2016-17

Applied Research Grants

Recipient: Brian Barry
UW-Platteville
Homogeneous Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Using Earth Abundant Metals

Recipient: Min Liu DeGruson
UW-Stout
Development of Bio-based Antimicrobial Food Packaging by Incorporating Antimicrobial Molecule-Nanoparticle Systems in Starch

Recipient: Jonathan Gutow
UW-Oshkosh
Experimental testing of computationally designed inhibitors of rhinovirus infectivity

Recipient: Mohammad Rabbani
UW-Platteville
Preparation of Metal-Organic-Frameworks (MOFs)-based Nanoporous Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation Application

Recipient: Shangping Xu
UW-Milwaukee
Development of ceramic-based water filtration materials for the removal of arsenic and virus

Recipient: Matthew Vonk
UW-River Falls
Scientifically Authentic Video-based Experiments (SAVE)

Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant Match Grants

Recipient: Jim Hamilton
UW-Platteville
Development of Optimized Economical Metal Oxide Nanowire and Chalcogenide Quantum Dots for Displays, Solar and Water Splitting: Processing, Fabrication and Purification Technologies

Recipient: David Lewis
UW-Eau Claire
Novel chiral organocatalysts for synthetic organic reactions

Recipient: Wei Li
UW-Platteville
Development of a Semiconductor Quantum Dot Computer Aided Design Simulator

Recipient: Robert McGaff
UW-La Crosse
Design and construction of a prototype flow reactor for oxidations of alcohols and olefins

Recipient: Sabrina Mueller-Spitz
UW-Oshkosh
Short Circuiting Bacterial Communication to Prevent Plant Disease

Recipient: Aric Opdahl
UW-La Crosse
Thermostable attachment of capture probes to SPR sensors, for use in temperature gradient SPR measurements

 

2015-16

Applied Research Grants

Recipient: Malek Alkasrawi
UW-Stevens Point
Upgrading Organosolv Lignin to Small Aromatics by Catalysts in Presence of Green Solvents

Recipient: Chip Beal
UW-Superior
Preserving the Power of Plants

Recipient: Junhong Chen
UW-Milwaukee
Scale-up of Hollow Si Lithium-ion Battery Anode Materials for High-performance Electric Vehicles

Recipient: Jason Fischbach
UW-Extension
Scaling-Up Hazelnuts in the Upper Midwest

Recipient: Junjie Niu
UW-Milwaukee
An Approach To Next-generation Lithium-based Batteries

Recipient: Yijun Tang
UW-Oshkosh
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells With Ionic Liquid Replacing Polymer Electrolyte

Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant Match Grants

Recipient: Brian Barry and Jim Hamilton
UW-Platteville
A Novel Approach for Generation of Value-Added Lignin-derived Products: A Catalytic Process for Selective C-O Bond Cleavage

Recipient: Charles Cornett, Raja Anamalai, and Joseph Wu
UW-Platteville
Continued Development of Presumptive Drug Testing Kits

Recipient: John Droske and Wei Zheng
UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout
Further Characterization of “Green” Thermosetting Resins: Material Data Sheets and Degradation Kinetics

Recipient: Gokul Gopalakrishman
UW-Platteville
Silicon Nanomembranes for Piezoresistive MEMS Pressure Sensors

Recipient: Robert McGaff
UW-La Crosse
Synthesis of Value-Added Aldehyde and Ketone Products from Biomass-Derived Alcohols

Recipient: Mohammad Rabbani
UW-Platteville
Design and Synthesis of Nanoporous Organic Polymers to Construct Nanoporous Membrane Composites for Gas Separation Applications

2014-15

Applied Research Grants

Recipients: Franklin Chen
UW-Green Bay
Chemically modified waste paper for biopolymer based soil conditioner as a replacement for petroleum based soil conditioner for lawn and garden products

Recipient: Kevin Eliceiri
UW-Madison
A novel drug screening platform for assaying clinically relevant tumor models

