Tech & Engineering
Colorado State University researchers led by Daniel Olsen, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Bret Windom, associate professor in the same department, are among 12 teams receiving a total of $35 million in research funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding program supports research in reducing emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The projects support the U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, announced at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
- DOE/US Department of Energy
Sepideh Razavi, in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her project titled “Decoding the dynamics of complex fluids near surfaces and interfaces.” The $551,577 award will provide five years of funding to support her work to advance our understanding in wetting, spreading and evaporation of multi-component fluidic droplets on different surfaces.
- National Science Foundation
University of Oklahoma scientist Thirumalai Venkatesan's research is re-imagining fundamental electronic circuit elements by expressing complex logic in nanometre-scale material properties.
Paola A. Gehrig, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Gehrig will assume her new role June 27.
More than eight million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year—a serious danger for the environment and health. Biodegradable bioplastics could provide an alternative. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now introduced a new method for the production of protein-based plastics that are easily processable, biodegradable, and biocompatible, as well as having favorable mechanical properties.
- Angewandte Chemie International Edition
- National Key Research and Development Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
To develop the Kessler Foundation Spatial Re-Training Therapy (KF-SRT™), which employs a head-mounted display and hand-tracking technology, the Foundation team worked closely with Virtualware, an award-winning VR technology company based in Spain. “During user testing, we were able to communicate the need for revisions to Virtualware and adapt the software according to feedback from therapists and patients,” said Dr. Chen. “The resultant system has a user interface that accommodates creation of a patient profile, a calibration module, a choice of four game-like treatment modules, and a spreadsheet for data collection and export, enabling therapists to review progress across sessions.”
- Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research