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The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology received a $20,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation for its quarterly entrepreneurial breakfast series.
Dr. Jane Clifford, chair of biochemistry and pharmacology, received a $20,000 award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership for her research into the role of Sp1 and BRCA 1 in DNA repair in breast cancer.
Dr. Kapil R. Dandekar, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a two-year $50,000 NSF NeTS grant for “NeTS — ProWiN: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Flexible PHYs in Networks: Prototype and Algorithms.”
Drs. Jaudelice de Olivera, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Steven Weber,assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a four-year $107,037 NSF NeTS grant for “NeTS-NR: Preemption and Adaptation for Next Generation Multiservice Networks.”
Drs. Tim Kurzweg, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Andy Hicks, assistant professor of mathematics, received a three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer Vision Grant for “Micromirror Arrays for Imaging Sensors.”
Lynn Levin, adjunct assistant professor of English and executive producer of The Drexel InterView, received a Leeway Window of Opportunity grant to support her Minnesota book tour and launch of her poetry collection Imaginarium (Loonfeather Press).
Kathi Martin, associate professor of design, received a $12,000 Raub Foundation Traveling Scholars grant to support her travel to Japan and southern Asia with a colleague to research textiles and meet designers and museum curators. The research will be used in the creation of an online textile thesaurus for the Drexel Digital Museum.
Dr. Chika Nwankpa, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a $1.9 million continuation of funds from the U.S. Department of Energy for “Power-Grid Phase II: A Computation Engine for Large-Scale Electric Networks Project.”
Drs. Banu Onaral, H. H. Sun Professor and director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Wei-Heng Shih, associate professor of materials science and engineering and biomed, Wan Shih, research associate professor of materials science and engineering and biomed, Kambiz Pourrezaei, professor of biomed, Ryszard Lec, professor of biomed and electrical and computer engineering, Richard Rest, professor of microbiology, Raj Mutharasan, Frank A.Fletcher Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Irwin Chaiken, director of the A.J. Drexel Institute of Basic and Applied Protein Science, received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response Center (CiMeRC) for anthrax detection and remediation for Philadelphia’s public transit system.
Dr. Athina Petropulu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a three-year $120,000 NSF NeTS grant for “NR: ALLow Improved Access in the Network via Cooperation and Energy Savings (ALLIANCES).”