Tag: National Strategic Research Institute



Laser Creates Surfaces that Mimic Nature

. . . . . Shark skin, rose petals and moth eyes. This isn’t a weird memory test. It’s the seemingly random starting point of Dennis Alexander’s research. Each of these biological systems has a unique capability that the UNL engineer’s team is exploiting for defense and industrial purposes. Alexander and colleagues use lasers to […]

USSTRATCOM Delegation Visits UNL

UNL is expanding its innovative defense-related research through the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska, one of only 13 U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored University Affiliated Research Centers in the nation. NSRI-funded projects like engineer Dennis Alexander’s laser surfacing of metals have put UNL research on the radar of NSRI’s sponsor, the U.S. […]

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 […]