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Projects and Grants

PROJECTS & GRANTS - SPACe Biomedical Engineering Laboratory


  1. NASA, Impact of inflight stress and sleep disturbances on brain function, neural communication and inflammation, 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2023
  2. NASA, Hadron-induced Impairment of Executive Function: Role of Perturbed Neurotransmission and the Exacerbating Impact of Sleep Deprivation, 12/02/2015 End Date: 05/01/2022
  3. NSF, Excellence in Research: Fast Functional Imaging of Neural Networks with Nanoelectrode Arrays, 9/1/2018 – 08/31/2021
  4. NSF, PREM for Functional Nanomaterials for Electrical Impedance Tomography Brain Imaging , 10/1/2018 – 09/30/2024
  5. VMEC, Fabrication of Nanoelectrodes Array and Characterization of Atomic Scale Surface Structures, 6/1/2020– 5/31/2021
  6. NSF, The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Support Center, 10/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
  7. NSF, Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM Education Using Nanotechnology, 8/1/2018 – 07/31/2021
  8. NSF, REU/RET Mega-Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers in Smart and Connected Cities, 9/1/2018 – 08/31/2021


  1. NASA, Development of In-vivo Neural Sensing Systems based on Nano-Plasmonic Field Enhancement, 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
  2. NSF MRI, Acquisition of an Integrated System of Instruments for Multichannel Biopotential Recording of In-vitro and In-vivo Experiments, 9/1/13-8/31/15
  3. NSF PREM, Pilot Study to Develop a Miniaturized Optical Neurotransmitter Sensor using Metamaterials, 3/1/2016-2/28/2017
  4. NASA, Optical Neural Sensing using a Micro-Spectrometer in the Rat Brain, 3/1/2012-2/28/2013
  5. NSF CREST: Center for Renewable Energy and Advanced Materials, 9/1/2016-8/31/2020
  6. US Army, Support the Mission of Army Aviation (Brain Drone), 1/1/2017-12/31/2019
  7. NSF, Enhancement of Research Infrastructure for the Development (Electrochemical-Mechanical Coupling of 3-Dimensional Nano-Electrodes in Neural Sensing), 3/1/2014-2/28/2018
  8. NSF, Center for Nano- and Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices, 10/1/10-9/30/15
  9. NSF, Acquisition of Time-Correlated Single Photon Collecting System for Multidisciplinary Research and Education, 9/1/2014-8/31/2017
  10. NSF, Experimental Centric based Engineering Curriculum for HBCUs, 9/1/13-8/31/16
  11. NSF, Collaborative Research-Developing a Student Learning Strategy to Bridge Virtual Learning and Hands-on Activity in Organic Solar Energy Education, 9/1/2013-8/31/2016
  12. DoD: Center of Excellence for Advanced Nanomaterials & Devices (CEAND), 6/1/2011-5/31/2016
  13. NASA: Optimization of X-band Rectennas and Development of Rectenna Circuit beyond K-band for Airship Application, 11/1/2010-12/31/2012