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Tufts Innovates and Collaborates

Friday, June 16, 2017
A number of engineering faculty and staff received seed grants through the Tufts Innovates and Tufts Collaborates programs. Awarded by the Provost's Office, the grants spark innovative ideas and interdisciplinary research.
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Tufts Innovates seeks to spark imaginative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, including interdisciplinary approaches that integrate research. Tufts Collaborates seeks to encourage the essential first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by supporting new faculty pilot projects that engage at least two disciplines and cross institutional lines. These newly-funded projects will begin in July and continue through the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

See below for the list of projects with leads or collaborators from the School of Engineering. For the full list of awardees, see Tufts Announcements.

Tufts Innovates:

Innovation Through Design in Engineering, Art, and Science (IDEAS): Darryl Williams, School of Engineering, with Jennaca Davies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Tufts Collaborates:

Adolescent Opioids and Transgenerational Effects on Hypothalamic Transcription: Elizabeth Byrnes, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with Donna Slonim, School of Engineering

Accelerating Microbiome Research at Tufts: Jimmy Crott, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging with Caroline Genco, School of Medicine; John Leong, School of Medicine; Kyongbum Lee, School of Engineering; and Andrew Greenberg, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Improved Selective Hydrocarbon Dehydrogenation Catalysis using Microporous Metal Oxides: Prashant Deshlahra, School of Engineering with Leelavathi Annamalai, School of Engineering; James Vlahakis, School of Engineering; Charles Sykes, School of Arts and Sciences; Ryan Hannagan, School of Arts and Sciences

EduNet: A Low Cost Communication Infrastructure to Improve Education in Developing Countries: Fahad Dogar, School of Engineering with Jenny Aker, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Seeding a RIoT: A Tufts Center for Research on the Internet of Things (RIoT): Soha Hassoun, School of Engineering with Alva Couch, School of Engineering; Fahad Dogar, School of Engineering; Lisa Freeman, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; Lisa Gualtieri, School of Medicine; Sam Guyer, School of Engineering; Usman Khan, School of Engineering; Liping Liu, School of Engineering; Megan Mueller, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; Chris Rogers, School of Engineering

3D Printed Models for Estimating Enhanced Permeability and Retention in Lung Tumors: Erica Kemmerling, School of Engineering with Qiaobing Xu, School of Engineering; Laurence Brinckerhoff, School of Medicine; Lori Pai, School of Medicine

Effect of Climate Change on Household Drinking Water Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Amy Pickering, School of Engineering with Avery Cohn, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Graham Jeffries, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Hybrid Engineered Cornea Model with Innervation and Integrated Electronics for Pain Modeling: Brian Timko, School of Engineering with Eric Miller, School of Engineering

A New Therapy for Treating Diabetic Bone Fracture: Qisheng Tu, School of Arts and Sciences with Chunmei Li, School of Engineering and Jake Chen, School of Dental Medicine