Four Oklahoma research projects that will apply nanotechnology to business models have been approved for funding by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. The award winners include Professor Yu (Jessie) Mao of Oklahoma State University, who is studying nanocoating surface treatments for modification of regenerated fabrics and leather to produce sustainable products in healthcare, hospitality and transportation facilities. He was awarded $90,000 for two years. Khalid Hossain of Amethyst Research Inc. proposes to develop compliant substrates using nanoengineering technology that could allow the growth of defect-free films used in the fabrication of high-performance transistors. Hossain was awarded $500,000 for three years. Professor Ranji Vaidyanathan of OSU will create composite material storage containers that are capable of storing or transporting alternative fuels with pressures up to 3,600 psi. Vaidyanathan was awarded $499,924 for three years. Professor Parameswar Hari of the University of Tulsa has discovered that zinc oxide nanorods can be selectively grown to produce open or closed nanostructures by controlling deposition conditions in a wet chemical process. The primary use of the detectors is in the form of sensors and medical monitors for anesthesia applications. Hari was awarded $90,000 for two years. The Oklahoma Nanotechnology Applications Project was created by the legislature to initiate a statewide project to provide funding and technical support for the application of nanotechnology and assist later stage development of nanotechnology. It also aims to provide education about nanotechnology to the state’s economic development network, researchers, manufacturers and businesses and sustain the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative begun in 2005.