How Center of Gravity Location and the Sizing of Control Surfaces Affect Aircraft Stability

Examining how control surface sizing and center of gravity location effect the stability of an aircraft will teach people how to design more efficiently.

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Program: FURI

Variable Impedance Control of the Robotic Ankle Joint

Designing a controller for wearable robots that is safe and stable, but does not require the human user to move slowly with high effort, will improve robotic ankle joints.

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Program: MORE

Determining the Effects of Sound Frequencies and Periodicities as Patterned Distractions on a Student’s Cognitive Ability

Determining the effects of sound frequencies and periodicities as patterned distractions will help design a more optimized student education.

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Program: FURI

Building a Portable and Less Expensive LED-Based Fluorescence Spectrometer for Evaluating the Quality of Food

Building a portable LED-based fluorescence spectrometer will better analyze and investigate food quality and production.

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Program: FURI

Develop a 3D Printable Nanodiamond Polymer Nanocomposite Resin towards Fabrication of Low Cost Thermally Conducting Devices

Covalently bonded nanodiamond composite resins in 3D printing promise significantly improved thermal properties in prototypes.

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Program: MORE

Leveraging on Deep Learning to Predict the Optimal Beam Index Using Wireless Sensing Localization

Training a multi-layer neural network to associate the signal directions with their positions will help predict the optimal 5G signal direction.

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Program: FURI

Study on Human Postural Stability During Upright Standing Using Novel Two-Axis Robotic Platform

Studying human postural stability under unstable environments enables the development of therapeutic training and assistive devices.

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Program: MORE

Target Detection Using Algorithmic Matter

Developing micro-scale robots to find internal wounds or cancers and possibly seal these off from the rest of the body will improve the future of health care.

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Program: FURI

Development of the SmartPad System for Energy Expenditure Detection

Creating a system to track a person's energy expenditure under free-living conditions will lead to more effective weight management.

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Program: FURI

Reproducibility and Extraction of Complex Hydrogel Geometry Fabrication in 3D Printed Injection Molds

A clinically translatable cell encapsulation strategy would enable the widespread application of islet transplantation to treat diabetes.

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Program: FURI

Standard Technique Development for Rad Hard Electronics

Open source test structures for radiation resistant electronics will allow developers to create radiation robust solutions and products.

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Program: FURI

Electro-Spun Pretreatment Membranes for Heavy Metal Ions Removal

Developing a new, reusable pretreatment membranes will better filter contaminants and create a more sustainable method of filtration.

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Program: FURI

Examining the Anti-Proliferative Properties of DUB Inhibitors in Primary Mesothelioma Cells

Testing drugs on mesothelioma cancer cells and reintegrating them into a predictive network will improve personalized cancer treatments.

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Program: FURI

Virtual Testing to Determine the Behavior of Orthotropic Materials

Using virtual testing to characterize the behavior of polymeric composites will optimize future designs to avoid catastrophic failures.

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Program: MORE

Design, Modeling, and Control of a Single-Axis Self-Balancing Platform

Accurate modeling of sensor and motor dynamics allows for more effective design of controllers for more complex systems.

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Program: FURI

Effect of Iron-Impregnated Biochar on Water Contaminant Adsorption Capabilities

Enhancing biochar with iron and analyzing the results will improve its ability to remove water contaminants like arsenic.

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Program: FURI

Ligament Breakup in a Sheer Flow

Creating a database for how a string of fluid breaks up in an external flow can make future studies on the subject much more efficient.

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Program: FURI

A Continuation of the Exploration of the Connection Between Particulate Composition and Mean Granule Size

Studying the correlation between particulate composition and the resulting particle size of pharmaceuticals will lead to more efficient drug-making processes.

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Program: FURI

Sonication-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of B4C Nanosheets for Fabrication of a Solar Steam Generator

By using a new process to produce nanosheets of boron carbide inside of an aerogel, we can make a more efficient and more sustainable steam generator.

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Program: FURI

Developing a Screening Method in Preparation for Directed Evolution of Cyanophycin Synthetase

The creation of novel, useful biopolymers will help create bioplastics that can potentially replace non-sustainable plastics used today.

