Congratulations to our multidisciplinary teams and awardees. Highlights include:

Arindam Chowdhury
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Mid-scale RI-1 (M1:DP): National Full-Scale Testing Infrastructure for Community Hardening in Extreme Wind, Surge, and Wave Events (NICHE)”
A $12.8M, four-year cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design a unique, national-scale, multi-user facility to study the impact of extreme winds, storm surge and waves on different types of civil infrastructures.

Joshua Hutcheson
Department of Biomedical Engineering
“Targeting the Caveolae-Dependent Mechanism of Calcifying Extracellular Vesicle Formation”
A $1.8M, five-year National Institute of Health grant to study the ways in which chronic kidney disease causes heart disease and how it might be able to treated.

Sumit Paudyal
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
“Consortium for Research and Education in Power and Energy Systems (CREPES) for Sustainable STEM Workforce”
A $3M, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy awarded to three Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and two National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Labs to build a sustainable pipeline of highly trained electrical engineers to form a National Security Enterprise (NSE) workforce.

Daniela Radu
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
“NSF PREM for Innovations in Materials, Processes, and Applications for Quantum Technologies (IMPAQT)”
The result of a $3,780,000 National Science Foundation PREM grant focused on developing new 2D materials and processes that can be transformative in the field of Quantum Science and ensuring long-term 2D resilience in future quantum devices.

Nikolaos Tsoukiasl
Department of Biomedical Engineering
“Cerebral Microvascular Signaling and Neurovascular Coupling: An Integrated Approach to Investigate Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia”
A $2,670,000 5-year NIH R01 grant to research microvascular contributions to brain disorders such as cerebral small vessel diseases and Alzheimer’s.

#46 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(U.S. News and World Report Global Rankings)

#41-44 Computer Science and Information Systems
(QS World University Rankings)

#40 Engineering and Technology
(QS World University Rankings)

#39-48 Mechanical Engineering
(QS World University Rankings)

#37 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs
(U.S. News and World Report Online)