$15M Grant Establishes New Dow Institute for Materials Research & Fellowship Program
The Dow Chemical Company has awarded UCSB up to $15 million to establish a collaborative research initiative that will help shape the future of technology in areas that will benefit society.
The Dow Materials Institute at UCSB will educate future scientists and engineers and advance the discovery of revolutionary new materials with applications that range from novel polymers to next-generation microelectronics.
The recent five-year award also includes a philanthropic component consisting of a $2 million endowment that will provide ongoing funding to support the research of outstanding graduate students. “The Dow Discovery Fellowships are an enormous validation and boost for our doctoral program in chemical engineering,” said Michael Doherty, chair of chemical engineering at UCSB.
"This new partnership with the Dow Chemical Company is dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the United States through collaborative research and interactions with industry, thereby serving as a catalyst to transform people's lives," said Craig J. Hawker, director of the MRL and professor of materials. "By actively engaging in productive partnerships with industry, the MRL with National Science Foundation MRSEC support has proven to be an economic engine here and around the world."Pictured left: Craig Hawker, Materials Professor and Director of the Materials Research Laboratory
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