Sushant Anand receives two awards to support his research
Branco Weiss Fellow Sushant Anand has been awarded an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). With the EAGER award the NSF supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work could be considered especially “high risk-high payoff” in the sense that it, involves radically different approaches, applies new expertise, or engages novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives. The grant, 100’000 US-Dollar over a period of two years, will help Sushant Anand in his research to fabricate and investigate chemically enhanced salt particles for the suppression of ice formation on roads.
Earlier this year, Sushant Anand, along with two other professors, already won an University of Illinois Chicago College of Engineering seed grant for their proposal to understand the dissolution of oil droplets at nanoscale and absorption kinetics on nanomaterials. The UIC COE grant is a competitive grant for initiating novel and unique ideas.
Sushant Anand’s project on the NSF website