Weekly Feature

2005-11-23 / Local News

Research contract for UB renewed

The U.S. Department of Energy has renewed a research contract with the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB).

The university’s Research Foundation also is set to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to U.S. Representative Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, who made the announcement recently.

The renewed research contract, awarded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Services, totals $196,431. The contract is expected to bring $1.13 million to UB, which was awarded the contract in 2002.

The proposed research involves development of shorter time resolution “pump-probe” X-ray diffraction methods. New diffraction methods will be developed and applied to transition metal complexes and organic molecules. It will be used to better understand solar photochemical energy conversion.

The UB Research Foundation is also set to receive a $359,050 grant from HUD’s Community Outreach Partnerships Center (COPC) grants program.

The grants are aimed at encouraging colleges and universities to harness their intellectual, human and institutional resources to revitalize urban areas.

Grant recipients must use the grant funds to address such issues as: local housing, infrastructure, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, health care, crime or planning.

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