|The $25,000 PI (Physik Instrumente)
The PI NanoInnovation Grant™ supports research related to nanotechnology, optics and biotechnology.
The $25,000 PI NanoInnovation Grant™ program awards funding in the form of equipment to US and Canadian researchers to help them reach their goals in developing new technologies, products or processes related to the nanopositioning requirements of their innovative research.
PI (Physik Instrumente) is the leading supplier of nanopositioning equipment used in the high-technology fields of
Andrea Lelli, Eric A. Stauffer and Jeffrey R. Holt
Gavin King with winner, Ashley Carter
Arthur La Porta
Amet Meller and John Eid
Andrea Lelli, Eric A. Stauffer and Jeffrey R. Holt, University of Virginia Medical School for the submission: “A Fast Mechanical Nanostimulator to Study Sensory Transduction and Amplification in the Inner Ear”
Departments of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology, UVA
2007 Runners Up
Ovijit Chaudhuri and Sapun H. Parekh, University of California, Berkeley “Scanning Sideview AFM: Simultaneous atomic force microscopy and sideview imaging for studies of cell mechanics”
2006 Runners Up
Benjamin Lane/ S. Chakrabarti/ T. Cook/ M. Shao/B. M. Levine from MIT/ BU/ JPL:
"Direct Imaging of an Extra-Solar Planet using Optical Nulling Interferometry"
Arthur La Porta and Steven M. Block, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA for the submission "Second Generation Optical Torque Wrench"
Stephen Block Lab
Arthur La Port Lab
John S. Eid, from the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, is the 2004 winner for a proposal entitled "Nano-tracking of single molecules inside a membrane-embedded pore".
John Eid works in Amit Meller's "Biophysics of Single Molecule's" group at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University. Dr. Meller's group is developing an instrument capable of probing FRET signals from individual biopolymers lodged inside a 1.5 nm pore, while simultaneously recording the pore current. The instrument incorporates a PI piezo nano-tracking system and will be employed to speed up the analysis of DNA/RNA structures and kinetics.
Please join us in congratulating all of the winners!
We would also like to thank everyone for their submissions to the PI NanoInnovation™ Grant Program and wish them success in their work!
|Who May Apply|
Graduate students and post doctoral researchers at academic institutions and research labs, who as principal investigators and sponsored by their faculty supervisor, are pursuing research, experimentation or development in which PI (Physik Instrumente) nanopositioning equipment and technologies are enablers to advance their research.
2007 Deadline: April 30.
Who Decides Which Proposals Win
Dr. Bharat Bhushan
Dr. Martin Culpepper
Dr. Erik Sanchez
The Award Process
Where to Send Applications
Download the PI NanoInnovation Grant™ Guidelines (PDF file)