search

UMD     This Site





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


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

UMD Researchers Focus Energy on Current Collector Improvements

2017 Year in Review

Clark School Researchers Recognized Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"

University of Maryland, Navy Control Robot From 6,000 Feet Above Ground

MSE Ph.D. Candidate Michael Van Order Discusses Study Abroad Experience

Alumni Profile: Paul Gaske

Ephremides is PI for new ONR 'age of information' grant

UMD Hosts Third Technica with over 800 Students from Around the Country

Srivastava Named Clark School Inaugural Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs

Pamela Abshire elected IEEE Fellow

 
 
Back to top  
Home Clark School Home UMD Home