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UM System Announces 2017 Fast Track Funding RecipientsĀ 

The UM Office of Research and Economic Development will provide funding up to $50,000 per proposal to support prospects from each of the UMĀ campuses.

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About

In 2008, the UM Office of Research and Economic Development piloted a one-time funding program designed to enhance the university’s research discoveries by moving them further down the commercialization pipeline. From the projects funded under the program, numerous patent applications and license agreements resulted, as well as the raising of more than one million dollars in research funding and investment capital. Due to this success, the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development has committed $500,000 for a fourth round of funding under the Fast Track program.

Objective

The UM Office of Research and Economic Development will provide funding up to $50,000 per proposal to support prospects from each of the UM campuses. Tenured/tenure-track faculty and full-time ranked, non-tenure research faculty are invited to submit proposals. Funding under this program is to allow recipients to focus on development, testing, or prototype construction, and/or conduct specific market research. This evaluation may lead to industry collaboration, licensing, the formation of a new company, or the development of the technology for commercial application. Funds received are not to be used for basic research, but to evaluate the commercial potential of existing research. The funding request should be the lowest cost proposal to complete the work.

2017 Funding Recipients

Recipient Title Campus
Roger de la Torre Antimicrobial Peptide Amphiphile (AMPA) Coatings Columbia
Lin Chung-Ho A novel continuous flow system for blood type conversion Columbia
John Robertson Targeted Alpha Therapy for Pulmonary Metastic Disease Columbia
Zhonghua Peng Inexpensive dopant-free hole transporting materials for highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells Kansas City
Faisal Khan Intelligent IGBT/MOSFET Gate Driver Module with Embedded State of Health Estimator Unit Kansas City
Masud Chowdhury On-Chip Integration of High-Speed Voltage Regulator for a Reconfigurable Scheme to Manage Power, Temperature and Reliability in the Next Generation Integrated Circuits Kansas City
Mark Hunter OPT Colposcopy Columbia
George Gokel Synthetic Amphiphiles as Antimicrobial Adjuvants Against Pneumonia St. Louis