Published on Monday September 24, 2007
Drs. Surya Kalidindi, Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, David Fullwood (Research Assistant Professor, MSE), and Raj Mishra of General Motors Research and Development Center have received an International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) supplement on the NSF-GOALI award titled “Process Design Solutions for Textured Polycrystalline Cubic and Hexagonal Metals: Inverse Solution Methodologies and Experimental Validation.” The award supplement totals $26,300 and will allow three-month visits to the GM R&D facility in Bangalore, India, for two of the domestic graduate students working on this project, and two short one-week visits for the PI to set up the collaboration.
In addition, Dr. Jonathan E. Spanier, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Dr. Bahram Nabet, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received an IREE supplement of $27,150 from the NSF to support their international collaboration with colleagues at the CNR in Lecce, Italy, and at the University of Salento (formerly Lecce). Funds will support extended travel visits in 2007-08 for several of their graduate and undergraduate student researchers to carry out research involving the fabrication, characterization and modeling of plasmonic materials and devices as part of an NSF-ECCS funded research award.
Dr. Caroline L. Schauer, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering also received an IREE supplement of $15,160 from the NSF to support her international collaboration with colleagues at the IRI/IEMN Cité Scientifique Villeneuve d'Ascq (France). Funds will support extended travel visits in 2007-08 for several NSF REU participants to carry out research involving the fabrication, characterization and modeling of chitosan materials and devices as part of an NSF-EEC funded REU site entitled “SENSORS: from Design to Implementation.”