Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has received a $314,000 grant for its Center for the Study of Law, Science & Technology to develop models for the international regulation of nanotechnology. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Genomes to Life Program.

The law school was the first to offer a course in nanotechnology and has several faculty members who have published scholarship in the area. Nanotechnology is the molecular reconfiguration of materials and is used in many consumer products including clothing, cookware and sunscreen.