Materials Receives Department of Education GAANN Grant for Innovative Biomaterials

Published on Monday September 17, 2012

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been awarded a three-year $533K Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award, led by PI Professor Michele Marcolongo.

This marks the sixth GAANN grant awarded to a PI who is from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

GAANN BIOMSE:  Innovative Biomaterials is targeted at providing education for doctoral students majoring in materials science and engineering with a focus on synthetic biomaterials for medical devices, drug delivery for controlled release of pharmaceuticals, molecular engineering for tissue restoration, and tissue scaffolds for 3-D cellular engineering.  GAANN Fellowships provide need-based financial support to Ph.D. students pursuing a degree in a field of study identified as an area of national need.

In addition to Marcolongo, the proposal had significant input from department head and professor Antonios Zavaliangos, associate professor Caroline Schauer, and operations manager Dorilona Rose.

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