Keck Grant to UMass

Physicists Narayanan Menon, Benny Davidovitch and Chris Santangelo, together with Tom Russell from PS&E, have been awarded a $1M grant from the WM Keck Foundation to develop the basic science needed to spontaneously deliver ultrathin films to fluid interfaces. The films may then serve as microscopic and functional wall paper or shrink-wrap. The Keck Science and Engineering program funds "endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact".