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December 31st, 2008

Grant is given to a University of Michigan scientist

Abstract:
A University of Michigan professor has received a $3-million, 5-year research grant to find technology that might one day, well, transform life as we know it.

No pressure, laughs U-M's Sharon Glotzer.

"Go change the world," she said, explaining the grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

A professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, Glotzer recently was named one of six 2009 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows. Each receives up to $3 million over the five years for research. And unlike most research grants, this one allows for plenty of room to explore.

"We're saying: 'What problem do you find incredibly exciting?' " said William Rees, Jr., deputy undersecretary of defense for laboratories and sciences.

Chosen from a field of hundreds of nominations, the six fellows established themselves as leading scientists within areas such as sensors, surveillance, information security, energy independence and force protection.

For her part, Glotzer oversees more than a dozen researchers in computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly and materials design.

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