Welcome to the Nanotechnology Center for Biomedical, Environmental and Sustainability Applications – Phase II

About Nanotechnology Center

We are pleased to announce that National Science Foundation (NSF) will support Phase II of our UPRM CREST: Nanotechnology Center for Biomedical, Environmental and Sustainability Applications.The grant award was made for $5,000,000/5 years.

The Center executive committee members are professors O. Marcelo Suárez (PI, Material Science and Engineering), Arturo J. Hernández-Maldonado (Co-PI, Chemical Engineering), Madeline Torres-Lugo (CoPI, Chemical Engineering), Agnes M. Padovani-Blanco (CoPI, Material Science and Engineering) y Oscar J. Perales-Pérez (CoPI, Material Science and Engineering). More than 20 faculty members of the UPRM, most of them from College of Engineering, will be spearheading the Center’s research and education activities. Upon completion of Phase I of the Center, which is scheduled to end in August 2014 after a total budget of $5,200,000, Phase 2 represents the largest active NSF grant ever awarded to UPRM.

Member Spotlight: O. Marcelo Suarez

I was born in Jujuy, Argentina, just sixty miles south of the Tropic of Capricorn and so close to the sky. No wonder then that I got my BS in Aeronautical Engineering (whatever that is…) at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Later I got my MS and PhD at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison in a less pretentious field:Metallurgical Engineering.

I have very few hobbies. In fact, I believe I have just one that prevails: music, from Latin American folk to blues and classical. In addition I enjoy Latin American and Spanish poetry, political essays, history, novels: from Eduardo Galeano to Jorge Luis Borges, from Armando Tejada Gómez to Manuel Scorza, from Federico García Lorca to Mario Benedetti, from Noam Chomsky to mi hermano el Che andel Subcomandante Marcos.

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