RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $20 million NSF GRANT
In the past three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $32 million in funding for research led by faculty at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology that expands human understanding of the microbial world. Now, new to the list is the $20 million NSF grant titled “Building on the 2020 Vision: Expanding Research, Education and Innovation in South Dakota”, which is being led by researchers at SD Mines, SDSU and USD. The research focuses on the tiny microbes that attach to surfaces: commonly known as a biofilm, and the thin coatings of two-dimensional (2D) materials that control them. The collaborative infrastructure will enable the development of novel, nanoscale coatings to regulate biofilm formation on technologically relevant surfaces.