The National Institutes of Health award will further the work of BioCAT, an Illinois Tech-operated facility dedicated to research using synchrotron radiation with relevance to medical advances.
Mattia Checchin and Martina Martinello’s work at nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on the electromagnetic and thermal properties of superconducting radiofrequency cavities has led to international talks.
The study by Illinois Tech’s Institute for Science, Law, and Technology appeared in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association.
With an additional gift from Madhavan Nayar (M.S. IE ’68) and his wife, a second competition will encourage the development of breakthrough innovations with a societal impact.
The most recent measurement of neutrinos from nuclear reactors near Shenzhen, China, could have significant impacts on nuclear power applications and other neutrino physics experiments.