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Iowa State faculty attract $4.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants
Date:8/21/2009

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  • $475,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to Eric Cochran, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, to develop a new class of polymer composites.

  • $455,862 from the National Science Foundation to Bill Gallus, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, to improve forecasts of rain from large groups of warm season thunderstorms.

  • $384,000 from the National Science Foundation to Jacob Petrich, professor and chair of chemistry, to upgrade Iowa State's Mass Spectrometry Laboratory by purchasing a new instrument.

  • $366,399 from the National Science Foundation to Randall Geiger, Richardson Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Degang Chen, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, to develop on-chip temperature and current sensors to improve computer performance and reliability.

  • $342,817 from the National Institutes of Health to Donald Sakaguchi, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology, to study the use of genetically modified stem cell transplants to reduce visual loss from glaucoma.

  • $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to Mufit Akinc, a professor of materials science and engineering, to study how the viscosity of nano powder suspensions varies with saccharides and the mechanism of the variance.

  • $299,419 from the National Science Foundation to Neal Iverson, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, to study how seismic measurements at the surface of a glacier correspond to glacial movement.

  • $266,048 from the National Science Foundation to Xinwei Wang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, to develop a laser-assisted technique to measure the thermal characteristics of ceramic nanowires.

  • $248,901 from the National Science Foundation to Robyn Lutz, professor of computer science, to create techniques that improve the reliability
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  • Contact: Sharron Quisenberry
    sharronq@iastate.edu
    515-294-1785
    Iowa State University
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