Joint School claimed HBCU NC A&T's College of Engineering
and Electrical Engineering Research to justify funding?
SCHOOL RECEIVES $3.5 MILLION FOR NANOENGINEERING RESEARCH
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three North Carolina A&T State University
nanoengineering professors at the Joint School of Nanoscience
and Nanoengineering (JSNN) have been awarded research grants
totaling $3.5 million. “The Department of Nanoengineering is off
to a fast start in research,” said Dr. James Ryan, dean of the
JSNN. “Competing successfully for $3.5 million in research
funding in the department’s first year and a half of operation
is a tribute to both the quality of these researchers and the
value of their work.”... It is located in the Gateway University
Research Park, South Campus, in Greensboro.
The awards are:
and Enabling Technologies for Nano and Bio Systems and
Interfaces,” $1.2 million from the Army Research Office. Dr.
Ajit Kelkar, professor and chairman of the Department of
Nanoengineering, is the principal investigator.
“A Study of GaAsSb
(gallium arsenide antimonide) Nanowires by Molecular Beam
Epitaxy for Near Infrared Applications,” $563,497, from the
Army Research Office. Dr. Shanti Iyer, professor of
nanoengineering and electrical engineering, is the principal
Nano to Continuum
Multi-Scale Modeling of Cementitious Materials under Dynamic
Loading,” $1.8 million from the Army Research Office. Dr.
Ram Mohan, associate professor of nanoengineering, is the
Ajit Kelkar, Dr. Shanti Iyer and Dr. Ram Mohan
are NC A&T researchers pre-JSNN researchers.
The awards dated 2011 are:
Dr. Ajit Kelkar,
Organization - North Carolina A&T, HBCU, professor
and chairman of the Department
of Nanoengineering, address 2901 E. Lee St.,
award was for $1.2 million from the Army Research
JSNN address is
2901 E. Lee
St., and department is Nanoengineering.
Dr. Ram Mohan
Organization - North Carolina A&T, HBCU, Associated
Professor, Dept. Computational Science and Eng, Division College of
Engineering, Street Address 1601 E. Market
Street award was for $1.8 million from the Army
Dr Mohan award was to Dept of
Computational Science ,etc, address 1601 E. Market
Street unambiguous not to Dept. of
Dr. Shanti Lyer,
Organization - North Carolina A&T, HBCU, Department
Engineering, 1601 East Market Street, award
was for $563,497, from the Army Research Office.
Dr. Lyer award was to Dept. Electrical
Engineering, address 1601 East Market Street unambiguous
NCA&T State University
has been funded at an average rate of $3-5 million per
year in the area of Nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Its illegal to falsify Government form information. NCA&T FY
2011 Sponsored Funding by Academic Units and Division indicate
JSNN (Dr. Ajit Kelkar) was awarded $1,228,121 of Sponsored
Research not the claimed $3.5 million dollars claim by JSNN Dean
Ryan news release.
NC A&T and UNCG and Gateway University Research Park
executed Memorandum of Understanding North Carolina A&T State,
University, The University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and Gateway University Research Park,
February 2007 signed by Interim A&T Chancellor Lloyd V. Hackley,
UNCG Patricia Sullivan, and John Merrill which stated Gateway
Support of the Universities (1.2.3) Acquire, managing and
operating the research equipment, facilities and land needed to
conduct research at the Universities;
Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
(Draft UNCG), say:
The General Assembly has appropriated $50 million in
non-recurring capital funding to construct
the JSNN building, $8 million in non-recurring equipment
funding, and $1.4 million in recurring
funding for operating costs. An additional $2.9 million
in recurring funding for operating costs
has been included in the 2008-09 budget priorities and
submitted to General Administration.
Requests to Plan the PhD and MS degrees in Nanoscience
have been reviewed and approved by
the Graduate Council of UNC. A Management Agreement,
which addresses mission and
organizing principles, governance, administration, the
dean and faculty, curriculum/degrees,
support services, contingencies, and
amendments/modifications has been written and
approved/signed by the NCA&T and UNCG Chancellors. The
search for a founding dean is
underway and being coordinated by a professional search
firm, and finalists has been identified
for campus interviews. It is anticipated that a founding
dean will be in place during the summer
current level of recurring operating funding is
insufficient to support the personnel and programs
necessary to operate the JSNN. Increased appropriations
will be necessary over the next three years in order to
attain the original request for recurring operating
funding of $6.9 million.
257:UNCG/NCA&T Nanoscience/Nanoengineering Funds.
There is appropriated from the General Fund to the
Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina
the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) for the
2012-2013 fiscal year to be used by the Joint School of
Nanoscience and Nanoengineering on the campus of the
Gateway University Research Park of the University
North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University to hire
permanent staff, adequately maintain its
equipment, and support operations. Beginning with the
2012-2013 33 fiscal year,
part of the continuation budget.
Whereas, in its first 18 months of operation, prior
to completion of its formal 11 facility, JSNN was
awarded over $4 million in research funding and
continues to work closely 12 with Gateway University
Research Park to develop partnerships with high
Unambiguous false claim of amount of
Nanoengineering funded research was employed to obtain
$2,000,000 dollars of recurring funded for Joint School of
Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.