Funding

Funding

The funds awarded from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), Oregon Metal Initiative (OMI), Oregon BEST (now VertueLab), The W.M. Keck Foundation, Intel Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI Company), ATI Specialty Alloys & Components, Portland State University (PSU), and others, are listed below.

  1. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis to Multidisciplinary Research. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $339,690 (April 2019 - March 2022). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Zhiqiang Chen (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  2. GOALI: Exploration Beyond CMOS – Design and Fabrication of a Hybrid Drift Diffusion Spin Valve to Investigate Graphene Spin Transport Properties. Awarded by the National Science Foundation.
    Amount: $330,000 (August 2017 – July 2020). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI), Dr. Roman Caudillo (co-PI) at Component Research, Intel Corporation.
  3. Investigation of Low Temperature Growth Parameters for Scalable Graphene Films Suitable for Graphene-Based Silicon-CMOS Applications. Awarded by Intel Corporation. Amount: $300,000 (August 2017 – July 2020). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  4. SusChEM: Collaborative Research - Granular Activated Carbon Supported Bimetal Catalysts for Sustainable Water Treatment. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $440,881 ($273,011 to Jiao) (June 2015 - May 2018, received one-year no-cost extension to 2019). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI), Dr. Paul Traynyek (co-PI) at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU).
  5. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis for Multidisciplinary Research (the 6th renewal of the program). Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $297,857 (April 2016 - March 2019). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). Dr. Erik Sánchez (co-PI) at Physics Department, Portland State University. A proposal for the 7th reviewal of this program was submitted to the National Science Foundation on August 2018.
  6. Direct Synthesis of Graphene on Aluminum and Titanium as a Corrosion Resistant Coating. Awarded by Oregon Metal Initiative. Amount: $100,000 (October 2018 – September 2019). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  7. Graphene as an Oxidation Barrier for Superconducting Metals. Awarded by Oregon Metal Initiative. Amount: $100,000 (October 2017 – September 2018). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). 
  8. Commercialization Research for Photocatalytic Water Purification System. Awarded by Oregon BEST. Amount: $75,000 (August 2017 – February 2018). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  9. Developing an Online Electron Microscopy Platform to Promote Undergraduate Nanoscience Education. Awarded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. Amount: $300,000 (July 2017 – June 2018, received one-year, no-cost extension to 2019). Dr. Zhiqiang Chen (PI), Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI), Dr. Rick Hugo (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  10. Development of a Vertically Aligned Alumina Nanowire Array (VAANA) as a High Throughput Biomolecule Delivery Platform for Cancer Therapeutics. Awarded by the NIH (Build EXITO Pilot Project). Amount: $66,973 (July 2016 – June 2017). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project was a collaboration with Dr. Evan Lind (co-PI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
  11. Research Experience for K-12 Students. Awarded by Intel Corporation. Amount: $20,000 (November 2015 – December 2017). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  12. Matching Funds for the Installation of an Intel Donated Dual Bean Focused Ion Beam (FIB) System (Hellos NanoLab 400S). Awarded by Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Amount: $36,000 (May 2015 – December 2015). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  13. Matching Funds for Fabrication of High-Quality Large-Area Graphene for the Development of All-Carbon Interconnects. Awarded by ONAMI. Amount: $29,800 (May 2014 - April 2017). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  14. Layered Metal-Carbon Composites for Tailored Grain Structure. Amount: $172,500 (August 2014 - July 2016). Awarded by the Oregon Metals Initiative (OMI). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  15. Investigation of Zirconium Sponge Coloration Defect. Awarded by ATI Specialty Alloys and OMI. Amount: $46,000 (August 2014 - July 2016). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  16. Fabrication of High-Quality Large-Area Graphene for the Development of All-Carbon Interconnects. Awarded by Intel Corporation. Amount: $300,000 (May 2014 - April 2017). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  17. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis to Multidisciplinary Research. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $310,000 (April 2013 - March 2016). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Erik Sánchez (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  18. MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis Microprobe to Enhance Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Portland State University and Beyond. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $580,000 (July 2012 - June 2014). Portland State University provided $248,571 as the matching funds for this NSF grant. This made the total grant of $828,571. Dr. Jun Jiao (PI) and Dr. Zhiqiang Chen (co-PI).
