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2015 Adelaide-NC State Research Starter Grant Recipients Announced

Five projects were selected to receive funding for the inaugural starter grant program in collaboration with the University of Adelaide in Australia. The projects were selected by a team from both institutions out of 29 total proposals.

Awards are designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead on to more substantive engagement resulting in high quality outputs, such as international research training for graduate students or early career faculty, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research bids.

The strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide and North Carolina State University is a preferred relationship to leverage complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration as well as academic exchanges. Congratulations to the following faculty on their successful proposals:

Collaborators Project Title

NC State:  Prof. Fred Gould

Adelaide:  Dr. Simon Baxter

Developing genomic approaches to track the evolution of insecticide resistance in serious agricultural pests

NC State:  Prof. Rudolf Seracino

Adelaide:  Prof. Michael Griffith

International Research Collaboration on the Retrofit of Critical Civil Engineering Infrastructure Subject to Extreme Loading

NC State:  Assoc. Prof. Paul A. Maggard

Adelaide:  Assoc. Prof. Tak W. Kee

Tunable Band-gap Metal Oxides for Solar-Driven Catalysis of Hydrogen Production

NC State:  Assoc. Prof. Jose Alonso

Adelaide:  Dr. Matthew Tucker

The hormonal control of female reproductive development in flowering plants

NC State:  Dr. Ke Cheng

Adelaide:  Dr. Hu Zhang

Cardiac Patches for Heart Diseases by Intelligent Injectable Hydrogels