Professor, Chemical and Biological Sciences, received a $3M grant from the National Science Foundation for the renovation of new laboratories for the Institute of Engineered Interfaces (IEI). With additional matching funds of $2M from NYU-Poly, the design stage of the new laboratories is underway. The renovated IEI laboratories will utilize common space and shared facilities for all its research operations. In addition to common synthetic laboratories with multiple hoods and a clean room for nanofabrication, the new space will have a core characterization laboratory and cell culture facility, providing cutting-edge laboratories for our faculty and students. The IEI was established with the aim of developing cutting-edge research and educational programs in interface science and engineering. IEI members come from six NYU-Poly departments—chemical and biological sciences, chemical and biological engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering and physics—and from the NYU dental and medical schools, where smart materials and interfaces find many applications.