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2014 JDRD Awards

In 2014 the Science Alliance funded eight new and four second-year JDRD projects.

First-Year Projects

The following individuals received first-year JDRD funding:

Daniel Costinett, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Targeted Drive Train DC-DC Design for Electric Vehicles Using Additive Manufacturing and Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Wei He, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Understanding and Modulating the Biocompatibility of Nanocellulose for Advanced Biomedical Applications

Mingzhou Jin, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Stochastic Optimization of Power Management of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Brian Long, Department of Chemistry

Tailored Synthesis of Complex Polymeric Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Purification

Eric Lukosi, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Electrical Characterization of Large Area Quasi-Monocrystalline Diamond Films

Stella Sun, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Weighted Multi-Factor Authentication through Behavior Learning

Haixuan Xu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Transport Properties of Interfacial Defects in Materials

Haidong Zhou, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Single crystal growth and neutron scattering studies on new quantum magnets with coexistence of quantum spin states and multiferroicity

Second-Year Projects

The following individuals received second-year JDRD funding:

Eric Boder, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Domain identification and enzymatic ligation for structural biology of complex proteins

Wei Gao, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

User-centric sensing platform for smart buildings

Andy Sarles, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Single channel recordings and GISANS of amyloid-beta peptides in fully hydrated, unilamellar lipid bilayers

Tongye Shen, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Coarse-grained modeling of the conformational dynamics of signaling protein complex

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