Nanoscale Science & Engineering
2005-2009 OK EPSCoR RII Award
Oklahoma EPSCoR has made substantial investments in research infrastructure in nanotechnology via the Oklahoma Network for Nanostructured Materials (NanoNet) and now via the Nanoscale Materials Research group. The NanoNet is a statewide group of 60 science and engineering faculty, their students, and industrial researchers. Many researchers are working on collaborative projects that cross disciplines, universities, and academe and the private sector. Substantial improvements are being made in instrumentation for characterization of nanoscale materials and in the support staff to make the instruments useful to researchers statewide. The major emphases of the Oklahoma EPSCoR program in Nanoscale Materials Research are in the following areas: 1) Carbon Nanotubes; 2) Fuel Cell Materials; 3) Novel Nanoscale Devices; and 4) Interfaces of Nano and Bio Materials. Oklahoma programs in nanoscale materials are not limited to these four areas. The scientific environment profits from research symposia and courses presented at Oklahoma State University (OSU), University of Oklahoma (OU) and The University of Tulsa (TU) in chemistry, physics, and engineering.