US-Ireland R&D Partnership

Research and Development Partnership

Successful Projects

Project 40:   Systems Modeling of Tumor Heterogeneity and Therapy Response in Colorectal Cancer

Team:

Dr Daniel Longley, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Fiona Ginty, GE Global Research, USA

Prof Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Project 39:   Re-use and Recycling of Decommissioned Composite Material Wind Turbine Blades

Team:

Dr Paul Leahy, University College Cork

Prof. Jian-Fei Chen, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)

Prof. Lawrence Black, City College of New York

Prof. Russell Gentry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Project 38:   Next generation sequencing for the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC-Seq)

Team:

Dr Sinead Waters, Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc

Professor Louise Cosby, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Taylor, J. F. University of Missouri

Project 37:   Domain Wall Engineering for Novel Nanoelectonics

Team:

Professor Ursel Bangert, University of Limerick

Prof. John Marty Gregg, Queen’s University Belfast

Prof. Alexi Gruverman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Project 36:  Fly-By Bridge Monitoring (FlyMon)

Team:

Dr Arturo Gonzalez, University College Dublin

Dr Desmond Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Nasim Uddin, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Project 35:   Ultra‐Low Energy Electric Field Control of Nonvolatile Magnetoelectric Memory Devices

Team:             

Prof. Stefano Sanvito, Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER), Trinity College Dublin,(ROI-PI)

Dr. Solveig Felton, Centre for Nanostructured Media (CNM), Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)

Prof. Nicholas Kioussis, Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) California State University, (US-PI)

Project 34:  CREDENCE-Collaborative REsearch of Decentralisation, ElectrificatioN, Communications and Economics

Team:             

Prof. Brian O’Gallachoir, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland Research Centre (MaREI), University College Cork, (ROI-PI)

Prof. John Morrow, Energy Power & Intelligent Control Research Cluster (EPIC), Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)

Prof. Ewan Pritchard, Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Research Centre (FREEDM) North Carolina State University (US-PI)

Project 33: Bioresorbable Magnesium Alloy Systems for the promotion of Regenerative Biological Function

Team:              

Dr. Patrick McGarry,SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway, (ROI-PI)

Prof. Brian Meenan, Nanotechnology & Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), Ulster University, (NI-PI)

Prof. Jagannathan Sankar, Centre for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (RMB), North Carolina A&T State University (US-PI)

Project 32:  Spin and valley interactions in intrinsic and magnetic two dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides.

Team:           

Professor Valeria Nicolosi, Trinity College Dublin, (ROI-PI)

Dr. Elton Santos, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)

Professor Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University, (US-PI)

Project 31: AMASS: Advanced Manufacturing for the Assembly of Structural Steel

Team:          

Professor Debra Laefer, University College Dublin, (ROI-PI)

Dr. Patrick McGetrick, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)

Professor Arturo Schultz, University of Minnesota, (US-PI)

Project 30:  'Translational Analyses of Ingestive Behaviour after Bypass'

Team:               

Professor Carel le Roux, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Professor Barbara Livingstone, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
Professor Alan Spector, Florida State University (US-PI)


Project 29:  'Vascular Normalization And Neuroprotection For Diabetic Retinopathy'

Team:               

Dr Philip Cummins, Dublin City University (ROI-PI)
Dr Tim Curtis, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor Bala Ambati, University of Utah (US-PI)

Project 28:  'Integrative Genomic, Epigenetic and Functional Studies in Diabetic Kidney Disease'

Team:               

Prof. Catherine Godson, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Prof. Peter Maxwell, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Joel Hirschhorn (Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard) & Dr. Jose Florez (Harvard Medical School) (US-PI)


Project 27:  'Partnership in Continuous Manufacturing for Nano-Based Drug Products'

Team:               

Prof. Kieran Hodnett, Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, SSPC, University of Limerick, (ROI-PI)
Prof. Gavin Andrews, Centre of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, (NI-PI)
Prof. Fernando Muzzio, Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, CSOPS (Rutgers University, Purdue University) (US-PI)


Project 26:  'Agile Cloud Service Delivery using Integrated Photonics Networking'

Team:          

Prof. Liam Barry, Irish Photonic Integration Centre, IPIC & Centre for Future Networks and Communications, CONNECT, Dublin City University, (ROI-PI)
Prof. Gerard Parr, Computer Science Research Institute, Ulster   University, (NI-PI)
Prof. Dan Kilper, Centre for Integrated Access Networks, CIAN, University of Arizona, (US-PI)


