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CIT Awards Grants to Researchers for Technology-based Projects

Four Old Dominion researchers have been awarded grants by the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) as part of the 2013 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF).

The allotments, which totaled $3 million, went to 43 proposals from 27 organizations, including ODU and other Virginia universities. At Old Dominion, the four projects funded under the CIT program total $375,000.

"CIT is pleased to have the opportunity to conduct the CRCF process on behalf of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority. These awards will advance essential technology research and commercialization initiatives, creating vast opportunities throughout the commonwealth," said Pete Jobse, CIT president and CEO.

Helmut Baumgart, professor of electrical and computer engineering at ODU's Applied Research Center in Newport News, received $100,000 in the energy category. His project is titled "Advanced Nano-Architecture for High Efficiency Energy Convergence Systems."

Richard Heller, professor and director of ODU's Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, received a $99,471 matching funds grant in the environment category for his project, "Efficient Diesel Exhaust Remediation Using a Nonthermal Plasma Reactor."

ODU's Asad Khattak, professor and director of the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions in Virginia Beach, received a $100,000 transportation matching funds grant. His project is titled "Reducing Energy Use and Emissions Through Innovative Technologies and Community Designs: Methodology and Application in Virginia."

Shirshak Dhali, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, received a $75,000 matching funds grant in the energy category for the project "Smart Combiner for Residential Photovoltaic Systems."

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Published on: July 1, 2013