A team at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, led by Patrick Crowley, professor of computer science and engineering, has received a $499,960 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to focus on further developing the concept of Named Data Networking. The research will aim to boost both online security and functionality. Read more on the engineering site.
Meredith Covington, project director at the Center for Social Development in the Brown School, has received a $400,000, two-year grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to support her research on employer-based financial welfare programs. The grant will be used to study such programs’ effects and how they contribute to employees’ financial wellness.
Parag Banerjee, assistant professor of materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a $361,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a Direct Write Laser lithography tool for use in the Institute of Materials Science & Engineering cleanroom facilities. The tool will allow researchers to make devices as small as 600 nanometers. Read more on the engineering site.
A team led by Srikanth Singamaneni, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, and Barani Raman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, both in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has received a $394,000, three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research. They hope the research might one day help develop new and more effective ways to detect explosives and other environmental threats. Read more on the engineering website.
Debbie Yee, a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences, was awarded a three-year, $131,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study “Neural Mechanisms of Incentive Integration and Motivated Cognitive Control,” under the direction of Todd Braver, professor of psychological and brain sciences.
Richard D. Vierstra, the George and Charmaine Mallinckrodt Professor in biology in Arts & Sciences, was awarded a three-year, $949,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to undertake a project titled “Defining the Sumoylation System in Maize and its Roles in Stress Protection.”
Jeffrey Zacks, professor and associate chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences, was awarded a two-year, $419,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Everyday Memory in Aging and Early Alzheimer’s Disease.”