News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Nearly $750K in external funding


College of Engineering and Computer Science faculty have earned nearly $750,000 in external funding recently.

External Grants Received

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their research.

CAREER: Probing Mechanisms of Beta Cell Dysfunction via Quantitative Droplet Molecular Transport
Joe Lo, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms of beta cell dysfunction, as a single, versatile platform termed quantitative droplet molecular transport (qDMT) based on the PI’s “smart microgel” droplets and novel microfluidic Tesla pump. The project will also incorporate peering learning with a collaborative, and hands-on approach to nurturing future Bioengineers.

Next generation thin film based photovoltaic cells
Ya Sha Yi, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received a $223,311 contract from Three Gorges University to perform research on light trapping for next generation thin film based photovoltaic solar cells.

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