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NIRT/NER Awards

Award# Institution name PI name E-mail, Phone number Proposal title NSF funds ($)
FY 2001 Core Awards
1 093364 Iowa State University Shaochen Chen
scchen@mail.utexas.edu
512-232-6094
CAREER: Laser micro- and nano-processing of biodegradable polymers for biomedical and bio-MEMS applications $375,000
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2 0100354 U of Nebraska-Lincoln Yuris Dzenis
ydzenis@unl.edu
402-472-0713
Fundamentals of fabrication of nanofiber assemblies by electrospinning $180,000
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3 0115445 Ohio State University Kurt Koelling
koelling.1@osu.edu
614-292-2256
Shear and extensional rheology of nanoclays and nanotubes in polymer melts and solutions $360,000
FY 2001 NIRT Awards
4 0103024 U of Massachusetts Amherst Mark Tuominen
tuominen@physics.umass.edu
413-545-1944
Copoymer templates: A self-assembling route to high-density arrays of functional nanostructures $1,250,000
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5 0103169 U of Minnesota-Twin Cities Steven Girshick
slg@umn.edu
612-625-5315
Superhard nanostructured films $1,879,950
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6 0103562 U of California - Los Angeles Chang-Jin Kim
cjkim@seas.ucla.edu
310-825-0267
Nanoturf and Nanopebbles: Towards zero flow friction surfaces $1,000,000
FY 2001 NER Awards
7 0102639 Ohio State University Ly James Lee
leelj@che.eng.ohio-state.edu
614-292-2408
Development of nanolithography-based manufacturing protocol for polymer nanofluidic platforms $100,000
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8 0103159 University of Akron Guo-Xiang Wang
gwang@uakron.edu
330-972-7389
Understanding the mechanisms governing the dispersion of nanopowders in solidifying molten metals and formation of high-strength nano-composites $98,565
FY 2002 Core Awards
9 0134464 North Carolina State Univ. Stefan Seelecke
stefan_seelecke@ncsu.edu
919-515-2444
CAREER: Advanced control algorithms for active materials actuators used in nanoscale positioning $375,000
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10 0200324 Ohio State University David Tomasko
tomasko@che.eng.ohio-state.edu
614-292-4249
Polymer nanocomposite foams prepared by environmentally benign supercritical fluids $240,000
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11 0200495 U of Colorado - Boulder Kenneth Gall
kenneth.gall@colorado.edu
303-735-2711
Shame memory polymer based nanocomposites for MEMS $258,763
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12 0200498 U of Massachusetts Lowell Joey Mead
joey_mead@uml.edu
978-934-3446
Interface effects in high volume nanoscale processing of polymers $388,893
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13 0201551 U of California - Berkeley Kyriakos
Komvopoulos
kyriakos@euler.berkeley.edu
510-642-2563
Fabrication, nanomechanical properties and surface functionality of polymer nanocomposites $360,044
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14 0217538 U of Minnesota-Twin Cities Heiko Jacobs
hjacobs@ece.umn.edu
612-626-7193
NanoXerography: The use of electrostatic forces to pattern nanoparticles $399,995
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15 0217816 U of Massachusetts Amherst Thomas Russell
russell@mail.pse.umass.edu
413-577-1516
GOALI: A strictly thermal route to thin film nanotemplates via functionalized block-random copolymers $323,762
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16 0217939 U of South Florida Pritish Mukherjee
pritish@chuma1.cas.usf.edu
813-974-5230
Pulsed thermal excitation of self-assembled nanotemplates for manufacturing dimensionally controlled nanostructured films $378,972
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17 0218273 U of California - Los Angeles Xiang Zhang
xiang@seas.ucla.edu
310-206-7699
Development of novel 3D nanolithography: fundamental investigations and applications $249,953
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18 0218967 U of South Florida Sergei Ostapenko
ostapenk@eng.usf.edu
813-974-2031
GOALI: Spatially resolved characterization of nanoporous SiC layers $99,648
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19 0225805 Michigan State University Virginia Ayres
