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NIH Renews Grant for Nanopore Biosensor Research

Associate Professor of Chemistry Xiyun “Richard” Guan received a $422,500 three-year renewal award from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research group’s work on the development of biosensors for detecting environmental toxins and biomolecules using nanopore sensing.

Notable Illinois Tech Ethics Center Receives Faculty Innovation Grant

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) Director Elisabeth Hildt; Kelly Laas, librarian; graduate research assistant Stephanie Taylor; and Christine Miller, clinical associate professor of innovation at Stuart School of Business was awarded a Faculty Innovation Grant for the project “Bottom-Up Ethics: Real World Training for Professional Practice.”

Faculty Member Receives Prominent Award for His Work in Germany

Patrick Ireland, professor of political science, has been named a research ambassador by the German Academic Exchange Service for the 2017–18 academic year. The program honors individuals who have conducted longterm research projects in Germany at the doctoral level or above and are interested in establishing new research collaborations in the country.

Ron Landis Named Editor of I-O Psychology's Premier Journal

Nambury S. Raju Professor of Psychology Ron Landis will assume his role as editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s premier journal, beginning on April 1, 2018. The position is a three-year term.

Artificial Pancreas System Utilizes Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Ali Cinar, professor of chemical engineering and noted diabetes researcher, is principal investigator on the project “Additional Signals for Detection of Exercise, Stress and Sleep Effects and Prediction of Glucose Levels for Next Generation AP Systems.” In late 2017 the project was awarded a grant totaling $500,000 over two years from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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