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The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program enables partnerships among industry, government, and academia with the goal of advancing all aspects of scientific areas of interest. It is within this framework that the George Washington University in partnership with Drexel University, University of Michigan, and industry stakeholders are developing the Center for High Pressure Plasma Energy, Agriculture, and Biomedical Technologies (C-PEAB). This partnership will provide a mechanism for advancing the science base in industrial applications of energy and environment, agriculture and bio-medicine. This effort will provide the scientific insights required for industry partners to advance plasma enabled technologies in multiple fields.

GWU PEAB site director Prof. Michael Keidar is Director of GW Institute for Nanotechnology (GWIN) and also Director of Micro-Propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MpNL) which is integral part of GWIN. GWIN actively involves about 25 faculty from three Schools from GWU: School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Medicine and Arts and Sciences. GWIN and MpNL host bi-weekly seminars, offers major equipment sharing between collaborators, allows to co-advise graduate and undergraduate students, and promotes faculty participation as co-PIs on numerous research projects sponsored by: NSF, DOD, NIST, DOE, NASA, Department of Air Force, DARPA, and private foundations and industry.

For more information about our current projects, industry partners, and laboratories involved in research hover over the NSF tab in the menu above to reveal the dropdown menu.