NSF Posts

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 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

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

August 10th, 2020

Dr. Qing Gu’s Novel Laser Research Earns CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Qing Gu, Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her continuous research on developing novel lasers. Dr. Gu’s Environmentally Stable Electrically Pumped Perovskite Laser project will enable efficient and low-cost integrated photonic solutions for confocal microscopy, on-chip fluorescent sensing, …read more

June 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Valladares’ Space Science Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF), supported by the Geospace Facility’s Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI), funded Dr. Cesar Valladares’ research on DASI Track 2: Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network (LISN) Investigations of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) and Plasma Irregularities. The nearly $900,000 project seeks to provide the operations and maintenance of the LISN. His research …read more

May 19th, 2020

NSF Career Previous Awardee Panel Webinar

This panel discussion provides practical tips and guidance on not only program development and writing, but what happens during the review process.  The panelists include Drs. Kyle Fox, Yifei Lou, and Faruck Morcos, with Dr. Ravi Prakash participating as the moderator.

November 6th, 2019

NSF Funds Dr. Amy Walker’s Efforts to Diversify STEM

Dr. Amy Walker received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her work with UT System’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge-to-Doctorate (BD) program, through the University of Texas at Dallas . The $1 million award will support underrepresented minority (URM) students in completing doctoral degrees in STEM and will develop …read more

October 8th, 2019

Dr. Kamil Sarac Awarded $4 million from NSF

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kamil Sarac of the department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sarac was awarded over $4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sarac is the Director of Cyber Security Education Programs in the University’s Cyber Security Research and Cyber …read more

March 28th, 2017

Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

Over 13,000 students applied to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), but only 2,000 succeeded in receiving an award. Candace Benjamin, UT Dallas PhD student and “super scientist” in the Gassensmith Lab, shines among those winners. Candace will receive three years of financial support towards a research-based masters or …read more