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NSU Awarded Nearly $6M in Dept. of Defense Grants
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:04:50 PM »
NSU Awarded Nearly $6 Million in Department of Defense Grants 

Norfolk, Va.—The Department of Defense has awarded Norfolk State University three grants, totaling nearly $6 million. The grants, all part of the fiscal 2011 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Program, will enhance education programs and research capabilities in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD.

“The intellectual capital that exists at Norfolk State University is tremendous,” said Kim Luckes, acting president of Norfolk State University. “The number and substantial award amounts are a testament to the high caliber of faculty here at the University and the excellent support that is provided to our researchers.”

Norfolk State University researchers succeeded in securing three grants--one research center grant for the “Center of Excellence in Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices (CEAND)” led by Aswini Pradhan; and two single-investigator basic research grants, “Research and Education in Development of Multifunctional Sensors and MEMS Devices” led by Messaoud Bahoura; and “Novel Polymers for High Efficiency Renewable and Portable Power Applications” led by Sam-Shajing Sun.

The award for Pradhan’s Center grant is funded at $4,716,285 for five years; Bahoura’s individual principal investigator award at $565,000 for three years; and Sun’s individual principal investigator award is $482, 215 for three years. Of the 52 awards made to 38 different universities, Norfolk State University was one of only two universities receiving three separate awards for this single program announcement, a significant accomplishment and is evidence of NSU’s increasing research prowess.

The CEAND Research Center will develop cutting-edge research on nano- and advanced semiconductor materials for a range of relevant high-impact DoD applications in the field of high speed and high power, energy generation and storage applications to achieve low cost, reliable, fast, and secure computing, communication, and sensors systems.

The “Research and Education in Development of Multifunctional Sensors and MEMS Devices” project will develop multifunctional sensors and MEMS for battlefield applications such as detection of chemical and biological threats, surveillance for hostile territory, drone electronics, covert communications, unmanned air vehicles, and missiles to shoot down hostile targets, all critical priorities to the DoD, and the current desired state of readiness.

The “Novel Polymers for High Efficiency Renewable and Portable Power Applications” project will investigate and develop novel polymers (or plastics) that could cost effectively and efficiently convert light and heat into electrical power.

Additionally, NSU was also recently awarded two nanotechnology grants from the National Science Foundation. A $5 million NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) grant to support a Center for Nano- and Bio-Inspired Devices (CNBMD) and a $532,350 NSF Major Research Instrument Program (MRI) for the acquisition of an electron-beam lithography system for advanced engineering applications and education, both led by Pradhan’s group.

These grants will boost the research capacity and infrastructure at NSU and will help the College of Science, Engineering and Technology accomplish its mission to become a “Science and Technology Powerhouse” in the region and to provide an opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds to pursue research and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for high-tech careers.

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Re: NSU Awarded Nearly $6M in Dept. of Defense Grants
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 07:30:52 PM »
Good for Norfolk ST.   :nod:
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Re: NSU Awarded Nearly $6M in Dept. of Defense Grants
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 08:43:58 AM »
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