Polytechnic research awards - June 2021

Funded research awards for June 2021. Bolded names are Purdue Polytechnic faculty or staff; starred names are the principal investigators.

  • A New Approach Toward the Development of Cranial Sensorimotor Assays to Diagnose and Treat Synuclein-Specific Neurodegeneration
    Investigator(s): Allison Schaser**, Robert Nawrocki; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $15,000; Total: $75,000
  • Stretchable and Breathable Nanomesh Electrode Array for Transdemal Recording and Stimulation of Deep Nerves in Human Subjects
    Investigator(s): David Bahr, Matthew Ward, Robert Nawrocki**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $56,250; Total: $75,000
  • Design of a Remote-Controlled Hydraulically Powered Customizable Educational Vehicle
    Investigator(s): Farid Youssef El Breidi**; Sponsor: National Fluid Power Association; Polytechnic: $8,000
  • CERIAS Ukrainian Critical Infrastruture Protection Events 2021
    Investigator(s): Eugene Spafford**, Nicole Hands, Umit Karabiyik, Aniket Pundlik Kate, Tahir Khan, Jin Kocsis, Ida Ngambeki, Joel Rasmus, Justin Yang; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $ 45,290.49 Total: $88,458
  • IACMI and Purdue IN-MaC Composites Workshop and Curriculum
    Investigator(s): Sascha Harrell**, Greg Strimel; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $ 150,000
  • USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine - Higher Education Capacity Building
    Investigator(s): Marc Rogers**; Sponsor: Florida International University; Polytechnic: Total: $182,811
  • Developing Safety Screening Testing to Mitigate COVID-19 for Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Indianapolis Pacers
    Investigator(s): Eric Dietz**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $ 10,000
  • Methods of Identifying Neurological Delirium (MIND)
    Investigator(s): Justin Yang**; Sponsor: East Caroline University; Polytechnic: $ 4,767
  • Purdue CAU AI Summer Program 2021
    Investigator(s): Eric Matson**, Anthony Smith; Sponsor: Chung-Ang University; Polytechnic: $100,000
  • Engineer of the Future: Preparing the Next Generation Smart/ Intelligent Manufacturing Workforce
    Investigator(s): Ragu Athinarayanan**, Xiumin Diao, Jose Garcia Bravo, Huachao Mao, Faurav Nanda, Brittany Newell, Grant Richards; Sponsor: The Regents of the University of California; Polytechnic: $265,202.50; Total: $308,377
  • Data Science and Analytics for Precision Livestock Systems
    Investigator(s): Luiz Fernando Brito**, Jacquelyn Coerman, Dennis Buckmaster, Elizabeth Karcher, Ankita Raturi, Amy Reibman, Allan Schinckel, Jon Schoomaker, John Springer, Aaron Walz, Mark Ward, Hsin-Yi Weng; Sponsor: National Inst of Food & Agriculture; Polytechnic: $12,050; Total: $241,000
  • Virtual Reality Augmented Hands-on Cryo-EM Training
    Investigator(s): Yingjie Chen**, Wen Jian, Thomas Sors, William Watson; Sponsor: National Institute of Health; Polytechnic: $36,735.90, Total: $367,358
  • REU Supplement: Collaborative Research: Developing Business Communication Skills in Manufacturing Technician Education
    Investigator(s): Mesut Akdere**; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $20,000
  • A Toolkit for Establishing Airport Catchment Areas
    Investigator(s): Yi Gao**, Jin Kocsis, Ningning Nicole Kong; Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences; Polytechnic: $240,000; Total: $300,000
  • Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence
    Investigator(s): Nathan Hartman**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $50,000
  • Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) Cluster for Acceleration of AI Adoption in Manufacturing Industries
    Investigator(s): Ragu Athinarayanan**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $200,000
  • Developing Virtual Reality Training Simulations to Advance Agricultural Safety Curricula for Safer and Immersive Learning Experiences
    Investigator(s): Mesut Akdere**; Sponsor: University of Illinois; Polytechnic: $68,537
  • Flexible and Biocompatible, Organic Electronics Spiking Neuromorphic ComputingInvestigator(s): Robert Nawrocki**; Sponsor: Office of Naval Research; Polytechnic: $170,000
  • Advisement of University of Innovative Distribution Program
    Investigator(s): Kathryne Newton**; Sponsor: University of Industrial Distribution; Polytechnic: $10,000
  • AI for Small Unit Maneuver (AISUM) Beta Testing and UAV Demo
    Investigator(s): Eric Dietz, Ali El Gamal**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $30,000; Total: $60,000
  • Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS)
    Investigator(s): William Crossley**, Karen Marais, Mary Johnson, Chien-Tsung Lu; Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration; Polytechnic: $33,750

**Indicates principal investigator

Total Polytechnic awards = $1,644,567.06