A student works with Professor Gregory V. Hartland in his lab.
Fourteen researchers from the University of Notre Dame have received internal grants from Notre Dame Research. Eight faculty have received Equipment Restoration and Renewal awards and six faculty have received Francis M. Kobyashi Travel Fund grants.
“Our goal at Notre Dame Research is to support faculty and staff as they strive for success, whether that is through the Internal Grant Program or other services,” said Richard E. Billo, associate vice president for research and professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. “Although the Equipment Restoration and Renewal and Kobayashi Travel Fund programs were created to serve different needs, both programs have a distinct purpose for advancing research, scholarship, and creative endeavor at Notre Dame.”
The ERR grant program was created to assist in the restoration, replacement, and renewal of the facilities needed for faculty research at the University of Notre Dame. The Equipment Restoration and Renewal recipients are:
- Merlin Bruening, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, to bring a modern Isothermal Titration Calorimetry to Notre Dame researchers via the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility.
- Stanislav Gordeyev, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, for a high-speed camera for dual-camera flight test experiments.
- Gregory V. Hartland, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for an ultrafast amplified Ti:Sapphire Laser System to be used in biophysics, materials science, and energy research.
- Mijoon Lee, associate professional specialist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for replacing the Bruker MicrOTOF-II Instrument in the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility.
- Khachatur Manukyan, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics, to upgrade two powder diffractometers to expand research and training capability.
- Clive Neal, professor of geology in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, to replace the electron microphobe facility.
- Jennifer Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, to update and expand campus soft and biological material sample preparation, including transmission electron imaging capabilities.
- Emily Tsui, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for the renewal of an electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer for the Magnetic Resonance Research Center.
The Kobayashi Travel Fund was created to provide funding for the initiation of new research by subsidizing travel expenses. It may be used to consult archives, museums, or other sites that house primary materials, as well as for travel to acquire and develop research data. The Kobayashi Travel Fund awardees for this round are:
- James Collins, professor and chair in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, for travel to Austria for his project titled, “Curation inside and outside the museum: Wes Anderson at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.”
- Erika Doss, professor in the Department of American Studies, for travel to Hong Kong for her project titled, “Problematic public art in Hong Kong.”
- Madhav Joshi, research associate professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs, for travel to Nepal for his research titled, “Access to justices and onset of Maoist insurgency in Nepal.”
- Kerry L. Meyers, assistant dean of student development and director of the Women in Engineering program for the College of Engineering, for travel to England for her project entitled, “Longitudinal assessment of engineering summer experiences.”
- Michael A. Schreffler, associate professor in the Department of Art, Art history, & Design, for travel to libraries in Madrid for his project titled, “Ekphrasis and architectural literacy in baroque Mexico City.”
- Julia A. Schneider, medieval studies librarian at the Hesburgh Libraries, for travel to France for her research titled, “13th century mass commentaries as theology textbooks at the University of Paris.”
The competition for the Equipment Restoration and Renewal grant program is typically announced during the winter, while the Kobayashi Travel Fund accepts proposals once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. Notre Dame Research’s Internal Grants Program supports faculty researchers and programs with the goal of advancing the University’s research mission.
For more information on research funding opportunities, including the Internal Grants Program, please see research.nd.edu.
Brandi Klingerman / Research Communications Specialist
Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame
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About Notre Dame Research:
The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Located in South Bend, Indiana, its researchers are advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. For more information, please see research.nd.edu or @UNDResearch.