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New Grant from the Department of Defense for Materials Science Development

A team of faculty members in the JSNN Department of Nanoscience, led by Assistant Professor Tetyana Ignatova, has received a grant ($525,000) from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for a project entitled “Advanced Tunable and Functional Materials for Soldier Protection”. Collaborators on this award include Professors Daniel Herr, Eric Josephs, Dennis LaJeunesse, Yirong Mo, Hemali Rathnayake, and Jianjun Wei. These faculty have been selected by researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Soldier Center in Natick, Massachusetts, to work together in the design, preparation, and study of a range of new nanomaterials to develop novel protection technologies for soldiers. Such materials include thermal protection devices, sensors for chemical and biological agents, flexible electronics incorporated into fabrics, modified plant cells, and enhanced antimicrobial substances.