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Program: FURI

Optimizing Heat Transfer in a Rotary Drum

Researching the optimal conditions for heat transfer in rotary drums will help reduce energy consumption for chemical processing industries.

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Program: FURI

Microbial Engineering for the Production of Ethyl Lactate

Synthesizing microbial esters and their precursors for economically viable hydrocarbons will generate greener, more biodegradable fuel.

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Program: FURI

Electrospun Pretreatment Membranes

Fabricating tunable pretreatment membranes for reverse osmosis will reduce the effects of fouling phenomenon and extend RO membrane lifetime

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Program: MORE

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Waste Sorting Systems

Developing an efficient AI waste sorting system will improve waste management efforts and decrease plastic pollution.

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Program: FURI

Control and Coordination of Multi-Robot Swarm Systems

Studying control and coordination of robot swarms will assist in application areas ranging from search and rescue to interplanetary exploration

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Program: MORE

Evaluation of Algae-Derived Carbon Adsorbents for Direct CO2 Capture from Ambient Air

Studying the adsorption performance of algae-derived carbon adsorbents will provide another way to reduce carbon emissions.

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Program: FURI

Developing a Solar Powered Automatic Chlorine Sensor For Use in Developing Nations

Developing a sensor to detect small amounts of chlorine in water will allow for easier dosing and ensures the health of the community.

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Program: FURI

Photoacoustic Microscopy with Schlieren Optics to Provide Real-Time Imaging

Using Schlieren optics to reduce photoacoustic microscopy reconstruction time to that of the camera frame rate will speed up medical imaging.

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Program: FURI

Towards Automated Identification of Cancer Immunotherapy Targets: Prediction of Binding Affinity of T Cell Receptor and Antigens Using Graph-Guided Deep Neural Network

Using machine learning to predict immune responses will help immunologists design treatments to make our own bodies fight cancer.

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Program: FURI

Engineering Safe Nanocomposite Materials: Role of Interactions Between Graphene Oxide-Silver Nanocomposite with Microcystis aeruginosa

Studying the interactions of nanocomposite materials to predict their toxicity effects on nature will help engineer safer materials.

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Program: FURI

Design of High-Frequency Large Intelligent Surfaces Using Reflectarrays

Designing intelligent metallic surfaces will improve the quality of wireless communication systems.

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Program: MORE

Development of A Photo-Responsive Moisture-Absorbent Composite for Atmospheric Water Extraction

Developing a photo-responsive hybrid gel system will provide a more efficient approach for atmospheric water extraction technology.

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Program: MORE

A Benchmarking Framework for Data-Driven Compressive Sensing

Developing a benchmarking framework for compressive sensing to evaluate new algorithms will make an impact on their practical applications.

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Program: FURI

Multi-Modal Communication Between Human and Robots through Virtual and Augmented Reality

Demonstrating a way to incorporate sensory cues via augmented reality devices will enable better multi-modal communication with human-robot teams.

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Program: FURI

Characterization and Modeling of Ankle Impedance During the Stance Phase of Walking

Understanding why ankle stiffness properties change the way they do will help aid in the creation of new medical assistive devices.

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Program: MORE

Develop a 3D Printable Nanodiamond Polymer Nanocomposite Resin towards Fabrication of Low Cost Thermally Conducting Devices

Covalently bonded nanodiamond composite resins in 3D printing promise significantly improved thermal properties in prototypes.

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Program: MORE

Decreasing Water Usage and Increasing Income for Vietnamese Small Farmers: Modeling Plant Stress with Handheld Infrared Thermometers

Designing a smart farming device that uses a plant's temperature will assist a small farmer’s irrigation and greatly increase their income.

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Program: FURI

Characterizing Nanocomposites for Customizable Cartilage Replacements

Characterizing properties of nanocomposites will give insight into how the material will behave if implemented as a cartilage replacement.

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Program: FURI

Metal-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Rapid Thermal Cycling

Improving the efficiency and versatility of solid oxide fuel cells will enable societal integration and commercial use of the technology.

