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$20M in public-private advanced manufacturing grants announced

By / October 16, 2012

Credit: NIST. Readers may recall that the Obama administration’s Material Genome Initiative is actually just a piece of the broader Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative. Several days ago, we reported how on how NSF just announced $12 million in grants for MGI-related projects. About the same time, the federal Department of Commerce was also getting into…

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The science of ‘ings’: ARO seeking proposals to accelerate manufacturing process science

By / October 7, 2012

From the Army Research Office, Materials Science Division: A major opportunity to enable efficient manufacturing of advanced materials lies in the discovery and critical understanding of the fundamental physical laws and phenomena of materials processes. It is impossible to escape the buzzword “manufacturing” in today’s world, but its widespread usage shows that manufacturing means many…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 21, 2012

Check ’em out: September California workshop to explore plans for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to the third in a series of regional workshops to introduce and encourage public discussion of a planned National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.…

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White House releases report on advanced manufacturing initiatives

By Eileen De Guire / July 30, 2012

A new report issued from the White House proposes 16 actions to improve manufacturing and innovation. Credit: Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee; PCAST, OSTP. The New York Times and other major newspapers are reporting that the United States economy grew in the second quarter of 2012, but at a paltry (annualized) rate of 1.5 percent…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / May 29, 2012

Bed made to float with neodymium magnets. Credit: mememetatata; imgur. Check ’em out: Tiny chip could test for latent TB faster Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. They hope the test will be cheaper, faster and more reliable than current testing for the disease. The researchers used…

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Cyrus Wadia outlines the Materials Genome Initiative

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate materials discovery and deployment.

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Video of the week: Cyrus Wadia outlines Materials Genome Initiative

By / January 17, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate materials discovery and deployment. President Barack Obama unveiled the MGI in July 2011 as a critical enabling element of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership program. The goal of the MGI is to support the creation of new…

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Federal budget 2012—Congress starts committing to R&D funding

By Eileen De Guire / December 19, 2011

Congress has finalized the first three of twelve parts of the FY’12 federal budget. So far, things look relatively promising for STEM R&D. Credit: Congressional Budget Office. In November Congress approved three parts of President Obama’s $3.5 trillion budget request for FY 2012, which began Oct. 1, 2011. Why only three? To make the budget…

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Dow Kokam-ORNL agreement on Li-ion battery development aligns with federal AMP

By / August 25, 2011

Large-format lithium-ion battery displayed at 2010 Paris Motor Show. Credit: Dow Kokam. Coincidentally, there is another news item out of Oak Ridge National Lab, this one regarding a new $5.5 million pact between Dow Kokam and ORNL “to develop and commercialize advanced lithium-ion batteries” that is being touted as an example of the new Advanced…

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NSF to leverage Materials Genome to reduce lab-to-product timeline; announces AIR awards

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

NSF programs supporting translational research represented along the linear innovation continuum, prior to the introduction of the AIR and new I-Corps programs (circa August 2010). Credit: NSF. Serving as midwife for the research to commercial transition is a familiar role for the National Science Foundation. In an earlier post, I discussed NSF’s new I-Corps initiation,…

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