ATLANTA, GA – July 9, 2019 – Clark Atlanta University today announced that Drs. Ishrat M. Khan, Xiao-Qian Wang, Conrad W. Ingram, Michael D. Williams, and private partner Dr. Ted Campbell at Excellatraon LLC, have been awarded a three-year award totaling $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports the project entitled "NSF RISE: Enhancement of Research and Education Infrastructure - Laboratory for Prototype Devices Based on Functional Materials."
The award will allow CAU to increase its capacity for material science research, support three to four doctoral students per year, host a summer research program for undergraduate students, provide $125,000 in startup funding for new faculty in the chemistry department, and enhance CAU’s partnership with Excellatron, a U.S.-based technology company and industry leader in revolutionary energy storage and manufacturing technology.
“Congratulations to Drs. Khan, Williams and Wang on another significant accomplishment to advance scientific research activities for our students and faculty in the department of chemistry, SAS and the University,” said Conrad Ingram, Ph. D, interim department chair and professor of chemistry.
“This is an outstanding achievement to support and expand our graduate programs,” said Dr. Jaideep Chaudhary, associate dean, School of Arts & Sciences at Clark Atlanta University.
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