2008 IMRG Awards Announcement

Three new research projects and six renewals were awarded by the IMR in July 2008, for a total investment of $382,500.

2008 New IMRG Research Projects

Experimental and Computational Study of ALD-grown Dielectrics on III-Nitrides
Lead: Siddharth Rajan, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Applicant: Wolfgang Windl, Materials Science and Engineering

Multi-Scale Characterization of Battery Materials for Improved Performance
Lead: Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, Industrial, Welding and Systems Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Applicants: Bharat Bhushan, Mechanical Engineering; Yann Guezennec, Mechanical Engineering; Giorgio Rizzoni, Mechanical Engineering; Shrikant C. Nagpure (PhD Student), Mechanical Engineering

Solving the “Contact Problem” of Molecular Electronics via Atomic Layer Deposition
Lead: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Physics; Co-Applicants: Jonathan Pelz, Physics; Malcolm Chisholm, Chemistry

2008 IMRG Renewals

Chemically-triggered Materials Assembly from Synthetic Peptides and Soy Proteins
Lead: Dennis Bong, Chemistry; Co-Applicant: Stephen St. Martin, Horticulture and Crop Science (Year one extension and additional six months of funding awarded)

Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Solar Conversion Systems
Lead: Malcolm Chisholm, Chemistry; Co-Applicants: Arthur Epstein; Physics; Paul Berger, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Nitin Padture, Materials Science and Engineering; Terry Gustafson, Chemistry

Interfacial engineering and scaling of hybrid biological-electrical biosensing architectures based on wide-bandgap semiconductor GaN
Lead: Wu Lu, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Co-Applicants: Leonard J. Brillson ; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Stephen C. Lee, Biomedical Engineering

Intra-Operative Fluorescence for Cancer Detection
Lead: Claudia Turro, Chemistry; Co-Applicants: Joseph Heremans, Mechanical Engineering (previous Lead on this project); Robert Lee, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Edward Martin, Jr, Surgery; Stephen Povoski, Surgery; Vish Subramaniam, Mechanical Engineering; Ronald Xu, Biomedical Engineering ; George Hinkle, Pharmacy; Nathan Hall, Radiology

Materials with magnetic ordering and low loss for new high frequency applications
Lead: Hendrik Verweij, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Applicants: John Volakis, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Patrick Woodward, Chemistry

Novel active structure design exploiting 3D multi-functional materials
Lead: Stephen Bechtel, Mechanical Engineering; Co-Applicants: Marcelo Dapino, Mechanical Engineering; Michael Mills, Materials Science and Engineering

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