MU I-Corps team receives funding

The National Science Foundation, through its Innovation Corps Teams Program, has granted funding of $50,000 for six months to Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and her I-Corps team. The purpose of the program is to provide NSF-funded researchers with additional funds through a competitive process to help turn scientific discoveries into commercialized projects.

What does it take to be a faculty entrepreneur?

Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.

In the company of collaborators, researchers have big success with tiny particles

Shubhra Gangopadhyay’s diminutive stature belies her ferocity when it comes to finding answers and getting results, a characteristic she attributes to her husband Keshab’s support. “He taught me to stand up for what I believe in,” she said. As successful research/faculty members at Texas Tech in the late 1990s, the couple realized through Shubhra’s affiliations […]

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