University Research

06.25.18University Research

UCF Physicist Selected for $750,000 Early Career Energy GrantExternal link

University of Central Florida physics assistant professor Michael Chini is one of 84 scientists selected for the Office of Science Early Career Awards. He will conduct research in the area of atomic, molecular and optical physics, which holds the promise of providing new ways to generate energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.25.18University Research

DOE backs materials study for batteries and beyondExternal link

Rice University’s Ming Tang has earned an Office of Science Early Career Award to further examine electrodeposition of metals over the next five years. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.22.18University Research

Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate PredictionExternal link

Researchers led by Pierre Gentine, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, demonstrate that machine learning techniques can be used to better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrowing the range of prediction. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.22.18University Research

Two Physics and Astronomy Faculty Receive Prestigious DOE Early Career AwardsExternal link

Dr. Zachary Meisel and Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, both assistant professors at OHIO University, are among 85 scientists from 55 U.S. universities to receive significant funding for research. The awards are for untenured assistant and associate professors within 10 years after earning a Ph.D. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.22.18University Research

Scripps Research Study Provides New Clues to Improving ChemotherapiesExternal link

Scientists on the Florida campus of Scripps Research have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism—proteins that cells use to bind to a toxic substance and sequester it from the rest of the organism. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.21.18University Research

MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Harvest Medical Isotopes at FRIBExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Office of Nuclear Physics awarded nearly $357,000 to a Michigan State University chemist to look into new methods of gathering rare isotopes. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.21.18University Research

Interaction of Paired and Lined-up Electrons Can be Manipulated in SemiconductorsExternal link

Gábor Csáthy's lab at Purdue University has discovered a new way that electron arrangements could be manipulated within a two-dimensional electron gas of a semiconductor. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.21.18University Research

New DNA Synthesis Technique Promises Rapid, High-Fidelity DNA PrintingExternal link

Scientists at the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require the use of toxic chemicals and is potentially more accurate. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.20.18University Research

Sodium- and Potassium-based Batteries Hold Promise for Cheap Energy StorageExternal link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found new evidence suggesting that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.20.18University Research

A Bright Future: New Material Smashes Light-Splitting RecordsExternal link

A team of scientists and engineers led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Southern California have created a crystal that has a higher degree of optical anisotropy than all other solid substances on earth—especially for light in the infrared region of the spectrum. Read MoreExternal linkage

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