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Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program
The SITE Demonstration Program encourages the development and implementation of innovative treatment technologies for hazardous waste site remediation and monitoring and measurement.
U.S. EPA’s Technology Innovation Office Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information
Provides information about innovative treatment technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community.
Measurement and Monitoring Technologies for the 21st Century
Has information about the identification and deployment of promising measurement and monitoring technologies.
Sensor Technology at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Includes information about sensor technologies developed at the lab.
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking the laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable
Provides information about this interagency working group that is seeking to build a more collaborative atmosphere among federal agencies involved in hazardous waste site remediation.
Sensors
A free, online, peer-refereed scientific journal on the science and technology of physical/chemical sensors and biosensors.
Science and Technology Program
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, providing information services to DOE, regulatory agencies, the public, and other stakeholders
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Focus on technology transfer to facilitate the commercialization of research results for the public good. Includes members from over 300 universities and research institutions.

Funding Information Back to Top
EPA STAR
EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program funds extramural grants to support university-based research, including remediation-related topics.
SSTI
The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) Weekly Digest includes information about sensor-related funding opportunities.
UC Discovery Grant Program
A program working to strengthen and expand California’s economy through jointly sponsored industry-university research partnerships.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Manages two programs designed to improve the competitive capability of small research and development businesses with particular emphasis on emerging and underserved small firms.
The National SBIR/STTR Conference Center Consolidated SBIR/STTR Resources
Provides links to useful information about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program including current solicitations, federal laboratory R&D resources, and partnering opportunities. Calendars for all participating agencies can be found at http://www.win-sbir.com/schedule.html
National Science Foundation
An independent U.S. government agency promoting science and engineering. Read about funding opportunities through NSF. Additional information is available through NFS’s Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS).
National Science Foundation, Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
Visit the NSF BES Division for information specifically related to bioengineering and environmental systems programs and funding opportunities.
Grants.gov
A general resource for finding governmental grants.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense. Also visit the Special Projects Office and the Small Business Support Center.

Service Sites Back to Top
Passport Sensor Network
Providing a software infrastructure for the emerging field of the Internet of Things
Sensors for Monitoring Water Pollution from Contaminated Land, Landfills, and Sediments (SENSPOL)
The SENSPOL European Thematic Network is accelerating the development of chemical sensors, biosensors and biomimetic systems for monitoring in water, contaminated soil and sediments.
State Science & Technology Institute
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving governmental and industrial programs that encourage economic growth through the application of science and technology.
Sensor Technology Transfer at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy research and development laboratory that does not produce commercial products or services. However, the Laboratory works with manufacturers and other producers of such products and services, and transfers its technology to them through cost-shared and reimbursable research and development agreements, personnel exchange, and other types of working arrangements.
Global Network of Environment and Technology
GNET consists of several information-filled centers including a News Center, Market Center, Technology Center, Government Center, and DOE EM Center.
DOE Environment, Safety and Health Information Portal
This site contains a wealth of news regarding environmental, safety, and health issues.
The Electrochemical Society Sensor Division
Focuses on sensors and places secondary emphasis on biosensors, physical sensors, and the processing technology of microelectromechanical systems.
Sensors Portal
Monthly updated smart sensors web portal sponsored by the International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA).
Red Wing Technologies
Performs market research, new product research & development, and market development services for measurement and control companies.

University Centers and Labs Back to Top
New Mexico State University Sensor Research Group
Colloborates with industrial or governmental partners for the development of solutions to practical, analytical, and sensor problems.

Current Research: DNA biosensors, miniaturized analytical systems, microseparation (CZE) chips.

Systems and Automation Learning Lab, University of Notre Dame
Student teams design and develop autonomous systems to perform prescribed tasks using various sensors, actuators, and microprocessors.

Current Research: Using sensors to locate and mark simulated land mines.

Sensors and Actuators Programme, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Performs research and development for Smart Structures and Photonics sensors; helps local industry adopt and implement new technologies; developing a research & technology infrastructure via funded projects, manpower training, industrial partnerships, and overseas collaborations.

Current Research: Smart Structures and Photonics sensors.

The Grimes Group, Penn State
Develops autonomous sensor network systems for monitoring the chemical ambient in both air and water. Applications of such sensor systems include monitoring water quality, guarding water passages, and measuring air pollution.

Current Research: Underwater sensor networks, networked sensors for biotoxin detection, wireless magnetoelastic sensors, hydrogen sensors.

University of Maryland Small Smart Systems Center
Develops small, highly integrated systems in the nano/micro/bio fields; prepares students for careers through education, training, research, and mentoring; and establishes unique and shared facilities for state-of the-art design and testing of small smart systems.

Current Research: VLSI-MEMS smart pulse-coded biosensors, sensor and actuator arrays, conjugated polymer micro- and meso-structures, chip integrated EHD micro-pumps, MEMS-based piezoelectric microphones, plastic-based microfluidic devices, gray-scale lithography for MEMS, micro-ball bearings, smart magneto-rheological fluids with nanoparticles, micro-aerial vehicles, miniaturized power generation, co-synthesis of materials at the nano-scale.

Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology (CPT)
Performs education and contracted research in all major areas related to photonics sensors for a wide range of industrial and military fields.

Current Research: Photonics research, with an emphasis on sensors for harsh environments.

The Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements
A National Science Foundation state-industry-university cooperative research center at Ohio State University

Current Research: Industrial sensors and measurements.

McDevitt Research Labs – Lab-on-a-Chip Sensors , University of Texas at Austin
The McDevitt group launched a research program directed towards the development of lab-on-a-chip based technologies that are suitable for the rapid analysis of complex fluids.

Current Research: Active lab-on-a-chip research areas include non-invasive saliva diagnostics, cardiac risk assessment, HIV diagnostics and monitoring, bioterrorism screening tools, and environmental monitoring.

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Focus on technology transfer to facilitate the commercialization of research results for the public good. Includes members from over 300 universities and research institutions.

Government Centers and Labs Back to Top
Argonne National Laboratory
A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory operated by the University of Chicago. Plays a leading role in basic physics research.
National Energy Technology Laboratory
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) web site provides a link to solicitations as well as news stories and information about NETL, their technologies, and on-site research and development.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC. Conducts basic and applied R&D to strengthen knowledge in the area of science.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and operated by Battelle. Deliver breakthrough science and technology to meet key national needs and to meet selected environmental, energy, health and national security objectives, strengthen the economy, and support the education of future scientists and engineers.
Sandia National Laboratory
Operated by Lockheed Martin Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Promoting the communication, application, and development of today's high-tech sensors for use in environmental cleanup.