Ten new research projects were awarded by the IMR in December 2013, for a total investment of $20,000 in nascent materials research. The ten projects support faculty researchers from seven different departments within the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine, and College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
IMR Facility Grants provide $2,000 to assist OSU faculty with facility user access fees and related minor charges associated with conducting innovative materials-allied research. The next deadline for Facility Grant proposals is Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM for Facility Grants with an anticipated project start date of July 1, 2014.
Congratulations to these researchers on their new awards:
- Collagen Ultrastructure by AFM, Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
- Nano-Textured Biomaterials for Enhanced Stem Cell Adhesion and Growth, Sheikh Akbar, Material Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Mahmood Khan, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
- Identifying Nucleation Species for Microporous Materials, Nicholas Brunelli, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
- Electroactive Thin Films for Energy Storage, Anne Co, Chemistry
- Electrospinning Natural Rubber and Plastic Polymer Blends for the Creation of Nanofibers, Katrina Cornish, Horticulture and Crop Science
- Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) for Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Reconfigurable Devices, Nima Ghalichechian, ElectroScience Laboratory/Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Development of Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging, Tyler Grassman, Materials Science and Engineering
- A Multifunctional Scaffold System for Periodontal Tissue Regeneration, Jianjun Guan, Materials Science and Engineering
- Interfacing Cells with Nitride Semiconductors, Wu Lu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- The Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Redox Gradients for Light Harvesting, Jon Parquette, Chemistry