The Nano Institute of Utah aims at advancing interdisciplinary nanotechnology research across campus. To this end Town Hall Meetings were held in November and December. Marc Porter, Director of the Institute, facilitated the discussion in November which centered on developing plans for the research foci of the Institute. During the meeting in December Hamid Ghandehari, Co-Director of the Institute, fielded questions from the participants ranging from the organization of the Institute to grant writing support.
The Town Hall Meeting in February identified large multi-investigator government research grants and enlist interested nanotechnology faculty to form multi-departmental collaborative partnerships to apply for them.
One of our most exciting initiatives so far is collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to combine research efforts on the interface of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and nanotechnology. You can read more about our joint retreat in another article also featured in this newsletter.
The Nano Institute of Utah is committed to providing an infrastructure that supports collaboration, interdisciplinary (basic and translational) research and commercialization of intellectual property.