Penn State MRSEC involves 42 faculty and more than 50 students from 11 academic departments and institutes at Penn State, as well as collaborators from six other universities. The research of the faculty and students is integrated with a broad educational outreach program that involves the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

MRSEC researchers have collaborations with several national laboratories and also extensive international collaborations. The MRSEC is also affiliated with companies that are seeking to commercialize the results of the center's research.

An essential component of MRSEC projects, especially those that translate to nanotechnology and energy technologies, has been ongoing support provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority of the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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