2007 Compendium of Technology Breakthroughs of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (IUCB)
Superior Relief From Dry Eye Problems ---------- Page 105
Allergy Friendly Room Program ------------------ Page 106
Inadvertent Implants? Visualizing Lung Cell pH ----Page 106
Introducing the theta surface for biocompatibility
IUCB Annual Report for 2012
IUCB Annual Report for 2011
NSF Final Report for Period: 07/2010 - 06/2011
IUCB Annual Report for 2010
The focus of the Center for Biosurfaces’ research program is on understanding, prediction, and control of biological adhesion. Multidisciplinary studies of the mechanistic details (including physical-chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics) of “conditioning” film formation, biopolymer deposition, and cell and protein adhesion to synthetic materials and model tissues are in progress. A Core Program is managed by the Center’s directors, together with Projects selected, structured, and prioritized by the Members Advisory Board. The Center for Biosurfaces’ research program shifts and evolves as the ongoing projects answer current questions, uncover new questions, and as the membership and interests of the Advisory Board change.
These are the Long Term Goals and Objectives of the IUCB:
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Projects
A National Science Foundation REU award supports Women, Minorities and Disabled Undergraduate Students.
National Science Foundation TIE Projects
IUCB participated in a National Science Foundation-funded "TIE" project to study the Detection and Control of Micro-Biocontamination in Ultrapure Water Processes. The project included the following sites: 1) Center for Microcontamination Control (CMC), University of Arizona; 2) The Queen's University Environmental Science and Technology Research Centre (QUESTOR), The Queens' University of Belfast; 3) Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (IUCB), University at Buffalo; 4) Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing (CEBSM), University of Arizona; and 5) Hazardous Substance Management Research Center (HSMRC), New Jersey Institute of Technology.