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September 21 2009

$13.2 million in ONAMI shared congressional interest research projects is heading to the floor of the U.S. Senate as part of the fiscal year 2010 Defense Department appropriations bill. ONAMI is a cooperative venture among government and world- class nanoscience and microtechnology research and development institutions, including the University of Oregon, and industry in the Northwest. The Defense appropriations bill must still pass the full Senate and be conferenced with the House’s version of the bill passed in July before final action by the Congress can take place.

The following projects are included in the bill:

ONAMI Nanoelectronics, Nanometrology and Nanobiotechnology Initative – $4.8 million – funds will help advance research into biomedicine, measurement/imaging and electronics.

ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing – $4.4 million – funds will be used to develop safer and greener nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing methods.

ONAMI Miniaturized Tactical Energy Systems Development – $3 million – funds will be used to develop miniaturized energy systems such as advanced cooling units.

ARL-ONAMI Center for Nanoarchitectures for Enhanced Performance – $1 million – funds will be used for research involving portable energy storage and generation.

Source: UO Public and Government Affairs Update newsletter for September 2009


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