University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — Nanomaterials Research (Claudia Schmidt-Dannert)

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to the University of Minnesota to support nanomaterials research led by Professor Claudia Schmidt-Dannert. Professor Schmidt-Dannert’s proposal, titled “Genetically programmable, adhesive nanomaterials as patterned and functional surface coatings,” is the grand prize winner of our Innocentive challenge on bioinspiration and unusual biology. Our science team believes Professor Schmidt-Dannert could be able to design new materials with applications such as anti-fouling, anti-corrosion, and anti-freeze coatings, as well as coatings for biomedical applications.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing transformative basic science.