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Carver Charitable Trust funds University of Iowa faculty research
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Twelve University of Iowa faculty members have received
1997-98 Carver Scientific Research Initiative Grants, funded by the Roy
J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine.
The program provides competitive grants of up to $15,000 to faculty
researchers who have ideas with long-range potential but who need to conduct
preliminary studies before launching a research project.
The program, administered by the UI Office of the Vice President for
Research, supports projects in natural, physical, biological, and technological
sciences in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Engineering.
This year's award winners are:
Debashish Bhattachayra, biological sciences, "The origin and phylogeny
of Lichen Group I introns," $13,203.
Thomas Boggess, physics and astronomy, "Piezoreflectance spectroscopy
of semiconductor heterostructures for optoelectronic devices," $14,966.
Chi-Lien Cheng, biological sciences, "Light-controlled greening process,"
Gary Fischer, industrial engineering, "Real time control for machining
operations/surface roughness control," $15,000.
Luis Gonzalez, geology, "Decoding the temperature signal of the Cretaceous
'Greenhouse World'," $15,000.
Weimin Han, mathematics, "A posteriori error analysis of finite element
solutions of variational inequalities," $11,556.
Jan Jensen, chemistry, "Chemical insight from complex quantum mechanical
Tonya Peeples, chemistry, "Interfacial enzymatic processing of non-aqueous
Daniel Quinn, chemistry, "Structure energetics and spectroscopy of
low-barrier hydrogen bonds," $7,500.
John Schweitzer, physics and astronomy, "Search for superconducting
compounds in the TL-BA-CO-S system," $15,000.
Josef Simeonsson, chemistry, "Developmental studies of laser-based
photo-ionization and laser-induced fluorescence sensors for NO, NO2 and
Larry Weber, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, "Integrating fish
tracking and river hydrodynamics," $15,000.