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. Sixteen research projects are currently supported and organized in the following three thrust groups: Materials & Methods Development Thrust Group, the Functional Substrates Thrust Group, and the Advanced Biosensing Thrust Group.
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 University.
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