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New Center for Biomolecular Sciences at VSTC
GW Faculty Member Receives Gov. McAuliffe's Research Commercialization Award
GW Researchers Build Model to Better Understand Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes
Professor Hsu Awarded $1 Million Grant to Increase Fuel Economy of Vehicles
GW Hosts International Physics Conference at Virginia Campus
Solving the Proton Radius Puzzle
GW Leader in Regional Big Data Initiatives
GW Researchers Introduce New High-Energy Rechargeable Batteries
Virginia Innovation Partnership Grant Awarded to GW’s Computational Biology Institute
GW is on the brink of new discoveries with the launch of GW’s Center for Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS).
Zhenyu Li dreams of a day when sudden cardiac events, such as heart attacks, will be more quickly detected using a wearable finger ring with an electrocardiograph (ECG) sensor. Li, an assistant professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, has recently been awarded a Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grant.
Imagine the scene. A 9.0 earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and triggered a tsunami with 46-foot high waves. The seawall was overwhelmed and three of its six nuclear reactors melted down due to the loss of electrical power from the flooding, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked new interest in the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes, leading to an international interdisciplinary research project.
Stephen Hsu, a professor in the GW School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is developing an innovative friction reduction technology with a recently awarded $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to increase the fuel economy of vehicles. His new technology will potentially save the United States 140 million barrels of oil per year and help the automobile industry meet new fuel economy regulations. Prof. Hsu is leading a project team consisting of a car manufacturer, an oil company and several additive companies.
GW professors Edward Teller and George Gamow, pioneers in nuclear physics, began a long and distinguished history for GW’s Department of Physics. Current faculty members continue in their footsteps with cutting-edge research and recent leadership in organizing the International Workshop on Partial Wave Analysis for Hadron Spectroscopy.
Three of GW’s physics faculty, Evie Downie, William Briscoe and Andrei Afanasev, are leading the way in solving the “Proton Radius Puzzle,” along with more than 45 researchers from around the globe participating in the MUon proton Scattering Experiment (MUSE) Collaboration. GW was awarded a $277,000, 18-month grant in July 2014 from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
GW is making a strategic investment in the growing field of big data and analytics. Recently, Ali Eskandarian, dean of GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC), assumed a leadership role as co-chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) new Big Data & Analytics Committee. The Committee builds on GW’s partnership with NVTC and Attain LLC to sponsor a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and released in May at a jointly organized big data symposium hosted at VSTC.
While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country’s dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: “range anxiety.”
GW’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) has been awarded a grant by the Virginia Innovation Partnership to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia for their proposal “Next Generation Diagnostics.” CBI plans to commercialize new methods of pathogen diagnostics using a novel combination of genomics and informatics.