NSF grants $3.8 million to UPENN-GIANT project
Categorie(s) : Education, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 8 December 2015
The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.8 million grant to the REACT (Research and Education in Active Coatings Technologies for the Human Habitat) project, a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), GIANT, and Solvay USA.
The grant will be disbursed over fi ve years to fund basic research to develop innovative materials for use in the production of emergency tents. REACH is one of seventeen projects selected by the NSF from among 291 grant applicants.
GIANT, the main international partner in the consortium, has assigned fi fteen researchers from the CEA, CNRS, LMGP, and ILL to the project. Students in the GIANT International Internship Programme will also get a chance to take part: in 2016 fi fteen UPENN post-docs will come to GIANT and fi ve GIANT students will go to UPENN.