Daily Archives: February 8, 2011

UNC system defense research group visits

Members of the UNC Defense Applications Gtoup visited the campus today to learn about research capabilities that can support research objectives of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.  Above, Dr. Celestine Ntuen, left, interim vice chancellor for research and economic development, and Dr. Jag Sankar, director of the Engineering Research Center, left rear, lead a tour of labs in the Fort IRC for, left to right, Dr. Courtney Thornton, UNC System research director; Kathie Sidner, UNC System defense applications engineer; and Dr. Stephen Lee, chief scientist for the U.S. Army Research Office.  The group also heard presentations on A&T research capabilities in advanced biometrics, advanced materials, bioengineering, and human-machine studies.

List of grants received in the first half of 2011

Aggie researchers brought in $35.9 million in sponsored funding for the first half of fiscal 2011.  That figure represents an 11.5 percent increase over the $32.2 million received in the first half of 2010.  The Excel file below lists all grants received from July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2010, sorted by type (new or supplement), PI, and amount.

2011 1Q & 2Q grants list

The largest new grants received by researchers (as opposed to administrators):

  • $999,452 to Yevgeniy Rastigeyev, Mathematics, from NSF, Center for Advanced Multi-Scale Computational Algorithms
  • $540,000 to Abdollah Homaifar, Electgrical Engineering, from NSF, Collaborative Research: Mining Climate and Ecosystem Data
  • $429,259 to Shanthi Iyer, Nanoengineering, from the Army Research Office, Oxide-Based Transistors for Flexible Displays
  • $388,844 to Lijun Wang, Natural Resources & Environmental Design, from USDA, A Reactive Distillation Process for Upgrading Bio-Oil to Transportation Fuels and Bioplastics