Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Two UD profs awarded Air Force Young Investigator grants

Abstract:
Thomas H. Epps III, University of Delaware assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Erik Thostenson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, are among just 39 scientists and engineers throughout the country selected to receive three-year research grants from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program. The 39 awards total $12.1 million.

Two UD profs awarded Air Force Young Investigator grants

Newark, DE | Posted on November 3rd, 2008

The Young Investigator Research Program, or YIP, is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the U.S. who have earned a doctorate within the past five years and show "exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research."

YIP is aimed at fostering creative basic research in science and engineering and enhancing early career development of outstanding young investigators. Areas of interest include aerospace, chemical and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information and life sciences.

The University of Delaware was one of just six universities to receive two of the awards. Other winners represent such well-recognized institutions as Johns Hopkins, MIT, UCLA, Brown, Princeton, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

Epps's research will focus on materials design and fabrication to create conducting membranes for current and next-generation energy generation and storage devices, such as batteries, fuel cells and solar cells. The work will produce new nano-structured soft-material networks for ion-conducting membranes, where these self-assembling networks will overcome many of the limitations found in current membranes, including poor mechanical integrity, poor temperature stability, non-uniform pore sizes and poor chemical compatibility.

Thostenson will study novel micro- and nano-structured composites for sensing and actuation.

"The emergence of nanotechnology has enabled new material systems where structural and functional properties can be tailored," Thostenson said, noting that he plans to develop novel composite sensors and actuators with enhanced functional properties by tailoring the actuator structure at the micro and nano scales.

"This is great news for these two young faculty members," Michael Chajes, dean of the College of Engineering, said, "and it's a testament to their potential that they have joined the ranks of young faculty at a number of very prestigious schools in winning these grants."

Article by Diane Kukich
Photos by Kathy Atkinson

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Office of Communications & Marketing
The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email:

Copyright © University of Delaware

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields May 25th, 2017

Self Assembly

Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials May 17th, 2017

Nanotubes that build themselves April 14th, 2017

Nanocages for gold particles: what is happening inside? March 16th, 2017

Most Complex Nanoparticle Crystal Ever Made by Design: Possible applications include controlling light, capturing pollutants, delivering therapeutics March 2nd, 2017

Announcements

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Energy

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells: Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material May 6th, 2017

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes May 15th, 2017

Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties: Rice University study shows inexpensive material can be superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic May 15th, 2017

Is this the 'holey' grail of batteries? May 12th, 2017

Fuel Cells

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research May 4th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency December 19th, 2016

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties: Rice University study shows inexpensive material can be superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic May 15th, 2017

Solar/Photovoltaic

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells: Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material May 6th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project