Armstrong Fund Prior Awardees


Team of Gerald Downes, Associate Professor, Biology; and ChangHui Pak,  Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Modeling TBCK Syndrome in Human Neurons and Zebrafish

University Press Release 2021


Team of Jun Yao, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Derek Lovley, Professor, Microbiology

Harvesting Electric Energy From Atmospheric Humidity

University Press Release 2020


Team of Sunghoon Lee, Assistant Professor, Computer Science; and Yeong-sik Noh, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Enabling Battery-less Wearable Sensors via Intra-Body Power Transfer

University Press Release 2019


Team of Philip Thomas, Assistant Professor, Computer Science; and Shannon Roberts, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Improving Warning Systems of Driving Automation Systems through Reinforcement Learning

University Press Release 2018


Joseph Bergen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Molecular profiling of intact biological tissues through accelerated antibody staining

Team of Duncan Irschick, Professor, Department of Biology; Ian Grosse, Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and Brian Umberger, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Creation of a 3D motion freezer to understand human and animal locomotion

University Press Release 2017


Team of Li-Jun Ma, Assistant Professor, and Sergey Savinov, Extension Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and Michele Klingbeil, Associate Professor, and Yasu Morita, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Harnessing the Synergistic Power of Plant Anti-microbials

University Press Release 2016


Sarah Perry, Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering

Bio-inspired Thermostable Vaccine Formulations

Jun Yan, Assistant Professor Department of Physics

Detecting Quantum Flows in Reduced Dimensions

University Press Release 2015


Team of Jessica Schiffman and Shelly Peyton, Assistant Professors Department of Chemical Engineering, and Stephen Nonnenmann, Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Nanomechanics, Biofilms and Cystic Fibrosis

Team of Guodong Zhang, Assistant Professor, and Hang Xiao, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science

Co-administration of DHA and Regorafenib Synergistically Inhibits Colorectal Cancer

University Press Release 2014


Jeanne Hardy, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Validating a New Allosteric Site in Caspase-6 for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

University Press Release 2013


Team of Matthew Lackner, Assistant Professor, James Manwell, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Sergio Brena, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Design and Analysis of a Novel Multi-Rotor Offshore Wind Turbine

Lori Goldner, Professor, Department of Physics

Traveling the Fibril Nucleation Pathway

University Press Release 2012


Team of Sheila Patek, Assistant Professor Department of Biology, Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi, Assistant Professor, and David Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Evolution of Cavitation in Biological Systems and Biologically- inspired Design

Jesse Mager, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science

Improving Assisted Reproductive Technologies, An Exciting Opportunity

University Press Release 2011


Kevin Fu, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science

Security and privacy for wirelessly controlled healthcare technology

University Press Release 2010


Jennifer Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

A project combining physics and biology to re-create cells and cellular substructures experimentally in the test tube

University Press Release 2009


Yeonhwa Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science

Molecular mechanism of bone formation by conjugated linoleic acid in bone marrow stem cell

University 2008 Press Release


Janice Telfer, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science

Runx1 mutant effects on human hematopoietic stem cells in a humanized mouse model

Harry Bermudez, Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Modulating cellular recognition using peptide motifs

University Press Release 2007