The Air Force Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials or C-ABN represents an exciting new synergistic collaboration between researchers at Northwestern University and researchers at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
C-ABN supports collaborative, discovery-based research projects aimed at the development of bioprogrammable nanomaterials that will meet both military and civilian needs. Fourteen research projects have been selected for first round funding.
Collectively, the C-ABN search program brings together an outstanding interdisciplinary team of academic researchers who, with their industrial and governmental partners, collectively focus on developing high-performance, functional materials from novel nanoscale building blocks utilizing the inherent chemical and biological recognition abilities of biomolecules.
Total funding for the center of $9.8 million over five years is provided by the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and Human Effectiveness Directorate, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and by Northwestern.
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