Current Research Grants

Andreas Linninger

  • Interstitial Dynamics of the Poroelastic Brain and Cerebral Vasculature in Humans, NSF CBET, 2008-2011.
  • Collaborative Research: Mathematical Optimization for Targeted Macro-Molecules Delivery to the Brain, NSF CBET, 2007-2010.
  • Modeling, Monitoring and Control of Hydrocephalus, NIH R21, 2007-2009.
  • New Design Methods and Algorithms for Highly Energy-efficient and Low-cost Multi-component Distillation Processes, DOE–Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 2006-2011
  • Novel Processes and Materials in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, NSF-REU, 2008-2011.
  • Integrated Design and Control under Uncertainty, NSF CBET, 2006-2009.
  • Chicago Science Teacher Research (CSTR) Program, NSF-RET, 2007-2010.
  • Organization of FOCAPD Conference, NSF CBET, 2007-2009.
  • Chicago Science Teacher Research (CSTR) Program, NSF-RET, 2005-2009.
  • Invasive Drug Delivery to the Brain, JNCL Research Fund, 2007 – present.

Randall Meyer

  • REU: Simple Scientific Synthesis of Bimetallic and Mixed Oxide Catalysts, NSF/CBET, February 2009 – August 2009.
  • IREE: Simple Scientific Synthesis of Bimetallic and Mixed Oxide Catalysts, NSF/CBET, February 2008 – August 2008.
  • REU: Development of Novel Heterogeneous Catalysts for NOx Storage Reduction (NSR), NSF/CBET, February 2009 – August 2009.
  • Collaborative Research: Development of Novel Heterogeneous Catalysts for NOx Storage Reduction (NSR), NSF/CBET, September 2007 – August 2010.
  • IREE: Development of Novel Heterogeneous Catalysts for NOx Storage Reduction (NSR), NSF/CBET, April 2009 – September 2009.
  • GRS: Fundamental Studies of the Roles and Interactions of Disparate Metals in p-dAlloy Catalysts, NSF, September 2008 – August 2009.
  • REU: Fundamental Studies of the Roles and Interactions of Disparate Metals in p-d Alloy Catalysts, NSF, February 2009 – August 2009.
  • CAREER: Fundamental Studies of the Roles and Interactions of Disparate Metals in p-d Alloy Catalysts, NSF, September 2008 – August 2013.
  • Ab Initio Study of Support Effects in the Direct Oxidation of Propylene to Propylene Oxide, ACS-PRF, May 2007 – August 2009.
  • Density Functional Theory Study of Alloying on Sub-Surface Hydrogen and Carbon in Pd Acetylene Hydrogenation Catalysts, UOP, January 2008 – October 2008.

Sohail Murad

  • GILEE: Establishing a Graduate Interdisciplinary Liberal Engineering Ethics Curriculum, NSF, August 2008 – August 2011.
  • Observation and Simulations of Transport of Molecules and Ions across Model Membranes, DOE, September 2008 – August 2011.
  • Molecular Modeling of Ion Transport and Separation in Nanochannels, NSF, September 2007 – August 2010.
  • Molecular Simulations of Transport Processes in Structured Membranes, DOE, June 2003 – June 2009.
  • GOALI: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Membrane Assisted Phase Equilibria, NSF, May 2003 – April 2010.
  • US-India Collaborative Research: Phase Transitions in Confined Aqueous Environments, NSF, May 2003 – September 2009.
  • Solubility of Gases, UOP LLC, August 2008 – August 2009.

Ludwig Nitsche

  • GILEE: Establishing a Graduate Interdisciplinary Liberal Engineering Ethics Curriculum, NSF, August 2008 – August 2011.
  • Experimental and Modeling Activities for Several Promising Alternate Thermochemical Cycles – CuCl , Argonne National Labs, August 2007 – July 2008.

John Regalbuto

  • Simple, Scientific Syntheses of Bimetallic and Mixed Oxide Catalysts, NSF, July 2006 – June 2009.
  • Non-Platinum Bimetallic Cathode Electrocatalysts, DOE, subcontracted from Argonne, February 2007 – January 2011.
  • The Development of Bimetallic Catalysts, Chevron-Phillips, January 2008 – December 2008.

Christos Takoudis

  • NIRT: Active Multiferroic Nanostructures, NSF, June 2006 – June 2010.
  • REU Supplement for NIRT Active Multiferroic Nanostructures, NSF, July 2007 – July 2009.
  • RET Supplement for NIRT Active Multiferroic Nanostructures, NSF, July 2007 – July 2009.
  • REU Site in Novel Advanced Materials and Processing with Applications in Biomedical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, NSF, April 2008 – March 2011.
  • Equipment Supplement for NIRT Active Multiferroic Nanostructures, NSF, September 2007 – August 2009.
  • REU Site in Novel Materials and Processing in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NSF, April 2005 – December 2008.
  • The Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education, NSF, April 2005 – April 2009.
  • RET Supplement for REU Site in Novel Advanced Materials and Processing with Applications in Biomedical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, NSF, June 2007 – June 2009.
  • Surface Characterization and Modification for Dielectric Layer of OTFTs, Motorola, August 2007 – August 2008.
  • Yttria-based High Dielectric Constant Nanostructures, Air Liquide, March 2007 – March 2009.

Lewis Wedgewood

  • GILEE: Establishing a Graduate Interdisciplinary Liberal Engineering Ethics Curriculum, NSF, August 2008– August 2011.
  • Experimental and Modeling Activities for Several Promising Alternate Thermochemical Cycles – CuCl , Argonne National Labs, August 2007 – July 2008.
 
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