The U.S. Department of Defense announced that it is issuing 23 awards totaling $163 million to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research; MRL is part of one of these teams with awards. The awards are for a five-year period.
“The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by funding teams of investigators that include more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate the research progress,” said Dale Ormond, principal director for research in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. “Most of the program’s efforts involve researchers from multiple academic institutions and academic departments… MURI awards also support the education and training of graduate students in new, cutting-edge research.”
The MURI program is highly competitive and complements other Department of Defense research efforts and enhances the potential for significant and sustained advancement of research in critical areas.
Researchers at MRL will partner with the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University and Northwestern University for research centered on additive 3D self-assembly of responsive materials.
Read more on the Department of Defense news release.