Klavins, Seelig Receive NSF Expeditions in Computing Award

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Georg Seelig

Eric Klavins

MolES faculty Georg Seelig (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering) and Eric Klavins (Electrical Engineering) were awarded $2 million as part of a multi-investigator team investigating "Molecular Programming Architectures, Abstractions, Algorithms and Applications" as part of the National Science Foundation’s Expeditions in Computing program. The team, led by by Professor Erik Winfree of the California Institute of Technology, also includes investigators from Harvard University and the University of California at San Francisco. The project explores how to systematically program the behaviors of a wide array of complex information-based molecular systems, from decision-making circuitry and molecular-scale manufacturing to biomedical diagnosis and smart therapeutics in living cells. The work could lead to real-world applications such as molecular instruments for probing biological systems and programmable fabrication of nanoscale devices.

The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program.  Since the foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) launched the program in 2008, a total of 16 such projects have received funding.

"º NSF press release