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Program: FURI

Environmental Perception Based Human Intent Inference in Autonomous Cars

Creating a new model of human driving that considers the context of the environment will create safer human-robot driving interactions.

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Program: FURI

Pet Diagnostic Health Harness

Designing a harness that can gather health diagnostics of pets will help owners get a better idea of their pets' everyday health.

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Program: GCSP

Real Time Multimodal Classification for Social Media Notifications

Designing a model that can take either an image, text or both will help classify social media message into different categories in real time.

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Program: FURI

The Development of Geometries for a Passive Check Valve in Patients with Hydrocephalus

Designing geometries for a passive check valve for patients with hydrocephalus and analyzing fluid flow will improve upon current methods.

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Program: FURI

Evaluating Collective Intelligence Strategies for Visual Detection

Studying how collecting and aggregating data from multiple people can best inform visual detection tasks.

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Program: FURI

Directed Evolution for Biological Sensors

Designing a single directed evolution system will aid in future creation of biological sensors and bioactive proteins.

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Program: FURI

3D Printing of Iron Oxide Based Anode with Bioinspired Structures for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Construction of a novel 3D printer will aid in improvements to energy density and converting efficiencies in lithium-ion battery anodes.

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Program: FURI

The Effect of Deep-Level Reasoning Questions in Digital Learning Resources

Student comprehension of digital learning resources can benefit from scaffolds in the resources, such as deep reasoning questions.

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Program: FURI

The Use of Spatial Audio as a Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired

Creating spatialized audio that works with the internet of things will help the visually impaired guide themselves throughout spaces.

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Program: FURI

A Variable Thermal Feedback Mixed-Reality Haptic Interface for Virtual Fluid Interactions

Investigating methods for real-time thermal feedback in a mixed-reality setting for the amplification of fluid sensations will enhance chemistry education.

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Program: FURI

Understanding the Effects of Gait Adaptation from the Combination of Visual and Split-Belt Distortion

Understanding the effect of visual feedback on gait will improve the effects of treadmill rehabilitation on stroke patients.

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Program: FURI

Drone Security

Utilizing a cheap drone platform and attaching over the counter IR camera systems will achieve mission objectives while maximizing effectiveness.

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Program: GCSP

Creation of a Computational File for Calculating Drug Release from Degradable Spherical Gel Batch

Creating a computational file that identifies acceptable ranges for mean and standard deviation can streamline drug delivery approval processes.

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Program: FURI

Solar Membrane Desalination

Using nanotechnology to enable solar driven desalination will create more resilient systems for remote, off-grid water treatment.

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Program: FURI

Concrete Canoe Fabrication and Competition

Developing a lightweight concrete mix for a concrete canoe competition that can also be applied to sustainable infrastructure.

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Program: KEEN

Implementing creative ways of generating SQL Queries in a Data Exploration Session

Designing an auto generator that emulates human interaction with a dataset will allow for better testing and training of models.

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Program: FURI

Design and Testing of 3D Printed Multimaterial Structures for Energy Absorption

Learning to design 3D-printed multi-material energy absorbers will help to reduce injuries for people in high-impact situations.

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Program: FURI

Fast Growing Cyanobacterial Strains for Biochemical Production

Studying faster-growing cyanobacteria will allow for a more feasible, sustainable means of producing biochemicals.

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Program: FURI

Characterizing Cellular Response to Topological Features on a Nanoscale Utilizing Monolithic Quartz Contact Guidance Chips

Studying cell behavior in response to nanoscale ridges and grooves on a surface will improve synthetic materials for biomedical applications.

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Program: FURI

A Novel Use of GAN’s to Efficiently Simulate Fracture in Polymer Composites

Developing machine learning solutions for materials science will allow the faster production of better materials used everywhere.

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Program: FURI

SCARLESS Sample Return

The SCARLESS mobility platform is a rover design that uses helically grousered wheels and cold gas thrusters for small-body sample return.

