Posted: December 24, 2007

UNH, others, hope for $12m for nanotechnology R&D

(Nanowerk News) The National Science Foundation is preparing to rule on whether to renew a five-year grant for the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Northeastern University, and group members say it's an important decision for industry in the state.
The Foundation previously granted $12 million over fi ve years to the research center, a grant that is due to expire at the end of next year. In six to nine months, the foundation will rule on renewing the grant for five more years at a similar dollar fi gure, said Foundation spokesman Barbara Kenny.
Dr. Karl Brommer, an engineering fellow at BAE Systems in Merrimack and Nashua, and a Center collaborator, says the grant is needed for the state because nanotechnology investment can "easily contribute to creating companies where our children will work in the near future.
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