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Six receive Shoupp Awards for 2009

05/12/2009

Six Miami faculty received Shoupp Awards for 2009-10. The program, sponsored by the office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS), supports proposals for projects that are tied to Ohio’s Third Frontier project.

Recipients are:

Mary Benedict Bonham (architecture and interior design), “Lighting and Controls Demonstration Research Lab,” $5,000;

Chi-Hao Cheng (electrical and computer engineering), “Nonlinear Electronic Equalizer Structure for Next Generation Optical Communications Systems,” $5,000;

Xiao-Wen Cheng (microbiology), “Screening a Chitinase Enzyme to Control the Dandruff-Associated Yeast Malassezia,” $5,000;

Iddo Friedberg (microbiology), “The Use of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Technology for Genomic and Metagenomic Sequence Analysis,” $5,000;

Lei Kerr (paper and chemical engineering), “Quantum Dots Sensitized Nanocrystalline TiO2 Solar Cells,” $5,000; and

Richard T. Taylor (chemistry and biochemistry), “Preparation of Bioactive Molecules through Click Chemistry,” $5,000.

The Shoupp program has Phase I and Phase II funding opportunities. Phase I awards, up to $5,000, are to establish collaboration between business and industry; Phase II awards, between $10,000 and $20,000, require a contribution from business or industry matching or exceeding Miami’s contribution.

The awards are named in honor of the late William E. Shoupp, a charter member and chair of the Miami University Research Advisory Council.

For more information, visit oarsshoupp.

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