This research proposal needs to be single spaced, 5 pages long, uses 11 point Times New Roman, 0.5″ margins, and have the required separate section as outlined later. The proposal needs to be relevant to the field of molecular biology. More specifically, this research proposal needs to explore scientific advances that enable the development of novel systems, materials and processes that enhance soilder protection and performance. Overall, this proposal needs to provide add to scientific foundations to support biological activity outside of the cellular environment, including integration of biological systems with synthetic systems. The sections of this proposal must consist of a Abstract, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Research Design, Expected Results, and References.