Construction on Physics and Nanotechnology Building set to begin in November

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Preston Smith, University News Service, smith@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Building expected to be completed fall 2013 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/19/2011) —After years of planning, a new Physics and Nanotechnology Building at the University of Minnesota is becoming reality when construction starts […]

U of M startup thrives in a tough economy

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Nanotechnology company Rushford Hypersonic expands, wins major grant  In a small town in southeastern Minnesota, Daniel Fox and his team are in the business of making objects that last forever, and—despite economic challenges—business is good. Rushford Hypersonic, a University of Minnesota startup, specializes in nanoparticle films. These miracle coatings can make tools, […]

U of M receives $16.8 million for materials research center

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The University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center announced that it has received $16.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University of Minnesota is one of only 14 other universities nationwide, including MIT and Harvard, to be chosen to receive […]

New Web site highlights need for Physics and Nanotechnology Building

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A recently launched University of Minnesota Web site launched outlines the need for a new Physics and Nanotechnology Building on the Twin Cities campus. In October, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the University’s 2010 Capital Request to the Minnesota Legislature, which includes a request for $56.3 million in state […]

Nanotechnology Conference is Nov. 17 and 18

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Learn about the latest in nanotechnology research at the Fifth Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference on Nov. 17 and 18 at the Radisson University Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The event is hosted by the Institute of Technology’s Center for Nanostructure Applications. Pre-registration is now closed, but a limited number of registrations […]

Physics and Nanotechnology Building included in governor’s recommendation

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Gov. Pawlenty has included a new Physics and Nanotechnology Building in his list of recommended state bonding projects. The five-story, 155,000-square-foot facility would include a 5,000-square-foot “clean room” dedicated to nanotechnology research, flexible research laboratories and student meeting space. Read more about the governor’s recommendation and the Physics and Nanotechnology Building proposal. […]

First sketch of new physics and nano building released 

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The Institute of Technology has released its first preliminary sketch of a proposed new Physics and Nanotechnology Building. The University of Minnesota is requesting $53.3 million in state funds from the 2010 Legislature to help build an $80 million physics and nanotechnology building, revitalizing and expanding two key science areas. The sketch […]

Planning money approved for new Physics and Nanotechnology Building

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A $4 million appropriation for planning a new Physics and Nanotechnology Building at the University of Minnesota received final approval from Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty during the 2010 Legislative Session. The governor signed HF2700, the omnibus bonding bill, after removing $319 million from the bill with line-item vetoes. In the Governor’s letter […]

2010: A space odyssey

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The University seeks a new building for physics and nanotechnology By Deane Morrison The demands of modern research are straining the University’s physical capabilities, and without new space the U’s Institute of Technology (IT) risks losing ground in bedrock areas for advances in medicine, technology, and our understanding of the Universe. Clearly, […]

Researchers demonstrate breakthrough in early detection and monitoring of chronic diseases

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A University of Minnesota research team, led by electrical and computer engineering professor Jian-Ping Wang and medicinal chemistry associate professor Chengguo Xing, has demonstrated a magnetic nanotechnology-based diagnostic technique that can accurately identify disease biomarkers and detect diseases in their early stages in unprocessed human blood, saliva or urine. This research, published […]