Research proposals from four universities selected for global significance and potential economic impact in the areas of applied mathematics, molecular photovoltaics, nanomaterials and computational science. Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Texas AM University will be the inaugural KAUST Global Research Partnership centers.
Managing heat is a major challenge for engineers who work on devices from jet engines to personal electronics to nano-scale transistors. A team led by a University of Michigan mechanical engineer has received a five-year, $6.8-million grant from the Air Force to examine this problem, which is a barrier to more powerful, efficient devices.
The Center pursues the limits of miniaturization and high performance of the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices with the design rule of 32 nm/22 nm, and also develops a new concept technologies to overcome the miniaturization limit.
The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has issued a notice to prefectural governments and nanotechnology industry requesting them to take preventive measures with respect to exposure to nanomaterials beginning February 7th, 2008.
Recently launched EU project, 'Photonic sensing of hydrocarbons based on innovative mid infrared lasers,' (SENSHY) to develop a new generation of laserbased spectroscopic gas-sensing systems for hydrocarbons.
Researchers at The University of Manchester have produced tiny liquid crystal devices with electrodes made from graphene ? an exciting development that could lead to computer and TV displays based on this technology.
A newly announced course in MIT's Professional Education Program will provide a comprehensive overview of how nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanocapsules, micelles, microemulsions, liposomes, nanoporous materials, and polymer multilayers can be prepared, stabilized, surface-functionalized and assembled for applications in biotechnology, biomedicine, and pharmaceuticals.
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, a world-renowned chemist who joined the Northwestern University faculty in January as Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, will be the featured speaker at the University?s third nanotechnology town hall meeting May 13.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Max Planck Institute for Physics in Germany believe they can achieve a significant increase in the accuracy of one of the fundamental constants of nature by boosting an electron to an orbit as far as possible from the atomic nucleus that binds it.