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 PhD
Wellspring Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title: From Sand to Solar: Electrochemical Purification of Solar Grade Silicon
Erin Iski PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project title: Novel Thermal Stability of Nano-Alloy Systems
Hema Ramsurn PhD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.