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NSF Award Highlights

a large-grain thin film improves solar panel efficiency

Budget-friendly solar panels possible with nontoxic compound

Alternative thin film could replace expensive, rare materials ...

Research Areas: Engineering, Earth & Environment

the silk eye bandage resembles a traditional contact lens

The healing power of silk

Transparent bandages for acute eye injury benefit from this protein fiber...

Research Areas: Engineering

schematic shows the process to create nanochannels

Novel polymer membranes improve energy technologies

Material surface properties and pore dimensions adjust depending on the application...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Nanoscience

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NSF Local Research Assets

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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

Images from NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.

Center for Safety, Security, and Rescue Research

The Center for Safety, Security, and Rescue Research is focused on emerging needs in homeland security and emergency preparedness and response. ...

Type: Program Centers

Images from NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.

Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies Center

The Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies Center develops technologies that fuel the future pipeline for minimally invasive and non-invasive medical products/devices. ...

Type: Program Centers

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