Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh, in collaboration with Joseph Freeman of biomedical engineering just received a 3 year award from the NSF for the project entitled, "Microelectronically Stimulating and Actuating Nanofibers for Muscle Replacement and Regeneration".
Narayan Mandayam (with Ivan Seskar) and Yanyong Zhang (with Wade Trappe) have won two DURIP (Defense University Research Instrumentation Program) grants.
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Prof. Jaeseok Jeon is part of a team that has been awarded an NSF grant of $636,557 for 3 years for the project Development of a Polymer-Probe-Based Scanning Probe Microscope for Noninvasive, High-Speed, Broadband Investigation of Live Mammalian Cell. This is a collaborative project with Profs. Qingze Zou (PI) of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Nan Gao of Biological Sciences.
A $5M NSF FIA-NP project, entitled The Next-Phase MobilityFirst Project - From Architecture and Protocol Design to Advanced Services and Trial Deployments (MobilityFirst-NP), has been awarded to Rutgers (lead) along with 6 other partner universities (UMass, Michigan, Duke, Wisconsin, MIT and U Nebraska).
ECE faculty Waheed Bajwa, Anand Sarwate and Athina Petropulu have received a one-year, $125,526 award from General Dynamics under an Army Research Lab Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) on Robotics. This basic research award is titled "Active Feature Learning and Classifier Training for Object Recognition." As part of this project, the Rutgers team will work together with other consortium members to develop algorithms for analyzing behaviors and activities from video and LADAR data, which will eventually help the Army develop future highly autonomous unmanned systems.
Marco Gruteser has received a collaborative grant under the NSF CyberPhysical Systems synergy program. The title of
this grant is "Harnessing the Automotive Infoverse" and is a collaborative research project USC and General Motors.
The Rutgers share is $456,000 over 4 years. The total award is $917K.
The project abstract is shown below.
Prof. Shantenu Jha received a 3-year NSF grant of $617,005 for the project "ExTASY Extensible Tools for Advanced Sampling and analYsis". ExTASY is a $1.35M collaborative project between Rutgers, Rice, Duke and IBM. It has a sister project in the UK funded by the EPSRC -- UK's equivalent of NSF. The UK partners are Edinburgh, Nottingham and Imperial College.