Eight Miami University faculty members received 2011-2012 Shoupp Awards for research projects that are tied to Ohio’s Third Frontier Initiative.
Miami’s office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS) provides funding opportunities through two phases of awards: Phase 1 awards up to $5,000 to establish collaboration between business and industry; and Phase II awards between $10,000 and $20,000 and requires a contribution from business or industry matching or exceeding Miami’s contribution.
Recipients for Phase 1 Awards:
- Dmitriy Garmatyuk (electrical and computer engineering), “Experimental Study of Cognitive Radar Sensor for Target Detection,” $5,000.
- Lei Kerr (chemical and paper engineering), “Flexible Dye Sensitized Solar Cells on Paper Substrates,” $5,000.
- Kumar Singh (mechanical and manufacturing engineering), “Towards the Development of Models and Controllers for Next Generation Rotors,” $5,000.
Recipients for Phase 2 Awards are:
- Samir Bali (physics), “Measurement of the Refractive Index and Attenuation Coefficient of Turbid Media,” $10,000
- Herbert Jaeger, Michael Pechan (physics), “Linear Generator For Novel Fixed-Shaft Wind Turbine,” $20,000
- Mark Krekeler (geology), “Pilot Investigations of Two Energy Applications Utilizing Nanotechnology Derived from Recycled Battery Waste,” $20,000
- Craig Williamson (zoology), “Development of a Novel Optical Sensor to Detect Dissolved Organic Matter,” $40,000 (increased Shoupp Phase 2 amount due to high external 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.