Posted: September 12, 2007

UT Dallas receives part of $12 Million in new defense funding

(Nanowerk News) UT Dallas received word today from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's Office of more federal funding for the University's research efforts. The Senator's Office announced that as part of the fiscal year 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, UT Dallas will receive $2 million. In addition, the University will collaborate with UT Austin and UT Southwestern Medical Center in projects totaling $3 million, with the bulk of that money going to those UT System schools. The Defense Appropriations bill still awaits full approval from Congress.
Research Projects Funded
• $2 million for the development of a test bed for micro sensors. There is an increasing demand for smaller, more complex sensors for a variety of military, national security and border security applications. The project will create the capability to thoroughly test these systems as they are developed at UT Dallas.
• $2 million, in conjunction with UT Austin , to develop the next generation of semiconductor technologies. The United States ' leadership in semiconductor technology is being challenged by increasing foreign competition. The funding will be used to develop semiconductors with new materials and processes and create a National Center on Multifunctional Materials at UT Austin.
• $1 million, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center , to conduct research into the use of nanotechnology for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, autoimmune deficiencies, HIV and organ transplant rejection. Specifically, funding will be used to construct and equip a new state-of-the-art cell processing lab at UT Southwestern.
About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s website at
Source: UT Dallas