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Upcoming Events

Patterns in the Concentration and Transport of Nutrients and Major Elements in the Watersheds and Embayments of Lake Ontario: a Landscape Perspective

  • A doctoral examination of Xiaoxia Chen, advisor Charles Driscoll. Tue, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. in Bird Library, Room 004.

Designed Polymer Crystallization: Polymersome, Crystalsome, and Precise Polymer Brushes

  • Public lecture by Dr. Christopher Li, Drexel University. Fri, Oct 28, 1:00 p.m. 369 Link Hall

Cultivating Engineering Potential in the 21st Century

  • Talk by Dr. Mark Povinelli. Fri, Oct 28, 2:15 p.m., Life Science Building 001.

Introduction to I-Corps Teams

  • Monthly introductory NSF webinar to learn more about I-Corps Teams and how they contribute to the innovation ecosystem. Nov 1, 2:00 p.m.

NSF Workshop

  • Second NSF workshop on achieving ultra-low latencies in wireless networks for emerging applications. Nov 3-4, Arlington, VA

NSF Grants Conference, Nov 14-15

  • Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Jeongmin Ahn, MAE, has been elected to Fellow of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He also has received a Science Award from Sustainable Aviation Research Society.

Dr. Katie Cadwell, BMCE, was selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium this September. Read more.

Dr. Barry Davidson, MAE, received ASTM International’s Award of Appreciation for establishing ASTM Test Standard D7905/D7905M “Standard Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Matrix Composites.” He also chaired the American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference and ASTM Committee D30 Meeting, held September 19-22 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dr. Jianshun Zhang, MAE, and Dr. Edward Bogucz, MAE, co-chaired the 13th International Forum and Workshop on Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulations.

Dr. Shikha Nangia’s research, BMCE, on blood-brain barrier tight junctions was recognized at the International Conference on Tight Junctions and Their Proteins in Berlin this September. Read more.

Awarded Proposals

Dr. Steve Chapin, EECS, is a member of a multidisciplinary team which won an NSF award to study potential cybersecurity and privacy risks of distributed energy markets. Read more.

Dr. Jacques Lewalle and Dr. Mark Glauser, MAE, won AFRL-funded SBIR sub-awards, titled Reduced-Order Model for the Prediction of Supersonic Aircraft Jet Noise.

Dr. Baris Salman, CIE, is the SU PI on a DOT-funded subcontract titled, A Workshop on Implementation of Asset Management Principles for Local Street Networks.

Dr. Laura Condon, CIE, is the SU PI on a DOE-funded subcontract titled, Enabling a High-resolution, Integrated Terrestrial and Lower Atmosphere Simulation of the Contiguous United States (CONUS).

Dr. John Dannenhoffer, MAE, won a NASA-funded award, titled Distributed Multi-Processor Geometry Environment to Support Design and Analysis on Extreme-Scale Grids.

Funding Opportunities

For Graduate Students:


  • seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. Eligibility: individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees. $74K/year, may be renewed for one additional year.

For Faculty:

NIH, Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing  the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data, LOI—Nov 1; Full Proposal—Dec 15.

  • Support the development, improvement and implementation of tools and approaches that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of digital curation processes used to characterize and describe the digital data used in or resulting from biomedical research.

NSF, Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), LOI—Nov 3, Full Proposal—Dec 2.

  • Solicits grants with compelling new nanoscience modeling and computational tool(s) which addresses critical needs. Supports research in (1) Engineered nanoBIO, (2) Hierarchical nanoMFG and (3) Nano-Engineered Electronic Device and Module Application Node. Limited Submission: contact ospoff@syr.edu if you intend to submit.

DOE, Determining Research, Development, and Demonstration  Necessary for Clean Hydrogen Production to Enable Multisectoral Deep Decarbonization, Nov 4

  • RFI seeks input on priority Research Development and Demonstration areas to enable deep decarbonization of industrial, transportation, and power generation sectors through wide-scale deployment of hydrogen.

NASA, Sea Level Change Science Team, Nov 15.

  • This program is intended to integrate research results, data sets, and model output to improve the accuracy and spatial resolution of sea level change estimates, and communicate these results in a simplified manner to the scientific community and the general public.

NIH, NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs), LOI—Nov 14, Full Application—Dec 14

  • To identify risk-conferring and protective variants of causal genes for IBD, and to elucidate the mechanisms by which these variants influence the pathophysiology of IBD.

NSF, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Nov 16

  • Seeks proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.

NSF, Computer and Network Systems, Nov 16

  • Seeks  research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program

NSF, Computing and Communication Foundations, Nov 16

  • Supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

NSF, Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Nov 16

  • Research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics.

DoE-NE, Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research, Nov 23

  • Develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources.

NASA, ROSES 2016: Heliophysics Grand Challenges Research National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nov 23

  • Solicits basic and applied research supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations.

DOD, Parkinson’s Impact Award, Nov 30

  • Encourages applications that support the full spectrum of research projects or ideas that specifically focus on scientific and clinical Parkinson’s disease issues.