ICTAS: Research Awards

Research Awards in 2012

Carbon Nanohorn Theranostic Cancer Agents
Principal Investigator: M. Nichole Rylander, Mechanical Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Timothy Long, Chemistry; Ge Wang, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences; John Robertson, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology; Chris Rylander, Mechanical Engineering

A New Approach to Low-Power Design of Radios for Wireless Devices
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kwang-Jin Koh (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Dong S. Ha (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Thrust Area: Cognition and Communication

Artificial Hair Cells as the Basis for New Methods of Treating Hearing Loss and Balance Disorders
Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald J. Leo (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. John W. Grant (Biomedical Engineering), Dr. Rolf Mueller (Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Pablo Tarazaga (Mechanical Engineering)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

Biodiscerned© Flight Kinematics for Articulated Flapping Systems
Principal Investigator: Dr. Javid Bayandor (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew Kurdila (Mechanical Engineering)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

Carbon Footprint Monitoring of Earthmoving Construction Operations using Networks of Existing Cameras and Inventories of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mani Golparvar-Fard (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Linsey C. Marr (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

Co-verification of Critical Cyber-Physical Systems: A Formal Approach
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chao Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael S. Hsiao (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

Sustainable Plant-microbial Interactomes to Feed an Impoverished World: Exploiting Gene Diversity for Fe and Zn Accumulation in Tubers of Potato and Its Interaction with Helper Microbes
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark A. Williams (Horticulture)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Vellieux (Horticulture)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

Using the Generalized Langevin Equation Formalism to Reconstruct Dynamic Equations from Time Series Data
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jianhua Xing (Biological Sciences)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Michel Pleimling (Physics)
Thrust Area: Emerging Technologies

A Novel Fiberoptic Microneedle Device for Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Delivery
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Rylander (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Elankumaran Subbiah (Veterinary Medicine)
Thrust Area: Nano-Bio Interface

Modular Biotemplates for Assembly and Patterning of Bio-inspired, Nanostructured Materials
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tijana Grove (Chemistry)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Moore (Chemistry)
Thrust Area: Nano-Bio Interface

Tissue Scaffold Fabrication via Micro-Stereolithography
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Williams (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Timothy E. Long (Chemistry)
Thrust Area: Nano-Bio Interface

Design of Multiscale Heterostructures with Enhanced Energy Harvesting
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marwan Al-Haik (Engineering Science and Mechanics)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald J. Leo (Mechanical Engineering)
Thrust Area: Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Magneto-optical Studies of Carbonaceous Nanostructures for Quantum Information and Other Applications
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hans Robinson (Physics)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Giti Khodaparast (Physics)
Thrust Area: Nanoscale Science and Engineering

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Co-Design of the Cyber and Physical Components of Autonomous Miniature Air Vehicles
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mazen Farhood (Aerospace and Ocean Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandeep Shukla (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Thrust Area: National Security

A New Approach to Lightweight Armor Applications: Metal-Ceramic Composite Castings
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan P. Druschitz (Materials Science and Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher B. Williams (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Romesh C. Batra (Engineering Science and Mechanics)
Thrust Area: National Security

Next Generation Data-to-Decision Systems for Disaster Response
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christian Wernz (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan (Computer Science)
Thrust Area: National Security

Model-Guided Metabolic Engineering of Plants
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ryan Senger (Biological Systems Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenda Gillaspy (Biochemistry)
Thrust Area: Renewable Materials

Electrocatalytic Flow-Through Metal Organic Framework Membranes for Sustainable Fuel Generation from a CO2 Feedstock
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amanda Morris (Chemistry) Dr. Eva Marand (Chemical Engineering)
Thrust Area: Sustainable Energy

A Coupled Biochemical/Biophysical System to Remediate Diffuse Nitrate in Shallow Groundwater
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark S. Reiter (Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences) and Dr. Zachary M. Easton (Biological Systems Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Wade E. Thomason (Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences) and Dr. Brian L. Benham (Biological Systems Engineering)
Thrust Area: Sustainable Water

Physicochemical Effects of Temperature and Water Chemistry on Streambank Erosion
Principal Investigator: Dr. Theresa Wynn-Thompson (Biological Systems Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Matthew Eick (Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences)
Thrust Area: Sustainable Water

StREAM Lab Examination of Critical Watershed Processes Governing Dissemination of Agricultural Sources of Antibiotic Resistance
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amy Pruden-Bagchi (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. W. Cully Hession (Biological Systems Engineering), Dr. Leigh Anne Krometis (Biological Systems Engineering), Dr. Kang Xia (Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences), and Dr. Katherine F. Knowlton (Dairy Science)
Thrust Area: Sustainable Water

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