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“NSF Awards $330K to Professor Amit Lal”

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Professor Amit Lal receives a $330k award from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled "Self-Powered Ultra High Vacuum Technology for Harsh Environment Wireless Sensors."  This program will develop technology that helps in realizing highly reliable sensors, based on radioisotope thin films, that provides far greater social benefit than the risk posed by the use of radioisotopes. Specifically the program will develop self-powered vacuum pump technology using miniscule amounts of radioisotopes, required for reliable use of self-reciprocating cantilevers.

Lal joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2002.  His is a member of the Cornell Nanobiotechnology Center, Cornell Center for Materials Research, and the Atkinson Center for Sustainable Future. He is a field member of the Cornell Biomedical Engineering and School of Applied and Engineering Physics.

Professor Lal is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

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