Recipient: Susan Gallagher-Lepak
UW-Green Bay
Nursing Diagnosis Clinical Support Tool

Recipient: Elizabeth Glogowski
UW-Eau Claire
Tuning of New Smart Polymer Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications

Recipients: Paul Hlina
UW-Superior
Preserving the Power of Plants — An Innovative Enthnobotany Project

Recipient: Xiaohua Peng
UW-Milwaukee
DNA-Templated Metal-Free Flurogenic “Click” Reactions for Sequence-Specific DNA Detection and PCR-Free Signal Amplification

Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant Match Grants

Recipients: Eric Gansen
UW-La Crosse
The Development of ZnO-Based Electro-Absorption Modulators

Recipient: Robert McGaff
UW-La Crosse
Methods for Green Alcohol Oxidation Employing New Modified Iron Phthalocyanine Catalysts

Recipient: John Obieldan
UW-Platteville
Towards the Fabrication of Thin-Walled Cellular Structures Using Hybrid 3D Printing and Electroforming Technologies

Recipient: Joongmi Shin
UW-Stout
Development of Non-Migratory Active Cling Wrap Packaging for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality

Recipient: Joseph Wu
UW-Platteville
Towards Commercialization of Color Test Kit for Synthetic Cathinones

Prototype Development Fund Grants

Recipient: Jennifer Dahl
UW-Eau Claire
Reconciliation of Ghost Isotherms in Langumuir Trough System

Recipient: Lynn Gilbertson
UW-Whitewater
Development of a Novel Method for Measuring Occupational Noise Levels in the Ear Canal

Recipient: Daniel McGuire
UW-Whitewater
Mold Making Recipes, Modular Molding systems, and Refractory Foam Technology Commercialization

Recipient: William Schwann
UW-La Crosse
Testing SK-03-92 for Synergy with Other Antibiotic Classes

2013-14

Applied Research Grants

Recipients: Jennifer Dahl and Seth King
UW-Eau Claire and UW-La Crosse
Fabrication and Evaluation of Plasmonic Waveguides for Enhanced Performance of Photovoltaic Materials

Recipient: Seth King
UW-La Crosse
Spray Pyrolysis Fabrication of Zinc Tungstate Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications

Recipient: Laura Knoll
UW-Madison
Development of New Broad-spectrum Antimicrobial Therapeutics

Recipients: Na Jin Seo and John Webster
UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison
Development of a Wearable, Portable, TheraBracelet to Enhance Touch Sensation and Dexterity of the Hand of Neurologic Patients Via Bibrotactile Stimulation

Recipient: Kumar Sridharan
UW-Madison
Cold Spray Coating Technology for Electronics and Corrosion Protection Applications

Recipient: Chris Yuan
UW-Milwaukee
Self-Supported Silicon-Carbon Hybrid Nano-Material for High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery Anode

Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant Match Grants

Recipient: Palash Banerjee
UW-Stevens Point
Micromechanical Torque Magnetometer for Characterizing Magnetic Nanoparticles

Recipient: Athula Gunawardena
UW-Whitewater
Alert:HeadsAhead (AHA)

Recipient: Dan McGuire
UW-Whitewater
Refractory Molding Recipes

Recipient: Wei Zheng
UW-Stout
Development of Biodegradable Polylactic Acid/clay Nano-composites: Mechanical strength, Gas Barrier, and Thermal Stability

Recipient: Michael Waxman and Jim Lane
UW-Superior
Highbush Cranberry Project: Biofuels and Pharmaceuticals through Native Plants of NW Wisconsin

Prototype Development Fund Grants

Recipient: Karen Biasca
UW-Stevens Point
The Effect of Paper making Additives on Fiber-Length Distribution Control

Recipient: Junhong Chen
UW-Milwaukee
Continuous Growth of Vertical Graphene on a Tungsten Wire for a Novel Ion Source

Recipient: Cheng-chen Huang
UW-River Falls
Characterization and Synthesis of the Skin-Whitening Compound, A11

