The National Institutes of Health granted $1.7 million to Paul Fadel, director of clinical translational science for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, to address cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Kaushik De, physics professor and director of the High-Energy Physics Group, $1.06 million to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a five-year, $535,763 CAREER grant to Junzhou Huang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, to discover a process by which image-omics data can be combined into files, allowing scientists to better predict how long a patient will live and how best to treat that patient.
Ankur Jain And Yi Hong
The NSF awarded a $500,000 grant to Ankur Jain, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, for a project titled "Safe, High-Performance Li-Ion Batteries Through a Fundamental Investigation of Thermal Transport in Electrochemical Materials and Interfaces." Yi Hong, assistant professor of bioengineering, also received a $500,000 award for his project, "Dopant-Free Conductive Bioelastomer Development."