New Phosphorus Sustainability Center Engages NNCI Scientists

NSF recently announced the 2021 class of Science and Technology Centers. This cohort includes six new Centers focused on a range of topics from optoelectronics to ice exploration. One of these Centers is led by RTNN Director Jacob Jones. With collaborators at RTNN, SENIC, and NCI-SW, Jones established the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center which aims to reduce phosphorus dependence and its downstream effects on the environment. The origin of STEPS can be traced back to a 2016 Nanotechnology Signature Initiative and a series of RTNN-supported events that seeded several collaborative projects including a GRIP Award focused on using nanotechnology for water sustainability. Find out more about STEPS on the Center website and NC State press release.