Oklahoma program awards research funds

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology has awarded more than $3.6 million for 17 research and development projects.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 10, 2013
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Kevin Moore, of Oklahoma City, who was awarded $300,000 to conduct clinical trials at the Oklahoma Blood Institute and two other U.S. blood centers.

Priyank Jaiswal, of Stillwater, who was awarded $90,000 to gather data that could help energy companies save money on hydraulic fracturing operations.

Allen Apblett, of Stillwater, who was awarded $89,999 to produce catalysts for the chemical transformation of propane to propylene, a valuable chemical feedstock.

Jeanmarie Verchot, of Stillwater, who was awarded $200,769 to help fight diseases that impact the nursery industry.

Hakki Refai, of Tulsa, who was awarded $300,000 to continue efforts to improve the performance of key components in a static volumetric 3-D display for potential commercialization.

Jay Hanan, of Tulsa, who was awarded $300,000 to develop metallic glass for use in the aerospace field.

Nirmal Govindaraju, of Tulsa, who was awarded $90,000 to improve the ability to detect chemical and biological substance that might be used in a terrorist attack.

Ranji Vaidyanathan, of Tulsa, who was awarded $299,283 to develop low pressure natural gas tanks.

Lawrence Wheeler, of Tulsa, who was awarded $298,109 to design and test pharmaceutical-grade calcium chloride crystals.

Peter LoPresti, of Tulsa, who was awarded $103,410 to develop a more accurate sensor to detect the presence of phosponate in water used in cooling towers.