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$18.5 million grant to fuel nanotechnology center at UT

By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman
September 10, 2012

The National Science Foundation announced today that it will award $18.5 million to The University of Texas for a new engineering research center whose charge is to parlay advances in nanoscience into such innovations as implantable medical devices and flexible laptop computers that wouldn’t be damaged if dropped.

The federal grant, awarded after intense competition, will be paid during the next five years, with $13.5 million remaining at UT and about $5 million passed on to be split about evenly between its two academic partners, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of New Mexico.

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