UA Gets $6 M Award

The University of Alabama Center for Materials for Information Technology, commonly known as MINT, has received a major award from the National Science Foundation.

The $6 million award will be distributed during the next six years and is to fund a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

"I want to congratulate the MINT faculty for the award they have received from the National Science Foundation," said Dr. Nancy Barrett, UA provost. "Many of the best research universities in the country compete for these MRSEC awards, but only a few win. This award puts UA and the MINT Center in very select company."

Dr. Bill Butler, MINT director, MRSEC director and physics professor, said MINT has shown the University of Alabama can compete with
the best research universities in the nation.

Seventeen faculty from six academic departments will participate in
two interdisciplinary research groups.