Zavaliangos, et. al. Receives Major Research Instrumentation Grant

Published on Monday August 8, 2005

A Major Research Instrumentation grant for the Acquisition of a High Resolution X-ray Tomography Unit ($349,267) was award by the National Science Foundation to PI Antonios Zavaliangos, professor of materials science and engineering.

Co-PIs and Senior Personel for this award span many departments in the College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems. Co-PIs include Dr. Haviva M. Goldman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Dr. Joseph Wartman, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Surya R. Kalidindi, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Wei Sun, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Senior investigators include Dr. Richard Cairncross, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Dr. Grace Hsuan, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE), Dr. Patricia Gallagher, assistant professor in CAEE, Dr. Chang Chang, assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Dr. Frank Ko in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. David Breen, assitant professor in the Department of Computer Science.

This instrument will provide unprecedented non-destructive capability for examination of the internal structure of specimens with a resolution that approaches 1 micron. It is the best of its kind in the Delaware Valley and one of three comparable instruments available in academic institutions in the U.S. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Amherst College being the others). This instrument will become part of the Drexel University Centralized Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), which is managed and operated by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and will be available to serve the entire Drexel research community.

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