Summer 2018 Awardees

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SUMMER 2018

Awarded May 31, 2018

Dr. Timothy Grotjohn, Michigan State University - "Reducing the Production Cost of Diamond Substrates for Gemstone, Optical and Electronic Uses" - $80,000 ($40,000 MEDC; $40,000 match)

Dr. Erik Shapiro, Michigan State University - "Clinically Viable Magnetic Particles (SLIPs) for MRI-based Cell Tracking" - $60,122 ($30,061 MEDC; $30,061 match)

Awarded June 20, 2018

Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, Western Michigan University - "Torque Sensing for Automotive Applications" - $30,000 ($15,000 MEDC; $15,000 match)

Dr. John Walton, Michigan State University - "Novel Method to Make Bicyclic Peptides for Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Applications" - $76,734 ($38,367 MEDC; $38,367 match)

Dr. Aloke Dutta, Wayne State University - "In Vivo Screening of Potential Neuroprotective Compounds by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique" - $11,250 ($5,635 MEDC; $5,625 match)

Awarded August 7, 2018

Dr. Zhaojian Li, Michigan State University - "Cloud-Based Driving Monitoring and Analytics" – $80,000 ($40,000 MEDC; $40,000 match)

Dr. John Patten, Western Michigan University - "Laser Augmented Diamond Drilling" - $8,000 ($4,000 MEDC; $4,000 match)

Dr. Scott Wagner, Michigan Technological University - "Self-Lubricating Bearing Prototype Using Novel Friction Stir Powder Metallurgy Process" - $25,000 ($12,500 MEDC; $12,500 match)

Dr. Ann Chapleau, Western Michigan University - "Goal Attainment Scaling: A Mobile App Solution" - $80,000 ($40,000 MEDC; $40,000 match)

Awarded August 16, 2018

Dr. Prem Chahal, Michigan State University - "Laser Assisted Growth of SiC Devices on Sapphire Substrates" - $56,648 ($28,324 MEDC; $28,324 match)

Dr. Qi Hua Fan, Michigan State University - "Development of Scalable Linear Ion Sources for Thin Film Processing" - $80,000 ($40,000 MEDC; $40,000 match)

Dr. Mikhail Redko, Michigan State University - "Streamlined Synthesis of Sweeteners from a Novel Method to Delignify Biomass" - $80,000 ($40,000 MEDC; $40,000 match)