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									                                                                                                                  National Science Foundation
                                                                                                           FY 2006 List of Nanotechnology EHS Awards

FY 2006 List of Nanotechnology Research and Education: EHS Awards

Summary: 66 awards; $21.1 million

PROJECT TITLE                            ABSTRACT                     NSF         University       P.I.s                        Total award      2006 nano      Type       Lead EHS Relevant Research Program                 Title of       Relevant     Relevant
                                                                      Award #                                                                          EHS         of       awarding                                       Research         solicition    NNI PCA #
                                                                                                                                                  FUNDING funding component:                                             Solicitation        topic(s)
                                                                                                                                                     LEVEL        data Directorate                                             (if any)     addressed
                                                                                                                                                                        and Division
Lung Deposition of Highly                                             0646507 U Minnesota        Peter H McMurry                    $400,000       $400,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                       EPA-NSF- 3. Exposure/          #7a (EHS)
                                         Peter H McMurry<br>University of Minnesota-Twin Cities<br>Proposal 0646507<br><br>Lung Deposition of Highly Agglomerated Nanoparticles<br><br><br>ABSTRACT<br><br>It is hypothesized that lung deposition of highly agglome
Agglomerated Nanoparticles                                                       Twin Cities       612-624-2817                                                      d                                                        NIOSH- bioavailability to
                                                                                                 mcmurry@me.umn.ed                                                                          Environmental Technology          NIEHS           humans
The Life Cycle of Nanomunufacturing                                   0646336 has as its of                                                        $200,000 Obligate ENG / CBET (LCA)                                      EPA-NSF- 4. Life ccycle
                                         0646336<br>Theis<br><br>This project University overall goal the initiation of studies in which life cycle<br>inventory (LCI) and assessment NSE; methods are used for carrying out evaluations of the environmental footprints of nanoma
                                                                                                                                    $200,000                                                                                                              #7a (EHS)
Technologies                                                                     Illinois at     Thomas L Theis                                                      d                                                        NIOSH-       assessment
                                                                                 Chicago                         312-996-                                                                   Environmental Technology          NIEHS
                                                                                                 1081                                                                                                      STAR FY06
Experimental and numerical                                            0646236 U Minnesota                                                          $400,000 Obligate      to determine NSE;                                EPA-NSF- health relevant measure in order to assess wo
                                                                                                                                    recent years. Toxicologists proposedENG / CBET the total airborne nanoparticle surface area as a2. Environmental #7a (EHS)
                                         0646236<br>Pui<br>The toxicity of nanoparticles has received increased attention in the $400,000
simulation of the fate of airborne                                               Twin Cities                                                                         d                                                        NIOSH-       and bilogical
nanoparticles from a leak in a                                                                                                                                                              Environmental Technology          NIEHS fate, transport
manufacturing process to assess                                                                                                                                                                                           STAR FY06             and
worker exposure                                                                                                                                                                                                                         transformation of
                                                                                                 David Y.H. Pui                                                                                                                           manufactured
                                                                                                      612-625-2537                                                                                                                        nanomaterials
Aggregation and Deposition Behavior                                   0646247 Yale University Menachem is to investigate the$400,000
                                         0646247<br>Elimelech<br><br>The overall objective of this researchElimelech                               $400,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;
                                                                                                                                     aggregation and deposition behavior of CNT in aquatic environments. Because of the EPA-NSF- 2. Environmental #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           unique dimensions and physicochemical properties of CNTs
of Carbon Nanotubes in Aquatic                                                                               203-432-                                                d                                                        NIOSH-       and bilogical
Environmrnts                                                                                     2789                                                                                       Environmental Technology          NIEHS fate, transport
                                                                                                 menachem.elimelech                                                                                                       STAR FY06             and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     transformation of
                                                                                                 Barber, David
Biochemical, Molecular and Cellular                                   0540920 University of                                                         $88,000 Obligate ENG / on zebrafish.                                   EPA-NSF- 1. Toxicological #7a (EHS)
                                         0540920 Barber The proposal is concerned with biological, histological and molecular studies of toxic effects of metal nanoparticles CBET NSE; The fish will be exposed for 96 hours to aqueous suspensions of aluminum, silver, nickel
Responses of Zebrafish Exposed to                                                Florida                                                                             d                                                        NIOSH- and biological
Metallic Nanoparticles                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Technology          NIEHS          effects of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STAR FY06 manufactured
International Research Needs                                          0646107 Rice University Kristen M Kulinowski                                  $70,000 Obligate
                                         0646107<br>Kulinowski<br><br>This proposal will develop a sound, science-based document that assesses current scientificENG / CBET NSE;
                                                                                                                                     $70,000                                                                            Multidiscilinar          n/a      #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                          understanding of nanomaterial hazards for different classes of nanomaterials and identifies critical research n
Assessment                                                                                                 713-348-                                                  d                                                                y
                                                                                                 8211                                                                           Environmental Technology
NIRT: Active Nanoparticles in                                          0608896 University of     David A Dixon
                                         Abstract<br><br>Proposal Title:NIRT: Active Nanoparticles in Nanostructured Materials$1,100,000           $800,000 Obligate ENG / CBET                       NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:          Fundamental     #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                   Enabling Advances in Renewable Energy and Environmental Remediation<br> <br>Proposal Number:CTS-0608896<br><br>Principal Investigator
Nanostructured Materials Enabling                                                Alabama              205-348-8441                                                   d                      Interdisciplinary Research             ANN      nanoscale
Advances in Renewable Energy and                                                 Tuscaloosa                                                                                             Teams;                   phenomena and
Environmental Remediation                                                                        u                                                                                                                                          processes
NIRT: Actively Reconfigurable                                         0608978 Rensselaer                                          $1,000,000 for<br>the Obligate ENG / CBET                           NSE, Nanoscale NSF Om Nalamasu<br>Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
                                         Abstract<br><br>Proposal: 0608978<br><br>NIRT: Actively Reconfigurable Nanostructured Surfaces $1,000,000Improved Separation of Biomolecules<br><br>P.I.: Ravi S. Kane,05-610:                   Fundamental     #7a (EHS)
Nanostructured Surfaces for the                                                  Polytechnic     Ravindra Kane                                                       d                      Interdisciplinary Research             ANN      nanoscale
Improved Separation of Biological                                                Institute            518-276-2536                                                                                              Teams;                   phenomena and
Macromolecules                                                                                                                                                                                                       processes
NIRT: Controlling Interfacial Activity                                0609107 University of                                       $1,199,999 $1,199,000 Obligate ENG / CBET                           NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:          Fundamental     #7a (EHS)
                                         ABSTRACT<br><br>Proposal No.: 0609107<br>Title:NIRT: Controlling Interfacial Activity of Nanoparticles: Robust Routesto Nanoparticle-based Capsules<br>PI: Todd Emrick<br>Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst<br>
of Nanoparticles: Robust Routes to                                               Massachusetts Todd Emrick                                                           d                      Interdisciplinary Research             ANN      nanoscale
Nanoparticle-based Capsules,                                                     Amherst                 413-545-0111                                                                                           Teams;                   phenomena and
Membranes, and Electronic Materials                                                                                                                                                                           processes
NIRT: Nanotechnology in the Public                                    0609078 Northeastern                     J Bosso
                                                                                                 Christopherin response to the $1,400,000
                                         This Nanostructure Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) award is                                        $500,000 Obligate
                                                                                                                                  Active Nanostructure and Nanosytems (ANN) solicitation (NSF 05-610) and the theme of Societal and Societal and Issues Associated with Long-Te
                                                                                                                                                                           SBE / SES                  NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:           Educational    #7a (EHS)
Interest: Regulatory Challenges,                                                                         617-373-4398                                                d                      Interdisciplinary Research             ANN eductional issues
Capacity, & Policy Recommendations                                                                                                                                                     Teams;
NIRT: Evaluating Oversight Models                                     0608791 University of      Kirsty Mills in response
                                         This Nanostructure Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) award is 505-272- to the $1,220,765
                                                                                                                                  Active Nanostructure and Nanosytems (ANN) solicitation (NSF 05-610) and the theme of Societal and Societal and Issues Associated with Long-Te
                                                                                                                                                   $450,000 Obligate       SBE / SES                  NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:           Educational    #7a (EHS)
for Active Nanostructures and                                                    New Mexico      7764                                                                d                      Interdisciplinary Research             ANN eductional issues
Nanosystems: Learning from Past                                                                                                                           Teams;
Technologies in a Societal Context                                                                                                                                                                  Nanomanufacturing
NIRT: Metal Ion Complexation by                                       0506951 Howard                                                                $23,000 Investigations and Applications to Water Purification<br><br>Proposal Number:CTS-0506951<br><br>Principal Investig
                                         Abstract<br><br><br>Proposal Title: NIRT: Metal Ion Complexation by Dendritic Nanoscale Ligands: FundamentalObligate ENG / CBET
                                                                                                                                  $1,100,000                                                          NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:          Fundamental     #7a (EHS)
Dendritic Nanoscale Ligands:                                                     University                                                                          d                       Interdiciplinary Research             ANN      nanoscale
Fundamental Investigations and                                                                                                                                                         Teams;                                            phenomena and
Applications to Water Purification                                                                                                                                                                    GOALI;                                processes
                                                                                                 Diallo, Mamadou S
                                                                                                         202-806-6570                                                                         Interfacial Transport and
                                                                                                 mdiallo@howard. edu                                                                                  Thermodynamics

