A Madison-based research hub devoted to evaluating the environmental
effect of nanotechnology has received $20 million in National Science
Foundation funding over the next five years. The University of
Wisconsin-Madison is the host institution for the Center for Sustainable
Nanotechnology, led by Robert Hamers, a chemistry professor at
UW-Madison whose research has helped spawn a spinoff company focusing on
building more powerful and more stable batteries for hybrid cars and
electric vehicles.

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