Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) succeeds in bid for most prestigious international research award in Germany for the fourth time. Prof. Ewa Dabrowska, 54, a linguistics expert nominated by FAU, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The award of 3.5 million euros will allow Dabrowska to continue her current scientific research at FAU. The Polish native currently teaches at the University of Birmingham in England.
Juhyun Lee, an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department, has been awarded a prestigious Career Development Award by the American Heart Association for the research. The three-year, $251,000 grant relates to another grant that he received in March to develop a new microscope that can capture 3-D motion, then add time to construct a 4-D beating heart using optical imaging techniques with fluorescent nanoparticles in a zebrafish.
David Harper, an associate professor of materials science in the UT Center for Renewable Carbon, will lead a $1.4M award from the US Department of Energy through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) -- a joint program organized through DOE and the US Department of Agriculture. The goal of BRDI is to develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of biomass and increase the availability of competitively priced renewable fuels and biobased products.
Geoscientist Haiying Gao, a seismologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $525,800 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to model and compare five subduction zones across the globe where large earthquakes have occurred, for the first time characterizing their fundamental differences and similarities.
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) is pleased to announce a £1 million investment from the UK Government's Department of Health and Social Care.
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has recently been awarded more than $33 million in renewed National Institutes of Health funding for the next five years.
The University of Utah College of Engineering has received a $2 million grant to create a laboratory and develop new technology for communities with backup power sources, known as microgrids, so they can quickly and more securely operate in the event of a massive power outage due to a natural disaster. Researchers will develop better computerized controllers for microgrids that will be faster and more secure to cyberattacks.
A new £6 million centre that will position the University of Nottingham at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows is to be officially unveiled at its Sutton Bonington campus.
A team composed of Colorado State University, Utah State University and Purdue University researchers, and infrastructure development firm AECOM, has been awarded $500,000 from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. They will evaluate how best to roll out in-motion charging technology for electric vehicles, and look at the benefits from both a cost and environmental standpoint.
Young children with early vocabulary difficulties in turn often have difficulty with reading during the primary grades. Penn State researchers will investigate if these oral vocabulary difficulties also lead to math and sciences difficulties throughout elementary school in a three-year, $1.5 million National Science Foundation-funded research project.