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                                                                                                         FY 2006 List of Nanotechnology EHS Awards

NIRT: Environmentally Benign                                            0506722 Nanoscale @                                                          $19,000 Obligate ENG / CMMI                      NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:
                                         This award was received in response to Foundation Science and Engineering initiative, NSF 04-043, category NIRT. Nanoparticles and nanocomposites offer unique properties that arise fromFundamental
                                                                                                                                     $1,200,000                                                                                                                  #7a surface
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              their small size, large(EHS) area, and the i
Deagglomeration and Mixing of                                                       NJIT, New                                                                        d                      Interdisciplinary Research              ANN        nanoscale
Nanoparticles                                                                       Jersey Institute Dave, Rajesh                                                                       Teams;                                             phenomena and
                                                                                    of Technology           973-596-5860                                                                            Nanomanufacturing                          processes
NIRT: Design of Biocompatible                                           0507036 Old Dominion                                                         $33,000 04-043, ENG / NIRT.<br><br>The proposed work involves the design ofFundamental probes to study the dynamics of
                                         0507036<br>Xu<br>This proposal was received in response to Nanoscale Science and$1,256,494 initiative, NSFObligate categoryCBET
                                                                                                                                      Engineering                                                     NSE, Nanoscale NSF 05-610:              nanoparticle       #7a (EHS)
Nanoparticles for Probing Living                                                    University                                                                       d                      Interdisciplinary Research              ANN        nanoscale
Cellular Functions and Their Potential                                              Research         Xu, Xiaohong Nancy                                                                 Teams;                                             phenomena and
Environmental Impacts                                                               Foundation               757-683-5698                                                                      Biomedical Engineering                          processes
NER: Nanoscale Size Effects on the                                      0608749                      Daniel E Giammar
                                                                                    Washington size-dependence of on critical biogeochemical processes in active environmental nanosystems. Active nanosystems comprised of iron oxide nanoparticles#7a (EHS)
                                         0608749<br>Giammar<br>This project will study the                                             $114,998     $115,000  Obligate ENG / CBET         NSE, Nanoscale Exploratory NSF 05-610:             Fundamental          and iron-reducing microorg
Biogeochemical Reactivity of Iron                                                   Univ                        314-935-                                             d                  Research;                                   ANN        nanoscale
Oxides in Active Environmental                                                                       6849                                                                                                  Environemtal                    phenomena and
Nanosystems                                                                                          degiammar@seas.wus                                                                                      Technology                        processes
NER: Novel Cell Culture Stylus for                                      0609311 Univ determine       Brij M Moudgil                                                                       NSE, Nanoscale Exploratory NSF 05-610: Nanobiosystems the (EHS)
                                         0609311<br>Moudgil<br><br>This project willof Florida if adhesive interactions can be used to predict and isolateObligate ENG / CBETdeleterious nanostructures for specific biological activity. It would be #7a first attempt to directly m
                                                                                                                                       $115,300       $50,000 potentially beneficial or
the Rapid Assessment of Functional                                                                           352-846-1194                                            d                  Research;                                   ANN
Nano-Bio Interfaces                                                                                                                                                             Environemtal
CAREER: Interfacial Reactions                                           0546219 Washington           Daniel E Giammar                  $400,000      $75,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar         n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                         0546219 Giammar While most prior work on immobilization mechanisms has focused on adsorption, surface precipitation and co-precipitation are crucial mechanisms that remain largely unexplored. The research will advance the appl
Affecting Heavy Metal Fate and                                                      University                    314-935-                                           d                                   Environemntal      y with NSF-
Transport: An Integrated Research                                                                    6849                                                                                                    Technology             wide
CAREER: An Integrated Research           CAREER: An integrated research and education program Florence Sanchez
                                                                        0547024 Vanderbilt                                             $413,325     $413,000 Obligate ENG / CMMI NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar         n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                      in long-term durability of nano-structured cement-based materials during environmental weathering<br>F. Sanchez<br><br>Randomly oriented nano/microfiber (steel, carbon, or
and Education Program in Long-Term                                                  University              615-322-5135                                             d                                    Infrastructural   y with NSF-
Durability of Nano-Structured                                                                        florence.sanchez@van                                                                      Materials and Structural             wide
Cement-Based Materials during                                                                                                                                                            Mechanics participation
                                                                                                     Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
CAREER: Hybrid Nanomaterials for                                        0547273 Duke University                                                     $400,000 Obligate ENG / to aerosol detection, homeland security, and medical field-diagnostic tools, #7a (EHS) The approach
                                         Intellectual Merit<br>The objective of this research is to enable simultaneous sensing of multiple physical phenomena for application ECCS NSE;
                                                                                                                                       $399,998                                                                            Multidiciplinar         n/a           for example.
Multi-Functional Sensors - Synthesis                                                                                                                                 d                                      Electronics,    y with NSF-
and Characterization of                                                                                                                                                                          Photonics and Device               wide
Nanocomposite Thin-Films for                                                                                                                                                                               Technologies participation
CAREER: Gas-Phase Catalytic                                             0448491 University of                                          $553,476     $107,000 Obligate      MPS / DMR NSE;                                  Multidiciplinar         n/a
                                         <br>This project CAREER: GAS-PHASE CATALYTIC PROCESSES ON METAL NANOCLUSTERS aims to improve the understanding of the processes taking place in nanocluster-catalyzed reactions by systematically studying how th       #7a (EHS)
Processes on Metal Nanoclusters                                                     Central Florida Roldan Cuenya,                                                   d                                  Solid State and     y with NSF-