Project 25:  'Enabling Cellular Network to Exploit Millimeter-wave Opportunities (NEMOs)'

Team:

Prof. Luiz Da Silva, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr. Simon Cotton & Prof. William Scanlon, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Allen B. MacKenzie & Prof Walid Saad, Virginia Tech  (US-PI)


Project 24:  'Far-From-Equilibrium Processing of Ferroelectric Thin Films on Glass and Polymeric substrates'

Team:

Dr. Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr. Amit Kumar, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Dr. Nazanin Bassiri Gharb, Georgia Institute of Tec (US-PI)


Project 23:  'Understanding Extreme Nearshore Wave Events through Studies of Coastal Boulder Transport'

Team:            

Prof. Frederic Dias, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr. Bjoern Elsaesser, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Ronadh Cox, Williams College (US-PI)


Project 22:  'Tumor priming sequences combined with novel nanoparticle drug carriers for enhanced therapeutic efficacy in pancreatic cancer'

Team:            

Dr. Niall Barron, Dublin City University (ROI-PI)
Prof. Christopher Scott, Queen’s University Belfast  (NI-PI)
Prof. Robert M. Straubinger, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (US-PI)


Project 21  'Si-compatible, Strain Engineered Staggered Gap Ge(Sn)/InxGa1-xAs Nanoscale Tunnel Field Effect Transistors'

Team:

Dr. Stephen Hegarty, Cork Institute of Technology (ROI-PI)
Dr. Myrta Gruning, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Mantu Hudait, Virginia Tech (US-PI)


Project 20:  'Bridge Health Monitoring using cameras and Computer Vision Methods'

Team:            

Professor Eugene O'Brien, UCD (ROI-PI)
Dr Su E Taylor & Dr Desmond Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor Necati Catbas, University of Central Florida (US-PI)


Project 19:  'US-Ireland Collaborative Research on Nano-GaN Power Electronic Devices'

Team:

Professor Peter Parbrook, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
Dr Miriam Arrendo-Arechavala, Queen's University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor John Shen, Illinois Institute of Technology (US-PI)


Project 18:  'Understanding the Nature of Interfaces in Two Dimensional Electronic Devices (UNITE)'

Team:

Dr Paul Hurley, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
Dr David McNeill, Queen's University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor Robert M. Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas (US-PI)


Project 17:  'SusChEM:  Using theory-driven design to tailor novel nanocomposite oxides for solar fuel production'


Team:

Dr Michael Nolan, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
Professor Tony Byrne, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
Professor Kimberley A. Gray, Northwestern University (US-PI)


Project 16:  'Ferroelectric and Electroclinic Effects in Nano-particle Doped de Vries Smectic Liquid Crystals: Molecular Organisation and Order'

Team:

Professor Jagdish Vij, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr Paul James Stevenson, Queen's University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor Satyendra Kumar, Kent State University Ohio (US-PI)


Project 15:  'Protein Biomarker Arrays for Personalized Treatment of Prostate Cancer'

Team:

Dr. Dónal Leech, NUI Galway (ROI-PI)
Professor James Davis, University of Ulster (NI-PI)
Professor James F. Rusling, University of Connecticut (US-PI)


Project 14:  'Research into Emerging Nano-Structured Electrodes for the Splitting of Water (RENEW)'

Team:

Prof Martyn Pemble, Tyndall National Institute/University College Cork (ROI-PI)
Prof Andrew Mills, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Paul McIntyre, Stanford University (US-PI)


Project 13:  'Development of a Novel Bioinspired Fiber Reinforced Hydrogel that Recapitulates Developmental Processes to Regenerate the Bone-Ligament Interface'

Team: 

Dr Daniel Kelly, Trinity College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr Nicholas Dunne, Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Tammy Haut Donohue, Colorado State University (US-PI)


Project 12:   'Multi channel Disposable Sensors for Animal Health Disease Diagnostics'

Team:

Dr Alan O’Riordan, Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
Dr Mark Mooney Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Eric Vogel, Georgia Institute of Technology (US-PI)


Project 11:   'Femtojoule-per-bit Communicationswith Nanopillar Lasers on Silicon'

Team:

