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Young Investigators Make International Connections

Nanotechnology is a hot area of research in several parts of the world. With that in mind, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has joined with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan to sponsor the Japan-US Young Researchers Exchange Program on Nanotechnology.

Asst. Prof. Daniel Schmidt of the Plastics Engineering Department and Prof. Marina Ruths of Chemistry at UMass Lowell were selected as part of the 2006 U.S. contingent. Each country hosts a dozen top young researchers to visit nanotechnology-related research facilities and build personal networks during a two-week exchange.