Grant and Award Announcement
Occasionally, planet Earth will grab the headlines: Underwater volcanic eruptions send ash into the air, or earthquakes generate massive waves that send people running for safety as the rest of us watch, stunned. Other processes, meanwhile, happen so slowly as to be unnoticeable: oceans widen, mountains grow.
Advanced Photonics, an open access journal published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press, has presented its 2021 Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards for the best papers published in the journal. Advanced Photonics is published online in the SPIE Digital Library. It is a highly selective, open access, international journal publishing innovative research in all areas of optics and photonics, including fundamental and applied research. The Advanced Photonics Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards, established in 2020, recognize exceptional papers, based on the importance of the work to the optics and photonics field. From Advanced Photonics articles published between December 2020 and December 2021, two winners were selected by the journal's Co-Editor-in-Chief Xiao-Cong (Larry) Yuan, of Shenzhen University, and Co-Editor-in-Chief Anatoly Zayats of King's College London: an original research article and a review article.
Cranfield University has been awarded £3.1 million GBP to advance its sustainable aviation research, both into developing low-carbon aircraft, and decarbonising airport logistics. The funding from Research England will also have an immediate impact on reducing or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from flying and airside operations at Cranfield University, amounting to 305 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per year.
Salk Institute Professor Terrence Sejnowski has been awarded the 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize by the Gruber Foundation for his “pioneering contributions to computational and theoretical neuroscience.”
A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine has received a $4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to improve “triadic” interactions between patients living with dementia, their care partners, and their clinicians.
- NIH/National Institute on Aging
They are as circular as a wheel and enclose a space with a diameter of about two nanometers. Researchers at Jacobs University Bremen led by Professor of Chemistry Ulrich Kortz want to use such a cavity of a molecule based on molybdenum and oxygen to be able to transport medically active substances into the body in a targeted manner. The three-year basic research project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with approximately 230,000 euros.
The new EPSRC programme grant brings together a team of 10 researchers from different departments at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, with £6.7 million for five years. The research team, led by Prof. Henning Sirringhaus, FRS, of the Cavendish Laboratory, will tackle some of the fundamental research challenges that could lead to a new generation of soft functional materials for applications in photodetection and photovoltaics, photocatalysis, thermal energy harvesting, energy storage and bioelectronics. The programme builds on an interdisciplinary collaboration across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, a broad range of experimental techniques and the guidance of experiments by state-of-the-art theoretical, computational methods.
Paris, France 17 May 2022 – On the 19th of May the Andreas Grüntzig Ethica Award, the highest honour in the interventional cardiology community, will be awarded at EuroPCR 2022 to the Nurses and Allied Professionals community in recognition of the essential role they play in advancing the cardiovascular field, serving in a substantial and immediate way the needs of each individual patient. The ceremony will take place in Studio Havane of the Palais des Congrès Porte Maillot in Paris on Thursday 19 May at 11:45.
- EuroPCR 2022
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize awarded to five scientists for discoveries that led to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines The efforts of the award recipients altered the trajectory of the pandemic and has saved countless lives The discoveries made by the five scientists have opened the door for an array of mRNA-based therapies and vaccines for a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, bleeding disorders, and more
- Warren Alpert Foundation
Harbir Antil, Professor, Mathematical Sciences, and Director, Center for Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (CMAI), and Tyrus Berry, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences, received $202,177 from Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, on a subaward from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Department of Defense, for: "Geometries of Learning.” The total awarded project amount is $1M. This project is funded incrementally. Funding began in April 2022 and will end in Aug. 2023.
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Harbir Antil, Professor, Mathematical Sciences, and Director, Center for Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (CMAI), received funding for a project in which he and his collaborators will develop novel, rapidly converging algorithms for non-smooth optimization problems, including constrained, bi-level, and risk-averse problems.
- U.S. Department of the Air Force