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Award Abstract #1229292

MRI: Acquisition of a MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometer

NSF Org: DMR
Division Of Materials Research
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Initial Amendment Date: September 1, 2012
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Latest Amendment Date: September 1, 2012
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Award Number: 1229292
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Leonard Spinu
DMR Division Of Materials Research
MPS Direct For Mathematical & Physical Scien
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Start Date: September 1, 2012
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End Date: August 31, 2015 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $219,000.00
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Investigator(s): Hans Schanz hschanz@georgiasouthern.edu (Principal Investigator)
James LoBue (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation, Inc
261 Forest Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458-8005 (912)478-5465
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NSF Program(s): MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION
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Program Reference Code(s): 1189, 9161, AMPP
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Program Element Code(s): 1189

ABSTRACT

This award for a benchtop MALDI-ToF mass spectrometer to Georgia Southern University will impact a number of researchers in the Chemistry and Physics Departments there as well as researchers at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The instrument will enhance the following research projects: 1) artificial bioactive polymers; new artificial polymers via hydroamination; 2) ROMP copolymers for binding to hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier; 3) biomass for catalytic conversion into liquid fuels; 4) repellent polymeric coatings and pH-responsive polymers; 5) potential iron chelation therapy drugs; 6) modified hemoglobin products; 7) porphyrin-based singlet oxygen sensitizers; and, 8) investigation of proteins in nanoparticles.

The MALDI-ToF mass spectrometer will enhance the research culture at Georgia Southern by supporting the team's efforts in the multi-disciplinary and collaborative Material Science research focus area on campus. Additionally, the instrument will improve undergraduate research training by enabling 'hands-on' experiences. The instrument will also enrich the curriculum through the integration of a practical instrument component into lecture classes and laboratory courses for undergraduate students. Finally, a multiple-student project is planned incorporating the instrument in the development of a YouTube video, which introduces and illustrates mass-spectroscopy techniques, in particular MALDI-ToF.

 

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