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Faculty win TU Shark Tank Kick Start program research grants

Three faculty from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences have been awarded $5,000 grants from the TU Shark Tank Kick Start program to create or advance academic research projects across campus.

Faculty finalists presented five-minutes pitches about their research in front of a live audience. Assistant professors from all colleges were welcome to apply. TU Shark Tank Kick Start program winners from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences included:

Gabriel LeBlanc PhDtu shark tank
Wellspring Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title: From Sand to Solar: Electrochemical Purification of Solar Grade Silicon

Erin Iski PhDtu shark tank
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project title: Novel Thermal Stability of Nano-Alloy Systems

Hema Ramsurn PhDtu shark tank
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Project title: Investigating the Direct Liquefaction of Green Coal (or Biochar) as a Feedstock for Specialty Chemicals and/or Transportation Fuels

 

For more information on the TU Shark Tank Kick-Start grant program, contact Gosia Bodurka at 918-631-2612 or gosia-bodurka@utulsa.edu.