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(7) Selected Research Projects

  • September 2015—August 2020, "Traction force generation and the regulation of epithelial scattering (co-PI)," (Sponsor: NIH).
  • May 2015—April 2020, "Understanding the evolution of nanoporous morphologies during cyclically dealloyed Li-based systems," (Sponsor: DOE-BES).
  • September 2015—August 2019, "Multiscale Optimization of Nanoparticle Bioconjugates for Targeted Delivery," (Sponsor: NIH).
  • September 2015—August 2018, "Multiscale Modeling Enabled Design of Hierarchical Porous Silicon as Durable High-Capacity Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • May 2015—April 2018, "Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms in Phosphorous-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Anodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • April 2015—March 2018, "Mechanics of Ripplocation-Mediated Defect Rearrangement in 2D Layered CrystalsIon Batteries," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • April 2015—March 2018, "Understanding the Regulatory Role of Traction Forces on the Onset of Epithelial Cell Migration," (Sponsor: NSF).


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