ayresv@egr.msu.edu
517-355-5236
Bioengineering of a SPM-based nanomanipulator with landmark referenced control $46,628
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20 0228103 Rutgers U - New Brunswick Constantinos Mavroidis
mavro@jove.rutgers.edu
732-445-0732
SGER: Protein based nano-motors and nano-robots $50,000
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21 0236465 U of Arkansas Ajay Malshe
apm2@engr.uark.edu
501-575-6561
SGER: Explore feasibility of a novel nano-mechanical machining system-on-a-chip (SAOC) for nanomanufacturing $62,683
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22 0237650 Northeastern University Ahmed Busnaina
busnaina@coe.neu.edu
617-373-2992
NSF Workshop on 3-D nanomanufacturing: an industry perspective $55,711
FY 2002 NIRT Awards
23 0209678 U of Southern California Aristides Requicha
requicha@lipari.usc.edu
213-740-45028
Nanorobotics $1,000,000
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24 0210141 Texas Tech University Michelle Pantoya
michelle.pantoya@coe.ttu.edu
806-742-2011
Nanocomposite reactions in the self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of materials $1,000,000
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25 0210173 U of California - San Diego Robert Asaro
rasaro@ucsd.edu
858-534-6888
Nanoreactor processes for manufacturing oriented materials $1,000,000
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26 0210223 U of Delaware John Rabolt
rabolt@udel.edu
302-831-4476
Enhancing the properties of nanoscale electrospun polymer fibers through chemical architecture, surface texturing optimization processing protocols $1,100,000
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27 0210229 Pennsylvania State U - University Park Sheong Kim
shkim@engr.psu.edu
814-865-2574
Deformation mechanisms and manufacturing of nanostructured
materials processed
by severe plastic deformation (SPD)
$1,100,000
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28 0210238 Carnegie Mellon University Prashant Kumta
kumta@cmu.edu
412-268-8739
Ink jetting of nanostructured matrices for controlled gene delivery $1,000,000
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29 0210258 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert Thompson
rwt@wpi.edu
508-831-5525
Experimental and computational investigations of fluid properties and transport phenomena in nanodomains aith controlled surface properties $600,000
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30 0210332 Florida State University Seunghun Hong
shong@phy.fsu.edu
850-644-7009
Development functionalization, and assembly of nanoscale biological sensors $1,050,000
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31 0210351 U of Cincinnati Raj Singh
raj.singh@uc.edu
513-556-5172
Manufacturing/synthesis and nanostructure of superhard thin films/materials $1,000,000
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32 0210366 Vanderbilt University Timothy Fisher
tsfisher@purdue.edu
765-494-5627
Direct power generation by electron emission from novel carbon nanostructures $1,300,000
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33 0210400 New Jersey Institute of Technology Robert Pfeffer
pfeffer@adm.njit.edu
973-642-7496
Fluidization and transport of nanoparticles $600,000
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34 0210425 U of Washington James Seferis
seferis@cheme.washington.edu
206-543-9371
Processing, characterization, scaling and development of fiber-reinforced polymeric nano-matrix composites $900,000
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35 0210517 U of Kentucky Stephen Rankin
srankin@engr.uky.edu
859-257-9799
Tailored fluorinated surfactant templates for the design of ordered nanoporous ceramics $1,100,000
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36 0210543 U of North Carolina Charlotte Stuart Smith
stusmith@uncc.edu
704-687-3969
Motion control platform for accurate measurement and manufacturing of nanostructures $750,000
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37 0210559 U of Kentucky Robert Vallance
vallance@engr.uky.edu
859-257-6336
Staggered probes for integrating nano machining and metrology $1,000,000
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38 0210585 University of Virginia Lloyd Harriott
lrharriott@virginia.
