Funding and Licensing
August 28, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers receive NSF funding to conduct math and malware research
As the world's data usage increases, so do problems of how to manage large quantities of data quickly and efficiently. University of Georgia researchers Daniel Krashen and Roberto Perdisci recently received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to create nimble ways to analyze mathematical problems and combat computer viruses in data-heavy environments. The two will also conduct workshops and lead mentoring activities to develop student interest and skills in these fields.
July 27, 2012 | Research News
A growing effort: UGA professors receive $2 million to speed biofuel development
In the ongoing search for cleaner, renewable energy sources, biofuels derived from trees, shrubs and grasses have emerged as a strong candidate. But creating the next generation's energy source is not as simple as growing a few crops; extensive research is required to ensure that these plants produce enough biomass and fuel per acre to make biomass farming economically viable.
June 22, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers seek predictors of exercise effectiveness for weight loss
Most individuals trying to lose weight will increase physical activity as part of their strategy. For many, however, adding structured exercise does not result in weight loss, according to research. Offsetting the exercise with increases in eating and decreases in non-exercise physical activity appear to be significant factors limiting the effectiveness of exercise interventions.
June 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA pharmacy researchers receive, continue NIH grants totaling more than $4.9 million
This spring, the National Institutes of Health awarded four faculty in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy new and continued grant funding in excess of $4.9 million for up to five years.
June 5, 2012 | Research News
UGA researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to study evolution of cellular signaling
When people don't communicate effectively, relationships suffer and entire organizations can fail. When cells don't communicate effectively, disease and sometimes death follows.
May 29, 2012 | Research News
UGA chemistry professors awarded $1.5 million to conduct energy-related research
If you want to increase your car's gas mileage or build a more powerful handheld electronic device, don't bend steel or slice silicon chips. Manipulate nanomaterials and molecules instead.
May 10, 2012 | General News
UGA College of Education’s Race to the Top projects could have national implications
Two innovative programs developed in collaboration with a local school district-one improving preparation and support for new teachers and another providing professional development and support for early career principals- could serve as models for school districts across Georgia and throughout the nation, according to University of Georgia College of Education faculty members who helped create the programs.
April 17, 2012 | Research News
UGA ranks among nation’s best in moving research to the marketplace
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Georgia Technology Commercialization Office has been ranked among the best in the nation in moving research breakthroughs from the university to the marketplace.
March 30, 2012 | General News
Wood Demand Research Program donated to UGA Center for Forest Business
The University of Georgia Center for Forest Business recently received a data collection program from forest industry consulting firm Forisk Consulting. The firm donated its Wood Demand Research Program, which tracks and analyzes the consumption of raw materials by companies and manufacturers in the forest industry.
March 20, 2012 | Research News
UGA geneticists receive $1.8 million NSF CAREER Awards
Two University of Georgia genetics researchers won grants from the National Science Foundation valued at more than $1.8 million for projects that can potentially help combat birth defects and improve the understanding of how new species come into existence.
February 27, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher working to speed blood testing
The wait for some blood test results may be reduced from weeks to hours, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Georgia. Leidong Mao, an assistant professor with the UGA Faculty of Engineering, is refining a device to manipulate blood cells and other particles that shows promise in detecting and treating blood diseases. He has recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to further his work.
February 20, 2012 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million grant for Deepwater Horizon research
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye, who is the Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences, and UGA colleagues Patricia Medeiros and Christof Meile have received a $1.3 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative that will enable UGA researchers and scientists from 13 other institutions to understand more thoroughly the ecosystem impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
February 10, 2012 | Research News
Grass to gas: UGA researchers’ genome map speeds biofuel development
Researchers at the University of Georgia have taken a major step in the ongoing effort to find sources of cleaner, renewable energy by mapping the genomes of two originator cells of Miscanthus x giganteus, a large perennial grass with promise as a source of ethanol and bioenergy.
December 16, 2011 | Research News
Tropical Energy: UGA and University of Puerto Rico create algae biofuels center
Taking advantage of a marine location and tropical climate that are ideal for growing algae, researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Puerto Rico are creating a renewable energy center to grow algae-based biofuels.
December 1, 2011 | General News
UGA COE professor receives $1.23 million grant for Birth through Five teacher education
University of Georgia College of Education professor Cynthia Vail has received a $1.23 million U.S. Department of Education grant to continue and expand the Birth through Five teacher preparation program she has pioneered during the last five years.