Dr. Joanna Ellis-Monaghan
Dr. Greta Pangborn
National Science Foundation
September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013
Principal Investigator, Professor Ellis-Monaghan of Grand Isle, VT, and co-principal investigator Dr. Greta Pangborn, SMC Assistant Professor of Computer Science, of Winooski, VT, have been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant of $200,002 for the period from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013.
The NSF funded project titled, "Collaborative Research: New Graph Theory from and for Nanoconstruct Design Strategies," focuses on using mathematics and computers to design nanoconstructs to carry out practical jobs in the future. These could be applied to such tasks as directing medicines within the body to precisely the right location for effective drug delivery, or any number of other challenges in chemistry, biology and other areas.
The professors, who have been collaborating for several years now, will include several paid research opportunities for Saint Michael's College Students throughout the duration of the grant.