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SBU Receives SUNY Funding for Campus Collaborations in Advanced Manufacturing Research

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SUNY NoE-logoThe State University of New York will provide a total of $525,000 for ten research projects through the SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of Excellence, which aims to support the state’s manufacturing sector by bringing faculty and student researchers together with industry experts to spur the development and commercialization of their work. Stony Brook University is involved in seven out of the ten research projects that received funding.

Projects supported by this latest round of funding include:

$25,000 for combining 3-D printing technology and material science to make sensors that conform to different geometric shapes (shared with the University at Buffalo).

$75,000 for building industrial partnerships, testing new applications and exploring new industrial materials for 3-D printing (shared with University at Buffalo, SUNY New Paltz and Farmingdale State College).

$25,000 for establishing the influence of processing parameters on the durability and performance of printed structures by assessing material structure and properties (shared with SUNY New Paltz and University at Buffalo).

$50,000 for developing a nanoparticle drug delivery system to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease (shared with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry).

$100,000 for producing a novel class of flexible, printable and multifunctional materials for electronic, communication and sensor applications (shared with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Binghamton University and University at Buffalo).

$50,000 for conducting a fundamental study of lithium ion batteries to identify design principles for developing new energy materials (shared with Binghamton University, University at Buffalo and SUNY Polytechnic Institute).

$50,000 for convening a second Green Composite Materials workgroup session to expand collaboration and advance research projects covering energy savings in manufacturing and materials production (shared with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Binghamton University and University at Albany).

More information and a detailed abstract for all ten projects is available online.

“SUNY colleges and universities serve as epicenters for some of today’s most advanced research activity, and the SUNY Networks of Excellence have provided our campuses with a vehicle to share their work not only with one another but with experts in their respective fields,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Creating these closer connections between SUNY innovation and the industries it serves fuels the state economy while training the next generation of skilled, high-tech workers. Congratulations to all of the project partners receiving support through the Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network.”

“These projects leverage the substantial resources and facilities at multiple campuses to increase SUNY’s success in pursuing federal funding, speed up the transition from discovery to product and position New York as a global leader in the development and manufacture of advanced technologies,” said Alexander N. Cartwright, SUNY provost and executive vice chancellor, and interim president of the Research Foundation for SUNY.

To date, the SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of Excellence has invested $1,235,000 in the areas of biomaterials, energy materials, flexible electronics, green composite materials, digital and additive manufacturing, functional and responsive materials, informatics, characterization, and education.

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