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Dr. Shun Saito, an assistant professor of physics, and Dr. David Lipke, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, have been selected to receive grants from the Department of Energy’s Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. The two researchers’ projects were selected by a competitive, scientific peer-reviewed process.
Saito will receive $588,768 for research titled “Accelerating Dark Energy Science from Emission-Line Galaxy Surveys and Participation of Women and Underrepresented Minority Groups in Midwest.” He is leading the research with co-principal investigator (co-PI) Dr. Andrew Hearin, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory.
Lipke will receive $637,500 for research titled “Development of Containerless HTXRD Technique for In Situ Materials Characterization in Extreme Environments.” His research co-PIs are Dr. Chris Benmore, a senior physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, and Dr. Rick Weber, president of Materials Development Inc.