Obama Administration Praises Rutgers

A project at Rutgers to build one of the most advanced electron microscopes in the world was praised by the White House Friday as an example of a federal stimulus project that is helping to transform the nation.

The microscope, a collaboration between scientists at Rutgers and a Seattle-area firm, Nion Co., was included in a report that listed 100 projects the Obama administration says exemplify the innovative and effective work funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“With Recovery Act projects like these, we’re starting to . . . rebuild our economy on a new foundation,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement accompanying the report.

The Rutgers project was funded through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation with additional funding through the university. Serving as principal investigator is Research Professor Philip E. Batson, who is affiliated with the university’s Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN). A world-leading scientist in the area of microscopy, Batson is also a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department. Click HERE for the Full Story


By John Chadwick