                                                                                                     Beatriz 407-823-1883                                                                           Materials Chemistry             wide
                                                                                                     roldan@physics.ucf.ed                                                                                                  participation
CAREER:     Engineering Nucleic Acid                                    0448835 California           Pierce, Niles                                   $83,000 Obligate
                                         The Pierce Lab at Caltech proposes a research program that combines theoretical, computational<br>and experimental components /to advance the field of structural nucleic Multidiciplinar
                                                                                                                                       $400,000                            CSE CCF NSE;                                                            n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           acid nanotechnology in developing rigorous and robust metho
Devices                                                                             Institute of        626-395-8086                                                 d                                      Biology and     y with NSF-
                                                                                    Technology                                                                          Information Technology              wide
CAREER: Hydroxyl Radical and                                            0448117 University of        Dionysiou, Dionysios              $406,000      $83,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar         n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                         0448117<br>Dionysiou<br>Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs) are among the most promising emerging chemical oxidation processes for the treatment of organic pollutants of different chemical composition. AOTs are based on th
Sulfate Radical-Based Advanced                                                      Cincinnati Main             513-556-                                             d                                   Environemntal      y with NSF-
Oxidation Nanotechnologies for the                                                  Campus           0724                                                                                                    Technology             wide
Destruction of Biological Toxins in                                                                  dionysios.d.dionysiou                                                                                                  participation
CAREER: On the Prevention of                                             of Selenium and Arsenic Release into the Atmosphere<br><br>The goal of the proposed work isENG / CBETprevention of the release of the volatile metals, seleniumn/a arsenic, from the flue gases of coa
                                         CAREER: On the Prevention0448758 Worcester                                                    $399,761     $133,000 Obligate     to aid in the NSE;                               Multidiciplinar          and          #7a (EHS)
Selenium and Arsenic Release into                                                   Polytechnic      Wilcox, Jennifer                                                d                        Combustion and Plasma         y with NSF-
the Atmosphere                                                                      Institute              508-831-5000                                                                                          Systems            wide
CAREER: Multi-Scale and Multi-                                          0449268 Washington           Kalyanaraman, Ramki               $399,614     $400,000 Obligate ENG / CMMI           NANOSCALE: SCIENCE & Multidiciplinar                    n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                         CAREER: Multi-scale and Multi-disciplinary Aspects of Indentation<br>Andrew Gouldstone - State University of New York at Stony Brook<br><br>Abstract<br><br>This research plan involves cross-disciplinary applications of instrument
Disciplinary Aspects of Indentation                                                 University                       314-                                            d                    ENGIN CTR|MECHANICS &             y with NSF-
                                                                                                     935-7765                                                                               STRUCTURE OF MATER                      wide
                                                                                                     ramkik@wuphys.wustl.                                                                                                   participation
CAREER: Integrated Research and                                                                      Todd W in Nano-                                $400,000 Obligate ENG / CMMI NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar
                                         CMS 0448796<br>CAREER: IntegratedTrustees ofand Education Murray and Microscale Photoacoustic and Photothermal Microscopy<br>T.W. Murray: Boston University<br><br>Abstract <br><br>The primary (EHS) of this CAREE
                                                                        0448796 Research                                               $400,000                                                                                                    n/a           #7a objective
Education in Nano and Microscale                                                    Boston Univ        617-353-3951                                                  d                            Materials Design and      y with NSF-
Photoacoustic and Photothermal                                                                                                                                            Surface Engineering              wide
Microscopy                                                                                                                                                                                                                  participation
CAREER: Carbonaceous Particles of                                       0349282 and chemical Tami C of carbonaceous                                                        GEO / ATM NSE;                                  Multidiciplinar
                                         This project will characterize the physicalUniversity of properties Bond 217-244- particles generated in$99,000 Obligate solid fuels. Particles from these sources have received less attention than from other sources, but are estimate
                                                                                                                                       $442,968       the combustion of                                                                            n/a           #7a (EHS)
Tarry Origin                                                                        Illinois at      5277                                              d                        Climate and Large-scale       y with NSF-
                                                                                    Urbana-                                                                                                                     Dynamics            wide
                                                                                    Champaign                                                                                                                               participation
SGER: MEMS-Based                                                                    Virginia                                                         $50,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;
                                         Abstract <br>Proposal Title: SGER MEMS-<br>Based Preconcentrators with Nano-Structured Adsorbents for Micro Gas Chromatography. Proposal Number: CTS-0610213 Multidiscilinar
                                                                        610213                                                          $50,000                                                                            Principal Investigator: n/a           #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Masoud Agah, Institution: Virginia Polyte
Preconcentrators with Nano-                                                         Polytechnic      Masoud Agah                                                     d                     Separation and Purification                   y
Structured Adsorbents for Micro Gas                                                 Institute and          540-231-5281                                                                                       Processes
Chromatography                                                                      State University
SGER: Nanostructured Interfaces for                                     0553682 University of        Efrosini Kokkoli                   $50,000      $50,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar         n/a
                                         ABSTRACT<br><br><br>Project Summary: Nanostructured Interfaces for Targeted Drug Delivery<br><br><br>Intellectual Merit of the Proposed Activity<br>Currently, the main problems associated with systemic (EHS)         #7a drug administration are
Targeted Drug Delivery                                                              Minnesota-               612-626-1185                                            d                                         Interfacial  y with NSF-
                                                                                    Twin Cities      kokkoli@cems.umn.ed                                                                Transport and Thermodynamic                 wide

