Recent Research Awards

2016

November

Jungsang Kim of ECE has received an award from ColdQuanta, Inc., for a project entitled ''Vacuum Integrated System for Ion Trapping.'' Total funding will be $320,000 over 22 months.

Maiken Mikkelsen of ECE has received an award from the University of Washington for a project entitled ''EFRI ACQUIRE: An Integrated Quantum Communication Transmission Node.'' Total funding will be $126,375 over 12 months.

Mark R. Wiesner of CEE and the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) has received an award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a project entitled ''Forecasting the exposures and toxic effects of nanomaterials as released from real products.'' Total funding will be $705,502 over 60 months.

October

Mark Borsuk of CEE has received an award from Harvard University for a project entitled “CNH-L: Assessing the Potential for Climate Change and Forest Insects to Drive Land-Use Regime Shifts.” Total funding will be $140,166 over 35 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the University of Chicago for a project entitled “Supramolecular matrix materials for prostate cancer cell biology.” Total funding will be $90,150 over 36 months.

Steven A. Cummer of ECE has received an award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a project entitled “EFRI NewLAW: Reconfigurable Nonreciprocal Acoustics and Topological Phases in Spatiotemporally Modulated Media.” Total funding will be $121,214 over 12 months.

Marc Deshusses of CEE has received an award from Three Bird Swan Consulting Group for a project entitled “Bench-Scale Testing of a Novel Liquid and Solid Treatment System for Decentralized Sanitation.” Total funding will be $48,467 over 12 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from the University of Missouri for a project entitled “Treating Duchenne Cardiomyopathy in the Mouse Model by Gene Repair.” Total funding will be $286,200 over 36 months.

Heileen Hsu-Kim of CEE has received an award from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a project entitled “Support to Applied Field Research Initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Immobilization of Elemental Mercury in Contaminated Soils via Mercury Sulfide Formation.” Total funding will be $65,010 over 13 months.

Jungsang Kim of ECE has received an award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a project entitled “Quantum Communication from the ISS: Phase 2.” Total funding will be $400,000 over 36 months.

Michael D. Lynch of BME has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Process Intensification for Reduced Commercial CAPEX of Biofuels Production (PRICE CAP) using Dynamic Metabolic Control.” Total funding will be $1,691,595 over 24 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled “Engineering signaling specificity to program intestinal organoid development.” Total funding will be $345,521 over 48 months.

Brian R. Stoner of ECE has received an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project entitled “Acceleration of further field deployment of the RTI-Duke Beta 2.0 system.” Total funding will be $459,724 over 13 months.

September

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled ''Muscle-macrophage constructs for skeletal muscle repair.'' Total funding will be $1,923,900 over 60 months.

Ashutosh Chilkoti of BME has received an award from Pfizer, Inc. for a project entitled ''One-Pot Synthesis of Multicomponent Protein-Carbohydrate Antigens.'' Total funding will be $168,411 over 12 months.

Mary Cummings of MEMS has received an award from the National Institute of Aerospace for a project entitled ''On-Demand Personal Autonomous Aircraft: Conceiving the Future through a Systems-Theoretic Approach.'' Total funding will be $165,247 over 12 months.

Aaron Franklin of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Laboratory for a project entitled ''1.2.2 Nanoelectronics and Nanosensors for Army Applications : Exploring the Vertical to Plane Electronic Properties of Layered Two Dimensional Materials.'' Total funding will be $35,000 over 12 months.

Karthikeyan Gopalakrishnan of BME has received an award from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for a project entitled ''Assessing the Manufacturability of a "Next-Gen" Non-Immunogenic PEG-like Conjugate.'' Total funding will be $75,000 over 12 months.

Kenneth C. Hall of MEMS has received an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for a project entitled ''Editorial Work for American Society of Mechanical Engineers.'' Total funding will be $50,000 over 12 months.

Joseph A. Izatt of BME has received an award from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for a project entitled ''OCT Technology Development to Assess Ocular Integrity and Characterize Intraocular Scatterers.'' Total funding will be $1,500,000 over 36 months.

Jason F. Luck of BME has received an award from the University of Kansas for a project entitled ''Mechanics of the fetal neck during shoulder dystocia delivery.'' Total funding will be $6,999 over 12 months.

Maiken Mikkelsen of ECE has received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a project entitled ''Tailoring Radiative Processes by Nanoengineering for Ultrafast Optoelectronic Devices.'' Total funding will be $15,000 over 21 months.

Kathryn R. Nightingale of BME has received an award from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for a project entitled ''Early Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer using Ultrasonic Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Imaging.'' Total funding will be $577,179 over 36 months.