edu

434-243-5580
Merged CMOS/molecular integrated circuit (Mol-MOS) fabrication, analysis and design $1,050,000
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39 0210590 Duke University Robert Clark
rclark@duke.edu
919-660-5435
Fabrication of biomolecular and polymeric nanostructures by proximal probes $1,200,000
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40 0210844 U of Minnesota-Twin Cities Richard Kiehl
kiehl@ece.umn.edu
612-625-8073
Two and three-dimensional assembly on nanoelectronic components by DNA scaffolding $1,100,000
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41 0210850 U of Nebraska Lincoln Yuris Dzenis
ydzenis@unl.edu
402-472-0713
Manufacturing of novel continuous nanocrystalline ceramic nanofibers with superior mechanical properties $1,000,000
FY 2002 NER Awards
42 0209556 Purdue University Xianfan Xu
xxu@ecn.purdue. edu
765-494-5639
Development of a novel low cost nanolithography technique using a nanometric high transmission optical antenna $100,000
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43 0210036 Drexel University Richard Knight
knightr@coe.drexel.edu
215-895-1844
Feasibility study of high yield thermal plasma synthesis of carbon nanotubes and other nanocrystalline forms of carbon $100,000
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44 0210058 North Carolina State Univ. Hans Hallen
hans_hallen@ncsu.edu
919-515-6314
Deposition of molecular nanostructures with controlled in-plane orientation $99,999
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45 0210195 Stevens Institute of Technology Henry Du
hdu@stevens-tech.edu
201-216-5262
Fabrication of an integrated structure of 3D macroporous silica and carbon nanotubes $95,936
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46 0210210 Duke University Daniel Cole
dgcole@duke.edu
919-660-5417
Torque spectroscopy for nanosystem characterization and fabrication $99,994
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47 0210240 University of Michigan Suman Das
sumandas@umich.edu
734-615-6646
Nanofabrication using sub-wavelength near-field nano-optical laser processing $99,981
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48 0210242 Clarkson University Cetin Cetinkaya
cetin@clarkson.edu
315-268-6514
Exploring the limits of nanoparticle removal with pulsed lasers $99,999
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49 0210249 SUNY Albany Katharine Dovidenko
kdovidenko@uamail.albany.edu
518-437-4550
FIB micromachining and advanced characterization of carbon nanotube-metal junctions $96,436
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50 0210339 U of Tennessee Knoxville Philip Rack
prack@utk.edu
865-974-5344
Nanoscale electron beam stimulated processing $99,688
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51 0210357 U of Wisconsin Madison Mark Saffman
msaffman@facstaff.wisc.edu
608-265-5601
Atomic lithography of arbitrary two-dimensional nanostructures $70,000
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52 0210361 U of California - Berkeley Costas Grigoropoulos
cgrigoro@me.berkeley.edu
510-642-2525
Nanoscale laser-assisted deposition and crystal growth $99,516
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53 0210534 U of Florida Rajiv Singh
rsingh@mail.mse.ufl.edu
352-392-1032
Novel, high-throughput continuous nanoparticle classifier (CNC) $70,000
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54 0210554 U of Tennessee Knoxville Roth Reece
jrr@utk.edu
865-974-4446
Increasing the strength, surface energy and wickability of polymeric nanofabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma $99,967
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55 0210648 Rutgers U - New Brunswick Roger Cannon
cannon@alumina
.rutgers.edu

908-445-4718
Hot superplastic powder forging for economic nanocrystalline ceramics $100,000
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56 0210670 U of Colorado - Boulder Alan Weimer
alan.weimer@colorado.edu
303-492-3759
Conformal nanoencapsulation of ultrafine particles $70,000
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57 0210681 Michigan State University Lawrence Drzal
drzal@egr.msu.edu
517-353-5466
Biodegradable green nanocomposites for automotive applications $85,000
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58 0210689 SUNY Buffalo Paschalis Alexandridis
palexand@eng.buffalo.edu
716-645-2911
Manipulation and 3D organization of nanoparticles using dielectrophoresis $100,000
FY 2003 Core Awards
59 0238987 Clemson University Nader Jalili
jalili@clemson.edu
864-656-5642
CAREER: A mechatronic-based research and education framework for next generation actuators and sensors comprised of functional nanotube composites $400,000
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60 0239163 Boston University Xin Zhang
xinz@bu.edu
617-358-2702
CAREER: Creating nanostructured gratings on microstructures for residual stress/strain measurement in MEMS/NEMS and traction force measurement in cells $400,000
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61 0243103 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Taher Saif
saif@uiuc.edu
217-333-8552
SGER: Self-assembled nanowires $80,000
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62 0243160 U of Texas Austin Shaochen Chen
scch nanolithography of solid materials
$460,667
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63 0243805 MIT George Barbastathis
gbarb@mit.edu
617-253-1960
SGER: 3D nanofabrication via folding of 2D membranes $100,000