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                                                                                                    FY 2006 List of Nanotechnology EHS Awards

                                                                                            Teofilo and nanoscale interactions between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and specific particle types (e.g., carbonaceous matter) and particle size fractions in the Low
SGER: Particle Incorporation of PAH Our exploratory work examines the nature and origin of molecularA Abrajano
                                                               610537     Rensselaer                                        $33,600      $34,000 Obligate      GEO / EAR NSE;                                Multidiciplinar     n/a          #7a (EHS)
in Aquatic Environments: Implications                                     Polytechnic             518-276-6036                                            d                                    Hydrologic      y with NSF-
to Fate and Transport                                                     Institute                                                                                        Sciences             wide
SGER: Metallic Nanocatalysts for                               0636820 Rutgers              Huang Weiling                   $49,999      $50,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                    Multidiciplinar     n/a          #7a of this
                                      ABSTRACT<br><br>BES 0636820<br>Weilin Huang<br>Rutgers University<br><br>SGER: Metallic Nanocatalysts for Rapid Transformation of <br>Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins<br><br><br>The objective (EHS) SGER project is
Rapid Transformation of                                                   University New 732-932-7928                                                     d                                Environemntal       y with NSF-
Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins                                         Brunswick         whuang@envsci.rutger                                                                               Technology              wide
SGER: Aquatic Nanotoxicology of                                                                                             the landscape$30,000 Obligate technology. This proposed exploratory research is to address the crucial need of understanding lifeless nanom
                                      0630823<br>Ke<br><br>NanomaterialsClemson broad implications are rapidly reshaping $30,000
                                                               0630823 and their                                                         of our science and ENG / CBET NSE;                                  Multidiciplinar     n/a          #7a (EHS)
Nanomaterials and Their                                                   University        Pu-Chun Ke                                                    d                                Environemntal       y with NSF-
Biomolecular Derivatives                                                                    864-656-0558                                                                                       Technology              wide
IGERT: Nanoparticle Science and      This IGERT program focuses0114372 U of Minnesota- engineering, an inherently highly interdisciplinary field that requires researchers with a broad knowledge base of both fundamental scientific and engineering issues. The program
                                                                     on nanoparticle science and                            $3,148,786       $100,000 Obligate     EHR / DGE NSE;                                           IGERT      Graduate      #7a (EHS)
Engineering                                                                    Twin Cities      Kortshagen, Uwe,                                              d                                           Office of                  research and
                                                                                                Gregory Auner                                                                           Multidisciplinary Activities                   education
REU Site for Nanoscale Structures    <br>This renewal award provides support for a three-year313-577-3904
                                                                    552772     Wayne State        REU Site at Wayne State University. The program builds upon the current /education and research theme of the previous REU program on Smart Sensors and Integrated Device
                                                                                                                              $391,200        $65,000 Obligate     ENG EEC NSE;                                      Multidiciplinar      n/a        #7a (EHS)
and Integrated Biosensors (NSIB)                                               University       gauner@ece.eng.wayn                                           d                                            Human       y with NSF-
EPSCoR: Delaware Research            0447610<br>Weir<br>The Delaware EPSCoR Research Weir, David Improvement Grant (RII) encompasses research, outreach, ethics and public policy and economic development in the area of Complex Environmental Systems and
                                                                    0447610 University of        Infrastructure             $6,000,000       $400,000 Obligate       OD / EPS NSE; Resources Development Multidiciplinar      wide        n/a        #7a (EHS)
Infrastructure Improvement Program                                             Delaware             302-831-1818                                              d                                          Research      y with NSF-
EPSCoR                                                                                                                                                     Infrastructure Improvement              wide
EPSCoR: Alabama Research                                            0447675 Alabama of          McDowell, H.                                 $500,000 Obligate       OD / EPS
                                     The proposal submitted the University ofUniversity Tuscaloosa in response to Program Solicitation NSF04-564, EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Grant Program, is a coordinated, collaborative statewide effort aimed a
                                                                                                                            $6,200,000                                                        NSE; HURRICANE Multidiciplinar              n/a        #7a (EHS)
Infrastructure Improvement                                                     Alabama              805-348-4566                                              d                           KATRINA|RESEARCH             y with NSF-
                                                                               Tuscaloosa       keith.mcdowell@ua.ed                                                               INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROV                      wide
                                                                                                u                                                                                                                     participation
EPSCoR: Idaho Research                                              0447689 University of       Shreeve, Jean'ne            $9,000,000       $600,000 Obligate       OD / EPS NSE;                                   Multidiciplinar      n/a        #7a (EHS)
                                     Proposal:EPS-0447689<br><br>Proposal Title: Idaho Research Infrastructure Improvement <br><br>Institution:University of Idaho <br><br><br>The Idaho EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement award will, strengthen shared fa
Infrastructure Improvement                                                     Idaho            208-885-6215                                                  d                                          Research      y with NSF-
                                                                                                                                                         Infrastructure Improvement              wide
EPSCoR: New Mexico Research                                         0447691 University of       Kimbell, Barbara
