ICTAS: Research Awards

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Research Awards in 2011


3D Printing with Nano-inks for Physical Cryptography
Principal Investigator: Christopher Williams, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Kathy Lu, Materials Science and Engineering; Thomas A. Campbell, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science


3D Reconstruction and Recognition for Enhanced Highway Condition Assessment
Principal Investigator: Mani Golparvar-Fard, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Jesus M. de la Garza, Electrical and Computer Engineering.


A New Approach for Targeted Drug Delivery and Controlled Release
Principal Investigator: Mike Zhang, Biological Systems Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Harry Dorn, Chemistry


A Pathway to Generating High Performance Thermoplastic Nano-Composites
Principal Investigator: Donald Baird, Chemical Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Martin, Chemical Engineering


A Theranostic Approach to Tuberculosis
Principal Investigator: Elankumaran Subbiah, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Co-Principal Investigator: Judy Riffle, Chemistry; Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.


Chipless RFID
Principal Investigator: Majid Manteghi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Tamal Bose, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Damping and Piezoresistive Response of Nanocomposite Structural Health Monitoring Sensors: Multi-scale Modeling and Characterization
Principal Investigator: Gary Seidel, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Daniel Inman, Mechanical Engineering


Design Optimization and Fabrication of Nanocomposite MAV Wings
Principal Investigator: Mayuresh Patil, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Gary Seidel, Aerosapce and Ocean Engineering; Robert Canfield, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering


Elucidating the Regulatory Roles of MicroRNAs in Switchgrass Biomass Production
Principal Investigator: Bingyu Zhao, Horticulture
Co-Principal Investigator: Richard Veilleux, Horticulture.


Generating Environmentally-Friendly Novel Biofuel Molecules with Synthetic Biology
Principal Investigator: Ryan Senger, Biology Systems Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: David Bevan, Biochemistry


Helping Streams Help Themselves: Developing a Sustainable Water Pollution Mitigation Technique
Principal Investigator: Erich Hester, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: W. Cully Hession, Biological Systems Engineering


High Performance Sorbents for Carbon Capture
Principal Investigator: Richard Gandour, Chemistry
Co-Principal Investigator: Roe-Hoan Yoon, Mining and Minerals Engineering; S. Richard Turner, Chemistry; Diego Troya, Chemistry


Integrating Soil and Vegetation Performance into Complex Engineered Environments in Urban Watersheds
Principal Investigator: Susan Day, Forest Research and Environmental Conservation
Co-Principal Investigator: Glenn Moglen, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Stephen Schoenholtz, Virginia Water Resources Research Center


Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation of Geophysical Flows: A Numerical Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Anne Staples, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Co-Principal Investigator: Traian Iliescu, Mathematics


Novel Games for Analyzing Cyber-Security Behaviors: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Principal Investigator: Danfeng Yao, Computer Science
Co-Principal Investigator: Scott Geller, Psychology; Manuel Perez-Quinones, Computer Science


Probing Fundamental Material Constants of Polymeric Nanofibers
Principal Investigator: Amrinder Nain, Mechanical Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator: Robert B. Moore, Chemistry. David Schmale, Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science; Craig Woolsey, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering


When Emotion Really Matters: Brain Computer Interfaces for the Masses
Principal Investigator: Denis Gracanin, Computer Science
Co-Principal Investigator: Joe Gabbard, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute; Karen Roberto, Institute for Society, Culture and Environment; Kirby Deater-Deckard, Psychology


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