Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Ghodssi, Wang, Culver Awarded Nanobiotechnology Grant

Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) is the principal investigator for a $250,000 FY2009 Maryland Nanobiotechnology Research and Industry Competition Grant. The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and the Maryland Biotechnology Center, Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) announced the awards on June 4.

“A Micro-Direct Methanol Fuel Cell with Nanostructured Platinum Catalysts Using the Tobacco Mosaic Virus” will develop fuel cells with surface area nano-structured electrodes using the Tobacco mosaic virus. The TMV is a high aspect ratio plant nanostructure which can be genetically modified to include functional groups that facilitate electroless metal deposition and self-assembly onto gold surfaces. This biotemplating process has been integrated with standard micro-machining for the development of micro-fabricated batteries.

Co-PIs are Assistant Professor Chunsheng Wang (ChBE) and Professor Jim Culver at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Center for Biosystems Research.

The grant is one of 12 awards totaling nearly $3 million in research funding. This is the first time Maryland has conducted a statewide nanobiotechnology research grants competition. Nanobiotechnology is the revolutionary application of life sciences manufacturing, diagnostics, and delivery at the atomic level that has the potential to dramatically reshape the biotechnology industry.

“These grants are an important part of our long-term strategy for growing Maryland’s bioscience industry, creating jobs, and positioning Maryland as a national leader in bio and life sciences,” said Governor Martin O’Malley.

June 5, 2009


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Ulukus Named IEEE ITSOC Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2019

Khaligh, McCluskey receive Boeing funding for more electric aircraft

Fischell Institute Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

Scholarship Opportunity for Transfer Students

University of Maryland Drone Pilot to Support Dominica Recovery After Hurricane Maria

Profile and interview with John Baras in IEEE Control Systems Magazine

Article on Maryland TMV research named 'Highlight of 2017' by the journal Nanotechnology

UMD researchers find listening to sound changes how neurons interact within the brain

Khaligh, Dusmex granted patent for plug-in electric vehicle powertrain system

UMD Researchers Focus Energy on Current Collector Improvements

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar