Tag: national science foundation

Graduate student standouts

A record nine Auburn engineers received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Each fellowship consists of three years of financial support accessible over a five-year period. For…




Into the Lab: Chemical

Jin Wang, Buddy Redd associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to examine and model cellular changes in yeast. The project, “An Integrated Systems Engineering Approach to the Modeling of Cellular Dynamics and Bioreactors,” will focus on studying and then modeling cellular changes from aerobic growth to anaerobic…




Heart of the matter

Elizabeth Lipke, faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early CAREER Development Program for her research designing engineered cardiac tissue and developing cardiac regeneration techniques. “Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States each year for…




Into the Lab: Polymer and fiber

Maria Auad, associate professor in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, will lead an institute on environmentally-friendly materials. She has been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to organize and direct the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation to foster collaborations…