Recipient: Athula Gunawardena
UW-Whitewater
Interactive Degree Planner

Recipient: Peter Knight
UW-Parkside
Design and Build Final Version of Capstan Lever Drive Wheelchair Prototypes for Testing

Recipient: Dan McGuire
UW-Whitewater
Refractory Mold Making Recipes, Modular Molding Systems, and Refractory Foam Technology Commercialization

2012-13

Applied Research Grants

Recipient: Joseph Aldstadt
UW-Milwaukee
Automation, Optimization, and Application of a Variable-Pathlength Photon Trapping Spectrometer

Recipient: Soma Chattopadhyay
UW-Platteville
Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of a Porous Silicon-based Hybrid System for Advanced Drug Delivery Applications

Recipient: Peter Cook
UW-Superior
Donor-Dye pairs for Dy-sensitized Solar Cells

Recipient: John Droske
UW-Stevens Point
Biodegradable Polymers with Reversible Crosslinking

Recipient: Heidi-Lynn Ploeg
UW-Madison
Xylitol Impregnated Antibiotic-Loaded Bone Cement for Use in Total Joint Arthoplasty

Recipient: William Schwan
UW-La Crosse
Mode of Action and in vivo Efficacy Studies of a new Antibacterial Drug for S. aureaus Infections

Recipient: Teri Shors
UW-Oshkosh
From Harvest to Health in Wisconsin

Recipient: Kenny Smith
UW-Stout
Selection, Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of Materials for Pressure Balanced Fuel Cell Components

Recipient: Yijun Tang
UW-Oshkosh
Ionic Liquid Based Fuel Cells

Recipient: Joseph Wu
UW-Platteville
Permselective Membrane for Screen Printed Non-Enzymatic Electrochemical Sensors

Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant Match Grants

Recipient: Anthony Ellertson and Trudi Miller
UW-Stevens Point
Home-Based Virtual Relay System for Manual Stroke Rehabilitation

Recipient: Anthony Ellertson and Trudi Miller
UW-Stevens Point
Smart In and Out Patient Mobile Monitoring & Care System

Recipient: Randy Hulke
UW-Eau Claire
Passive Load Vibration Therapy Device for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Atrophy and Injury in the Extremities

Recipient: David Lewis
UW-Eau Claire
Exploration of Warfarin Binding to Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase and Development of Warfarin Analogues

Recipient: Dan McGuire
UW-Whitewater
Investigating and Determining the Applied Uses of Modified Corn Starches / Rheology Components in High Temperature Refractory Compositions

Recipient: Sabrina Mueller and Kevin Crawford
UW-Oshkosh
Isolation and Identification of Pigment Compounds Produced by Native Wisconsin Bacteria

Recipient: William Schwan
UW-La Crosse
Investigation of Ozone Technology for Specific Applications in Health Care

Recipient: Paul Schwartz
UW-Stout
Capstan Drive Wheelchair

Recipient: Paul Schwartz
UW-Stout
Improved Crutch Design Prototype

Recipient: Michael Zach and Kenny Smith
UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout
Advanced Materials for Facile Assembly of Fuel Cells

Recipient: Wei Zhang
UW-Stout
Processing and Cure Kinetic Study of a Novel Biopolymer

Prototype Development Fund Grants

Recipient: Eric Brown
UW-Whitewater
Assessing the Ability of Visible Light Activated Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles to Self-Clean Common Surfaces

Recipient: Soma Chattopadhyay
UW-Platteville
Efficient Fabrication of a Plasmonic Waveguide as a Component of Photonic Integrated Circuit

Recipient: Aaron Monte
UW-La Crosse
Synthesis and Development of the Potential Anthelmintic Drug, CL-5

Recipient: P.B. Ravikumar
UW-Platteville
Deicer for LED Traffic Control Signals

Recipient: Joseph Wu
UW-Platteville
Development of Color Test Kits for Presumptive Testing of Scheduled Compounds Including Emergent Drugs

Recipient: Michael Zorn
UW-Green Bay
Quantum Dot Phosphor Synthesis