If there is a company, (I) help refine their strategy, their business plan, work with them to write proposals for gap-fund grants that ONAMI
provides as well as help introduce them to a network of different resources.
Since 2003, ONAMI
has received $42 million in state funds.
researchers foster the understanding of material properties on the smallest scales to help develop new applications such as energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, improved sensors and communications, components for commercial semi-conductor and thermo-electric devices for consumer electronics, new anti-bacterial coatings that eliminate unnecessary antibiotic usage and safer and easier drug delivery methods for vaccines to fight malaria and other parasitic diseases.
The first project was funded mostly by a grant from the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, or ONAMI
, and a private donation from Lorry Lokey, the building's namesake.
funding is shared among OSU, the UO, Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest National Labor- atory.