Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Kenji Suzuki was named a member of the National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. Suzuki will contribute to biomedical research on a national level by reviewing grant applications submitted to NIH and making recommendations on the applications to the NIH national advisory council or board.
Armour College of Engineering Professor of Materials Engineering Sammy Tin and 2017 doctoral graduate Stoichko Antonov performed metallurgical analysis in their lab at Illinois Tech on a piece of medieval armor that was created for the “Secrets of the Shining Knight” episode of the science show NOVA.
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant totaling $206,040 over three years to Shuwang Li, associate professor of applied mathematics and principal investigator, to study multi-component and multi-compartment vesicles in complex flow domains. His work will benefit both biological systems as well as numerical method development.
The research groups of Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology, and David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, have discovered a new structural motif in an essential Vibrio cholerae enzyme that could lead to important drug development. Some strains of the infectious bacteria V. cholerae can cause the disease cholera.
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.