Li Receives NSF Funding for Nanoscale Exploratory Research Proposal

Published on Tuesday June 20, 2006

Dr. Christopher Li, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER) proposal entitled, “NER: Top-down meets bottom-up, active hierarchical nanostructures fabricated by holographic polymerization and block copolymer self assembly” along with Dr. Adam Fontecchio, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and materials affiliated faculty member.

The objective of this research is to develop a new method to create active, tunable hierarchical nanostructures. The approach is to combine top-down (Holographic polymerization)  and bottom-up (block copolymer self assembly) nanomanufacturing techniques in one system: using the top-down technique to create long-range, large scale features within which self-assembly is employed to create tailored fine scale architectures.

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