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64 0300014 U of Nebraska Lincoln Jiangyu Li
jli2@unl.edu
402-472-1631
Design, manufacturing and optimization of ferroelectric polymer based nanocomposite films using Langmuir-Blodgett deposition $267,335
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65 0300216 U of New Hampshire Todd Gross
todd.gross@unh.edu
603-862-2445
GOALI: Interconnect processing enhancement by measurement of nanoscale dielectric constant degradation and development of experimentally verified models of nanoscale deformation $399,465
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66 0300293 Geogia Tech Jack Lackey
jack.lackey@me.gatech.edu
404-894-0573
GOALI: Understanding laser and electron beam CVD processes from macro to nanoscales $149,996
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67 0300574 U of Alaska Fairbanks Hong Liang
ffhl@uaf.edu
907-474-6135
Nanophases and nanofabrication $240,000
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68 0305091 National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Manish Mehta
manishm@ncms.org
734-995-4938
Industry survey of nanomanufacturing trends and interests $25,106
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69 0305580 University of Akron Gerald Young
gwyoung@uakron.edu
330-972-5731
Multi-scale analysis and simulation of nanofiber coatings: growth and applications $100,000
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70 0322112 MIT Jung-Hoon Chun
jchun@mit.edu
617-253-1759
International Conference on Nanomanufacturing $40,000
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71 0322286 Pennsylvania State U - University Park Jiping Cheng
jxc44@psu.edu
814-865-4571
Collaborative Research: Fabrication of functional oxide nanotubes and nanorods for nanoelectromechanical devices $100,000
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72 0322299 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Moonsub Shim
mshim@uiuc.edu
217-333-7361
Nanocrystal/polymer hybrid building blocks for nanofabrication $225,000
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73 0322621 U of Pittsburgh Qing-Ming Wang
qmwang@engrng.pitt.edu
412-624-4885
Collaborative Research: Fabrication of functional oxide nanotubes and nanorods for nanoelectromechanical devices $200,000
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74 0322922 U of Nebraska Lincoln Yongfeng Lu
yfly@engr.unl.edu
402-472-8323
Laser-assisted nanoimprinting using self-assembled nanoparticles $59,957
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75 0323509 U of Wisconsin Madison Lih-Sheng Turng
turng@engr.wisc.edu
608-265-7921
Injection molding of microcellular nanocomposites $280,546
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76 0330703 New Jersey Institute of Technology Boris Khusid
khusid@adm.njit.edu
973-596-3316
Simulations of micro- and nano-scale manipulation of biomolecules with high-gradient AC fields (NSF-SNL) $239,564
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77 0331001 MIT Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou
ngh@mit.edu
617-452-2280
Efficient simulation tools for the design of micro and nanoscale devices (NSF-SNL) $231,818
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78 0331124 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yonggang Huang
huang9@uiuc.edu
217-265-5072
Atomistic-based continuum models of micro- and nano-scale engineered systems/processes (NSF-SNL) $225,000
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79 0331745 U of Minnesota-Twin Cities Steven Girshick
slg@umn.edu
612-625-5315
NSF Workshop on nanoscale Mechanical Engineering $41,078
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80 0331830 U of Nebraska Lincoln Kamlakar Rajurkar
krajurkar1@unl.edu
402-472-1385
SGER: Feasibility study of nano-electrochemical machining process $93,500
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81 0344047 Purdue University Timothy Fisher
tsfisher@purdue.edu
765-494-5627
SGER: Development of a multi-scale manufacturing teaching laboratory $99,998
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82 0346669 U of Maryland College Park Abhijit Dasgupta
dasgupta@eng.umd.edu
301-405-5251
Nanotechnology product realization roadmap workshop $40,000
FY 2003 NIRT Awards
83 0303790 U of Houston Vincent Donnelly
vmdonnelly@uh.edu
713-743-4313
Nano-pantography $1,000,000
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84 0303863 U of Arizona Pierre Deymier
deymier@u.arizona.edu
520-621-6080
Reversible and directional self-assembly of bio-molecular templates for nanotechnology interconnects $1,200,000
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85 0303950 Rutgers U - New Brunswick Constantinos Mavroidis
mavro@jove.rutgers.edu
732-445-0732
Bio-nano-robotic systems using viral protein nano-motors $1,050,000
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86 0304031 U of Texas Austin Michael Becker
becker@ece.utexas.edu
512-471-3628
Nanoscale manufacturing - nonlinear nanocomposites for magnetostrictive actuators and photonic devices $900,000
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87 0304112 Ohio State University Ly James Lee
leelj@che.eng.ohio-state.edu
614-292-2408
Robust manufacturing protocol for particulate-like nanoporous micro-devices (NMDs) for biomedical and biochemical applications $850,000
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88 0304169 SUNY Stony Brook Pelagia Gouma
pgouma@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
