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Micromeritics Announces Its Seventh Grant Winner

Micromeritics Announces a Grant Award to the Physics Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale - 2/25/2009

After careful consideration by a special Grant Selection Committee appointed by the president of the company, Micromeritics’ grant award winner for the first quarter of 2009 has been selected. An ASAP 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer has been awarded to the Physics Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


According to Aldo Migone, Principal Investigator, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics, “Research activities will span a broad area of material characterization through adsorption/desorption measurements in three departments: Physics, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. The research that this project will encompass includes, but is not limited to, my own work on porous metal-organic-frameworks and carbon nanotubes, Prof. Talapatra’s work on metal hydrides and carbon nanotubes, Prof. Daves’s work on porous sol-gel glasses, and Prof. Mondal’s research on active catalysts. The investigations that will be carried out on the ASAP 2050 will provide critical information for developing applications of these nanostructured materials to areas such as gas separation, gas storage, gas sensing and catalysis.” Saikat Talapatra (Co-PI, Department of Physics) states, “The availability of this instrument will also give a tremendous boost to the ongoing research efforts on energy that are taking place in and around the SIUC campus.”


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of the nation’s top research universities and has attained the highest classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – ResearchUniversity (high research activity). This classification places SIUC in distinguished company; less than four percent of all universities in the United States share this prestigious ranking.


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Southern Illinois University Carbondale- Physics Department