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Dr. Cameron Abrams, assistant professor of chemical engineering, received a four-year, $420,000 National Science Foundation (NSF)-Information Technology Research grant for “Inhomogenous Resolution Simulations of Protein Assembly Dynamics.”
Dr. Calin Belta, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, and a colleague received a three-year $275,000 NSF grant for “Rational Design of Synthetic Gene Networks Using Formal Analysis of Hybrid Systems.” Belta and a colleague were awarded a three-year, $300,000 NSF grant for “Scalable Algorithms for Safety Verification and Reachability Analysis of Hybrid Systems.”
Dr. Yossef “Joe” Elabd, assistant professor of chemical engineering, received a three-year ARO-Young Investigator grant for “Tuning Ionic Block Copolymers of Sulfonated Polystyrene and Polyvinyl Alcohol.” He also received a $51,228 ARO-DURIP Instrumentation grant for “Dynamic Fiber-Optic Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy for Polymer Characterization and Polymer-Based Sensors.”
Guglielmo Fofani, BIOMED doctoral student, received a one-year grant from the National Parkinson Foundation. The grant is the result of a joint neuroscience and neuroengineering collaboration between Drexel, the University of Milan, the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Hospital of San Paolo in Milan, and Milan Polytechnic.
Drs. Gary Friedman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Adam Fontecchio, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering, Alexander Fridman, John A. Nyheim Endowed University Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and director of the Drexel Plasma Processing Institute, Alexander Gutsol, research professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Kenneth Barbee, associate professor of BIOMED, and colleagues received a $450,000 NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant for “Acquisition of ICP System Within Two Universities/One Campus Framework.”
Marcia Gardner, assistant professor of nursing, received a National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Foundation one-year grant for “Mothering and Caregiving in First-Time Mothers of Medically Fragile Young Infants.”
Drs. Brad Layton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Adam Fontecchio, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Frank Ko, professor of materials science and engineering, Bahram Nabet, professor and associate dean for special projects in the College of Engineering, Jonathan Spanier, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues, received $100,000 for their NSF Major Research Instrumentation proposal “Zyvex Nanomanipulator.”
Dr. Xia Lin, associate professor of IST, Michael E. Atwood professor of IST, Katherine W. McCain, professor and associate dean of IST, and Sandra M. Hughes-Hassell, assistant professor of IST, received a $487,901 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for “Preparing Faculty in Management of Digital Information (MDI).
Drs. Steven Platek, assistant professor of psychology, Evan M. Forman, assistant professor of psychology, and Anthony C. Ruocco, clinical psychology doctoral student, received a $5,000 grant from the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation for “Neural Correlates of Emotional and Interpersonal Processes in Borderline Personality Disorder.”
Drs. Wei Sun, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Ali Shokoufandeh, assistant professor of computer science, and a colleague received a four-year $1million NSF-Information Technology Research grant for “Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering.”
Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos, professor of materials science and engineering, and a colleague received a $360,000 NSF- Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation grant for “Manufacturing of Nanocrystalline Bulk Materials by Field Activated and Sintering.” Drexel is the project’s lead institution.