  19. Developing Alumina-nanoparticle-based Adjuvant for Cancer Immunotherapy. Awarded by Portland State University’s Faculty Enhancement Grant. Amount: $15,000 (July 2012 - June 2013). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  20. Developing a Full Proposal to the NIH for a Bioengineering Program. Awarded by Portland State University’s Internal research stimulus grant. Amount: $5,000 (March 2012 - June 2013). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  21. Optimization of Carbon Nanotube Based Chemical Sensors through Micro-Raman Enabled Defect Analysis. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $380,437 (March 2012 - February 2016). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). Dr. Bing Jiao (co-PI) Mathematics Department, Portland State University.
  22. Developing Diatom-based Novel Photonic Nanostructures for Biomedical Imaging Applications. Awarded by Portland State University's Faculty Development Committee. Amount: $12,335 (July 2011 - June 2012). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  23. Preliminary Investigation of Using Nanotechnology for the Desalination of Seawater. Amount $47,000 (June 2011-December 2012). Awarded by a private donor. Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  24. Developing an NSF-MIR Proposal for the Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis Microprobe to Enhance Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Portland State University and Beyond. Awarded by Portland State University's Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships. Amount: $5,000 (March 2011 - June 2012). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  25. Developing Alumina-nanoparticle-based Adjuvant for Cancer Immunotherapy. Awarded by a private donor. Amount: $25,000 (June 2010-December 2012). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  26. Phagocytes of Metal Oxide Nanostructures by Antigen Presenting Cells. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $138,436 (March 2010–December 2012). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with a colleague, Hong Ming Hu, from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Providence Cancer Research Center.
  27. REU Site: Research Experience in Nanotechnology and Sustainability. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $270,000 (March 2010–February 2013). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Eric Sánchez (co-PI) at Portland State University. The Miller Grant: Student Sustainability Grant awarded by the Office of Sustainability. Amount: $7,500 (May 2009–December 2009). Awarded by Portland State University.
  28. Biocompatible and Efficient Titanium-Dioxide Nanoparticle-Mediated Vaccine for Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $115,000 (September 2009–September 2010). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  29. Nanometrology Enabled Photo Stimulation of Nano-Electronics. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $121,000 (September 2009–September 2010). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  30. DNA Delivery Targeted to the Liver. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $300,000 (September 2009–September 2010). Dr. Michale Chapman (PI). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with colleagues (Michael Chapman, Markus Grompe, Eric Barklis, and Ujwal Shinde) from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
  31. The Miller Grant: Student Sustainability Grant. Awarded by the Office of Sustainability, Portland State University. Amount: $7,500 (May 2009–December 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  32. Developing a Low Temperature Ultra High Vacuum Probe Station for Exploration of Surface Chemistry Impact on the Nano-Electronics. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute.  Amount: $100,000 (December 2008–November 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  33. Biological Energetics: Nanoenhanced Microbial Fuel Cells for Power Generation and Microscale Device and Nanoelectronic Applications. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Hong Liu (PI) at Oregon State University. Dr. Jiao’s share of this grant is $65,593 (November 2008–October 2009).
  34. High Efficiency Bio-electrolytic Hydrogen Production from Biomass Using Nanostructure-Decorated Electrodes. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $90,000 (August 2008–July 2009). Dr. Hong Liu (PI). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Hong Liu of Oregon State University.
  35. MRI: Acquisition of a Terahertz Time Domain Spectrometer. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $250,000 (July 2008–June 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Lisa Zurk (PI) of Portland State University.
