Dr. Vijay Chalivendra of the Mechanical Engineering Department and his collaborators, Dr. Paul Calvert (Materials and Textile Sciences) and Dr. Bal Ram Singh (Chemistry & Biochemistry), have been awarded $103,969 by the National Science Foundation to acquire Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) through Major Research Instrumentation grant. The one year grant begins on 08/15/06. AFM will allow the researchers to study surface topography of various nanostructured materials and biological structures at sub-nanometer resolution. It can also be used to perform nano-indentation studies on polymers, carbon nanotubes and nanofibers. The equipment will be used in a wide spectrum of research programs in Mechanical Engineering, Materials & Textile Sciences, Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Author: "Dr. Tesfay Meressi"
Submitted by: Dr. Tesfay Meressi
Department: College Of Engineering - Mne