Henry Pfister of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled ''Collaborative Research: Advanced Coding Techniques for Next-Generation Optical Communications.'' Total funding will be $166,528 over 35 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the Allen Institute for Brain Science for a project entitled ''Synaptomes of Mice and Men.'' Total funding will be $131,101 over 34 months.

Marc A. Sommer of BME and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled ''Visual Continuity Across Saccades.'' Total funding will be $103,695 over 36 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled ''Functional mapping of efferent gut neuroepithelial circuits.'' Total funding will be $986,112 over 22 months.

Jonathan Viventi of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled ''Optimizing flexible, active electrode arrays for chronic, large-scale recording and stimulation on the scale of 100,000 electrodes.'' Total funding will be $3,337,409 over 35 months.

August

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Quantifying and Elucidating the Physical Basis of Uncertainty in GPM Precipitation in Mountain Regions using Multi-frequency Radar Observations and Models.” Total funding will be $30,000 over 12 months.

Ashutosh Chilkoti of BME has received an award from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for a project entitled “Non-immunogenic PEG conjugates of Biologics.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 18 months.

Patrick L. Ferguson of CEE has received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project entitled “Support for the NonTarget 2016 Conference.” Total funding will be $7,860 over 12 months.

Aaron Franklin of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “EAGER: Exploring the Negative Capacitance Effect from Hf-Based Ferroelectrics and 2D Nanomaterials for Low-Voltage Transistors.” Total funding will be $150,000 over 24 months.

Michael Gehm of ECE has received an award from the University of Arizona for a project entitled “Information-theoretic informed design of advanced X-ray explosive threat detection systems.” Total funding will be $144,042 over three months.

Warren M. Grill of BME has received an award from Northwestern University for a project entitled “Biomimetic somatosensory feedback through intracortical microstimulation.” Total funding will be $207,924 over 60 months.

Brenton D. Hoffman of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Elucidating the Role of Mechanosensitive Signaling in Mediating Cell-Biomaterial Interactions.” Total funding will be $412,344 over 22 months.

Tony Huang of MEMS has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Standing Surface Acoustic Wave Based Cell Sorters for Maintaining Cell Integrity.” Total funding will be $297,776 over 23 months.

Tony Huang of MEMS has received an award from Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies, Inc. for a project entitled “STTR Phase II: Development of Bio-compatible, Bio-safe Cell Sorters.” Total funding will be $229,912 over 12 months.

Tony Huang of MEMS has received an award from Stony Brook University for a project entitled “IDBR: Type A: Precise manipulation and patterning of protein nanocrystals using surface acoustic wave technology_BCF.” Total funding will be $40,513 over 10 months.

Jungsang Kim of ECE has received an award from the University of Maryland for a project entitled “Scaling Modular and Reconfigurable Quantum Systems.” Total funding will be $265,644 over 60 months.

Maiken Mikkelsen of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Laboratory for a project entitled “Reconfigurable Optical Properties in the Near-IR Enabled Bottom-Up Assembly of Nanoengineered Materials.” Total funding will be $150,000 over 24 months.

Willie Padilla of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Multidimensional imaging techniques using Metasurface modulators.” Total funding will be $300,837 over 36 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Glycogen Storage Disease III Engineered Human Skeletal Muscle Rare Disease Model.” Total funding will be $159,000 over 11 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Interaction of Subchondral Bone and Articular Cartilage System with Skeletal Muscle.” Total funding will be $76,895 over 11 months.

July

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “4D Integrated IPHEx2014 Observations in the inner Mountain Region Data Analysis and Consolidation of IPHEx Observations.” Total funding will be $62,192 over 12 months.

Stefano Curtarolo of MEMS and the Center for Materials Genomics has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled "Expanding AFLOW Visualization using Jmol V2." Total funding will be $100,000 over 12 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from Locus Biosciences, Inc. for a project entitled "Engineering Novel Genome Engineering Systems." Total funding will be $250,000 over 24 months.

Yiyang Gong of BME has received an award from The Vallee Foundation for a project entitled "Optical brain machine interface for neural circuit dissection." Total funding will be $250,000 over 60 months.

Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Validation of acoustic tweezers for single-cell analyses of purine metabolism." Total funding will be $371,019 over 12 months.

Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from Pennsylvania State University for a project entitled "Single Cell Virology." Total funding will be $314,193 over 23 months.

Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation for a project entitled "Extracellular vesicles and their ncRNAs cargo as markers of trophoblast injury." Total funding will be $167,628 over 47 months.

Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from Stony Brook University for a project entitled "IDBR: Type A: Precise manipulation and patterning of protein nanocrystals using surface acoustic wave technology." Total funding will be $40,513 over 10 months.

Joseph A. Izatt of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Arbitrary Viewpoint Robotic Surgery." Total funding will be $136,849 over 36 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from Johns Hopkins University for a project entitled "Closed-loop sacral nerve stimulation for inflammation - Phase I -." Total funding will be $716,911 over 15 months.

Jonathan Viventi of BME has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "CIF:Medium:Collaborative Research:Scalable Learning of Nonlinear Models in Large Neural Populations." Total funding will be $399,730 over 48 months.

June

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “4D Integration of Satellite and IPHEx GV Observations with Physical Models to Improve the Representation of Orographic Precipitation Processes and Enhance Precipitation Measurement and Simulation.” Total funding will be $106,669 over 24 months.

Olivier Delaire of MEMS has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “DOE Early Career Award Transfer ERKCK19: Quasiparticle Couplings in Transport of Heat, Charge, and Spin for Novel Energy Materials.” Total funding will be $450,000 over 36 months.

Yiyang Gong of BME has received an award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for a project entitled “Optical brain machine interface for neural circuit dissection.” Total funding will be $750,000 over 48 months.

Michael D. Lynch of BME has received an award from the Museum of Science for a project entitled “Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science-Synthetic Biology.” Total funding will be $1,200 over three months.

Willie Padilla of ECE has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Infrared Imaging for Improved Metamaterial Characterization.” Total funding will be $158,441 over 12 months.

Guglielmo Scovazzi of CEE has received an award from Sandia National Laboratories for a project entitled “Towards Rigorous Multiphysics Shock-Hydro Capabilities for Predictive Computational Analysis.” Total funding will be $25,000 over three months.

Daniel J. Sorin of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “SHF:Small:Using Coding Theory to Optimize the Representation of Information in Computer Architecture.” Total funding will be $8,000 over 14 months.

May

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a project entitled “GPM-GV Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment IPHEX2014.” Total funding will be $11,970 over a month.

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “In Vitro and In Situ Engineering of Fibroblasts for Cardiac Repair.” Total funding will be $2,032,894 over 45 months.

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Engineering of Human Excitable Tissues from Unexcitable Cells.” Total funding will be $1,899,188 over 48 months.

Steven A. Cummer of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Observations of High-Energy Radiation Associated with Thunderstorms.” Total funding will be $74,278 over 36 months.

Mary Cummings of MEMS has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Modeling the impact of increasing autonomy on core cognitive abilities in unmanned system operation.” Total funding will be $155,000 over 36 months.

Stefano Curtarolo of the Center for Materials Genomics has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “High-throughput Prediction of High-pressure Materials Properties for the AFLOWLIB Database.” Total funding will be $350,000 over 27 months.

Linda P. Franzoni of MEMS has received an award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for a project entitled “Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.” Total funding will be $5,500 over five months.

Yiyang Gong of BME has received an award from the Brain Research Foundation for a project entitled “Ultrafast optical recording of spiking activity in a zebrafish neural circuit.” Total funding will be $80,000 over 24 months.

Kris Hauser of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “NRI: Collaborative Research: Versatile Locomotion: from Walking to Dexterous Climbing with a Human-Scale Robot SUPPLEMENT.” Total funding will be $8,000 over 28 months.

Omar M. Knio of the Center for Materials Genomics has received an award from Sandia National Laboratories for a project entitled “Uncertainty Quantification in LES Computations of Turbulent Multiphase Combustion in a SCRAMJET Engine.” Total funding will be $219,911 over 12 months.

Michael D. Lynch of BME has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Sustainable Biological Production of Energetic Materials .” Total funding will be $170,000 over 36 months.

Amanda Randles of BME has received an award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a project entitled “Using GPU-Accelerated Computational Fluid Dynamics to Study In-stent Restenosis.” Total funding will be $5,000 over 12 months.

Adam P. Wax of BME has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Visualization of mechanical stress in live cells.” Total funding will be $599,997 over 36 months.

April

Volker Blum of MEMS has received an award from UT-Battelle, LLC, for a project entitled "Understanding the interface driven magnetic properties of topological insulators using a GPU accelerated first-principles all-electron code." Total funding will be $44,795 over six months.

Warren M. Grill of BME has received an award from GlaxoSmithKline for a project entitled "Peripheral Nerve Stimulation To Treat Bladder Dysfunction." Total funding will be $65,993 over two months.

