Facility Grants Awards, Winter 2009

Ten new research projects were awarded by the IMR in January 2009, for a total investment of $20,000. The ten projects support 13 faculty researchers from seven departments within the College of Engineering and the College of Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Magnetic Force Microscopy of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Biological Systems Lead Investigator: Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering ; Co-Investigator: Chris Hammel, Physics
  • Strong NDR from Metal-Oxide/Conjugated Polymer Interfaces Enabling Low-Power, Plastic Logic, Memory and Wireless Datalinks Lead Investigator: Paul Berger, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Characterization of Multivalent Ionic Liquids for Nanolubrication Lead Investigator: Bharat Bhushan, Mechanical Engineering
  • Enhance Program on Spintronic Phenomena in Organic-based Materials Lead Investigator: Arthur Epstein, Physics; Co-Investigators: Deniz Duman and Mark Murphey, Graduate Students
  • Development of a Mechanically Robust Stem Cell Delivery System for Myocardial Injection Lead Investigator: Jianjun Guan, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nanoscale Modification of Diamond surface Conductivity Lead Investigator: Jay Gupta, Physics
  • Development/Evaluation of Molecular Materials for Spintronics Lead Investigator: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Physics; Co-Investigator: Malcolm Chisholm, Chemistry
  • Fabricating Magnetic Traps to Manipulate Nanoparticles and Biological Cells Lead Investigator: R. Sooryakumar, Physics; Co-Investigator: Jessica Winter, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Development of A Hybrid Microcantilever for Bi-directional Sensing and Actuating at the Small Scale Lead Investigator: Yi Zhao, Biomedical Engineering
  • Innovative Micro and Nano Channels for Signal Transmission in Ion Transmission Lines Lead Investigator: Yuan Zheng, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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