UK, UofL receive multi-million dollar grant to create nanotechnology center

UK, UofL receive multi-million dollar grant to create nanotechnology center

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's a big win for both the Cards and the Cats off the field.

Both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky announced Monday they have received a multi-million dollar grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology.

The $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the schools to develop the next generation of commercial, medical and industrial products that will be embedded with tiny sensors and miniature wireless communication electronics.

"Together we made a formidable team with expertise across all length scales associated with micro/nano-technology," said said Dr. Kevin Walsh, founding director of the University of Louisville Micro/Nano Technology Center, during Monday's announcement. "This led to the central theme of a combined effort which is advanced multi-scale manufacturing."

The grant will also allow both schools to upgrade manufacturing equipment at their research facilities, hire additional staff and provide money for research projects in advanced manufacturing areas.

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