Published on Monday May 1, 2006
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is the recipient of a grant from the Department of Education as part of their Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program.
The three year grant, entitled GAANN-DREAM (Drexel Research and Education in Advanced Materials), is for a total of $633,360. The purpose of the grant is to provide need-based graduate fellowships in five exciting research areas: nanomaterials, biomaterials, design of materials, particulate processing, and electronic and photonic materials. Additionally, fellows will receive teaching preparation for future academic careers and the opportunity to participate in an international or industrial research experience.
PI and Director of GAANN-DREAM is Dr. Surya Kalidindi, Department Head and Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Co-I Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos, Associate Department Head and Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will serve as Co-Director. Dorilona Rose, Program Coordinator of Research and Publications in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, who contributed substantially to writing and submitting the grant, will administer GAANN-DREAM.
Other Co-Is include Dr. Caroline Schauer, Assistant Professor and Dr. Jonathan Spanier, Assistant Professor from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Dr. Mun Choi, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering; Dr. Fredricka Reisman, Assistant Provost for Evaluation and Assessment; Dr. William Lynch, Director and Dr. Sheila Vaidya, Associate Director of the School of Education; and Mr. Stephen Cox, founder and Project Director of the NSF-funded Philadelphia Alliance for Minority Participation program.
This is one of three new GAANN grants that the College of Engineering received as part of the 2006 competition. These join a fourth already existing GAANN in the College.