Awards Posts

December 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Zhang’s Java Debugging Research

Dr. Lingming Zhang, assistant professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research on Maximal and Scalable Unified Debugging for the JVM Ecosystem. The $519,819 award will enable Dr. Zhang’s project goal of a practical …read more

November 17th, 2020

Dr. Leonidas Bleris Uses NSF Grant to Understand microRNA Communication

Dr. Leonidas Bleris, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, received $623,679 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project Collaborative Research: Unraveling Extracellular MicroRNA Communication. His research focuses on the relatively unexplored process of cell-to-cell communication via microRNAs. The goal of this project is to develop a better understanding of microRNA-mediated cell-to-cell communication and a new …read more

November 13th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Girgis Obaid’s Molecular Cancer Project

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Dr. Girgis Obaid $723,942 for his research on Molecular Imaging-directed Bioengineering of Nanoconjugates as Adaptable Tumor Targeting Platforms. The project will utilize quantitative dual-tracer molecular binding imaging as the primary criterion for defining in vivo molecular selectivity of modular nanoconjugates at the cellular level, and will thus accurately …read more

November 3rd, 2020

NSF Grants $1.4 Million for Cybertraining Research Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Christopher Simmons $1.4 million in support of the new Texas Education and Research Cybertraining Center (TERCC). Dr. Simmons is the Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Services in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The grant will enable the Texas Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Services (TRECIS) center to build …read more

October 16th, 2020

Dr. Lisa Goffman Snags $3 Million Grant From NIH For Child Development Research

Dr. Lisa Goffman is the Nelle C. Johnston Professor in Early Childhood Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She was awarded $3,050,953 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on A Developmental Framework For Linking Phonological And Morpho-syntactic Sequential Pattern Rules In Developmental Language Disorder. With her research, …read more

October 15th, 2020

NIH Awards $1.4 Million for Research on Kidney-Safe Nanomedicines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Dr. Mengxiao Yu‘s Unravel Nanoparticle Transport and Interactions in Renal Proximal Tubules research project. The $1.4 million award will help advance fundamental understanding of the size, charge, and surface chemistry effects on the transport and interactions of engineered nanoparticles in order to obtain a general strategy in minimizing …read more

September 21st, 2020

Dr. Todd Griffith Gets $3.3 Million to Design Floating Turbine Prototype

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Dr. Todd Griffith $3.3 million for his research project, A Low-Cost Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind System. With the project, Dr. Griffith plans to develop a floating turbine design featuring a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). VAWTs offer advantages over traditional offshore wind designs because they have a …read more

September 16th, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Michael Kesden’s Gravitational Lensing Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Michael Kesden $299,876 for his research project WoU-MMA: Gravitational Lensing of Photons and Gravitational Waves in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The project will examine whether upcoming electromagnetic surveys like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can provide catalogs to help identify the host galaxy of lensed gravitational …read more

September 15th, 2020

Dr. Mark Lee Secures $300,000 Research Grant from Texas Instruments

Dr. Mark Lee received a $300,000 grant from Texas Instruments for his research on Suppressing and Physically Modeling Low Frequency Noise in Silicon MOSFETs. This project will study the phenomenon of cryogenic annealing to extinguish RTN and extend prior work to determine whether cryogenic can suppress the magnitude or drive down the corner frequency of …read more