Brenton D. Hoffman of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "The Role of Ezrin in Membrane and Actin Interactions." Total funding will be $56,118 over 12 months.

Brian P. Mann of MEMS has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "Dynamics of Networks with Delays." Total funding will be $50,000 over nine months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Robustness of the Intestinal Stem Cell Niche ." Total funding will be $918,225 over 34 months.

Daniel J. Sorin of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "SHF:Small:Designing Architectures to be Formally Verifiable." Total funding will be $8,000 over 15 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Circulatory system and integrated muscle tissue for drug and tissue toxicity." Total funding will be $49,374 over two months.

March

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the Fondation Leducq for a project entitled "Bursac FLQ Regeneration Research." Total funding will be $577,774 over 60 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Immunomodulatory Biomaterials via Peptide and Protein Self-Assembly.” Total funding will be $558,418 over 20 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Modular Biomaterials for Targeted Anti-Cytokine Immunotherapies.” Total funding will be $90,589 over 8 months.

Stefano Curtarolo of the Center for Materials Genomics has received an award from the University of Maryland for a project entitled “Integration of the experimental superconductor database with AFLOWLIB.” Total funding will be $90,000 over 18 months.

Aaron Franklin of ECE has received an award from Illumnia, Inc., for a project entitled "Arrays of Nanowaire Transistors: Fabrication and Device Performance." Total funding will be $450,000 over 36 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing for the Correction of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.” Total funding will be $1.95 million over 60 months.

Jungsang Kim of ECE has received an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity for a project entitled “Error-corrected Universal Reconfigurable Ion-trap Quantum Archetype (EURIQA).” Total funding will be $31,896,065 over 60 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Modeling, Computations, and Applications in Multimodal Information Integration.” Total funding will be $944,228 over 43 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Laboratory for a project entitled “Multimodal Subspace Learning and Modeling of Complex Systems.” Total funding will be $586,006 over 48 months.

February

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Supramolecular Nanofiber Vaccines." Total funding will be $2.35 million over 48 months.

John E. Dolbow of CEE has received an award from the Idaho National Laboratory for a project entitled "Enhanced Contact and Fracture Methodologies for Pellet-Cladding Interactions." Total funding will be $98,225 over eight months.

Sina Farsiu of BME has received an award from the Research Triangle Institute International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project entitled "Smartphone Ophthalmoscope Lens Vascularity." Total funding will be $157,500 over 12 months.

Heileen Hsu-Kim of CEE has received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project entitled "AOI 1: Novel Membrane and Electrodeposition-Based Separation and Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Combustion Residues." Total funding will be $720,100 over 18 months.

Maiken Mikkelsen of ECE has received an award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for a project entitled "Exploring the Interplay Between Nanoscale Design and Optical Properties of Materials: A Research and Educational Approach." Total funding will be $100,000 over 36 months.

Kathryn R. Nightingale of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Improved Ultrasound Imaging Using Elevated Acoustic Output." Total funding will be $2.54 million over 60 months.

Amilcare M. Porporato of CEE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "A U.S.-Africa Workshop For a Science and Research Vision on the Food-Water-Energy (FEW) Nexus." Total funding will be $99,993 over 12 months.

Carmen Rawls of the Engineering Dean's Office has received an award from the North Carolina State Board of Education for a project entitled "Project Lead the Way." Total funding will be $50,000 over 12 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from Bioiberica, S.A., for a project entitled "Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate and Chrondroitin Sulfate/Glucosamine on Muscle Immune Signaling and Function in TNF-alpha Stimulated Three Dimensional Muscle Cultures." Total funding will be $54,675 over 12 months.

January

Cameron R. Bass of BME has received an award from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for a project entitled "Evaluation of Flesh Material Properties and Spinal Mechanics and Injury Thresholds at High Loading Rate for WIAMan." Total funding will be $674,130 over 36 months.

Patrick L. Ferguson of CEE has received an award from the San Francisco Estuary Institute for a project entitled "Regional Monitoring Program (RMP)." Total funding will be $22,000 over 18 months.

Galen Reeves of ECE has received an award from North Carolina State University for a project entitled "LAS DO6: Theory and Methods for Coarsened Decision Making; Synthetic Data Release: The Tradeoff between Privacy and Utility of Big Data." Total funding will be $183,275 over 12 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency for a project entitled "Networking Inference and Analysis of Big Dynamic Data." Total funding will be $599,137 over 48 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Metabolic Reprogramming of Colon Cancer Liver Metastasis." Total funding will be $437,250 over 24 months.