Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are developing new materials and manufacturing processes that will establish a foundation for UWBG semiconductors in novel power electronics switching devices. Their investigation received $820,000 in funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to support graduate students to explore new ideas in magnetic materials, advanced manufacturing, and advanced component design methods and techniques.
The NSF awarded Stefan Wilhelm a $761,727 CAREER award to continue his research in nanotechnology, which assists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. Wilhelm's work focuses on individual nanoparticles - which are about 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair -- and how they interact with the body's cells.
With the NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program project, "Species Conservation and Collaborative Governance in an Era of Global Change," researchers will zoom in on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains as a test-case landscape for the development of a more dynamic vision of conservation.
The University of Maryland (UMD) received funding from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to develop novel therapeutic strategies to stop infection from Lyme disease pathogens before it begins. Unlike traditional antibiotics that attack the pathogen directly and put it on the defensive, UMD is exploring antimicrobials that would interfere with the pathogen on a biomolecular level to inhibit it from causing an infection in the first place.
With support from DARPA, researchers led by Northwestern University will develop a wireless, fully implantable device that will control the body's circadian clock, halving the time it takes to recover from disrupted sleep/wake cycles.
Five Rice University engineering laboratories are part of a national effort to develop a wireless implant that can halve the recovery time from jet lag and other disruptions to sleep/wake cycles.
The University of Bath is coordinating a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero carbon emissions.
A leading South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate work on a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine, in what's anticipated to be the second line of defence against the virus.
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health announced today the creation of the Jennifer Schlecht Memorial Scholarship for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Justice in Fragile Settings which will be awarded annually as part of the Jennifer Schlecht Memorial Fund, hosted by Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) at the United Nations Foundation. The Scholarship's mission is to honor Jennifer's memory and her professional accomplishments.
Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to measure the brain's subtle magnetic signals in two research volunteers simultaneously as they interact, capturing the rich complexity of the brain's signaling during face-to-face social interactions in real-time.