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Program: FURI

Adsorptive CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Zeolites

Analyzing breakthrough behavior of zeolite pellets will determine the ideal relative humidly to perform carbon capture

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Program: FURI

Incorporating Fluorescent Nanoprobe Emulsions in Hydrogels for Non-invasive Oxygen Measurement

Studying oxygenation within tissue via fluorescent nanoprobes will help improve diabetic insulin treatment.

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Program: FURI

Violin Vibrato Video Imaging: A Novel Method to Generate Frequency Iterations Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Analyzing the interaction between the visual and audio aspects of a violin will allow for a better understanding of the violin and its sound.

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Program: FURI

Enhancing Mechanical Properties of Cement Beams with UV-Irradiated Polypropylene

Improving the strength of concrete structures while using less steel and cement and re-purposing plastic waste will lead to more sustainable infrastructure.

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Program: FURI

Study of the Effects of Polydispersity on Vortex Tubes

Understanding vortices that affect airport efficiency and persist in the atmosphere in the form of contrails will help find ways to destabilize them.

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Program: FURI

Understanding the Impact of the Frequency of Distractions on Cognitive Ability

Understanding the impact of the frequency of distractions on cognitive performance will help create an optimal learning environment.

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Program: FURI

Improvement of Uniaxial Testing Apparatus for Micro-Scale Material Systems

Improving a uniaxial testing apparatus will advance the pace at which research on micro-scale material systems is taking place.

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Program: FURI

Neighboring Single Atoms Catalyst Acceleration of Hydrodehalogenation of Organic Pollutants: An Ab Initio Study with Pt Catalyst

Exploring a new catalyst to remove organohalide toxins present in water will help optimize the decontamination process for drinking water.

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Program: FURI

Ligament Breakup in a Sheer Flow

Creating a database to be able to develop a model for fluid breaking up into droplets will make future simulations more efficient.

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Program: FURI

An Investigation on the Humans behind Robocalls In The Telephone Ecosystem

Studying how humans behind spam calls interact within their ecosystems will find more insight on the economic models behind their work.

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Program: FURI

Investigating the Impact of Environmental Features on Multi-Agent Communication

Studying how environmental features affect communication protocols that are learned using reinforcement learning will improve effectiveness.

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Program: MORE

Can Shocks Produced from Perturbed Bimaterial Interfaces be Used to Estimate Dynamic Strength?

Performing experimental measurements of propagation of shock waves in metallic samples will help estimate dynamic strength of materials.

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Program: FURI

Studying Solar Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion

Study the efficiencies of solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion will help better understand how solar thermophotovoltaics can be an efficient energy method.

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Program: FURI

RF (Radio Frequency) Micro-Coil Design for Small Animal MRI

Designing and evaluating an RF micro-coil for animal MRI will improve devices that need special geometry and MRI-guided intervention.

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Program: FURI

Design and Optimization of Hybrid Fuel with Complex Bioinspired Geometries for Controllable Combustion Efficiency

Studying the relationship between coal briquette geometry and combustion efficiency will obtain maximum energy from limited natural resources.

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Program: FURI

Enzyme-Induced Carbonate Precipitation Using Fresh Urine and Calcium-Rich Zeolites

Using fresh human urine and zeolites can create sustainable cement with lowered emissions and reduced ammonium pollution.

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Program: FURI

A Comparison of CRISPR/Cas-Derived Genome Editing Methods for hPSCs

Studying the characteristics of multiple gene editing systems will establish the optimal workflow for editing stem cells.

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Program: FURI

Predicting Flow Function of Bulk-Solids and Powders at Different Size Ranges and Moisture Conditions

Being able to predict the flowability of powders will lead to improved handling, higher efficiency, and lower waste and energy consumption.

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Program: MORE

Replication of a Two-Axis Robotic Platform for Improved Ankle Characterization and Postural Stability Studies

Replicating a multi-axis robotic platform for medical applications will help study human ankle impedance and postural stability.

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Program: FURI

Developing an Automatic Potable Water Chlorinator in Response to Varying Water Conditions

Developing an automatic chlorinator that responds to varying water conditions will decrease the rate of water-borne diseases in rural areas.