  36. Acquisition of Terahertz Measurement Equipment. Awarded by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Amount: $450,000 (May 2008 - June 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Zurk (PI) and Dr. Branimir Pejcinovic (co-PI) of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and Dr. Suresh Singh (co-PI), Computer Science Department at Portland State University. 
  37. Biological Energetics: Nanoenhanced Microbial Fuel Cells for Power Generation for DOD Microscale Device and Nanoelectronic Applications. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Frank W.R. Chaplen (PI), Dr. Long Liu (co-PI) at Oregon State University. Dr. Jiao’s share of this grant is $41,888 (April 2008–March 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI).
  38. Advancing Nanometrology- A Novel Approach for the Fabrication of CdS Nanowire Network Based Biosensor. Awarded by Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies. Amount: $100,000 (December 2007–November 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  39. Design of Nanoscale Electronics for Protein Sensing. Awarded by Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies. Amount: $107,000 (December 2007–November 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with colleagues from Oregon State University.
  40. Opto-Spintronics with Semiconductor Nanostructures. Awarded by Awarded by Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies. Amount: $215,000 ($60,000 to Jiao) (December 2007–November 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI) This project is funded by ONAMI. This project is in collaboration with colleagues from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
  41. ONAMI Grant to Support Dr. Jun Jiao’s Undergraduate Research Experience (REU) Program. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $30,000 (November 2007–December 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  42. MRI: Acquisition of a Thin Film Deposition System - Supporting Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research and Education. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $294,564 (August 2007–July 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Eric Sánchez (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  43. External User Fee Matching Funds Provided by ONAMI for the Operation of CEMN. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $300,000 (July 2007). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  44. A Novel Investigation into the Correlation of Contact Resistance, Electronic Properties and Surface Chemistry of Nanostructure-based Devices. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $100,000 (May 2007–April 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  45. REU Site: Enriching Research Experiences in Nanometrology. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $225,000 (April 2007 - March 2010). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Eric Sánchez (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  46. Research Experience for Undergraduates - A Workshop to Discuss Future Development of the REU Program. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $27,262 (April 2007 - March 2010). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  47. IREE-Research Collaboration for Controlled Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter Arrays at the Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at Cambridge. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $30,000 (January 2007–December 2007). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  48. Development of a New Nanometrology Tool: Investigation of the Capability of the Desktop SEM. Awarded by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Amount: $96,000 (August 2006–January 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  49. One-time Operational Funds for the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication (CEMN) Selected as One of the Signature Research Facilities of Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Awarded by the ONAMI. Amount: $510,000 (April 2006). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  50. Fabrication, Structured Characterization and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Based Devices. Awarded by Intel Corporation. Amount: $225,000 (November 2006–December 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  51. A Matching Fund from ONAMI for the Acquisition of a Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam System to Advance Research and Education at Portland State University and at the Oregon Nanoscience and Micro-technologies Institute. Amount: $190,000 (October 2005 - September 2007). This project is funded by ONAMI. Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). 
  52. MRI: Acquisition of a Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam System: Advancing Research and Education at Portland State University and at the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $500,000 (July 2005–June 2007). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Eric Sánchez (co-PI) at Portland State University.
  53. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis to Multidisciplinary Research. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $207,000 (February 2004 - January 2007). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  54. Sharp Fellowship Grant: Nanostructures for Electronics Device Applications. Awarded by Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. Amount: $140,000 (October 2004–September 2006). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  55. NIRT: Whole-Cell Biosynthesis of Nanostructure Metal Oxide Semiconductors. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $1,300,000 ($400,000 to Jiao) (August 2004–July 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Rorrer (PI), and Dr. Chih-hung Chang (co-PI) at Oregon State University.
  56. NIRT: Nanotube Based Structures for High Resolution Control of Thermal Transport. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $1,000,000 ($216,000 to Jiao) (August 2004–July 2008). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Cecilia Richards (PI), David Bahr (co-PI), Ching-Shih Chiang (co-PI) and Robert Richards (co-PI) from Washington State University.
