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Micromeritics Announces Grant Award to Physics Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Published on February 26, 2009 at 2:14 AM

After careful consideration by a special Grant Selection Committee appointed by the president of the company, Micromeritics' grant award winner for the first quarter of 2009 has been selected. An ASAP 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer has been awarded to the Physics Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

According to Aldo Migone, Principal Investigator, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics, “Research activities will span a broad area of material characterization through adsorption/desorption measurements in three departments: Physics, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. The research that this project will encompass includes, but is not limited to, my own work on porous metal-organic-frameworks and carbon nanotubes, Prof. Talapatra’s work on metal hydrides and carbon nanotubes, Prof. Daves’s work on porous sol-gel glasses, and Prof. Mondal’s research on active catalysts. The investigations that will be carried out on the ASAP 2050 will provide critical information for developing applications of these nanostructured materials to areas such as gas separation, gas storage, gas sensing and catalysis.” Saikat Talapatra (Co-PI, Department of Physics) states, “The availability of this instrument will also give a tremendous boost to the ongoing research efforts on energy that are taking place in and around the SIUC campus.”

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of the nation’s top research universities and has attained the highest classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – ResearchUniversity (high research activity). This classification places SIUC in distinguished company; less than four percent of all universities in the United States share this prestigious ranking.

According to Preston Hendrix, Micromeritics’ President, “Our grant program is designed to promote and advance the acquisition and use of material characterization instrumentation not generally available through other means to non-profit universities and institutions. We are very proud and excited to present this award in an ongoing grant program to support important research.”

Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Program is intended to provide particle characterization instruments to non-profit universities and research organizations for the purpose of fostering and supporting meritorious research projects. A maximum of one instrument/integrated system will be awarded per calendar quarter. Deadline dates for the next two grants are:

  1. Application deadline 03/31/09 ; Grant decision prior to 06/30/09
  2. Application deadline 06/30/09 ; Grant decision prior to 09/30/09

Applications may be submitted at any time in accordance with the application instructions and will remain active for four grant periods from the date of submission. Click on Grant Program for a detailed grant description, application requirements, and application.

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