Dr. Rollin’s group was able to secure funding from internal, Ignite and NSF (National Science Foundation) grants in order to build a nanomaterials lab on campus. The internal and Ignite grants are currently being used to build a Chemical Vapor Deposition setup that will allow the group to grow Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene, and also to use these nanomaterials for aerospace applications such as reinforcement of composites, deicing devices or high-conductivity cables for data transmission. The NSF grant was written by Aerospace Engineering professors Drs. Rollin and Sypeck and Physical Sciences professor Dr. Mathis and has allowed them to purchase a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) capability to do analysis of our materials. The SEM will be installed in Lehman building later this month. The new facilities will increase the current research in nanomaterials, aerospace materials and structures being conducted on campus, and will also allow us to collaborate with local companies. These will also allow more undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research projects.