Dr. Joyoni Dey, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, received a LIFT2 innovation and technology transfer grant from the LSU Board of Supervisors back in 2017 to improve X-ray and medical imaging for lung, breast, and bone scans, with the potential to save lives. The emerging technology can potentially detect and diagnose tumors where conventional imaging techniques cannot. Dey has also received additional support through the Louisiana Board of Regents and has her second patent pending, this time for phase contrast X-ray interferometry.
LSU Department of Pathobiological Sciences Research Assistant Professor Paul Rider was one of the winners in the most recent round of LIFT2 grants from the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Tuo Wang, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Chemistry, is using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to enable atomic-resolution characterization of the molecular structure and interactions of complex carbohydrates in fungi and plants, thanks to a recent EPSCoR grant for research infrastructure improvements.
Jiuyi Zhu, assistant professor at the LSU Department of Mathematics, recently received a $166K EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement grant for his work on uniqueness and quantitative uniqueness of solutions to partial differential equations. The goal of the grant is to enhance his research capacity, strengthen LSU’s research program, and benefit undergraduate and graduate education.
Weiwei Xie, assistant professor at the LSU Department of Chemistry, leads a research group bridging chemistry and physics in solid-state materials. Her group combines experimental techniques and theoretical calculations to understand the structure-property relationship in quantum materials, such as superconductors and magnetic semiconductors. Recently, she received an EPSCoR grant to use a combination of X-ray and neutron diffraction to study the magnetism in inorganic molecules. (Also, she was named a Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr) Fellow in April, and received a Beckman Young Investigator award in 2018—one of 20 and one of 10, respectively, in the U.S.)
New research collaboration to enhance integrated primary care workforce for people and families living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded $450,000 to LSU Construction Management Professor Yimin Zhu and his team of researchers for a program in which LSU will work with the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers, as well as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to establish the U.S.-Hong Kong Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability.
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