631-632-4537
Nano-composite metal oxides for electronic noses $1,060,000
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89 0304209 U of California - Berkeley Roya Maboudian
maboudia@socrates.berkeley.edu
510-643-7957
Functionalized nanowires for electromechanical and optical detection of biomolecules with ultrahigh sensitivity and specificity $850,000
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90 0304211 U of Minnesota-Twin Cities Stephen Campbell
campbell@ece.umn.edu
612-625-6608
Single nanoparticle devices, a new technique for bottom-up manufacturing $1,100,000
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91 0304506 U of Delaware Tsu-Wei Chou
chou@me.udel.edu
302-831-2904
Synthesis, characterization and modeling of aligned nanotube arrays for nanoscale devices and composites $1,700,000
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92 0304649 Washington University Da-Ren Chen
chen@me.wustl.edu
314-935-7924
Synthesis and application of magnetic nano- and nanocomposite particles $750,000
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93 0304650 U of Colorado - Boulder Rafael Piestun
piestun@colorado.edu
303-735-0894
3D nano-manufacturing processes for nanophotonic devices and systems $1,000,000
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94 0304730 U of California - Berkeley Ronald Fearing
ronf@eecs.berkeley.edu
510-642-9193
Biologically inspired synthetic gecko adhesives $1,700,000
FY 2003 NER Awards
95 0303645 Clemson University Stephen Creager
screage@clemson.edu
864-656-4995
New fuel cell el;ectrodes from carbon aerogels with internally grafted fluoropolymer electrolytes $100,000
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96 0303738 MIT Alexander Slocum
slocum@mit.edu
617-253-0012
Silicon insert molded plastics (SIMP) $90,000
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97 0303808 Rutgers U - New Brunswick Maria Tomassone
silvina@soemail.rutgers.edu
732-445-2972
Continuous flow induced phase inversion: a new method for manufacturing druf delivery biopolymer nanoparticles $80,000
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98 0303821 MIT Francesco Stellacci
frstella@mit.edu
617-452-3704
Nano-contact printing: stamping in the nano-world $100,000
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99 0303868 U of Arizona Eniko Enikov
enikov@engr.arizona.edu
529-621-4506
Charge writing for nano-assembly of bio-molecules on artificial surfaces $99,928
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100 0303947 Princeton University Yiguang Ju
yju@princeton.edu
609-258-5644
A novel high rate combustion synthesis method for Europium-doped glass nanophosphors $100,000
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101 0303997 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc
borcat@rpi.edu
518-276-2627
Exploring thermoelectric energy conversion in nanostructure assemblies $100,000
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102 0304028 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Daniel Gall
galld@rpi.edu
518-276-8471
Shaping and sssembly of hybrid architectures for nanotemplating $99,779
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103 0304132 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nick Glumac
glumac@uiuc.edu
217-244-8333
Chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotube-diamond composites $99,606
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104 0304180 Lehigh University Cristopher Kiely
chk5@lehigh.edu
610-758-4291
Nanowire and nanopattern fabrication by the sintering of self-assembled nanoparticle arrays $100,000
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105 0304262 U of Wisconsin Milwaukee Pradeep Rohatgi
prohatgi@csd.uwm.edu
414-229-4987
Synthesis of metal-matrix nanoparticle composites by stir mixing $99,856
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106 0304296 North Carolina State Univ. Gregory Parsons
parsons@ncsu.edu
919-515-7553
Solvent assisted atomic layer deposition $99,754
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107 0304345 U of California - Davis Gang-Yu Liu
liu@chem.ucdavis.edu
530-754-9678
Stepwise contraction adsorption nanolithography, SCAN:A new approach towards simple, inexpensive and high throughput nanofabrication $100,000
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108 0304413 Oklahoma State University Bret Flanders
flandeb@okstate.edu
405-744-6699
Directed assembly of microscopic wires from semiconductornanoparticles $47,255
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109 0304528 U of Illinois Chicago Lawrence Kennedy
lkennedy@uic.edu
312-996-2400
Novel method of producing different carbon nanostructures in oxy-methane flames controlled by electromagnetic fields $99,855
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110 0304660 Illinois Institute of Technology Gennady Shvets
gena@fnal.gov
312-567-3398
Phonon enhanced near field infrared lithography $90,000
FY 2003 NSEC Awards
111 0327077 U of California - Los Angeles Xiang Zhang
xiang@seas.ucla.edu
310-206-7699
Center of Integrated and Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SINAM) $2,827,493 (year 1) $17,658,208 (total)
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112 0328162 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Placid Ferreira
pferreir@uiuc.edu
213-333-0639
Nanoscale Chemical- Electrical-Mechanical- Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) $2,516,749 (year 1) $12,530,745 (total)

Total awards (examples):

$47,220,146