Published on Wednesday March 23, 2011
Associate professor Jonathan Spanier and his collaborators received a $225,000 three-year University-Laboratory Initiative (ULI) award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the project "Design and Investigation of Mesoscopic Tunable Structures for Magnetic Proximity Sensors."
Under the ULI, Spanier and his collaborators at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI and the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. will be researching nano-scale and mesoscopic magnetoelectric multiferroic materials and devices for use as magnetic sensors."
Spanier is also co-PI on a $1M grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania awarded to the Energy Commercialization Institute of Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) for 2011. Spanier serves as the Drexel PI for the project and co-led the competitive renewal proposal with lead PI Dr. Tony Green of BFTP, with participation from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University. This research commercialization grant will help to accelerate the commercialization of alternative energy-related technologies through unique multi-institutional collaborations and intellectual property sharing agreements. The institute is the first regional partnership in southeast Pennsylvania for advancing alternative and clean energy technologies. These funds will support Drexel faculty's collaborative research to accelerate technology commercialization with colleagues from other participating universities in the region in energy.