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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, THE
Doing Business As Name:University of New Mexico
PD/PI:
  • Darko Stefanovic
  • (505) 277-6561
  • darko@cs.unm.edu
Award Date:09/08/2005
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ NaN
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 165,961
  • FY 2008=$27,660
  • FY 2005=$93,301
  • FY 2007=$45,000
Start Date:09/15/2005
End Date:08/31/2010
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Collaborative Research: CBC: Center for Molecular Cybernetics
Federal Award ID Number:0533065
DUNS ID:868853094
Parent DUNS ID:784121725
Program:CHEMISTRY PROJECTS
Program Officer:
  • Katharine Covert
  • (703) 292-4950
  • kcovert@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:1700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Suite 2200
City:Albuquerque
State:NM
ZIP:87131-0001
County:Albuquerque
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of New Mexico
Street:1700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Suite 2200
City:Albuquerque
State:NM
ZIP:87131-0001
County:Albuquerque
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

With this Chemical Bonding Center (CBC) Phase I, Step II award, the Division of Chemistry and the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate jointly support the research of Milan N. Stojanovic, of Columbia University, who will lead a collaborative effort involving eight PIs from a variety of institutions to create a Center for Molecular Cybernetics. The unified goal of this center is to produce synthetic molecular machines that are powered by molecular bond formation. Chemical structures that will have two or more protruding appendages of DNA will be synthesized. These appendages, or arms of molecular "spiders", will have the ability to attach to or detach from a position on a surface in response to external stimulus. When a spider arm reattaches to a different position, the spider will move across the surface. The successful construction and description of these autonomously moving molecules will generate both scientific and public interest, and these studies have the potential to lead to applications in areas such as drug delivery and nanopatterning. Chemical Bonding Centers are designed to focus innovative collaborative efforts that address a "big problem" which will lead to a major advance in chemistry or at the interface of chemistry and other sciences and will have the potential to attract broad scientific and public interest.

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