Researcher Profile: Dr. Ruilan Guo
Dr. Ruilan Guo, a recently hired assistant professor, has wanted to be a scientist since she was very young. She recalls being enchanted by the career because “scientists wear lab coats and goggles, making magic with beakers.”
Today, her fascination with science has matured, “It’s a place where you can make things; change things; find something new and make an impact.” Read More
Marya Lieberman, Chemistry and Biochemistry, awarded $462,781 for MRI: acquisition of x-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) by the National Science Foundation.
Eduardo Wolf, Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering, awarded $12,500 for catalytic nanodiode from the Naitonal Science Foundation; also from National Science Foundation $6,250 for GOALI: novel impregnated layer combustion synthesis for catalysts prepartion: hydrogen production from methanol.
Prashant Kamat, Radiation Laboratory, awarded $30,000 for UW CEMRI on Structure Interfaces from the University of Wisconsin.
Joan Brennecke, Brandon Ashfeld, Ed Maginn, Bill Schneider, Mark Stadtherr, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, awarded $1,877,871 over three years from Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University for their research on Chemically-Complexing Ionic Liquids for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture.
SEI Seed Grants
A key activity of cSEND is to provide seed grants to Notre Dame faculty to support collaborative research endeavors to spur new, interdisciplinary approaches to solving the global, energy challenges. Since 2010, cSEND has provided more than $1M in support of new energy related research, primarily in the three thrust areas of the SEI – cleaner fossil, safer nuclear, and transformative solar. Each seed grant leverages a one-year, internal investment to develop multiple years of external funding for graduate and undergraduate research. Seed grants have resulted in increased publications, proposal submissions, and grant awards, which help to grow the energy research enterprise at Notre Dame. The twenty-five research projects funded through cSEND are listed below by research area. In the future, cSEND will expand this model to include other research areas. See the links below to find out more about the projects.
Cleaner fossil grants
Transformative Solar grants