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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Three NYS companies receive NIST awards

Three New York State companies were among the 27 projects announced today by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to receive $34.12 million measurement science and engineering research grants. The NIST funding, through the federal stimulus, targets research areas such as energy, the environment, biosciences, information technology and cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and physical infrastructure.  Recipients were higher-education, commercial, and nonprofit organizations, selected through a competitive review process involving more than 300 NIST scientist and engineers who reviewed more than 1,300 proposals for the grants.

NYS recipients included:
  • $1.5 million -- General Electric, GE Global Research (Niskayuna, NY) to develop novel measurement techniques for technology that will assist large amounts of power for rapidly routing electrical energy to customers from diverse sources such as wind and solar powered
  • $1,255,833 -- General Motors Electrochemical Energy Research Lab (Honeoye Falls, NY) to develop and apply neutron detectors that can view the inner workings of fuel cells with 10 times improved spatial resolution over previous efforts, and assess mechanisms for degradation of lithium-based battery capacity and power.
  • $1,494,041 -- IBM (Yorktown Heights, NY)  to develop measurement science tools and techniques to optimize the progress and development of cloud computing technology.
For the complete list of recipients: