Sunday, September 18, 2005

Research Week IV: Advanced Materials

Across the state, there were annoucements this week of initiatives in advanced materials research.

The University of South Carolina NanoCenter, a 90,000-square-foot, public-private complex has a total of $35 million in investments. $10.8 million from the State of South Carolina was announced this week, to compliment $17.5 million of private investment by developer Craig Davis. The USC NanoCenter is the University’s focal point for science and engineering studies of nanometer-scale structures, their unique properties, and their integration into functional units.

Clemson announced a $5 million investment by the State of South Carolina in Innovation Center at the Clemson Research Park. The 40,000-square-foot building will house small, young high-technology companies that focus on photonics (electromagnetic energy), nanotechnology (atom-sized technology) and biomaterials. The building will be a neighbor to the Advanced Materials Research Lab, whose major occupant of the Clemson Advanced Materials Research Lab, is the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies.

COMSET is a partner in the Carolinas MicroOptic Triangle, which published it first newsletter this week, and will be featured at the Zoom Zone Showcase for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing industry on October 13-14 at the Civic Center of Anderson.

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