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UPR Mayagüez receives federal grant for a Nanotechnology Center

The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez recently won a $5 million federal grant to develop a nanotechnology center. The funds were awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the establishment of a biomedical and energy-driven systems research center focused on education and the application of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology Center Researchers Dr. Marcelo Suárez
Nanotechnology Center Researchers and Dr. Marcelo Suárez

This five-year project is led by professors such as Carlos Rinaldi, Arturo Hernández, Oscar Perales, Jeannette Santos and Marcelo Suárez, who are experts in various disciplines of engineering and science. Suárez is the lead investigator. The project receives funds from the CREST program (Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology), which is part of the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Through the application of biomedical engineering, the research will focus on the prevention and treatment of neuromuscular illness, as well as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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