Core - Nanomaterials Production
Project Leader - Craig J. Hawker, Ph.D.
The central and unique goal of the Nanomaterials Production Core is to support the translational needs of all projects within the PEN by providing critical facilities and expertise for the large-scale preparation of functionalized nanomaterials.
By developing a dedicated and centralized core, all synthesis groups will have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and characterization tools and will capitalize on the significant infrastructure present at UCSB in nanotechnology. This allows a wide range of nanomaterials and precursor polymers to be prepared on multi-gram scales in the most effective manner and with the highest reproducibility for translational studies. This strategy also permits the core to be a vital link between the discovery activities and final GMP production. In addition, the Core will act as a central nexus in coordinating sample availability and information, across the PEN and with other researchers broadly throughout the scientific and medical communities.
To accomplish these goals, we have set forth the following Specific Aims:
- Provide cost-effective, state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities for the large scale preparation of functionalized nanomaterials leading to increased availability;
- Develop standard procedures for the purification of nanomaterials suitable for in-vivo studies;
- Act as a central repository for all nanomaterial samples;
- Facilitate research opportunities in nanomaterial research through coordinated access and visitations to the Core by PEN researchers.
Please contact Dr. Nate Lynd - firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.