Small-scale technology grant brings big things (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
- A center for nanoscale science and engineering could lead to highly skilled jobs in the Merrimack Valley as scientists develop new ways to mass produce devices a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northeastern University and the University of New Hampshire won a five-year, $12.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for nanotechnology research.
The money will fuse the efforts of the three universities in a Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing.
The aim is to bring nanotechnology products out of the lab to be produced in factories for commercial use. Each institution will receive about $4 million.
"That scale up is going to require new manufacturing processes. It's going to require new manufacturing equipment and worker training," said UMass Lowell Chancellor William T. Hogan.
"It's good for us," Hogan said. "It's good for the region. It's good news." More here
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