NSF awards $2 million to develop flexible bioelectronics systems

August 23, 2012
By: Sarah Yang

Engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop flexible bioelectronics systems to advance medical care.

The award will support the development of electronic nanomaterials that could not only be implanted into the body for applications such as would healing, but that could also be safely resorbed into the body.

The project is led by Michel M. Maharbiz, UC Berkeley associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences. Maharbiz is joined by fellow UC Berkeley faculty members Vivek Subramanian and Ana Claudia Arias, and by UC San Francisco researchers Dr. Michael Harrison and Shuvo Roy.

The grant is part of NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, which this year awarded nearly $30 million to 68 investigators at 26 institutions. NSF announced the award today (Thursday, Aug. 23).