Awards Posts

April 29th, 2021

Dr. Minary Receives Grant from AFOSR for Nearly $480,000

The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Dr. Majid Minary $479,779 for his research project: Self-Sensing and Self-Healing Metal Matrix Composites. Dr. Minary’s research will focus on demonstrating mechanisms for low-temperature, low-cost, and low-energy self-healing metal-matrix composites (MMCs). Dr. Minary hopes the desired MMC will be able to detect crack formation in …read more

April 6th, 2021

Dr. Xiaohu Guo’s Nearly $500,000 Award From NSF

Computer Science professor, Dr. Xiaohu Guo, received $499,997 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project, OAC Core: Small: Open-Source Robust 4D Reconstruction Framework for Real-Time Dynamic Human Capture. The project focuses on the modeling of topological changes in dynamic scenes and the robust tracking of moving surfaces. Dr. Guo’s goal is to …read more

April 6th, 2021

Kyle Fox Receives $586,654 From NSF

Dr. Kyle Fox was awarded $586,654 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project, Exploiting Topology in Graph Algorithm Design. Dr. Fox’s research focuses on understanding the role topology can take both in performing fast computations on graphs and explaining what graph properties are necessary for these fast computations. The goal of the …read more

March 23rd, 2021

University of Colorado at Boulder Awards Dr. Hongbing Lu $720,000

Dr. Hongbing Lu received $720,000 from the University of Colorado at Boulder for his research on the Center for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porus and Particulate Materials Simulations with Exascale Computing Workflows. The project focuses on characterizing materials of significant importance identified in the project at different scales. Dr. Lu and his team will conduct a Split …read more

March 23rd, 2021

Dr. Chuanwei Zhang Receives $640,000 Grant from US Air Force

Dr. Chuanwei Zhang received $640,087 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his research on Quantum Simulation, Computation, and Metrology with Ultracold Atoms. Dr. Zhang’s goal is to foster the development of quantum technologies with ultracold atoms by envisioning new device concepts, developing controlling tools, and designing quantum matter with desired properties.

March 23rd, 2021

Dr. Ted Price Receives Funding From UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Ted Price received $638,145 from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for his research on the Validation of Fibroblast-derived PI16 as a Novel Target for Pain Treatment. The project focuses on testing behavioral validation in mice as well as tibial and sural nerves from patients of lower leg amputations due to diabetic …read more

March 16th, 2021

Dr. Yun-Ju Chen Receives $771,653 Award From NASA

Dr. Yun-Ju Chen was awarded $771,653 from NASA for his research on Hemispheric Asymmetries of the Electrodynamic Environment in the Middle and High-latitude Ionosphere. Dr. Chen’s research will focus on identifying systematic variations in the ionospheric potential distribution across the auroral zone in each hemisphere that are related to systematic variations in the average energy …read more

March 16th, 2021

NIH Funds Dr. Yichen Ding’s Developmental Research

Dr. Yichen Ding received $730,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Integrating Imaging and Computation to Characterize Neural Crest Cells in the Myocardial Development and Regeneration. The project focuses on integrating genetic models with advanced imaging and computation to provide new mechanical and developmental insights into the contribution of neural …read more

March 11th, 2021

NSF Grants Dr. John Hansen $1.2 Million For Audio Recovery From The Apollo Missions

Dr. John Hansen was awarded $1,211,500 from the National Science Foundation for his research on Developing a Multi-Channel Naturalistic Audio Corpora for the Natural Language Processing Research Community. Dr. Hansen’s team is developing an audio resource of real-world speech communications of one of history’s greatest scientific and technical accomplishments – the NASA Apollo missions. The …read more

March 11th, 2021

Dr. Hart Receives Over $2 Million From The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

Dr. John Hart Jr. received $2,022,497 from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for his research on Treatment of Verbal Retrieval Deficits in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Dr. Hart plans to use the grant to test the efficacy of targeting pre-supplementary motor areas (preSMA) with HD transcranial Direct …read more