New grants from AUFF NOVA for eight Tech researchers
Eight researchers from three departments at Tech can go on a well-deserved Christmas holiday with new NOVA grants from the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) totalling more than DKK 11.5 million.
Eight researchers from the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, the Department of Food Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have received a total of DKK 11,673,300 in new grants from AUFF NOVA. AUFF NOVA supports small and large projects and grants are intended to help researchers launch bold, innovative, high-quality research projects that point in new directions but that can often find it hard to attract funding from other sources.
The recipients from Tech are:
- Assistant Professor Rong Zhou, Department of Food Science, receives DKK 497,900 for his project: Improve the resilience of bean for future climate (FUTbean)
- Associate Professor Thomas Tørring, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, receives DKK 2,496,200 for his project: Using Molecular Networking to Understand Hypoxia-triggered Specialized Metabolism
- Assistant Professor Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, receives DKK 2,465,400 for his project: Electro-Genetics (ELGEN) – hybrid photovoltaic and optogenetics stimulation of the retina
- Associate Professor Edzard Spillner, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, receives DKK 2,488,200 his project: Allergen trapping for passive protection against severe anaphylaxis (All-Trap)
- Associate Professor Ivan Paponov, Department of Food Science, receives DKK 475,000 for his project: Dissolved organic nitrogen as a nitrogen source for plant use
- Associate Professor Nina Aagaard Poulsen, Department of Food Science, receives DKK 499,700 for her project: A2 milk – disentangling drivers for variation in coagulation properties
- Assistant Professor Aidan Mark Smith from the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering receives DKK 2,450,900 for his project: Synthesis of vitrinite-rich biochar for metallurgical and technical applications (Biocoke)
- Assistant Professor Jonathan Quinson, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, receives DKK 300,000 for Nanomaterials Engineering for Sustainable Technologies (NEST)
This year, the Aarhus University Research Foundation has awarded a total of approx. DKK 61 million from AUFF NOVA.