The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $700,000 grant to the University of Houston and the National University of Singapore to develop a three-year collaborative research program in nanomaterials and thin films.
The collaboration will involve faculty and student exchange visits and joint meetings to promote education and research efforts by both universities.
Research related to nanomaterials and thin films has a diverse range of applications, from biomedical devices and advanced electronics to sensors to detect biochemical toxins.
“This is an excellent opportunity to harness the strengths of both institutions in nanoscience and nanotechnology,” said Associate Professor of Chemistry Rigoberto Advincula. “The National University of Singapore is one of the top universities in Asia and has strong collaborative programs with other leading U.S. universities, such as MIT, Stanford, and others.”
This program is sponsored by the Division of Materials Research, as part of the Materials World Network Program and the International Programs Division of the NSF.