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Particulate and Multiphase Processes

 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
 

Summary:

The goal of the Particulate and Multiphase Processes (PMP) program is to support fundamental engineering research on physicochemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems, including flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly and directed assembly processes that involve particulates.  The program encourages transformative research to improve our basic understanding of particulate and multiphase processes with emphasis on advanced manufacturing, energy harvesting, transport in biological systems, biotechnology, and environmental sustainability.  Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged, especially those that involve a combination of experiment and theory or modeling. 

Major research areas of interest in the program include:

·         Dynamics of suspensions, emulsions, granular materials, and structured fluids (colloids/ferro-fluids), and novel approaches that relate micro- and nanoscale phenomena to macroscale properties and process-level variables
·         Multiphase transport in biological systems
·         Production of particles with engineered properties, self-assembly and directed assembly of particles into functional materials and devices, and functionalized nanostructures for use in clinical diagnostics and therapies

The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years.  The typical award size for the program is $100,000 per year. Proposals requesting a substantially higher amount than this, without prior consultation with the Program director, may be returned without review.  Small equipment proposals up to $70,000 will also be considered and may be submitted during the annual proposal submission window.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13364

 
 

 

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