Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Umut Gurkan Received Multiple New Grants from Various Agencies

During Fall 2018, Prof. Gurkan has received a number of new grants from federal agencies and private foundations to support his research and students training activities in the area of biosensing and biomechanics.  The total amount of funding received is $2.3M, with approximately $951K allocated to his group.

  • NIH/NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), R44, $600K, Nov. 2018 – Mar. 2021
    Affordable, quantitative microchip-electrophoresis for sickle cell disease screening
  • NIH/NIDDK (National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Institute), R41, $113K, Sep. 2018 – Aug. 2019 
  • Quantitative microchip electrophoresis for hemoglobin A1C testing
  • Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Award, R41, $20K, Sep. 2018 – Jul. 2019
  • Magneto-Optical Diagnosis of Early Stage Lyme Disease in Blood Samples
  • Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Award, R41, $110K, Sep. 2018 – Jul. 2019 
  • Sickle Cell Disease Biochip Test for Anti-Adhesive Therapies
  • NSF$55K, Jan. 2019 – Jun. 2019
  • Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding
  • American Heart Association$53K, Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2020
  • Elucidating abnormal cellular adhesion in pathologic pulmonary vascular shunts