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Physik Instrumente Awards a $25,000 NanoInnovation Grant

Photonics Spectra
Oct 2007
Auburn, Mass.-based PI (Physik Instrumente) has awarded a $25,000 NanoInnovation Grant to Andrea Lelli, Eric A. Stauffer and Jeffrey R. Holt of the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville for their submission “A Fast Mechanical Nanostimulator to Study Sensory Transduction and Amplification in the Inner Ear.” Runners-up included studies titled “Maskless Optical Lithography Below the Diffraction Limit and Outside of the Near-Field Spectroscopy,” submitted by Peter R.H. Stark of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and “Scanning Sideview AFM: Simultaneous Atomic Force Microscopy and Sideview Imaging for Studies of Cell Mechanics” by Ovijit Chaudhuri and Sapun H. Parekh of the University of California, Berkeley.

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