Subcategory: STEM Research
Mohammad Khan - Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), Delaware State University
Co-Author(s): Noureddine Melikechi, Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), Delaware State University
The CREST program strives to integrate its strong research and education initiatives with innovation and economic development to realize underlying goal of sustainability and growth. The main focus of the program is to be leader in research and innovation in optics based technologies while furthering its multi-faceted goals tied into advancing knowledge based academics and students success. To this end CREST has nurtured talented professionals, faculty and staff researchers that are expert team of scientists, physicists, engineers and chemists. Our goal is to work in close collaboration with industry and government laboratories to develop and commercialize technologies with wide application areas of application. Successful outcomes has enabled few notable initiatives: (1) Close collaboration with industry and incubator program and forge innovation in the new research (Optical Science Center for Applied Research-OSCAR) facility at Delaware State University; (2) Synergize cohesive research and innovation under the newly formed Delaware Institute of Science and Technology (DIST) that brings together multidisciplinary group of researchers and multi-institutional collaborations that include partnering with federal, state, and local scientific and industrial communities under one umbrella; and (3) Enhance and facilitate professional development and grantsmanship activities (including infrastructure capacity building grants and SBIR and STTR initiatives) and partnership with industry members, government agencies and private foundations.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation (NSF-CREST grant # 1242067).
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,