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Collins Receives NSF Grant to Boost Homeland Security Research

Terry Collins received an NSF grant to develop TAML activators that will decontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents. The grant is part of the NSF program to support research related to the terrorism and anthrax incidents of Fall 2001 and will contribute to homeland security objectives.

The areas for the funded proposals in the program included detection and decontamination of biological or chemical warfare agents, environmental impact of particle emissions, cybersecurity, and continuing social responses to September 11.

Research in the Collins group was also recently discussed in a green chemistry article in the May 20 issue of Chemical and Engineering News.

May 2002