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The Internal Funding Initiatives (IFI) supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research are composed of the Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI), the Biological Sciences Funding Program (BSFP), the Mathematical & Physical Sciences Program (MPSFP) and the Social Sciences Funding Program (SSFP).  Over the past 12 years, more than 400 faculty and staff members were awarded in excess of $6 million dollars to support research and scholarly activity. 

Listed below are the Math & Physical Sciences award recipients and project titles from the past three years. 


Spring 2012 Awardees


David Cwiertny, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Development of  Nanoscale Aluminum-doped Iron Oxide

Sara Mason, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Theoretical Discovery of Universal Reactivity Factors Describing Environmental Interfaces

Mark Reagan, Professor, Geoscience
Reconstructing ocean compositions and temperatures over the past six million years using Dichocoenia corals from the tropical Caribbean

Elizabeth Stone, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Assessment of Surfactants in Atmospheric Aerosols


Spring 2011 Awardees

Jonathan Adrain, Associate Professor, Geoscience
Testing the Ecological Fidelity of Fossil Assemblages in Deep Time
Tori Forbes, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
A Novel Approach to the Structural Characterization of Amorphous Metal Hydroxides Responsible for the Transport of Environmental Contaminants
Gregory Friestad, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Asymmetric Synthesis of Oxygen-Rich Compounds and Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Johna Leddy, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Carbon Sequestration by Photomagnetoelectrocatalysis
Yannick Meurice, Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Towards Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Calculations with Optical Lattices
Hassan Raza, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Carbon Nanoelectroncis and Spintronics Devices


Spring 2010 Awardees

Mohamed Elhakeem, Research Scientist, IIHR -- Hydroscience & Engineering
Monitoring Water Surface Velocities and Stream Discharge in Complex Environments Using a Thermal Infrared Camera

Eric Nuxoll, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Barrier-Mediated Pulsatile Release