Busnaina Receives $1.6M from Department of Defense

By Matt Rocheleau, Globe Correspondent

Over $111 million in federal funding for defense projects at 34 Massachusetts companies is included in the $626 billion defense budget bill approved by Congress Saturday.

Not included in the statewide total, $465 million is written in the bill for the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine program, according to a press release from Senators John Kerry and Paul Kirk. Much of the design and development of the engine is executed at General Electric's facility in Lynn.

Pending final approval, the state's top two recipients are located in Boston the EMK Institute for the Senate, which is scheduled to receive $18.9 million, and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology which is scheduled to receive $9 million, according to the release.

The Defense Appropriations Bill passed the House of Representatives Wednesday and awaits the president's signature.

Location: Boston/Woburn
Recipient: Northeastern University
Purpose: Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Power Sources for Space
Amount: $ 1.6 million
Project Description: Northeastern University (NU) and its Massachusetts team have developed expertise in solution phase for coating chemistry, carbon nanotube integration and device fabrication that enables the creation of new power source technologies that are safer, lighter, concealable, and have a much higher performance than any contemporary battery technology. The team is in the process of developing a new class of lithium ion battery technology which incorporates carbon nanotube technology.

More information can be found here.

Related Faculty: Ahmed Busnaina

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering