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Top Awards from Public Sponsors, August 2020

University of Nebraska-Lincoln logoThese are awards from public entities, including all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between May 16 and June 15, 2020, as reported through NUgrant. NCMN recipients:

  • Joe Turner (and colleagues L. Rilett and H. Sharif-Kashani); MME; $535,500; Kansas State University; Rural Rail Safety Center
  • Alexey Kovalev; PHYS; $344,971; Department of Energy; Spin Currents in Magnetic Systems and Heterostructures


Centurion named APS fellow

Martin CenturionMartin Centurion has been elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society. Fellowships recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication; significant, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology; significant contributions to the teaching of physics; or service and participation in the activities of the Society. (9/28/20)

Bartelt-Hunt searching sewage for COVID-19

Shannon Bartelt-HuntShannon Bartelt-Hunt is expanding her research on identifying SARS-CoV-2 in sewage to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus. This testing is part of a larger research project Bartelt-Hunt is working on with UNMC to determine the feasibility of using wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 community surveillance. (9/25/20)

Turner selected for Research Leaders Program

Joe TurnerJoe Turner is one of 15 UNL faculty members selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s Research Leaders Program. Among the first of its kind in the nation, this initiative to identify and develop Nebraska’s next generation of research leaders is in partnership with the Center for Professional and Executive Development in the College of Business. (9/4/20)

NCMN honors and publications for Sept. 4

David Hage David Hage has earned the ACS Award in Chromatography from the American Chemical Society. Recipients are recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of chromatography, with particular consideration given to developments of new methods. He will be honored at the ACS 2021 Spring National Meeting in San Antonio.

Shudipto Dishari Shudipto Dishari and a team of researchers co-authored an article titled Ionomers From Kraft Lignin for Renewable Energy Applications that is featured in Frontiers in Chemistry’s “Women In Science”. (9/4/20)

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