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Program: FURI

Testing Method of Soft Actuator

Designing a platform that can test the stiffness of soft joints will allow for better understanding of the limitations of these wearable robotic systems.

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Program: FURI

Modeling Mechanical Properties of Fibrous, Polymer Scaffolds as a Function of Fiber Alignment

Creating an empirical model that predicts the mechanical properties of fibrous scaffolds will allow for scaffolds that can mimic the mechanical properties of surrounding native tissue.

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Program: FURI

Dye Filtration of Electrospun MOF Fibers

Studying the dye filtration properties of composite nanofibers composed of polymers encapsulating MOF particles will help understand their performance qualities.

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Program: FURI

Testing Method of Soft Actuator

Designing a platform that can test the stiffness of soft joints will allow for better understanding of the limitations of these joints to be applied on the human body.

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Program: FURI

The Development of Geometries for a Passive Check Valve in Patients with Hydrocephalus

Designing geometries of valves to remove excess cerebrospinal fluid will help patients with hydrocephalus.

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Program: FURI

Experimental Study of Optical Force Measurement Techniques

The understanding of nano-forces holds many potential applications in emerging aerospace and electrical engineering technologies.

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Program: FURI

Zwitterionic Poly (Arylene Ether Sulfone) Membranes for Treatment of Reverse Osmosis Brine by Pervaporation

Developing membranes for reverse osmosis brine will help increase water recovery from seawater.

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Program: MORE

Aircraft Performance and Propulsion Data Acquisition

Determining accurate performance measures of small scale aircraft allows for design validation and greater effectiveness.

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Program: FURI

panCanSYGNAL

Designing a web application cancer researchers can use to look up data about cancers and study statistics related to those cancers will improve researchers' knowledge.

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Program: FURI

Synthesis of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for the Purpose of Encapsulating and Releasing Glaucoma Drugs

Developing a novel drug delivery mechanism targeting treatment for glaucoma patients will decrease demand on patients' self-care.

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Program: FURI

Standardizing Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction in VR Olfactory Applications

Designing smell functions in virtual reality will create more immersive experiences ideal for medical and extreme environment training.

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Program: FURI

Deuterium Metabolic Imaging of Physiological Levels of Glucose

Studying if physiological levels of glucose can be monitored using deuterium metabolic imaging to determine if a tumor is malignant could improve therapy.

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Program: FURI

Investigating PEG-Polyurethane for Biomedical Applications

Evaluating the characteristics of PEG-Polyurethane will help determine its potential to optimize bone regeneration capabilities.

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Program: FURI

Engineering of a Microbial Host for the Production of Aromatic Chemicals

Investigating the breakdown of biomass using engineered bacteria will enable a more sustainable production of valuable chemicals.

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Program: FURI

Visual and Output-Based Improvements of a MATLAB Program for Dynamic Light Scattering Applications

Making improvements to the outputs of a MATLAB program for analyzing dynamic light scattering data will allow for better analysis of samples.

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Program: FURI

Aircraft Performance Data Acquisition

Obtaining electric fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle performance data will help verify and optimize aircraft designs from a single flight.

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Program: FURI

Development and Validation of a Custom Soft-Body FEA Simulator for Rapid Prototyping

Testing a custom simulator to validate its results with a real-life counterpart will help optimize workflow from idea to creation.

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Program: FURI

Phage Assisted Continuous Evolution (PACE) with PhiX174

Studying the potential of bacteriophage PhiX174 in the context of protein engineering will allow for an open access source of directed evolution.

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Program: FURI

Synthesis of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for the Purpose of Encapsulating and Releasing Tuberculosis Drugs

Developing a novel drug delivery mechanism will improve treatment for patients with tuberculosis.

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Program: FURI

Germanium Dioxide: Development of Synthesis Techniques

Developing new nanomaterial synthesis, such as germanium dioxide, will equip engineers with more tools to innovate and help human-kind.

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Program: FURI

Investigation of a polyether urethane-based polymer for promoting bone tissue healing

Developing a polyether urethane-based polymer will help create better treatments for repairing and promoting healing in the bone tissues of patients that have experienced major bone breaks and/or defects.

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Program: MORE

Development of A Photo-Responsive Moisture-Absorbent Composite for Atmospheric Water Extraction

Designing a novel stimuli-trigger hybrid gel (composite adsorbent material) will improve atmospheric water extraction technology.

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Program: MORE

A Novel Use of GAN’s to Efficiently Simulate Fracture in Polymer Composites

Developing machine learning solutions for materials science will allow the faster production of better materials in all applications.

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Program: FURI

Utilizing Density Functional Theory to Compute the Efficacy of a Rippled Janus Structure for use in Optoelectronics

Testing how certain sections of an atomic structure bind differently will lead to more efficient structures for use in advanced electronics.

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Program: FURI

Learning and Sampling from the Causal Graph of Multi Categorical Distributions Via the Generative Adversarial Network

Generating fake data is an important task for data researchers who want to avoid data collection and privacy issues.

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Program: FURI

Effect of Particle and Environmental Variables on Flowability of Granular Materials

Studying granular materials will help establish a correlation between their physical and performance properties.

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Program: FURI

Study of the Interaction of Vortex Tubes with Suspended Dust Particles

Studying vortex stability and ways to destabilise vortices can improve airport efficiency and reduce the formation of contrail cirrus.

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Program: FURI

Assessment of Injury Induced Blood Brain Barrier Disruption and Necroptosis via Development of Rapid Data Analysis Pipeline

A Java-based program can use individual pixel analysis to aid in quickly, efficiently and accurately analyzing stained tissue scan images.

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Program: FURI

Characterization of the CNT Agglomerate Interphase in a Three-Phase Nanocomposite

Studying the effect of carbon nanotubes on nanoscale material properties will improve the mechanical performance of composites.

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Program: MORE

Flux Balance Analysis

Using the MATLAB program to model the metabolism of a cell will allow for a better understanding of how to produce renewable products.

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Program: FURI

Design and Optimization of Hybrid Fuel with Complex Bioinspired Geometries for Controllable Combustion Efficiency

Studying the effect geometrical shape has on thermal conductivity will increase current energy generation of 3D coal briquettes.

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Program: FURI

Creation of AD-Relevant Isogenic Lines with CasMasTREE

The creation of AD-relevant isogenic lines through gene editing methods can lead to the cure/treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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Program: FURI

Practical Applications for Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Using fluorescence spectroscopy to study human skin can help make early diagnoses of skin cancer readily available to the public.

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Program: FURI

Multi-modal Communication Between Human and Robots through Virtual and Augmented Reality

Enabling multi-modal communication with human-robot teams via VR/AR technology will improve visual and temporal cues.

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Program: FURI

Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Data

Visualizing spatial and temporal information in a single plot will provide a new way for users to visualize results.

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Program: FURI

Investigating PEG-Polyurethane as the Basis of Bone Scaffolding Technology

Evaluating the characteristics of PEG-Polyurethane will help determine its effectiveness in improving bone scaffolding technology.

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Program: FURI

System Support for Protecting Visual Privacy in Augmented Reality

Researching and developing a framework that protects users' visual data when using augmented reality applications will improve privacy and security.

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Program: FURI

Rapid Assessment of Geographic Information Systems(GIS) to Mini-Grids

Creating a method to rapidly assess mini-grid rural electrification projects through scientific innovation and optimized workflow will help achieve sustainable energy goals.

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Program: FURI

3D Printing of Stainless-Steel Replacement Piping for Corrosive and Low-Pressure Environments

Studying corrosion performance of 3D-printed stainless steel for applications in replacement pipelines will improve water management systems.

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Program: MORE

Atmospheric Water Capture and the Effects on Organic Matter

Collecting water from the atmosphere using different dehumidifier systems in various locations will display some effects on water quality.

