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Listing of the Molecular-level Energy and Mass Transport Laboratory Research Sponsors.


ACS Petroleum Research Fund

The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.

The MEMT group was funded by ACS (2014-2016) to study thermal rectification in polymer nanofiber-based thermal diodes. 

SRC Semiconductor Research Corporation

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is the world's leading technology research consortium. With member companies and university research programs spanning the globe, SRC plays an indispensable part in the R&D strategies of the industry's most influential entities. SRC-sponsored university research is of the highest caliber and creates knowledge breakthroughs that will invent the industries of tomorrow.

The MEMT group was funded by SRC (2013-2016) to explore new heat spreaders using graphene-based materials. 

EPRI Electric Power Research Institute

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

The MEMT group was funded by EPRI (2014-2016) to further develop a novel desalination technology called Directional Solvent Extraction. 

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"

The MEMT group is funded by NSF in three projects:

The CBET division of NSF is supporting the MEMT group to identify highly efficient directional solvent for water desalination.  

The EPRI-2Dare program of NSF is supporting a team led by Cornell, in which MEMT is a collaborating group, to understand the unique physical properties of two-dimensional materials. 

  The CBET division of NSF is supporting the MEMT group to understand the  molecular level origin of phase transition around plasmonic nanoparticles.  

ND Energy Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) is a University Research Center whose mission is to foster and grow energy related research toward sustainable and affordable energy solutions, support energy related education and outreach throughout the Notre Dame and surrounding   communities, and influence the national and global discussions of the most pressing energy policy issues and questions of our time.

The MEMT group was funded by ND Energy to understand the multi-carrier interaction in polymeric photovoltaics. It was also funded through the postdoc  fellowship program to study phase transition around nanoparticles.

DARPA Young Faculty Award Program

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.

The MEMT group is funded by DARPA to develop nanostructured interfaces to enhance thermal transport for better thermal management of high power GaN devices.

Army Research Office

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office (ARO) mission is to serve as the Army's principal extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the Nation's technological superiority.

The MEMT group was funded by ARO to understand the fundamental physics of thermal transport across solid-liquid interfaces using molecular dynamics simulations.

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The mission of CASIS is to maximize use of this unparalleled platform for innovation to benefit life on Earth.

The MEMT group is funded by CASIS to explore the impact of geometrical factors of plasmonic nanoparticles on bubble dynamics around them under microgravity environment. 

Computational Resource Providers:

XSEDE Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise.

CRC Center for Research Computing

The Center for Research Computing at University of Notre Dame is an innovative and multidisciplinary research environment that supports collaboration to facilitate discoveries in science and engineering, the arts, humanities and social sciences, through advanced computation, data analysis and other digital research tools. The Center enhances the University’s cyberinfrastructure, provides support for interdisciplinary research and education, and conducts computational research.