US-Ireland R&D: Successful Partnerships

Project 40: Systems Modeling of Tumor Heterogeneity and Therapy Response in Colorectal Cancer

Team:

  • Dr Daniel Longley, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Fiona Ginty, GE Global Research, USA
  • Prof Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Project 39: Re-use and Recycling of Decommissioned Composite Material Wind Turbine Blades

Team:

  • Dr Paul Leahy, University College Cork
  • Prof. Jian-Fei Chen, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Lawrence Black, City College of New York
  • Prof. Russell Gentry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Project 38: Next generation sequencing for the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC-Seq)

Team:

  • Dr Sinead Waters, Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc
  • Professor Louise Cosby, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Taylor, J. F. University of Missouri

Project 37: Domain Wall Engineering for Novel Nanoelectonics

Team:

  • Professor Ursel Bangert, University of Limerick
  • Prof. John Marty Gregg, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Prof. Alexi Gruverman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Project 36: Fly-By Bridge Monitoring (FlyMon)

Team:

  • Dr Arturo Gonzalez, University College Dublin
  • Dr Desmond Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Nasim Uddin, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Project 35: Ultra‐Low Energy Electric Field Control of Nonvolatile Magnetoelectric Memory Devices

Team:

  • Prof. Stefano Sanvito, Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER), Trinity College Dublin,(ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Solveig Felton, Centre for Nanostructured Media (CNM), Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Nicholas Kioussis, Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) California State University, (US-PI)

Project 34: CREDENCE-Collaborative REsearch of Decentralisation, ElectrificatioN, Communications and Economics

Team:

  • Prof. Brian O’Gallachoir, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland Research Centre (MaREI), University College Cork, (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. John Morrow, Energy Power & Intelligent Control Research Cluster (EPIC), Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Ewan Pritchard, Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Research Centre (FREEDM) North Carolina State University (US-PI)

Project 33: Bioresorbable Magnesium Alloy Systems for the promotion of Regenerative Biological Function

Team:

  • Dr. Patrick McGarry,SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway, (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. Brian Meenan, Nanotechnology & Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), Ulster University, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Jagannathan SankarCentre for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (RMB), North Carolina A&T State University (US-PI)

Project 32: Spin and valley interactions in intrinsic and magnetic two dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

Team:

  • Professor Valeria Nicolosi, Trinity College Dublin, (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Elton Santos, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Professor Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University, (US-PI)

Project 31: AMASS: Advanced Manufacturing for the Assembly of Structural Steel

Team:

  • Professor Debra Laefer, University College Dublin, (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Patrick McGetrick, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Professor Arturo Schultz, University of Minnesota, (US-PI)

Project 30: Translational Analyses of Ingestive Behaviour after Bypass

Team:

  • Professor Carel le Roux, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Professor Barbara Livingstone, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
  • Professor Alan Spector, Florida State University (US-PI)

Project 29: Vascular Normalization And Neuroprotection For Diabetic Retinopathy

Team:

  • Dr Philip Cummins, Dublin City University (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Tim Curtis, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor Bala Ambati, University of Utah (US-PI)

Project 28: Integrative Genomic, Epigenetic and Functional Studies in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Team:

  • Prof. Catherine Godson, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. Peter Maxwell, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Joel Hirschhorn (Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard) & Dr. Jose Florez (Harvard Medical School) (US-PI)

Project 27: Partnership in Continuous Manufacturing for Nano-Based Drug Products

Team:

  • Prof. Kieran Hodnett, Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, SSPC, University of Limerick, (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. Gavin Andrews, Centre of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Fernando Muzzio, Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, CSOPS (Rutgers University, Purdue University) (US-PI)

Project 26: Agile Cloud Service Delivery using Integrated Photonics Networking

Team:

  • Prof. Liam Barry, Irish Photonic Integration Centre, IPIC & Centre for Future Networks and Communications, CONNECT, Dublin City University, (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. Gerard Parr, Computer Science Research Institute, Ulster   University, (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Dan Kilper, Centre for Integrated Access Networks, CIAN, University of Arizona, (US-PI)

Project 25: Enabling Cellular Network to Exploit Millimeter-wave Opportunities (NEMOs)

Team:

  • Prof. Luiz Da Silva, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Simon Cotton & Prof. William Scanlon, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Allen B. MacKenzie & Prof Walid Saad, Virginia Tech  (US-PI)

Project 24: Far-From-Equilibrium Processing of Ferroelectric Thin Films on Glass and Polymeric substrates

Team:

  • Dr. Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Amit Kumar, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Dr. Nazanin Bassiri Gharb, Georgia Institute of Tec (US-PI)

Project 23 Understanding Extreme Nearshore Wave Events through Studies of Coastal Boulder Transport

Team:

  • Prof. Frederic Dias, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Bjoern Elsaesser, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Ronadh Cox, Williams College (US-PI)

Project 22: Tumor priming sequences combined with novel nanoparticle drug carriers for enhanced therapeutic efficacy in pancreatic cancer

Team:

  • Dr. Niall Barron, Dublin City University (ROI-PI)
  • Prof. Christopher Scott, Queen’s University Belfast  (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Robert M. Straubinger, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (US-PI)

Project 21: Si-compatible, Strain Engineered Staggered Gap Ge(Sn)/InxGa1-xAs Nanoscale Tunnel Field Effect Transistors

Team:

  • Dr. Stephen Hegarty, Cork Institute of Technology (ROI-PI)
  • Dr. Myrta Gruning, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Mantu Hudait, Virginia Tech (US-PI)

Project 20: Bridge Health Monitoring using cameras and Computer Vision Methods

Team:

  • Professor Eugene O’Brien, UCD (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Su E Taylor & Dr Desmond Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor Necati Catbas, University of Central Florida (US-PI)

Project 19: US-Ireland Collaborative Research on Nano-GaN Power Electronic Devices

Team:

  • Professor Peter Parbrook, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Miriam Arrendo-Arechavala, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor John Shen, Illinois Institute of Technology (US-PI)

Project 18: Understanding the Nature of Interfaces in Two Dimensional Electronic Devices (UNITE)

Team:

  • Dr Paul Hurley, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
  • Dr David McNeill, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor Robert M. Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas (US-PI)

Project 17: SusChEM: Using theory-driven design to tailor novel nanocomposite oxides for solar fuel production

Team:

  • Dr Michael Nolan, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
  • Professor Tony Byrne, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
  • Professor Kimberley A. Gray, Northwestern University (US-PI)

Project 16: Ferroelectric and Electroclinic Effects in Nano-particle Doped de Vries Smectic Liquid Crystals: Molecular Organisation and Order

Team:

  • Professor Jagdish Vij, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Paul James Stevenson, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor Satyendra Kumar, Kent State University Ohio (US-PI)

Project 15: Protein Biomarker Arrays for Personalized Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Team:

  • Dr. Dónal Leech, NUI Galway (ROI-PI)
  • Professor James Davis, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
  • Professor James F. Rusling, University of Connecticut (US-PI)

Project 14: Research into Emerging Nano-Structured Electrodes for the Splitting of Water (RENEW)

Team:

  • Prof Martyn Pemble, Tyndall National Institute/University College Cork (ROI-PI)
  • Prof Andrew Mills, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Paul McIntyre, Stanford University (US-PI)

Project 13: Development of a Novel Bioinspired Fiber Reinforced Hydrogel that Recapitulates Developmental Processes to Regenerate the Bone-Ligament Interface

Team:

  • Dr Daniel Kelly, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Nicholas Dunne, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Tammy Haut Donohue, Colorado State University (US-PI)

Project 12: Multi channel Disposable Sensors for Animal Health Disease Diagnostics

Team:

  • Dr Alan O’Riordan, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Mark Mooney Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Eric Vogel, Georgia Institute of Technology (US-PI)

Project 11: Femtojoule-per-bit Communicationswith Nanopillar Lasers on Silicon

Team:

  • Dr Guillaume Huyet, Cork IT/ Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Paul Dawson Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Prof. Diana Huffaker, University of California (US-PI)

Project 10: Collaborative Research: green foundations for green energy

Team:

  • Dr Kenneth Gavin, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
  • Dr Vinayagamoothy Sivakumar , Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
  • Professor Robert Gilbert, University of Texas at Austin (US-PI)
  • Dr Aaron Bradshaw, University of Rhode Island (US-PI)

Project 9: WiPhyLoc8: Dynamic WiFi Positioning using Physical Layer Parameters for Location-based Services and Security

Team:

  • Dr Christopher Bleakely, University College Dublin [IRL PI]
  • Prof Roger Woods, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Professor Joseph Cavallaro, Rice University, Houston Texas [US PI]
  • Professor Alan Marshall, Queen’s University Belfast [NI Co-PI]

Project 8: Developing Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM) Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Infrastructure Safety

Team:

  • Professor Eugene O’Brien, University College Dublin [IRLPI]
  • Dr Su Taylor & Dr Desmond Joseph Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Professor Nasim Uddin, University of Alabama at Birmingham [US PI]

Project 7: Degradation Mechanism of Cyanotoxins Using Novel Visible Light Activated Titania (TiO2) Photocatalysts

Team:

  • Prof. Kevin O’Shea, Florida International University [US PI]
  • Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati [US Co-PI]
  • Dr. Tony Byrne, University of Ulster [NI PI]
  • Dr. Patrick Dunlop, University of Ulster [NI Co-PI]
  • Dr. Suresh C. Pillai, Dublin Institute of Technology, [Irl PI]

Project 6: Development of a Total Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Sensor for Ocean Profilers using Microfluidics

Team:

  • Dr. Todd Martz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography [US PI]
  • Prof. Paul Maguire, University of Ulster [NI PI]
  • Prof. James McLaughlin, University of Ulster [NI PI]
  • Dr. Brian Ward, National University of Ireland, Galway [Irl PI]

Project 5: The Role of Anaerobic Bacterial Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

Team:

  • Prof. Richard Boucher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [US PI]
  • Prof. Stuart Elborn, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Prof. Gerry McElvaney, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Irl PI]

Project 4: Genome-wide association studies of diabetic nephropathy

Team:

  • Dr. Joel Hirschhorn Massachusetts Institute of Technology [US PI]
  • Dr. Maryam Afkarian, Massachusetts General Hospital [US co-PI]
  • Dr. Winfred Williams Jr., Massachusetts General Hospital [US co-PI]
  • Prof. Peter Maxwell [NI PI], Dr. AmyJane McKnight, Dr. David Savage and Dr. Christopher Patterson, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, [NI co-PIs]
  • Prof. Catherine Godson [Irl PI], Prof. Finian Martin and Dr. Denise Sadlier University College Dublin, [Irl co-PIs]

Project 3: Future Oxides and Channel Materials for Ultimate Scaling of Transistors in Integrated Circuits

Team:

  • Prof. Robert Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas [US PI]
  • Yves J Chabal, Wiley P Kirk, Eric M Vogel,University of Texas at Dallas [US co-PIs]
  • Dr. David McNeill Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Dr. Paul Hurley Tyndall National Institute [Irl PI]
  • Prof. Greg Hughes Dublin City University [Irl co-PI]

Project 2: Biosafety for Environmental Contaminants using Novel Sensors

Team:

  • Dr. Laurie Connell, University of Maine [US PI]
  • Prof. Rosemary Smith, University of Maine [US co-PI]
  • Dr. Greg Doucette, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration [US co-PI]
  • Prof. Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Dr. Richard O’Kennedy, Dublin City University [Irl PI]

Project 1: Development of a Greenhouse Gas Ocean–Atmosphere Flux Sensor with MEMS–based Photoacoustic Technology

Team:

  • Dr. Eugene Terray, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution [US PI]
  • Dr. Neil Mitchell, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
  • Dr. Brian Ward, National University of Ireland, Galway. [Irl PI]

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