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Hage wins 2022 AACC Merit Award

Photo of Dr. David Hage.The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has chosen David Hage as the winner for its 2022 award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry. This award recognizes an individual who has devoted a major portion of his/her professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of clinical chemistry through education. Hage and his students are interested in the theory, development, and use of affinity-based separations in high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, with an emphasis on clinical and biomedical applications. He has been a research mentor to over 80 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students, resulting in roughly 80 Ph.D. or M.S. degrees and with many of these students entering the fields of clinical chemistry or biomedical research. (6/1/22)

NCMN researchers appointed NSRI Fellows

Christos Argyropoulos, Eric Markvicka, and Angela PannierChristos Argyropoulos, Eric Markvicka, and Angela Pannier have been named National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) Fellows. According to Maj. Gen., USAF (Ret.) Rick Evans, NSRI executive director, "(NSRI's) objective is to bring the might of the University of Nebraska System's intellectual and physical research capability and capacity to the DOD and the Nation." The aim of an NSRI Fellow is to contribute their expertise to the strategic deterrence and countering weapons of mass destruction mission areas. (5/4/22)

Iverson receives CAREER Award

Portrait of Nicole Iverson.Nicole Iverson has received a five-year, $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program. The award supports her team's research into using carbon nanotubes to diagnose diseases like diabetes or certain forms of cancer. It also will be used for community outreach to expand understanding of nanotechnology. (5/4/22)

Top Sponsored Awards, March 2022

Bai Cui and Ruiguo Yang.The following awards from public entities include grants of $200,000 or more between Feb. 16 and March 15, 2022, as reported through NUgrant:

Bai Cui; $300,000; West Virginia University; Additively Manufactured Graded Composite Transition Joints for Dissimilar Metal Weldments in Advanced Ultra-Supercritical Power Plant
Ruiguo Yang; $536,907; National Science Foundation; CAREER: Characterization of the Rate-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of the Cell-Cell Adhesion Interface (5/4/22)

Husker team demonstrates that MoS2 is ferroelectric

Portraits of Alexei Gruverman (on left) and Alexander Sinitskii (on right).Alexei Gruverman, Alex Sinitskii, and colleagues (including Evgeny Tsymbal) have demonstrated that molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is ferroelectric. The vertical separation and arrangement of negative vs. positive charges in ferroelectric materials can be instantaneously flipped just by applying some voltage. Those oppositely aligned, or polarized, states can be read or stored as the 1s and 0s of binary data, with the states remaining even when a power source has been cut. (4/27/22)



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