Topeka 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.