Drs. Usha Philipose, Chris Littler, & A.J. Syllaios receive a $199,186 grant from DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC. The project will investigate bolometric properties of next-generation IR sensors.
Dr. Yuan Li and Dr. Ohad Shemmer have been awarded an NSF PAARE grant of $185k in collaboration with astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The team is building a new partnership between UNT and UTD and establishing a post-baccalaureate Bridge Program (application is open). They will also organize monthly colloquia and annual symposia to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in astronomy.
Dr. Rout has been awarded an NSF grant in collaboration with Dr. Swapnajit Chakravarty at University of Dayton to develop a low-cost hand-held device to test for and identify diseases and biohazards. The project will utilize a smart cut technique available at the UNT Ion Beam Laboratory to exfoliate thin films to develop fabrication tolerant silicon nanophotonic sensors. Project activities will include outreach to broaden the participation of minority students in STEM education and training.