The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $8.7 million in awards to "Develop Emerging Carbon-Based Building and Construction Materials," with OHIO's Jason Trembly receiving two $500,000 grants for two separate projects focused on addressing climate change and sustainability issues surrounding construction and infrastructure.
The multidisciplinary team will develop technologies that allow for a sustainable framework for farming such shellfish as oysters, mussels, and scallops. This effort will incorporate a wide berth of smart technologies by combining modern technologies in the fields of robotics, agricultural automation, computer vision, sensing and imaging, and artificial intelligence.
Yuntao Wu, Professor, Molecular and Microbiology, and Ramin Hakami, Associate Professor, School of Systems Biology, are conducting studies of COVID-19 therapies.
A partnership between the University of Oxford, Earlham Institute (EI), and global pharmaceutical companies Biogen Inc and Boehringer Ingelheim will investigate a promising new drug target for the treatment of schizophrenia.
Dr. Tobias Meng, an early career research team leader in the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat - Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter, launches a three-year research project connecting the physics of semimetals to the theory of black holes.
On January 22, fingers are crossed for a successful launch of the American SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from the launch site in Cape Canaveral (Florida). On board will be several scientific experiments of the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at TU Dresden on the specially developed nanosatellite SOMP2b.
Mayo and U of M teams will initiate the two-year projects aimed at improving the treatment of diseases that affect Minnesotans.
Three grants for research that could transform cancer therapies have been awarded by the AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants Program, an innovative partnership between the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the UBS Oncology Impact Fund (OIF) managed by MPM Capital.
Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Ammonia is one of the most important chemicals manufactured globally today and has lately been envisaged as an opportunity to reduce carbon footprint for a range of industries. Its production however, is currently far from sustainable and carbon-free. A new innovative research project, bridging knowledge from all over the world, aims to change that by finding new ways of producing green ammonia. The project has received a generous grant by Horizon 2020.