Kathleen Halvorsen (SS), David Shonnard (ChE), and Rodney Chimner (SFRES) have received $777,206 from the National Science Foundation as the first year of a five-year grant totaling $4,841,735 for the project, “OISE-PIRE Sustainability, Ecosystem Services, and Bioenergy Development Across the Americas.”
Caryn Heldt (Chem Engg) has been awarded a research grant of $81,821 from the National Science Foundation for “Precipitation and Self-Interaction of Viruses by Preferential Hydration.” This is the first year of a three-year project totaling $247,736.
New Funding: Professor Gerard Caneba (ChE/CEBFM) has received $14,711 from the Environmental Protection Agency for a project, “Environmentally Responsible Treatment and Generation of Useful Products from Aluminum Extraction Waste Materials.”
Professor David Shonnard (ChE/SFI) and CoPIs Associate Professor Andrew Burton and Assistant Professor Audrey Mayer (both SFRES) and Professor Ezra Bar-Ziv and Professor Jeffrey Naber (both ME-EM) have received $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year project: “SEP: Sustainable Forest-Biofuel Pathways to Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels; Biomass Production, Torrefaction, Pyrolysis, Catalytic Upgrading, and Combustion.”
In a story about how universities commercialize technologies developed by their faculty, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed Michigan Tech among the top 157 universities for licensing income, licenses issued, research expenditures, start-up companies formed and patents applied for and issued. The report was based on statistics compiled by the Association of University Technology Managers. See Technologies.
The 2012 ASISC conference held in Houghton was a remarkable success this year with people travelling from all over the world to share their
research in mineral processing. Along with presenters from industry,
Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students presented their latest research centered around sustainable developments for mineral processing. It provided a great networking opportunity for Michigan Tech students to meet representatives from leaders in the mining and steel manufacturing industry as well as other researchers from many other institutions.
Assistant Professor Wenzhen Li (ChE/SFI) has received $259,998 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project, “Selective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Biorenewable Polyols Over Bimetal Catalysts.”
Associate Professor Adrienne Minerick (ChE/BRC) and CoPIs Assistant Professor Caryn Heldt (ChE), Professor David Shonnard (ChE) and Assistant Professor Wan Jin Jahng (Biological Sciences) have received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation for “Nano and Microprinting Equipment for Novel Bioparticle Separations.”
Michigan Tech hosted seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program funded by the National Science Foundation.
The teachers presented posters on their research experiences, as well as the development of classroom/laboratory units.
Associate Professor Adrienne Minerick (ChE) has received $166,935 from the Gerber Foundation for a project, “Rapid Nutritional Analysis from Infant Tears.”