Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
     
Grants and Philanthropy
Dr. John S. Evans is Coinvestigator on a $300,000 Nanotechnology Research Grant
 
Dr. John S. Evans, an Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Chemistry, is a coinvestigator on a new $300,000, six-year nanotechnology research grant from the National Science Foundation. The principal investigator is Dr. Mehmet Sarikaya, a Professor of Materials Science at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Evans will broaden the research he began with the help of an earlier grant by adding viral-based proteins to his study of how organic molecules bind with inorganic atoms. The goal is to provide nanotechnology engineers with a better understanding of how to combine proteins with inorganic atoms, one molecule at a time, to build a new generation of stronger materials for applications ranging from consumer goods to industrial, dental, and medical devices.