- Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures
- Penn Researchers Make First All-optical Nanowire Switch
- Soaking up the Sun: Drexel-Penn Partnership to Develop More Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Panels
- National Governors Association – 12 Actions for Growing State Economies [NTI/NCG cited]
- Grant to fund research into cancer-fighting technology [Penn State College of Medicine]
- NC State to Lead Nanotechnology Research Initiative to Develop Self-Powered Health Monitoring Devices [partners include Penn State]
- Mercury in Water, Fish Detected with Nanotechnology
- NNI Introduces Interactive Web Map
- Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013
- Other Current Solicitations
Penn: Office of University Communications
August 1, 2012, Kathleen J. Stebe
PHILADELPHIA — Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures. Directed assembly is a new branch of this field, where scientists figure out how to make particles assemble to form a broad range of structures at given locations.
Penn: Office of University Communications
September 7, 2012
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made an important advance in this frontier of photonics, fashioning the first all-optical photonic switch out of cadmium sulfide nanowires. Moreover, they combined these photonic switches into a logic gate, a fundamental component of computer chips that process information.
Philadelphia, PA | Posted on August 29th, 2012
Solar panels, like those commonly perched atop house roofs or in sun-drenched fields, quietly harvesting the sun’s radiant energy, are one of the standard-bearers of the green energy movement. But could they be better – more efficient, durable and affordable? That’s what engineers from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania are trying to find out, with the aid of a little nanotechnology and a lot of mathematical modeling.
National Governors Association – 12 Actions for Growing State Economies
This Growing State Economies: Twelve Actions report aims to provide governors and other state policymakers better policy direction and strategies to foster business growth. It emphasizes understanding the pathway through which a new small business becomes a fast-growing firm and the policies that support that transformation. … The Pennsylvania Nanotechnology Institute, a collaboration of twelve research institutions that together comprise over 4000 research faculty and over $1 billion of annual research funding, formed a Nanotechnology Commercialization Group (NCG) to pool intellectual property related to nanotechnology and to provide a cross-institution technology transfer service. The NCG has developed a Collaboration and Inter-Institutional Agreement that applies to all twelve institutions and provides industry and investors with a single point of contact for license negotiation.
Penn State Live
Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a $1 million research grant from the PA Department of Health’s CURE program, earmarked for the development of a cancer treatment with commercialization potential.
Published on September 6, 2012 at 7:33 AM
By Will Soutter
National Science Foundation (NSF) has reported that North Carolina State University (NC State) will head a national nanotechnology research initiative to develop self-powered devices to monitor people’s health and know the impact of surrounding environment on it. … Penn State scientists will develop innovative energy-efficient transistors and piezoelectric materials and the University of Virginia researchers will find ways to develop energy-efficient systems, while the Florida International University scientists will fabricate sensors, which can garner the body’s biochemical signals such as stress levels.
Inexpensive, super-sensitive device detects even low levels of toxic metals in water, fish
September 12, 2012 | Research
By Erin White
EVANSTON, Ill. — When mercury is dumped into rivers and lakes, the toxic heavy metal can end up in the fish we eat and the water we drink. To help protect consumers from the diseases and conditions associated with mercury, researchers at Northwestern University in collaboration with colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, have developed a nanoparticle system that is sensitive enough to detect even the smallest levels of heavy metals in our water and fish.
Source: Northwestern University NewsCenter
NNI Introduces Interactive Web Map
This new tool allows you to search the U.S. state by state to locate nanotechnology-related facilities, school, and programs across the country:
Source: Official website of the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative
September 11, 2012 10:56 AM EST By: Jennifer Rocha
National Science Foundation Deadline: December 3, 2012
The four broad topics are: Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC); Education Applications (EA); Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI); Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM).
Additional Info Link:
Other Current Solicitations
Here you can find a list of current grant solicitations in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Additionally, some Federal agencies have specific web pages for nanotechnology funding opportunities:
To be removed from our Nano News mailing list CLICK HERE and you will automatically be removed from future mailings.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community of Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.