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High-tech research draws grants

The Center for Electronic Imaging Systems, University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology together have attracted nearly $2 million in state grants for research activities.

High-tech research draws grants

The Center for Electronic Imaging Systems, University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology together have attracted nearly $2 million in state grants for research activities.
The awards are part of more than $16.6 million in funding provided to attract top research faculty and expand research center activities. They are expected to help ensure continued long-term growth of the state’s job-creating high technology and biotechnology industries, state officials said.
CEIS, located at UR, is slated to receive $1 million to develop advanced technologies and expertise in the design of micro and nanoelectronics for imaging systems. The center is a collaborative research program supported by the state Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research and is among the state’s 15 Centers for Advanced Technology.
RIT received $727,900 to recruit a scientist specializing in remote sensing and imaging for detection of personnel, environmental and biological hazards.
And UR scientist Man Lit Ng received a $200,000 award to explore ways to create functional organic materials for use in light-emitting diodes, radio frequency identification tags, photovoltaic solar cells and chemosensors and biosensors.

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