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.