                                     EPS 04-47691<br>University of New Mexico<br>Gosz, James<br>New Mexico EPSCoR RII (NM NEW) Proposal<br><br>The O/D / Mexico EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement plan focuses on two topics of importance to th
                                                                                                                            $6,750,000 $1,125,000 Obligate           New EPS NSE;                                    Multidiciplinar      n/a        #7a (EHS)
Program                                                                        New Mexico            505-277-2881                                             d                                          Research      y with NSF-
                                                                                                                                                            Infrastructure Improvement              wide
Investigating the Surface Structure                                                                                                          $330,000 Obligate     GEO / EAR NSE;                                                         n/a
                                     EAR-0544246<br>SPARKS<br>Research is proposed that investigates the chemical and physical properties of the environmentally important oxides of manganese (Mn) thatMultidiscilinar role in soil redox chemistry. It is well accepted i
                                                                    0544246 University of Delaware                            $329,572                                                                                play a central                 #7a (EHS)
and Reactivity of Bulk and Nanosized                                                            Donald L Sparks                                               d                               Giobiology and Low                   y
Manganese Oxides                                                                                    302-831-2532                                                                      Temperature Geochemistry
                                                                    0553764 University of       Angela Violi                                 $240,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                       Multidiscilinar      n/a
Carbon Nanoparticles in Combustion: Award Abstract for Carbon Nanoparticles in Combustion: A Multiscale Perspective<br>Proposal Number: CTS-0553764; Principal Investigator: Violi, Angela<br>Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor<br><br>Particulate emissions
                                                                                                                              $240,000                                                                                                               #7a (EHS)
A Multiscale Perspective                                                       Michigan Ann           734-615-6448                                            d                                       Combustion                   y
                                                                               Arbor                                                                              and Plasma Systems
Acquisition of a Powder X-ray                                       0619398 University of       Peggy O’Day                                  $187,000 UC Merced,GEO / EAR NSE;
                                     The acquisition of a powder X-ray diffractometer (XRD) system serves a variety of research and teaching needs at Obligate
                                                                                                                              $187,407                                                                               Multidiciplinar      n/a        #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                    the new 10th campus in the UC system, which officially opened its doors for undergraduate and graduate st
Diffractometer for Environmental and                                           California -           209-724-4338                                            d                                  Major Research        y with NSF-
Materials Research at UC Merced                                                Merced                                                                                  Instrumentation            wide
                                                                    0610373 Virginia            Deborah M Aruguete                           Program Obligate         BIO / DBI NSE;
Environmental Biogeochemistry and This project is awarded under the Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities $120,000 for 2006. Recently, biologists and geologists have acknowledged the omnipresence and importance of natural nanoparticl
                                                                                                                              $180,000                                                                               Multidiscilinar      n/a        #7a (EHS)
Nanoscience: Applications to Toxic                                             Polytechnic                   510-835-                                         d                                           Minority                 y
Metal Transport in the Environment                                             Institute and    1642                                                                                       Postdoctoral Research
Nanoscale Mineralogy and                                                                        of arsenic Kesler
                                     Arsenic-rich (arsenian) pyrite 0537626 Universitysource Stephen E(As) that is released during weathering to contaminate water and/ soils, and it also contains significant amounts of other trace elements including (EHS) Bi, Cd, Co, Cu
                                                                    is the most common of                                     $215,222       $215,000 Obligate     GEO EAR NSE;                                      Multidiscilinar      n/a        #7a Ag, Au,
Geochemistry of Arsenian Pyrite in                                             Michigan Ann           734-763-5057                                            d                                     Petrology and                  y
Materials World Network: Designer                                   0602906 North Carolina Donald researchers
                                     We have assembled a multidisciplinary team of Russian and U.S.W Brenner who are experts in experimental/computational Materials Science and Medical/Agricultural Research. This team will create hydrosols (EHS)
                                                                                                                              $471,000       $157,000 Obligate     MPS / DMR NSE;                                    Multidiscilinar      n/a        #7a of functionalized diamo
Nanodiamonds for Detoxification                                                State University            919-515-                                           d                                       Biomaterials                 y
                                                                                                1338                                                                                                      Program
Reactive Membrane Technology for                                    response Northwestern       Richard M Lueptow             $404,249       $105,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                       Multidiscilinar      n/a         industry.
                                     0403581<br>Lueptow<br>In 0403581 to both legislative and health related events, low-pressure membrane filtration (LPMF) is an emerging technology that is showing accelerated growth in the drinking water#7a (EHS)There are a numb
Water Treatment                                                                University       847-491-4265                                                  d                                                                    y
                                                                                                          r-                                                                           Environmental Technology

