An article in Mass High Tech on 23 July 2001 reports that Northeastern University in Boston has established a Nano Manufacturing Research Institute. The new institute will also receive about $750,000 over four years to seed its research efforts, but will not have a dedicated faculty or laboratory facilities. The funds will allow the group to hire postdoctoral fellows and to attract students interested in nanotechnology. Fourteen Northeastern faculty members will take part in the nanotech institute. In addition, it will collaborate with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, MIT, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The director will be Ahmed Busnaina, a professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern.