Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology Opens
The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on October 4. It is the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in this emerging field. Nanotechnology research has implications for everything from regenerative medicine and targeted drug delivery systems to innovations in electricity storage and creation, and much more.
Faculty from Penn Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science will make use of the Singh Center’s state-of-the-art characterization and fabrication suites. Beyond serving faculty in engineering, physics, and chemistry, the Singh Center is open to individuals from all of Penn’s 12 schools.
“The Center’s facilities will allow researchers from a range of fields to analyze structure in the finest possible detail, from anthropologists working with ancient artifacts to biomedical researchers developing therapeutic molecules,” says Steven Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience. “Its impact will be felt far beyond the field of nanotechnology.”
The Singh Center will also help Penn-developed technology move from the lab to the marketplace via connections with local industry development leaders. Pharmaceutical companies, computer chip designers, and others in the region will make use of the Center’s facilities.
The Center won a 2013 American Architecture Award and a 2013 International Architecture Award, presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
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