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FY18 TIER 1 Award Recipients

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

  • Decoding Situational Empathy: A Graph Theoretic Approach Towards Introducing a Quantitative Empathy Measure
    Sarah Ostadabbas (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Chun-An Chou (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Lisa Barrett (Psychology), Karen Quigley (Psychology)
  • Nanoformulations of Novel Antimicrobials Against Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria
    Vladimir Torchilin (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Kim Lewis (Biology)
  • Neighborhood Connectivity and Social Inequality: Urban Travel Imbalances Based on Google Traffic Data
    Qi Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Len Albright (Sociology, Public Policy)
  • Designing bionic protein materials for flexible electronics
    Leila Deravi (Chemistry/Chemical Biology), Samuel Felton (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  • Co-targeting of Inflamed Synovium Membrane and Cartilage for Treatment of Arthritis
    Ambika Bajpayee (Bioengineering), Sunny Zhaohui Zhou (Chemistry/Chemical Biology)
  • Unlocking the Full Potential of Cryogel-based Cancer Vaccines
    Sidi Bencherif (Chemical Engineering), Michail Sitkovsky (Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Toward in Vivo Liquid Biopsy of Breast Cancer Circulating Tumor Cells
    Bryan Spring (Physics), Mark Niedre (Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering)
  • Using Big Data to Compare Effectiveness of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
    Steven Pizer (Pharmacy and Health Sciences), Gary Young (Health Sciences, International Business and Strategy), Alicia Sasser Modestino (Public Policy and Urban Affairs), Md. Noor Alam (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  • Quantification of Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Structure and Function in Mice Exposed to Cigarettes and E-Cigarette Aerosols
    Jessica Oakes (Bioengineering), Chiara Bellini (Bioengineering), Craig Ferris (Psychology, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • A Temperature Sensor Network to Study Public Health and Community Resilience Impacts of Heat Waves at Micro-Spatial Levels in the Town of Brookline
    Aatmesh Shrivastava (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Jennie Stephens (Public Policy and Urban Affairs), Daniel O’Brien (Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Criminology and Criminal Justice), Auroop Ganguly (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Brian Helmuth (Marine and Environmental Sciences, Public Policy and Urban Affairs), Mark Patterson (Marine and Environmental Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Measuring Team Performance with Alternate Reality Games
    Paul Fombelle (Marketing), Casper Harteveld (Art+Design), Magy Seif El-Nasr (Computer Science, Art+Design)
  • Spatial and information space partitioning optimization for data visualization
    Mehdi Behroozi (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Cody Dunne (Computer Science)