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Current Awards

faculty research awards

November 2018

Edwin Piner, Department of Physics, grant in the amount of $410,000 from the National Science Foundation Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems for the project, "Integrated Selective Growth of Diamond and Gallium Nitride (GaN) for Thermal Management." Read more here


October 2018

Chris Serenari, Department of Biology, Texas Parks & Wildlife grant in the amount of $29,127 for the project, "Investigating Determinants Influencing Recruitment into Houston Toads Safe Harbor Agreements."

Vangelis Metsis (PI), Dan Tamir (Co-PI), and Jelena Tesic (Co-PI), Department of Computer Science, Instant Media Analyzer, Inc. grant in the amount of $12,000, for the project, "Research and Development Image and Text Analysis tools for Automatic Social Media." (10/12/18-12/31/18).

Gary Beall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thermon Manufacturing in the amount of $16,859 for the project, "Polymer Composite Research on Physical and Thermal Behavior." (10/3/18-12/31/18).


September 2018

Jennifer Irvin, director of the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization program and an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, along with Jana Minifie, director of the Service Learning Excellence program and a professor in the Department of Management, site award in the amount of $250,000 from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps). Read more here.