Richard Regueiro, Ron Pak, John McCartney, and Stein Sture (CEAE), along with Oleg Vasilyev ( MCEN) received a five-year $7.2M ONR Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) award for research on "An Integrated Experimental and Computational Multiscale Immersed Particle-Continuum Lagrangian-Eulerian Approach to Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Soil Failure Mechanics Under Buried Explosive Loading."
Steven George (CHBE) received a two-year, $424K award from General Motors to study "Continuous and Ultrathin Pt Atomic Layer Deposition on Particles for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."
Christopher Bowman (CHBE) recently won a two-year $412K grant from NIH-NIBIB for "Collaboration in the Development of Novel Polymerization Enhanced Immunofluoresce."
Robert Leben (ASEN) received a three-year $438K award from NASA Goddard for his research on "Reconstructed Sea Level Time Series for Climate Monitoring."
John Pellegrino (MCEN), Robert Davis (CHBE), Ryan Gill (CHBE) and Will Medlin (CHBE) will be teaming to conduct research on an extractive photobioreactor for Conoco Phillips on a three-year $525K project.
Daniel Scheeres (ASEN) is the radio science team leader on the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex). Led by the University of Arizona, OSIRIS-Rex is slated to approach, map, and collect samples from a primitive asteroid for return to Earth. This project is expected to bring more than $3M in research funding to CU-Boulder over the mission lifetime.
Rafael Piestun (ECEE) has a new $358K NSF grant on "Development and Dissemination of a Flexible Multifunctional Widefield 3D Superresolution Microscopy for Quantitative Biological Research."
Jim Voss (ASEN) and David Klaus (ASEN) will continue to lead a CU research team on a collaborative project with Sierra Nevada Corporation for the development of the Dream Chaser. Dream Chaser is a potential commercial spacecraft that will be used to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit. The work is funded by a new $80M grant from NASA to Sierra Nevada Corp.