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Three Biodesign researchers awarded NSF CAREER Award

April 10, 2020

Arizona State University has to date earned 15 National Science Foundation early faculty CAREER awards for 2020. The awards total $9.5 million in funding for ASU researchers over five years. Amongst these 15 recipients were three Biodesign Institute researchers: Richard Kirian, Brent Nannenga and Abhishek Singharoy. The NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program identifies the nation’s most promising young faculty members and provides them with funding to pursue...

ASU researcher explores biomolecular structures to advance nanotechnology

March 3, 2020

Nanotechnology is a hot topic in the engineering world. Discoveries at this tiny scale — meaning billionths of a meter, or the distance that fingernails grow each second — are inspiring optical and electronic innovations in fields ranging from medicine to construction. But creating the substances required to advance such work is a heated issue. Fabricating nanomaterials is difficult. Results can be inconsistent, and the process requires toxic solvents and high temperatures. Consequently,...

Biodesign C will help advance scientific frontiers

October 12, 2016

Arizona State University’s newest research building will be packed with the most advanced construction and technological gear of today. The science that goes on inside will find answers that benefit society every day after. Researchers will tackle the early detection and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, speed up drug discovery and explore new avenues in renewable energy. The third building in ASU’s Biodesign Institute complex, Biodesign C on the Tempe campus, will serve as home...

Frozen in Time: 'Method of the Year,' cryo-Electron Microscopy, coming soon to ASU

February 2, 2016

The hottest technology in all of science will soon bring a new coolness factor to world-class Arizona State University research. The coolest new way to take a near-atomic resolution snapshot of life at work is cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) – lauded recently by Nature as its 2015 ‘Method of the Year’ – and now coming soon to ASU.   “ASU has been a national leader in atomic-resolution electron microscopy since the 1970s and remains at the cutting edge today, expanding...