The Kaufman Foundation announced on Wednesday that it is awarding about $2 million through 10 grants to researchers at six universities. In the New Investigator Research category, a grant of $150,000 over two years was awarded to Theodore Corcovilos for research on “Experimental quantum emulation of two-dimensional topological insulators and Majorana fermions using ultra-cold atoms”.
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, today announced its first series of grants – amounting to almost $1.6 million – to support cutting-edge scientific research at institutions across the State of Pennsylvania.
A New Initiative grant was awarded to Sergey M. Frolov and W. Vincent Liu, who receive $242,310 over two years ($121,155 per year) for research on “Topological Quantum Wire Emulators.”
PQI faculty Sergey Frolov receives 2012 Young Scientist Award from the International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices (SSN) "for the development of semiconductor devices based on spin-orbit interaction." This award recognizes a young scientist for his/her work in the scientific areas covered by the conference.
PQI faculty Paul W. Leu is a recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Award. The awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.