                                                              0408933 University of       Srikanth Hariharan                              $50,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;                                  Multidiscilinar     n/a
Magnetocaloric Effect in Nanoparticle Abstract<br>CTS-0408933<br>S. Hariharan, U of South Florida<br><br>Intellectual merit of the proposed research <br> <br>Magnetocaloric effect has been observed in a number of materials where the intimate (EHS) between the m
                                                                                                                          $150,000                                                                                                            #7a coupling
Assemblies for Refrigeration                                             South Florida    813-974-2467                                                    d                                Particulate and                y
Applications                                                                                                                                           Multiphase Processes

Collaborative Research: Fullerene                                 0504258 Northeastern U Ahmed Busnaina                      $462,056         $75,000 results suggest / CBET materials may be toxic, and there is agreement that the environmental fate of nanomaterials sh
                                      0504258 Elimelech This collaborative proposal is to investigate fullerene-based nanomaterial aggregation. Recent Obligate ENGthat theseNSE;                            Multidiscilinar       n/a        #7a (EHS)
Aggregation in Aquatic Systems                                    0504546                      busnaina@coe.neu.ed                                            d                 Environemntal Engineering                  y

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The formation rates and structure of                                0518042 Ohio State            Barbara Experimental                      $144,000 Obligate    MPS / CHE NSE;
                                        Barbara Wyslouzil of the Ohio State University is supported by the E Wyslouzil Physical $519,000 Program to measure the nucleation rates and the structure of nanodroplets formed in supersonic nozzle expansions. The specific objec
                                                                                                                                Chemistry                                                                       Multidiscilinar      n/a         #7a (EHS)
nanodroplets                                                                   University         614-688-3583                                              d                                    Spectroscopy                 y
Development of a Copolymer-Based                                   0521721 Carnegie-             Robert D Tilton                            $50,000 Obligate ENG / CBET is an
                                        ABSTTACT - 0521721<br>Carnegie Mellon University<br><br>Intellectual Merit. Organic contamination of subsurface soil and groundwater NSE; extensive and vexing environmental problem that n/a
                                                                                                                              $50,000                                                                        Multidiscilinar                  #7a from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  stands to benefit(EHS)nanotechnology. T
System for Targeted Delivery of                                                Mellon             412-268-1159                                             d                                 Particulate and               y
Nanoparticulate Iron to                                                        University        tilton@andrew.cmu.ed                                                                 Multiphase Processes
Environmental Non-Aqueous Phase                                                                  u
Molecular Simulation of Chemical                                   State University - State      Jeffrey J Potoff                           $70,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;
                                        ABSTRACT<br><br>Wayne 0522005 Wayne0522005<br><br>Semi-conducting metal oxide (SMO) based sensors for the detection of chemical warfare agents (CWA) andMultidiscilinar materials (TIM) exhibit (EHS)
                                                                                                                              $70,000                                                                         toxic industrial    n/a         #7a sensitivities on the orde
Warfare Agent Adsorption                                                       University        313-577-9357                                              d                                                               y
                                                                                                 jpotoff@chem1.eng.wa                                                              Interfacial Transport and
Selective Filling of Nanostructured                                0522656 Rensselaer            Steven M Packings
                                        Abstract<br><br>Proposal Title: Selective Filling of Nanostructured Cramer for Chromatographic Chip$240,000 Obligate ENG / CBET NSE;
                                                                                                                             $300,000                                                                        Multidiscilinar      n/a          Rensselaer
                                                                                                                                            Systems<br>Proposal Number:CTS-0522656<br>Principal Investigator: Steven Cramer<br>Institution:#7a (EHS) Polytechnic In
Packings for Chromatographic Chip                                              Polytechnic            518-276-6198                                         d                                 Separation and                y
Systems                                                                        Institute                                                                       Purification Processes
IMR: Developement of an Analyzer                                 University University of     Malay K Mazumder                           $251,000 Obligate       MPS DMR NSE;
                                     Non-Technical Abstract: The 0526977 of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), in collaboration with Arkansas State University, Arkansas /Children's Hospital, and the University ofMultidiscilinar Medicaln/a
                                                                                                                           $251,028                                                                              Arkansas for                        #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sciences, is proposing to develop an in
for Size and Charge Characterization                                         Arkansas Little   501-569-8007                                                d                     Instrumentation for Materials                 y
of Nanoparticles in Research and                                             Rock             mkmazumder@ualr.ed                                                                                     Research
SST - Ferroelectric Thin-Film Active Abstract<br>0528873<br>PI:0528873 U of SC                u
                                                                                              Victor Giurgiutiu 803-       project will  $430,000 Obligate ENG / CMMI NSE;                                       Multidiscilinar        n/a          #7a (EHS)
                                                                  Victor Giurgiutiu<br>Univ. South Carolina<br><br><br>The $430,000 use nano fabrication methods (such as pulsed laser deposition) and advanced nano investigative techniques (such as SEAM, SPM, TE
Sensor Arrays for Structural Health                                          Columbia         777-8018                                                     d                                          Sensors                  y

Environmental Molecular Science                                   0221966 University of      Jeremy (EMSI)                                 $250,000 Obligate       GEO EAR NSE;
                                    The overall goal of the Environmental Molecular Science Institute B Fein centered at the Univesity of Notre Dame will be to provide a/ quantitative, mechanistic, molecular-scale understanding of the factors affecting the formation, stabilit
                                                                                                                           $5,521,750                                                                              Multidiscilinar        n/a         #7a (EHS)
Institute: Actinides and Heavy Metals                                       Notre Dame       574-631-6101                                                     d                                                                  y
