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Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) focus on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. They conduct transformative research that leads to innovation and attracts broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance collaborations. The centers often partner with researchers from industry, government laboratories and international organizations. They integrate research and education, serving as training centers for the future chemistry workforce.

13 Research Assets Found :: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

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Center for Sustainable Polymers

The center concentrates its research on harnessing the renewable, functional, degradable and non-toxic ingredients provided by nature for tomorrow's advanced plastics. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Molecular Cybernetics

The Center for Molecular Cybernetics is a Phase I Chemical Bonding Center (CBC). The goal of this center is to produce synthetic molecular machines that are powered by molecular bond formation. ...


Type: Program Centers
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The Origins Project

The Origins Project is a center for integrated research, education and public outreach focused on the chemistry that may have led to the origin of life. The center's research will seek to understand what molecules were present on the prebiotic earth, and to understand how molecular building blocks that are either identical or similar to ones found in life today can spontaneously form larger molecules, similar to proteins and DNA, that are essential for life to exist. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Molecular Interfacing (CMI)

The Center for Molecular Interfacing (CMI) is an NSF-sponsored Center for Chemical Innovation Phase I Center hosted at Cornell University. Research within the CMI focuses on forming reliable and reproducible interfaces between molecules and carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets. These carbon-based materials are uniquely suited for this purpose because of their atomic precision and nanometer-scale dimensions. The CMI unites a broad range of scientific expertise, bringing together expertise in synthetic, analytical, and quantum chemistry, as well as materials growth and characterization and device fabrication. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Powering the Planet - Phase II (CCI Solar)

The Powering the Planet Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI Solar) focuses on one of the outstanding problems in 21st Century science - the efficient and economical conversion of solar energy into stored chemical fuels. Through this CCI, the NSF has established a partnership with the scientific community to develop the fundamental enabling chemistry that will ultimately deliver clean fuels produced from the sun. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Fueling the Future Center for Chemical Innovation

The Fueling the Future Center for Chemical Innovation is a Phase I Center that aims to discover and apply the chemical design principles needed for making innovative organic change-conducting materials with turnable transport properties, particularly for renewable energy applications....


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Energetic Non-Equilibrium Chemistry at Interfaces

The Center for Energetic Non-Equilibrium Chemistry at Interfaces (CENECI) is a Phase-I Center for Chemical Innovation that will seek to discover, characterize and subsequently utilize a wide range of highly energetic and non-equilibrium chemical processes at interfaces. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Chemistry of the Universe -- Phase I

The Center for Chemistry of the Universe (CCU) will allow scientists to explore new types of chemical reactions that occur under the extreme conditions of space. The center will combine laboratory experiments, theoretical studies, and radio-telescope observations to dramatically expand our understanding of the processes that build molecules that may "seed" young planets with the building blocks of life....


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Green Materials Chemistry -- Phase I

The Center for Green Materials Chemistry is a Phase I Center for Chemical Innovation sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Center is a growing collaboration pursuing the study and design of environmentally benign chemistry platforms for the fabrication of high-performance inorganic electronic devices. The Center seeks to revolutionize device fabrication for applications spanning the space from large-area displays and electronics to nanoscale integrated circuits....


Type: Program Centers
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Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit -- Phase I (CaSTL)

Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) is a Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI) at UCI, which is funded through the National Science Foundation, and administered through ISIS. The center is dedicated to the development of real-time experiments with atomistic resolution to probe the inner workings of molecules that characterize elementary events in chemistry and photophysics. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis

CENTC brings together researchers from across North America to collaboratively address the economic, environmental and national security needs for more efficient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly methods of producing chemicals and fuels from a variety of feedstocks....


Type: Program Centers
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Powering the Planet: A Chemical Bonding Center in the Direct Conversion of Sunlight into Chemical Fuel

The basic science pursued at CCI-Solar will provide the foundation for future carbon-neutral energy technologies....


Type: Program Centers
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The Center for Energetic Non-Equilibrium Chemistry at Interfaces

CENECI seeks discoveries that will enable transformative advances in catalysis, materials growth and processing, and condensed-state environmental chemistry....


Type: Program Centers
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