South Dakota Researchers Receive NSF RII Track-4 Awards
Three faculty researchers from South Dakota were recently awarded EPSCoR RII Track-4 awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
These three awards total a combined investment of more than $600,000.
- Novel Structure and Properties of Hybrid Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries ($229,612) Yue Zhou, South Dakota State University
- Research and Development of Ring-Contact Germanium Detectors ($200,812) Wenzhao Wei, University of South Dakota
- Exploring the Potential of ANNIE Physics Phase and Beyond ($169,803) Jingbo Wang, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
About NSF EPSCoR and RII Track-4 Awards
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of NSF to promote scientific progress nationwide. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction’s research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity and, hence, its R&D competitiveness.
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4 awards provide support to further develop the individual research potential of Principal Investigators through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers of their choice.