in the Environment - The Formation,                                                                                                                               Environmental Molecular
Stability, and Impact of Nano- and in                                                                                                                                                           Science Institutes
NSEC: Institute for Nanotechnology                                          Northwestern
                                                                  0118025; and Engineering Center Mirkin for Integrated $18,968,500
                                    This award establishes a Nanoscience                     Chad (NSEC)                  Nanopatterning and Detection Technologiesat the Northwestern University. The and NSF 00-119,
                                                                                                                                           $600,000 Obligate                                                                          Nanoscale
                                                                                                                                                                   ENG / EEC NSE, Nanoscale Science Center will develop state-of-the-art nanopattering capabilities that ar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #7a (EHS)
(NU)                                                                        U.                           c-                                                   d                                Engineering Center           NSE      devices and
                                                                  0647560                    mirkin@northwestern.e                                                                                                                      systems
NSEC: Center for Biological and                                   0647452 Rice and                                        $11,760,746 $1,000,000 Obligate          ENG / EEC NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 00-119,                   Nanoscale
                                    This award establishes a Nanoscale Science U. Engineering Colvin for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University. The Center will foster the development of nanotechnology through an integrated set of program
                                                                                             Vicki Center                                                                                                                                             #7a (EHS)
Environmental Nanotechnology (Rice                                                                                               d                                Engineering Center           NSE processes in the
U.)                                                                                                   713-348-8212                                                                                                                 environment; and
NSEC: Center for High Rate                                        0425826 Northeastern U Ahmed Busnaina                   $12,376,000      $400,000 Obligate       ENG EEC NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 03-043, Nanomanufacturi the (EHS)
                                    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center entitled New England Nanomanufacturing Center for Enabling Tools is a partnership/between Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, #7aUniversity of New Hamp
nanomanufacturing                                                                            busnaina@coe.neu.ed                                              d                                Engineering Center           NSE            ng
NSEC: Center for Affordable                                       0425626 Ohio State U.      Ly James Lee
                                    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center entitled Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (CANBD) is a partnership between the and Akron, Boston University, UC Berkeley,(EHS) Hopkins, Florida
                                                                                                                          $12,923,000      $500,000 Obligate       ENG / EEC NSE, Nanoscale Science U. of NSF 03-043,                 Nanoscale       #7a Johns
Nanoengineering                                                                              leelj@che.eng.ohio-                                              d                                Engineering Center           NSE      devices and
NSEC: Center Of Integrated                                        0425914 University of      Alex Zettl                   $11,910,000      $750,000 Obligate        ENG/EEC NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 03-043,                    Nanoscale       #7a (EHS)
Nanomechanical Systems (COINS)      The Nanoscale Science                   California-        510-642-4939                                                   d                                Engineering Center           NSE      devices and
                                    and Engineering Center                  Berkeley         azettl@physics.berkele                                                                                                                     systems
                                    entitled Center for                            
                                                                  0425780 U.                 Dawn Center                  Function at the $600,000 Obligate        MPS / DMR NSE, Nanoscale of molecular NSF 03-043, Nanobiosystems individual
NSEC: Center for Molecular Function The University of Pennsylvania's Nano Science and EngineeringBonnell on Molecular $11,426,000 Nano/Bio Interface will exploit Penn's strengths in design Science and functionality, quantifying behavior of#7a (EHS)molecules, and in
at the Nanoscale                                                            Pennsylvania                                                                      d                                Engineering Center           NSE
NSEC: Center for Templated                                        0425880 U. Wisconsin
                                    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center on Templated Nealey
                                                                                             Paul Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale at the University of Wisconsin-Madison addresses the self-assembly of complex materials and building blocks at the nanoscale, in
                                                                                                                          $13,365,000      $500,000 Obligate       MPS / DMR NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 03-043,                   Nanoscale       #7a (EHS)
Synthesis and Assembly at the                                                                                                   d                                Engineering Center           NSE structures, novel
Nanoscale.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           phenomena
NSEC: Network for Hierarchical                                                                                            $16,000,000      $100,000 will stimulate U.S. competitiveness by moving nanotechnology from laboratory innovation manufacturable nanostructu
                                                                  0531171 Umass-Amherst is a comprehensive research and education platform thatObligate ENG / CMMI NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 04-043, Nanomanufacturito #7a (EHS)
                                    This Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)
                                                                                             James Watkins,
Manufacturing                                                                                                                                                 d                                Engineering Center           NSE            ng
                                                                                             du; (413)545-2569
National Nanotechnology                                     0335765 Cornell                          $70,000,000      $700,000 Obligate ENG / ECCS NSE;                                     NSF (Cornell Nanotechnology Institute of
                                        NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK (NNIN)<br><br>The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) is a partnership of 13 institutions03-519, University, Georgia #7a (EHS) Technology, Harv
                                                                                Sandip Tiwari
Infrastructure Network (NNIN)                                       University-                                                        d                                        National            NNIN   infrastructure
                                                                    Endowed                                                                               Nanotechnology Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                         Network (NNIN)