  57. CAREER: A Novel Approach for Controlled Fabrication of Micro-Gated Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter Arrays and Their Electrical Property Characterizations. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $400,000 (July 2004–June 2009). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  58. Initiation of Basic Infrastructure for the Development of Nanotechnology at PSU. Awarded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at Portland State University. Amount: $130,000 (June 2004–May 2005). Dr. Jun Jiao (co-PI). This project is in collaboration with Andres LaRosa (PI) of PSU.
  59. Systematic Investigation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Properties, Structure, Composition and Resistivity. Awarded by Intel Corporation. Amount: $300,000 (July 2003–June 2006). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  60. A Collaborative Effort on High Resolution TEM Investigation of Semiconductor Materials. Awarded by LSI Logic (now On Semiconductor). Amount: $23,333 (June 2003 - December 2003). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  61. Undergraduate Research Projects: Development of Tungsten and Carbon Nanotube Electron Field Emitters. Awarded by Portland State University. Amount: $3,000 (January 2003–December 2003). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  62. 2002-03 Departmental Engagement Project - "Let Physics Serve the City." Awarded By The Office of Academic Center for Excellence at Portland State University. Amount: $3,500 (November 2002–May 2003). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  63. Advancement of Portland State University's Multi-Disciplinary Materials Research. Awarded by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Amount: $475,000 (August 2002–July 2003). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project in collaboration with Dr. Sheri Cady (co-PI), Dr. William Wood (co-PI) and Dr. Robert Dassch (co-PI) of PSU.
  64. Integration of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research, Education, and Outreach: Systematic Tailoring of Carbon Nanotubes to Designed Electronic Properties. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $180,000 (July 2002–June 2007). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  65. A Novel Method for Position-Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes: Systematic Investigation of the Field Emission Properties of Carbon Nanotubes. Awarded by ACS Petroleum Research Fund. Amount: $35,000 (June 2002–May 2004). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  66. High Resolution TEM Investigation of the Structural Properties of Nanoscaled Materials. Awarded by the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Amount: $4,000 (June 2002–May 2004). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  67. A Collaborative Effort for Acquisition of an FEI Sirion Field Emission High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope. Funds were Donated by FEI Company (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). Amount: $376,366 (June 2002 - May 2003). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  68. Training Undergraduate Students in the Cutting-Edge Research awarded by the Office of Academic Affairs. Awarded by Portland State University. Amount: $12,000 (February 2002 - June 2006). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  69. A Collaborative Effort for Acquisition of a Tecnai F-20 Field Emission High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope. Funds were Donated by FEI Company (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). Amount: $485,741 (July 2001 - June 2002). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  70. Acquisition of a High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope. Awarded by Portland State University. Amount: $1,168,000 (July 2001 - June 2002). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI). This project in collaboration with Dr. Sheri Cady, Dr. William Wood and Dr. Robert Dassch of Portland State University.
  71. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis to Multidisciplinary Research. Awarded by the National Science Foundation. Amount: $189,000 (June 2001 - May 2004). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  72. Building a Centralized TEM Facility at PSU: Acquisition of a Model 150 Dimpling Grinder. Awarded by The Faculty Development Committee, Portland State University. Amount: $7,000 (July 2000 - June 2001). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  73. Building a Centralized TEM Facility at PSU: Acquisition of a Precision Sectioning Saw. Awarded by The Faculty Development Committee, Portland State University. Amount: $4,500 (July 2000 - June 2001). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  74. Proposal Preparation for Establishing an NSF REU Site at PSU: Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials Research. Awarded by The Faculty Development Committee, Portland State University. Amount: $4,500 (July 2000 - June 2001). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).
  75. A Novel Approach to Teaching Physical Metallurgy for Engineers. Awarded by The Office of Academic Affairs, Portland State University. Amount: $500 (April 2000 - March 2001). Dr. Jun Jiao (PI).