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GAP Award Winners 2011

PROFESSOR SIMON FOO
Awarded $15,000

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Improved Photovoltaic Cell for Solar Energy Harvesting
Fabricate and compare improved multijunction solar cells against state of the art designs with the goal to demonstrate higher efficiencies than existing multijunction solar cells.
PROFESSOR JINGJAO GUAN
Awarded $45,000

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Improved Method for Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Develop and test a new method for increasing the image field to diagnose breast cancer that proposes to greatly enhance an already widely accepted imaging technique.
PROFESSOR KENNETH ROUX
Awarded $15,000

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Nut Allergen Detection Kit
Develop and scale up test kits that can detect specific types of nut allergens to avoid nut allergy outbreaks.
PROFESSOR AMY SANG
Awarded $40,000
Obesity Research
Research and develop an advanced method to treat obesity.
PROFESSOR BRYANT CHASE
Awarded $50,000
Nanobelt Sensors
Develop and test a device that can be used to sense the presence of Hepatitis C viral proteins.
PROFESSOR IGOR ALABUGIN
Awarded $25,000
Light-Activated Agents for Anticancer Drugs
Develop a novel approach to cancer treatment that uses light therapy to identify a powerful class of anticancer agents and only destroying cancerous cells.
PROFESSOR RICHARD LIANG
Awarded $12,000
High Performance Flexible Batteries
Develop and test batteries that are smaller, more light-weight, and more flexible than what is currently available in the market using a carbon nonotubes based technology.
PROFESSOR EWA BIENKIEWICZ
Awarded $25,000
A Novel Approach to Treating Vascular Injury
Develop a novel therapeutic agent to minimize cell death following a vascular injury event, including stroke.