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          Center of Advanced Materials for                                                                                                         $500,000 Obligate ENG / CBET      Science and U.S. and the  NSF 00-2 Infrastructure
                                                                            0120978 Purification,<br>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign <br>(OIA-0120978)<br><br><br>ABSTRACT<br><br>The Technology world are facing the very real dangers of depleted aquifers, ina
                                                 Center for Advanced Materials for WaterUIUC                                        $28,074,000                                                                                                #7a (EHS)
                                                                                                     Mark Shannon
          Purification of Water with Systems                                                                                                                       d                 Center, CLASS OF 2002
          Engineering Research Center for                                  0310717 Colorado State Science and                                      $300,000 Obligate       ENG EEC NSE;
                                                 The Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Jorge Rocca Technology at Colorado State University (CSU) in partnership/ with the University of Colorado (CU), the NSF 02-024 California, Berkeley, and the Center for X-Ray O
                                                                                                                                   $13,525,753                                                                               University of      ERC         #7a (EHS)
          Extreme Ultraviolet Science and                                              University                                                                     d                                       Engineering
          Technology                                                                                     rocca@engr.colostate.                                                                           Research Center
                                                                                                         (970) 491-8371
          Florida State University National                                0084173 Florida State                                  $170,000,000 the University of Florida,MPS / DMR University, and Los Alamos NationalNSF 00-2 Florida State University administers the Labor
                                                 <br>The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) is operated by a consortium composed of $1,200,000 Obligate       Florida State NSE; National High Magnetic           Laboratory. Infrastructure   #7a (EHS)
          High Magnetic Field Laboratory                                               University        Jack Crow                                                    d                                   Field Laboratory
          (NHMFL); The NHMFL's Fourier                                                                           850-644-0851
          Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance
          Mass Spectrometer is unique in the                                                 
          world in analyzing small samples of                                                          Harthorn, Barbara
          potentially toxic for Nanotechnology in The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB (CNS-UCSB) will serve as a national research and education center, a network hub among researchers and educators concerned with nanotechnologies' societal impacts, and a resou
          NSEC: Center nanomaterials and                                     0531184 University of          805-893-3350            $6,015,000      $100,000 Obligate       SBE / SES NSE, Nanoscale Science and NSF 04-043,         Societal and     #7a (EHS)
          Society at University of California,                                          California-                                                                   d                Engineering Center;                   NSE       eductional
          Santa Barbara                                                                 Santa Barbara harthorn@isber.ucsb.e                                                                                                           implications

          Total:                                                                                                                 Total             $21,108,000

Main notations specific to NNI awards

          Nanoscale Science and Engineering

          Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research
          Nanoscale Exploratory Research
          Nanoscale Science and Engineering
          Nanotechnology Undergarduate
          Faculty Earlier Career Development

          Major Research Instrumentation
          Small Grant for Exploratory Research

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