Research in the Rock

LATEST AWARDS

Dr. Yupo Chan awarded nearly $25,000 to monitor earth’s atmosphere

Dr. Yupo Chan of the systems engineering department has received $24,900 from NASA to measure the earth’s atmosphere to monitor its health and future climate.  Chan is working with Dr. Edmond Wilson of Harding University and Dr. Po-Hao Adam Huang of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Read more…

Dr. Kieng Bao Vang-Dings receives nearly $50,000 to study effects of nanomaterials in immune systems

Dr. Kieng Bao Vang-Dings, research assistant professor at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences, has received $49,509 from the Center for Advanced Surface Engineering to study the effects of tunable nanosystems on the human immune system. The project was awarded through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s seed grant program. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute receives $102,000 to create feasibility study for leadership institute in four-state region

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $102,100 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to create a feasibility study on the development of a leadership institute in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-Oklahoma region. Read more…

Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya awarded $464,000 to study environmental risks of carbon nanomaterials in plants

Mariya Khodakovskaya, professor of biology and interim associate dean in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences has received $464,000 from the USDA to assess the environmental risks of carbon nanomaterials used to stimulate and regulate the growth of plants. Dr. Khodakovskaya is working with Dr. Alexei Basnakian, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAMS, and Dr. Micah Green, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to examine if any health risks are involved with the use of these nanomaterials in plant agriculture. Read more…

UA Little Rock chemistry professor receives nearly $190,000 to research new methods for optoelectronic materials

Dr. Noureen Siraj from the chemistry department has received $188,863 from the National Science Foundation to study experimental methods of developing organic optoelectronic materials. With this funding, Siraj will work with the Center of Organic Photonics and Electronics and Laser Dynamic Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology to characterize new materials developed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock which possess Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) characteristics. Read more…