Four proFs get research challenge grants
Four UT researchers have received awards to focus on major challenges involving energy, global warming and disease.
The Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Awards, underwritten by oilman and philanthropist W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr. of Fort Worth, give recipients up to $75,000 a semester to cover their salaries and other expenses so they can take time off from teaching to work at UT’s Institute for Computational and Engineering Science.
The researchers and their projects:
Graeme Henkelman, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, on computational design of materials for energy conversion and storage.
Rui Huang, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, on computational approaches to advancing material integrity and endurance for electrical energy storage.
Gregory Rodin, professor in the aerospace department, on modeling and simulation of carbon dioxide sequestration.
Inderjit Dhillon, professor in the Department of Computer Sciences, on disease modeling via large-scale network analysis.