Kevin McPeak Awarded Emerging Research Grant

We are happy to announce that Dr. Kevin McPeak received a $10,000 award from LSU's Faculty Research Grant Program with an Emerging Research Grant. McPeak would like to enhance plasmonic devices by tuning nanoalloy phases to improve hot electron injection and thereby the sensitivity of these devices.

The Faculty Research Grant (FRG) program is intended to provide seed funding for new research projects, or to provide resources for major planning grants that lead to center-scale proposals to federal or philanthropic agencies. Faculty are required to leverage the funding they receive from the FRG by submitting at least one full proposal to an external federal funding agency, national foundation, or industrial source before reapplying to this program. Emerging Research Grants support innovative research in emerging areas that have the potential for continued support from external sources.

Emerging research grants are limited to a maximum of $10,000 over one (1) year, and typically involve a small group of faculty or a single investigator from eligible departments.

Prof. Kevin McPeak