National Institutes of Health Issues a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II Award to Vista Engineering and UAB CNMB Scientists
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has issued a two-year commercialization award entitled “Nanotechnology Enabled Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Prosthesis” to a Birmingham based company Vista Engineering and UAB CNMB researchers (Vista PI Dr. Raymond Thompson and UAB PI Dr. Yogesh Vohra, Dr. Aaron Catledge, and Dr. Patrick Louis). This award of $746,369 is for a two-year period starting August 15th, 2011. Read more...
National Science Foundation Funds Materials World Network in Nanomaterials at UAB
National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a Materials World Network (MWN) program to support a project on international collaboration in nanomaterials in the Department of Physics (PI Andrei V. Stanishevsky, and Co-PI Yogesh K. Vohra). This Materials World Network project brings together faculty and students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham - Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (UAB-CNMB) and the Technical University of Lodz – EU-supported Centre of Excellence NANODIAM (TUL-NANODIAM, Poland). This is a new three-year program that will start on September 1, 2008.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded an interdisciplinary predoctoral training grant to UAB that is entitled “Nanotechnology in Biosensors and Bioengineering”. It is five year program that started on September 1, 2007. Principal investigator for this training grant is CNMB Director Yogesh Vohra.
National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three year grant to CNMB faculty that is entitled “Nanostructured Bioactive Polymer Fibers”. The Principal Investigator for this grant is Dr. Derrick Dean and Co-PI is Dr. Yogesh Vohra. This new program in polymeric biomaterials started on September 1, 2007.
In 2007, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a Shared Instrumentation Grant entitled "Imaging/Mapping Fourier Transform Infrared Microscope". PI for this NIH instrumentation grant is Dr. Andrei Stanishevsky of the Department of Physics. This new facility will be utilized by CNMB scientists to characterize biomaterials for applications in implants and tissue engineering.