Big Idea Challenge - Finalists

Final Presentation of Proposals

Date: Thursday, February 23

Location: Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (MRGN), Room 121


Presentation TimeProposal TitlePICollege of PI
1:00-1:15 pm A One Health Approach to Drive Success in New Cancer Therapies Deborah Knapp Veterinary Sciences
1:20-1:35 pm Affordable and Sustainable Solar Farms Enabled by Hybrid Inverse Big Data Modeling Muhammad A. Alam Engineering
1:40-1:55 pm Affordable Net Zero Housing and Transportation Solutions Leigh Raymond, James Braun, Panagiota Karava, & Srinivas Peeta Liberal Arts
2:00-2:15 pm Revolutionizing control of vector-borne infectious diseases Catherine Hill Agriculture
2:20-2:35 pm Center for Sustainable Materials – Connecting New Materials with the Real World  Yuan Yao Agriculture
2:40-2:55 pm Confronting the Biodiversity Crisis: A Platform to Avert Critical Cultural, Social and Ecological Consequences of the Current Sixth Extinction Event Bryan Pijanowski Agriculture
3:00-3:15 pm Connected and Autonomous Transportation Srinivas Peeta Engineering
3:20-3:35 pm Harnessing Technology and Information Fusion to Enable Resilient and Sustainable Food-Water Balance Under Evolving Environmental Conditions Dave Ebert Engineering
3:40-3:55 pm Harvesting The Largest Untapped and Growing Digital Data Resource: Ubiquitous Global Camera Networks Yung-Hsiang Lu Engineering
4:00-4:15 pm Managing the Global Commons: Sustainable Agriculture and Use of the World’s Land and Water Resources in the 21st Century Thomas W. Hertel Agriculture
4:20-4:35 pm Multidisciplinary Efforts to Assess the Potential, Evaluate and Improve Candidates, and Encourage Utilization of Bacteriophage as an Alternative to Antibiotics in treating MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired/Wound Infections in Human and Veterinary Medicine Sam Yingst Veterinary Sciences
4:40-4:55 pm Nano-Manufactured Hybrid Nano-Electronic Systems for IoT Applications Joerg Appenzeller Engineering
5:00-5:15 pm Partnership for Individualized Medicine Rex Reklaitis Engineering
5:20-5:35 pm Photonics Science and Technologies for Security, Energy and Healthcare Applications Yong Chen Science
5:40-5:55 pm Realizing Next-Generation Smart Manufacturing Nate Hartman Polytechnic
6:00-6:15 pm Towards Cyber-Physical Vetting of Critical Infrastructures Dongyan Xu Science

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