Archive for Monday, January 18, 2010

KU asking regents for permission to build ‘green technology’ lab

Stimulus funds, research dollars will finance construction

January 18, 2010

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— The Kansas University Center for Research will seek authorization on Thursday for construction of a $21.6 million “green technologies” engineering laboratory.

The proposed Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center will be a 34,600-square-foot lab.

Authorization for the project is before the Kansas Board of Regents.

The project will be funded by a $12.3 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and $9.3 million from private funds on deposit at the KU Center for Research.

The project includes four core service labs for fuel testing, nano-scale imaging, micro-scale testing, chemical analysis and an electromagnetic chamber. The building, expected to be completed by spring 2012, will join a complex of engineering buildings west of Eaton Hall on the main campus.

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