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Enright '19 awarded Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grant

Submitted by Diana Knight on July 5, 2022 - 12:30pm
Michael Enright wearing a collared shirt, with Bagley Hall out of focus in the background
Michael Enright

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Enright '19 who was recently awarded a Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grant.

The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) has awarded four seed grants to researchers at the University of Washington and Western Washington University to use nanotechnology tools to develop new, innovative technologies and devices. Awardees will receive up to $10,000 to carry out work in the UW’s Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) and Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) in the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure, which is one of 16 sites in the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program.

Enright, an assistant professor of chemistry at Western Washington University, aims to address challenges in charge transfer management by developing novel type II, anisotropic heterostructure nanomaterials, such as dot-in-rods or seeded tetrapods, to enable higher efficiency photoredox reactions and unlock opportunities for visible light mediated CO2 reduction and alkyl cross-coupling.

More about the seed grant program and this year's awardees, including Enright's abstract for his work on anisotropic nanomaterial heterostructures for photocatalysis, is in the story by the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems from April 22, 2022.

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