NSF Track-1 Seed Grant Recipients

Posted on: September 28, 2023   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
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Congratulations to the five awardees for the NSF Track-1 Seed Grant competition for year five. Listed are the recipients, along with their research project titles. Drumroll, please!

Seed Grant Recipients & Project Titles:

  1. Sherwyn Braganza and Wageesha Sharma from South Dakota Mines: Framework-Guided Approach for Controlled, Programmable Biofilm Growth: A Step Towards Advanced Intelligent Systems.
  2. Dr. Tugba Ozdemir from South Dakota Mines: Antibacterial Silk Fibroin Based Biofabrics with Controlled Release.
  3. Dr. Joeseph Thalakkottor fromSouth Dakota Mines: ELviS – Engineered Living metaSurface, for biofouling mitigation.
  4. William Severud from South Dakota State University: Evaluating bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Tribal bison herds: risk to human health and bison production.
  5. Ruanbao Zhou from South Dakota State University: Identification and Characterization of Biofilm-forming N2-fixing Cyanobacteria from Natural Ecosystems in South Dakota.

Way to go! We are excited to see the outcomes of these projects.