The 2023 Research & Innovation Seed Grant program resulted in 25 new grants with approximately $1.4M being awarded to CU Boulder faculty across disciplines.

2023 Funded Projects

PI Name PI Department Category Project Title
Tanya Alderete Integrative Physiology Biomedical & Life Sciences Human Bioaccumulation of Micro-plastics and Nano-plastics: Implications for Infant Health
August Black Digital Critical Media Practices  Arts & Humanities  The Conduction Series: Radio Camp
Jordy Bouwman Chemistry/LASP Grand Challenge Enabling the detection of Nitrogen-bearing molecules on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa
Pamela Buckley Prevention Science Program/Institute for Behavioral Science Social Sciences & Professional Schools Fulfilling Mandates for Evidence Based Decision Making: Do Evidence Based Interventions "Work" for Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Youth?
Calvin Chan Center for National Security Initiatives Grand Challenge Secure and Authenticated Hardware Accelerators for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Yueqi Chen Computer Science Engineering & Applied Sciences Securing Low Earth Orbit Satellite Systems from Improving Data Accessibility
Xiaoyun Ding Mechanical Engineering Biomedical & Life Sciences Generation of blastocyst-like structures via 3D acoustic tweezers
Virginia Ferguson Mechanical Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences Why does exercise in Type 1 diabetes mellitus fail to protect bone?
Anne Gold Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Arts & Humanities  Teaching Climate Across the Curriculum with CLEAN
Leila Gomez Women and Gender Studies Arts & Humanities  Global Indigeneity and Land Struggle: Documentary Film for Sustainable Futures
Ankur Gupta Chemical and Biological Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences Motion of Ellipsoidal Microparticles in Physiological Flows
Julie Lundquist Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Geological & Environmental Sciences  Development and field testing with Argonne National Laboratory of an  Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) simulator for mesoscale-microscale atmospheric modeling
Sheldon Masters Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences Transformative Approach to Controlling Lead in Drinking Water informed by Advanced Diagnostics
Bob McLeod Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences Holographic labelling to characterize multi-modal 3D micron and millisecond dynamics of soft and biomaterials
Andres Montoya Castillo Chemistry Basic Physical Sciences Measuring and taming noise in quantum devices for improved performance
Bhuvaneswari Narasimhan Linguistics Social Sciences & Professional Schools Getting the message across: Acoustic realization of information in maternal speech and its effects on autistic and typically developing children
Amy Palmer Biochemistry Biomedical & Life Sciences Nutrient sensing using RNA-based biosensors
Melanie Peffer Health Professions Residential Academic Program (HPRAP)/ICS Social Sciences & Professional Schools Investigating epistemological beliefs about science in biological inquiry
Michael Shirts Chemical and Biological Engineering Biomedical & Life Sciences Understanding the biological role of coiled-coil proteins in liquid-liquid phase separation
Joel Swanson ATLAS Institute Arts & Humanities  TYPO Lab
William Taylor Anthropology/Museum of Natural History Social Sciences & Professional Schools Understanding human-animal dynamics and early prehistory in the Inner Asian Altai - investigations at Khoid Tsenkher Cave
Fernando Villanea Guevara Anthropology Biomedical & Life Sciences Optimizing Computer Simulation for Use in Archaic Genomics
Linda Watkins Psychology & Neuroscience Biomedical & Life Sciences Novel use of endogenous complement cascade inhibitors to treat chronic pain: a pivotal study to define the creation of a new startup company
Tom Yeh Computer Science Engineering & Applied Sciences Toward Ethically Designed, Culturally Diverse, and Developmentally Appropriate AI Systems for Children Globally
Nikolay Zabotin Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Grand Challenge Ionosphere as a Remote Sensor for Moderate Ground-Level Atmospheric Disturbances