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2011 Discovery Grants Projects

The 13 projects that won funding from the Discovery Grants program in 2011 are listed below. 


  • Energetic Single Cavitation Collapse - Robert Pitz (Mechanical Engineering)
  • The Functional Geonomics of Divergent Ecological Specialization, Adaption and Associated Speciation Among Herbivorous Leaf Beetle Populations - Daniel Funk (Biological Sciences)
  • Imaging Informatics for Personalized Medicine: Development of a Radiological Synthetic Derivative  - Bennett Landman (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • Climate Adaptation, Water Energy Impacts, Perceptions and Behavior - George Hornberger (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Online Web-based Experiments of Real-World Perceptual Expertise  - Thomas Palmeri (Psychology)
  • A High-Fidelity Computational Tool for the Laryngeal Dynamics During Phonation - Haoxiang Luo (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Microfluidic Intravital Windows for Local Antiangiogenic Cancer Inhibition - Chris Janetopoulos (Biological Sciences)
  • Development of Extremely High Energy/Power Density Supercapacitor Utilizing Novel Nano-Architectured Electrodes - Weng Kang (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • A Cryogenic Drift Tube Ion Mobility Spectrometer for High Resolution Ion Mobility Measurements - John McLean (Chemistry)
  • De novo Design of Large Protein Domains - Jens Meiler (Chemistry)
  • Nanoscale Electrical and Mechanical Interactions in DNA-Carbon Nanotube Hybrids - Yaqiong Xu (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • Nanoscale Interface Engineering for Cement Composites - Caglar Oskay (Civil Engineering)
  • Cathodoluminescence (CL) Detector and Spectrometer for Earth, Environmental and Materials Research - Guilherme Gualda (Earth & Environmental Sciences)