We are delighted to announce that the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) has been renewed to continue advancing our research! The CSN is highly collaborative, linking 11 universities and two government laboratories, and supporting approximately 70 Ph.D. students, postdoctoral research fellows, and undergraduate researchers in a common goal to understand the fundamental chemistry of nanoparticles in the environment. Meet our amazing team on the “Our Team” page! “Naturally occurring nanomaterials, like sand, are things to which our bodies and the environment have adapted,” said UW-Madison professor of chemistry and CSN director Robert Hamers. “Engineered nanomaterials have not been in the environment for a long time, so biological systems have not adapted to challenges they present, leaving the potential for… Read More »NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) renewed for 5 more years!
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a $10 million donation for a new research vessel for the School of Freshwater Sciences. CSN faculty member Rebecca Klaper is the director of the School. The donation toward this new research vessel is a major step toward the construction of a ship that will expand UWM’s research capabilities on the Great Lakes and provide students more opportunities for onboard study. Read more
CSN Director Bob Hamers has been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation to explore new types of chemical sensors based on arrays of NV centers in single-crystal diamond. This work is an outgrowth from nanoparticles developed by CSN. For more information, see press released from UW-Madison and the NSF.
The National Science Foundation has funded the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology beginning September 15, 2012 ! The CSN is a multi-institutional partnership devoted to investigating the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which nanoparticles interact with biological systems. More information about the CSN can be found in the "about" section of this site.