Six Miami faculty received Shoupp Awards for 2009-10. The program, sponsored by the office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS), supports proposals for projects that are tied to Ohio’s Third Frontier project.
Mary Benedict Bonham (architecture and interior design), “Lighting and Controls Demonstration Research Lab,” $5,000;
Chi-Hao Cheng (electrical and computer engineering), “Nonlinear Electronic Equalizer Structure for Next Generation Optical Communications Systems,” $5,000;
Xiao-Wen Cheng (microbiology), “Screening a Chitinase Enzyme to Control the Dandruff-Associated Yeast Malassezia,” $5,000;
Iddo Friedberg (microbiology), “The Use of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Technology for Genomic and Metagenomic Sequence Analysis,” $5,000;
Lei Kerr (paper and chemical engineering), “Quantum Dots Sensitized Nanocrystalline TiO2 Solar Cells,” $5,000; and
Richard T. Taylor (chemistry and biochemistry), “Preparation of Bioactive Molecules through Click Chemistry,” $5,000.
The Shoupp program has Phase I and Phase II funding opportunities. Phase I awards, up to $5,000, are to establish collaboration between business and industry; Phase II awards, between $10,000 and $20,000, require a contribution from business or industry matching or exceeding Miami’s contribution.
The awards are named in honor of the late William E. Shoupp, a charter member and chair of the Miami University Research Advisory Council.
For more information, visit oarsshoupp.