University of Montana Assistant Professor John McCutcheon recently received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for junior faculty.
Paul Chiarot, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University, recently received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's most prestigious program for early-career researchers, and he aims to redefine 3-D printing at a very fine scale. His 'electrospray' technique puts tiny particles into a solvent and applies them to a surface, creating electronics in a process not unlike an inkjet printer.
Scientists at the University of Leeds will run the equivalent of password cracking software to find the chemical keys to defeating the Ebola virus.
A new technology commercialization program will launch this spring to help Washington's life sciences innovators move their promising ideas into the hands of providers and patients, thanks to a $1.8 million 'ecosystem' award from the state's Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF).
As maple sugaring season approaches, plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a two-year, $149,800 grant to study the impact of climate change on the quantity and quality of sugar maple sap, including its chemical composition, and of sap from red maples, a species less sensitive to climate change.
A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside scientist has been awarded a $4 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture in an attempt to save the United States citrus industry from a disease that has already devastated the industry worldwide.
The great outdoors becomes a federally funded lesson in teaching and learning for preschoolers and their teachers.
Internet security expert Amir Houmansadr at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a five-year, $581,458 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to combat Internet censorship by analyzing current censor-circumvention systems and designing a model that will lead to new anti-blocking tools.
Dr. Colin Torney, a lecturer in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is one of two UK-based researchers to have secured a grant from the US-based James S. McDonnell Foundation, which granted £9.6million ($14m) in research funding last year.
An electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an all-liquid optofluidic laser that could better detect cancer in the comfort of a doctor's office.