SRC Collaborative Funding Opportunity for NSF Proposals on Environmental, Health and Safety of Nanotechnology

The Nanomanufacturing Sciences area of the Semiconductor Research Corporate (SRC) proposes to partner with NSF in funding proposals which pass peer review for the NSF Solicitation PD 14-1179 (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030) on Environmental, Health and Safety of Nanotechnology. An area of particular interest to SRC members is Environmental, Health and Safety of engineered nanomaterials in semiconductor manufacturing, for which example topics include:

  1. methods for occupational exposure characterization and control of engineered nanoparticles (alumina, ceria, and silica),
  2. novel methods for characterization and abatement of nanoparticle emissions in air and wastewater, and
  3. research to inform and enable the safe use of engineered nanoparticles with III-V materials.

SRC encourages submissions to this NSF solicitation on Environmental, Health and Safety aspects of Nanotechnology and invites PIs who are interested in potential collaborative funding on topics of interest to the semiconductor industry to contact Robert Havemann, Director of Nanomanufacturing Sciences, if they have any questions about this opportunity.

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