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
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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
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
A subsidiary of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $2,516,426 for his Rapid Diagnostic Test for Respiratory Syncytial Virus by Digital Nanobubbles research. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is among the leading cause of pediatric death worldwide and requires rapid and sensitivity diagnostics. …read more
The Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $293,492 for his research on Ultrasensitive and Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Digital Nanobubbles on a Microwell Array Platform. The proposed project will provide a new diagnostic method for emerging viral infections and will significantly change the current practice of infectious disease diagnosis …read more
Dr. Jie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Zhang is one of this year’s recipients of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Young Investigator Award for his research on Deep Learning-based Reliability and Resilience Enhancement of Future Navy Ships and Their Integration …read more
Congratutlations to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin for his recently funded research on the development of new photo-releasable neuropeptide nano-vesicles for studying modulation in the brain. With the $2.3 million NIH project, Dr. Qin and his team will develop a novel, potentially transformative technology to release neuropeptides at localized targets in real-time in awake animals.