EQUATE awards SEED Grants

December 5, 2022

 EQUATE awards Year 2 SEED grants

In the second year of Nebraska's Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies (EQUATE) project, funded by National Science Foundation EPSCoR*, two Nebraska researchers were awarded SEED grants from the EQUATE project to study quantum topics in their work. Applicants responded to a Request For Proposals, and submissions were evaluated based on alignment of proposal topics with project objectives. Funding of $56,000 for each chosen SEED Grant researcher/project goes to:

  • Mohammad Ghashami, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Martin Centurion, UNL Physics and Astronomy

*EPSCoR is an acronym for NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, comprised of states with relatively lower amounts of annual scientific research funding; Nebraska EPSCoR has successfully advanced team science projects since 1993. EQUATE earned $20 million in funding from NSF EPSCoR for 2021-2026, shared by six higher education sites throughout Nebraska. EQUATE’s 20+ team members collaborate to better understand quantum possibilities via materials science research strengths among Nebraska physicists, chemists, engineers, and educators. In addition, EQUATE conducts outreach opportunities that encourage students' pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in their careers.

 From left, Drs. Ghashami and Centurion are SEED grant recipients in Year 2 of Nebraska's NSF-funded Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies (EQUATE) project.

From left: Drs. Ghashami and Centurion