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Program: FURI

Mixed Reality Hardware for Hands On Virtual Science Labs

Simulating fluid movement in virtual reality labs utilizing physical hardware will improve the online laboratory experience for students.

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Program: FURI

The Effects of Heat Treatment on the Drug Loading of Poloxamer Micelle Structures

Improving the drug loading of poloxamer micelle structures could lead to more effective treatments of cancer.

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Program: FURI

A Benchmarking Framework for Data-Driven Compressive Sensing

Developing a benchmarking framework for compressive sensing to evaluate new algorithms will make an impact on their practical applications.

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Program: FURI

Non-Toxic Nucleation and Passivation of Silver Nanoparticles on Stainless Steel for Biofouling Control

Developing antimicrobial coating techniques will help biofouling mitigation in water treatment systems of International Space Station.

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Program: MORE

Engineering High Yield Production of L-Serine in Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Metabolically engineering cyanobacteria can lead to the efficient production of renewable chemicals using sustainable resources.

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Program: MORE

Adventures of Stolen Credentials

Investigating criminal activity in underground forums related to the selling of stolen account credentials will help better understand the importance of securing account information.

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Program: FURI

Adaptable Multi-Modality Nanoprobes for Non-Invasive Real-Time Monitoring of Engineered Cells and Tissues

Accurate assessment of cell and tissue viability in biomanufacturing will improve research in disease modelling, drug screening and health.

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Program: FURI

Novel Solid Fuel Fabrication using Direct Ink Writing based Additive Manufacturing

Establishing low-cost, energy-efficient and support-less production process of coal briquettes with complex shapes will aid in environment protection.

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Program: MORE

Utilizing 13C Tracing to Determine Metabolic Pathways

Studying metabolic pathways will allow for better utilization of consumables and will optimize the use of simple cell organisms in metabolic engineering.

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Program: FURI

Atomic Dynamics of Platinum Nanoparticles on Cerium Oxide Catalysts

Studying the atomic dynamics of platinum nanoparticles in a car's catalytic converter will improve the converter's efficiency.

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Program: FURI

Molecular Dynamic Simulations on Shocked Silica Glass

Discovering the optimal cooling rate for silica glass to absorb energy under high-pressure shock will protect the warfighters of tomorrow.

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Program: FURI

Improving the Design Freedom and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber

Leveraging short, aligned nano-fibers will reduce carbon fiber's geometric limitations and increase its strength when 3D printed.

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Program: FURI

Making Portable and Less Expensive Fluorescence-Based Spectrometer for Monitoring the Quality of Olive Oil

Accurately determining the quality of olive oil will help consumers to get the best product with the required vitamins for human health.

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Program: FURI

Characterization of the CNT Agglomerate Interphase in a Three-Phase Nanocomposite

Studying the relationship between interphase properties and bulk material properties in polymer matrix composites will verify the potential of nanofillers.

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Program: MORE

Risk Analysis of Antibiotic Resistant Genes Transferred to Raw Vegetables via Land Application of Biosolids

Determining the risk of antibiotic resistance in vegetables transferred via biosolids will help guide regulations on biosolids use on crops.

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Program: FURI

Developing an Automatic Potable Water Chlorinator in Response to Varying Water Conditions

Using an automatic chlorination system to provide consistent and efficient clean water will improve poor communities' health and well-being.

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Program: FURI

Constructing a Chlorine Sensor For Use In Developing Nations

Developing a chlorine sensor that takes constant chlorine level readings will provide more accurate and easier measurements.

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Program: FURI

The Role of Pressure During Quenching on Shock-Induced Phase Transformations in Silica Glass

Investigating the shock-compression behavior of silica glass will improve the development of plate glass in armor applications.

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Program: FURI

Activation Energy Extraction of Electrodeposit Growth in Nanoionic Materials and Devices

Extracting the activation energy of the electrodeposit growth rate will help better understand the temperature dependence of nanoionic devices.

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Program: MORE

System Support for Protecting Visual Privacy in Augmented Reality

Developing a framework that protects users' visual data when using augmented reality applications across various platforms and engines will improve security.

