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Seed Projects

Seed Projects allow us an opportunity to respond rapidly to exciting new developments, and also help stimulate projects that might evolve into fully-fledged IRG programs in future proposals.

Proposal Call for Seed Grants beginning January, 2018

  • Research support of up to $150,000 per year for 2 years
  • Early Career Faculty strongly encouraged
  • Proposals Due Wednesday, November 15th

Previous seed projects included:

  • Effect of Nanostructure on Ion Conduction in Polymerized Ionic Liquids

Rachel Segalman (Chemical Engineering)

  • Bio-inspired Routes to Structured Biphasic Materials via Colloidal Assembly of Nanoemulsions

Matt Helgeson (Chemical Engineering)

  • Terahertz Protonics

Mark Sherwin (Physics)

  • Active Gels

Omar Saleh (Materials)
Deborah Fygenson (Associate Professor, Physics)

  • Nanoscale scanned probe imaging of charge and spin at semiconductor surfaces and interfaces

Ania Jayich (Physics)

  • Atom and Energy Efficient Approach to Polymers with Tunable Reactivity and Properties

Javier Read de Alaniz (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

  • Developing Plasmonic Materials for Energy Application

Martin Moskovits (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Galen Stucky (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Eric McFarland (Chemical Engineering)

  • Multiscale modeling of polymeric materials

Joan-Emma Shea (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics)

  • Multipole Spectroscopy

Jon A. Schuller (Electrical & Computer Engineering)