Tag: National Science Foundation



NU FEWS Sparks Innovation in Food, Energy and Water

Sustaining crucial food, energy and water systems in the face of a changing climate and a burgeoning population worldwide is among our most complex global challenges. To expand its traditionally strong research in food, energy and water systems, UNL launched the NU FEWS Initiative in 2015. Developed in partnership with Knowinnovation, creators of the Ideas […]

Prospecting with Biosensors at Home or in the Field

Prospecting – whether for gold in a mountain or lead in a city’s water supply – may one day be as quick and easy as a litmus test. UNL chemist Rebecca Lai is developing a series of hand-held biosensors to detect a variety of metals, including gold, silver, lead, platinum and mercury. Instead of sending […]

Strengthening Region’s Nanotech Assets

University and industry scientists across the region are tapping a new resource at UNL designed to strengthen the nation’s nanoscience research. UNL became home to the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility, a center of excellence in nanoscience and nanotechnology, in fall 2015. A nearly $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation funds the center, one of […]

Early Career Awards Boost Promising Research

From smarter computers, robots and power grids to genetic advances and greener chemistry, UNL researchers are solving diverse problems with early career awards from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy. These prestigious five-year awards support research by promising pre-tenure faculty. Eight UNL assistant professors won these awards in 2015-2016. Gaining Control at […]