The US Military Fight Capabilities Growth (DEVCOM) Soldier Heart has entered a partnership with the Joint College of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN).
The brand new partnership seeks to develop superior nanoscale supplies that may enhance soldier safety.
Below a $1.05m cooperative settlement, a brand new joint collaborative laboratory has been created in North Carolina that can help analysis tasks within the fields of nanoengineering and nanoscience.
Titled ‘Innovation Collaborative Laboratory for Nanotechnologies to Empower the Future Soldier’ (ICONS), the laboratory will enable DEVCOM scientists and engineers, and JSNN faculty-led analysis groups, college students, and postdoctoral fellows to immediately collaborate and conduct analysis.
The analysis tasks will goal to advance applied sciences to help troopers and future army necessities.
ICONS’s main focus areas embody creating new sustainable nanoscale supplies that may be built-in into yarn or cloth for troopers, or used as components for helmets and security units.
The supplies can be designed to be lighter, quicker, safer, and stronger.
The analysis groups may also have entry to JSNN’s nanodevice fabrication amenities that may be leveraged to develop sensors that may detect a number of chemical hazards.
JSNN professors Dr Kristen Dellinger and Dr Tetyana Ignatova will co-lead the ICONS analysis tasks.
JSNN dean Sherine Obare mentioned: “This can be a distinctive alternative for JSNN college students to have interaction in collaborative analysis that advances the applied sciences wanted to help troopers and different military-relevant purposes.
“And with JSNN’s proximity to a number of North Carolina army bases, our researchers can immediately join with army personnel and veterans to know the wants of troopers to develop options from the customers’ perspective.”