NSF/CHE/Chemical Measurement and Imaging Program (CMI) and NSF/CBET/Chemical and Biological Separations Program (CBS)
Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM)• Research and education in the chemical sciences and engineering related to sustainable synthesis, use, and reuse of chemicals and materials• Participating Divisions: CHE, DMR (MPS); CBET, CMMI (ENG); EAR (GEO)• Regular Proposal (SusChem in title), Supplement, EAGER, or CREATIV• Details see DCL: NSF 12-097
Separation Science: Extraction, Refinery and Recovery• Separation of critical metals• Recycling of chemicals that cannot be replaced (phosphorus)• Separation of gaseous by-products from biomass conversion• Water purification techniques• Chemical processes designed for zero waste/more environmentally friendly solvents• Etc.
CMI in general supports research on: • Chemically-relevant measurement science and imaging; • Development of innovative approaches and instruments; • Improved understanding and/or innovative approaches to substantially broaden applicability for existing technologies; • Instrument Development proposals: CMI:ID, CRIF:MU, MRI; • Industrial Collaborations: GOALI, I-Corps, SBIR/STTR; • Optimizing and/or utilizing established methods for specific applications should be directed to programs focused on the application.
CBS supports novel methods and materials for separationprocesses such as: • Nanostructured materials for separations; • Biorenewable resource separation science; • Field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations; • Separation of molecular constituents from blood
CBS Proposal Submission Window: August 15 – September 18, 2012 Contact: Dr. Debra Reinhart: firstname.lastname@example.orgCMI New Submission Window: October 1-31, 2012 Contact: Dr. Kelsey Cook: email@example.com Dr. Lin He: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Currently Seeking Potential FY14 Topic Areas www.nsf.gov/eng/efri Contact: Dr. Rosemarie Wesson: email@example.com