Dr Guillaume Huyet, Cork IT/ Tyndall National Institute (ROI-PI)
Dr Paul Dawson Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Prof. Diana Huffaker, University of California (US-PI)


Project 10:  'Collaborative Research: green foundations for green energy'

Team:

Dr Kenneth Gavin, University College Dublin (ROI-PI)
Dr Vinayagamoothy Sivakumar , Queen’s University Belfast (NI-PI)
Professor Robert Gilbert, University of Texas at Austin (US-PI)
Dr Aaron Bradshaw, University of Rhode Island (US-PI)

Project 9:   ‘WiPhyLoc8: Dynamic WiFi Positioning using Physical Layer Parameters for Location-based Services and Security’

Team:

Dr Christopher Bleakely, University College Dublin [IRL PI]
Prof Roger Woods, Queen's University Belfast [NI PI]
Professor Joseph Cavallaro, Rice University, Houston Texas [US PI]
Professor Alan Marshall, Queen's University Belfast [NI Co-PI]


Project 8: 'Developing Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM) Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Infrastructure Safety'

Team: 

Professor Eugene O'Brien, University College Dublin [IRLPI}
Dr Su Taylor & Dr Desmond Joseph Robinson, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
Professor Nasim Uddin, University of Alabama at Birmingham [US PI]

Project 7: ‘Degradation Mechanism of Cyanotoxins Using Novel Visible Light Activated Titania (TiO2) Photocatalysts’

Team:

Prof. Kevin O’Shea, Florida International University [US PI]
Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati [US Co-PI]
Dr. Tony Byrne, University of Ulster [NI PI]
Dr. Patrick Dunlop, University of Ulster [NI Co-PI]
Dr. Suresh C. Pillai, Dublin Institute of Technology, [Irl PI]


Project 6: ‘Development of a Total Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Sensor for Ocean Profilers using Microfluidics’

Team:

Dr. Todd Martz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography [US PI]
Prof. Paul Maguire, University of Ulster [NI PI]
Prof. James McLaughlin, University of Ulster [NI PI]
Dr. Brian Ward, National University of Ireland, Galway [Irl PI]


Project 5: ‘The Role of Anaerobic Bacterial Infection in Cystic Fibrosis’

Team:

Prof. Richard Boucher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [US PI]
Prof. Stuart Elborn, Queen's University Belfast [NI PI]
Prof. Gerry McElvaney, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Irl PI]


Project 4: ‘Genome-wide association studies of diabetic nephropathy’

Team:

Dr. Joel Hirschhorn Massachusetts Institute of Technology [US PI]
Dr. Maryam Afkarian, Massachusetts General Hospital [US co-PI]
Dr. Winfred Williams Jr., Massachusetts General Hospital [US co-PI]
Prof. Peter Maxwell [NI PI], Dr. AmyJane McKnight, Dr. David Savage and Dr. Christopher Patterson, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and Queen's University Belfast, [NI co-PIs],
Prof. Catherine Godson [Irl PI], Prof. Finian Martin and Dr. Denise Sadlier University College Dublin, [Irl co-PIs]


Project 3: ‘Future Oxides and Channel Materials for Ultimate Scaling of Transistors in Integrated Circuits’


Team:

Prof. Robert Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas [US PI]
Yves J Chabal, Wiley P Kirk, Eric M Vogel,University of Texas at Dallas [US co-PIs]
Dr. David McNeill Queen's University Belfast [NI PI]
Dr. Paul Hurley Tyndall National Institute [Irl PI]
Prof. Greg Hughes Dublin City University [Irl co-PI]


Project 2: ‘Biosafety for Environmental Contaminants using Novel Sensors’

Team:

Dr. Laurie Connell, University of Maine [US PI]
Prof. Rosemary Smith, University of Maine [US co-PI]
Dr. Greg Doucette, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration [US co-PI]
Prof. Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast [NI PI]
Dr. Richard O'Kennedy, Dublin City University [Irl PI]

Project 1: ‘Development of a Greenhouse Gas Ocean–Atmosphere Flux Sensor with MEMS–based Photoacoustic Technology’

Team:

Dr. Eugene Terray, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution [US PI]
Dr. Neil Mitchell, Queen's University Belfast [NI PI]
Dr. Brian Ward, National University of Ireland, Galway. [Irl PI]