$70,698 NSF grant to provide CHNSO Elemental Determinator

Sep 6, 2012

Kettering University is getting a sophisticated piece of Chemistry equipment, thanks to a $70,698 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant.

The National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation will provide Kettering University with equipment to further research and teaching in several academic departments, thanks to $70,698 from a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant.

The grant will procure a Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Oxygen (CHNSO) Elemental Determinator to augment multidisciplinary applied research and instruction. The new instrumentation will expand research opportunities in the fields of alternative energy, organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals and materials research.

Dr. Jonathan WenzelDr. Jonathan Wenzel, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at Kettering University, is the principal investigator on the project.  He said the Chemistry instrument will be used by faculty in the Biochemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering programs and provide new opportunities for students in those programs.

To read more on the grant, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1228432&WT_z_pims_id=5260