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2017 TRISP FUNDING AWARDEES

Serving as a catalyst for UNC Charlotte faculty, the Targeted Research Internal Seed Program (TRSIP) offers internal funds intended to (1) help generate more compelling grant submissions to federal agencies, (2) initiate new intellectual directions for our faculty, and (3) foster new relationships across colleges, departments or centers.  

The Charlotte Research Institute‚Äôs Targeted Research Internal Seed Program (TRISP) offers two tiers of funding: 1) larger grants of up to $60K that require collaboration between two or more faculty members and require interdisciplinary research, and 2) smaller grants capped at $12K that are typically for one PI.  

Awards in the 2017 competition were made to individual researchers and collaborative teams representing eight departments: Physics and Optical Science, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, Computer Science, Psychological Science, Geography and Earth Sciences, and EPIC/Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

Project Title First Name     Last Name  
APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING TO NEWS FRAMING AND PRIMING JAMES IGOE WALSH
DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-THROUGH PUT ARTERY FUNCTION MODEL TO ENABLE TESTING OF COMPLEX TISSUE PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGIES. GLORIA ELLIOTT
ENDOSCOPE GUIDED THULIUM FIBER LASER RECANALIZATION OF OBSTRUCTED CEREBROSPINAL FLUID VENTRICULAR SHUNTS FOR TREATMENT OF HYDROCEPHALUS NATE FRIED
BLAST TESTING AND SIMULATIONS OF A FULL-SCALE COLD-FORMED STEEL BUILDING DAVID WEGGEL
USING WILD RELATIVES FOR SWEET POTATO  IMPROVEMENT IN SALT TOLERANCE ROBERT REID
PROPHYRIN-CHELATE CONJUGATES TO ENHANCE THE PHOTODYNAMIC INACTIVATION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES JERRY TROUTMAN
PROTEIN-STABILIZED GOLD NANOCLUSTERS SHUNJI EGUSA
A COUPLED PERIDYNAMICS-FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR MODELING DYNAMIC FRACTURE ALIREZA TABARRAEI
BROMIDE REMOVAL FROM POWER PLANT WASTEWATER AND ONSITE REUSE OF BROMIDE FOR MERCURY CONTROL MEI SUN