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Program: FURI

Ligand-functionalized Microbeads for Preferential Binding of Methylated and Unmethylated DNA

Modifying microbeads with different lipid ligands to modulate their hydrophobicity will improve libraries for gene expression control.

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Program: FURI

Radiative Heat Transfer Measurement at Nanoscale Vacuum Gaps

Experimentally measuring the radiative heat transfer at nanoscale vacuum gaps between two surfaces will help verify the theoretical models.

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Program: FURI

Modifying the Structure and Capacitive Performance of Holey Graphene by Microwave-Thermal Pretreatment

Designing a sophisticated method of drilling nanosized holes on graphene will improve the electrochemical properties on energy storage device performance.

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Program: MORE

Low-Cost and Power-Efficient Terahertz Reconfigurable Reflective Surfaces for Imaging and Wireless Communications

Implementing reconfigurable reflective surfaces will help improve wireless imaging, sensing and communications.

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Program: FURI

Enzyme-Induced Carbonate Precipitation Using Fresh Urine and Calcium-Rich Zeolites

Implementing zeolites and fresh urine into enzyme-induced carbonate precipitation to produce more sustainable cement and reuse nutrients.

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Program: FURI

Engineering Novel Microbead Encapsulated Three Dimensional Tumor and Stem Cell Models for Regenerative Medicine

Amikabead-based encapsulation could lead to effective and long-term delivery of bioactives to the three-dimensional cell spheroids.

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Plastic Waste

Breaking down waste plastic into chemical components that can be recycled will help create a circular lifestyle for plastic materials.

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Extending the Use of a Portable Spectrometer to Measurement of Photo-Luminescence

Detecting photo-luminescence presents the possibility of easy diagnosis of skin cancer as well as other similar diseases.

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3D Printing of Iron Oxide Based Anode with Bioinspired Structures for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion battery anodes fabricated through 3D printing will allow higher energy densities and recharge capabilities.

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Neural ODE Modeling for Many-Body Interactions

Using neural ordinary differential equations to predict stochastic particle behavior will allow for prediction of the start and end behavior of cancer cells and tumors.

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Study the Mechanical Properties of Stereolithography 3D printed Polymer Nanodiamond Composite

Studying the mechanical properties of nanodiamond fillers in nanocomposite resin for could improve 3D-printer stereolithography.

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Silver Analysis on Stainless Steel 316 Coated Aluminum Oxide Used for Water Systems on Spacecrafts

Studying the depletion of silver from potable water on spacecrafts will help keep the system safe for the crew and mission.

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A Novel Approach to Perform Rank-one Updates in Machine Learning

Developing efficient and error-free machine learning algorithms would lead us to more equitable and informed decisions.

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Investigation on the Adsorption of Selenium Oxo-anions on Alumina and Hematite Surfaces

Understanding the factors affecting selenium adsorption will help develop selective adsorption systems that can improve water resources.

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Object Detection With Sensor Fusion and Embedded Systems

Using an embedded system for object detection on vehicles will better understand creating advanced driver assistance systems at a lower cost.

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Machine Learning Model for Classifying Colorimetric Assays

Designing a machine learning model to classify test strips as positive or negative will increase accessibility of point-of-care testing.

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3D Printing of Stainless-Steel Replacement Piping for Corrosive and Low-Pressure Environments

Comparing the corrosion performance of 3D printed stainless steel 316L and conventional stainless steel 316L will help improve water pipelines.

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Observing Effect of Orientation, Location, and Threshold of TMS Coil on Motor Cortex Activation

Studying the effect of various orientations and locations of brain stimulation on lip movement will allow for more robust speech studies.

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Predicting Flow Function of Bulk-Solids and Powders at Different Size Ranges and Moisture Conditions

Modelling the flowability of bulk-solids will help in more efficient industrial handling and processing of powder raw materials.

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Three-Dimensional Fracture Analysis of Viscoelastic Pavement Materials Using the Generalized Finite Element Method

Understanding viscoelastic fracture behavior will inform better design decisions to reduce prevalence of cracking in asphalt pavements.

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