Department of Chemistry News

August 10, 2007

CENTC awarded $15M NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded the UW-based Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC) with a $15M grant to fund research over the next five years. CENTC is the first-ever Phase II NSF Chemical Bonding Center, and it brings together over a dozen primary investigators from as many institutions around the U.S., along with national and industrial affiliates. The Center was one of three chemical bonding centers to receive an initial $1.5M grant from the NSF in 2004, and it is the only one to receive second-phase funding of $3M for each of the next five years.

This funding allows CENTC to continue its valuable research mission to find easier and better ways of manipulating the strong chemical bonds found in most materials. By discovering new methods to efficiently produce a variety of consumer goods (such as pharmaceuticals or oil-based products), scientists can reduce the energy required and waste generated by manufacturing industries and lower overall costs to consumers.

To view the full article in UWeek, please visit: CENTC article.

For more information about CENTC, please visit the CENTC website.