Research Alert | October 25, 2012

Research Alert
Research Alert

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Fellowships
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

American Research Institute in Turkey
W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program 2013
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2013

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Research Prizes and Honors

Chelikowsky Wins Physical Society's Highest Computational Prize

James Chelikowsky Jim Chelikowsky, director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials, has won the American Physical Society’s (APS) highest award in the field of computational physics, the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Cited for his "computational applications of quantum theories to understand and predict material properties," the APS awarded Chelikowsky the annual prize designed to recognize and encourage outstanding research in computational physics.

News and Information

NIH Loan Repayment Applications Due Nov. 15

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations are eligible for the NIH's Extramural LRPs.

For more information, visit the Loan Repayment Program website. The deadline for making an application is Nov. 15, 2012.

Research Funding Available

 

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS for 2012-2013 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended. Applications are being accepted.
  • HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM is accepting all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published in calendar year 2012 by university faculty and staff. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.
  • UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Nominations are being accepted to recognize two faculty members or staff researchers who has have maintained a superior research program across many years (Career Research Excellence Award), or are the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research (Best Paper Award). Deadline is Feb. 18, 2013.

Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

Austin American-Statesman
Oct. 21, 2012
HEADLINE: Sensors bringing technology ever nearer

Matt Lease (In an article about ubiquitous computing, Matt Lease, assistant professor in the School of Information, talked about what technologies excite him.)

But Lease is much more excited about two possibilities: first, what happens when sensors are all around us, changing and improving the environments where we live.

“We can imagine a world not far off where all of our everyday items in our house have cheap sensing, actuation and communication technologies baked into them which our computers monitor and alter our environments in order to better support our activities,” Lease said.

Sensors can detect if we’re in a room and adjust our temperature and lighting, but on a larger scale, they might also prevent bridge collapses or protect small children from in-home dangers.

Another change this cheap-sensor revolution could bring is better, more detailed research about ourselves. Lease says he’s excited about the possibilities of crowdsourced data collection that’s now possible with computers (mostly smart phones) that we carry around or wear. The traffic and maps app “Waze,” for instance, collects information from thousands of drivers to create a detailed picture of what’s happening. It does this in the background, with GPS and wireless connectivity, without the need for the user to actively participate.

Of course, Lease says, the benefits won’t come without strings attached; we’ll worry about our privacy and security.

Research Project

Partial Differential Equations applied to Oceanography and Classical Fluid Mechanics

Alexis VasseurRESEARCHER: Alexis Vasseur, professor, Department of Mathematics, principal investigator.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
AMOUNT: $152,520

The investigator addresses the qualitative properties of solutions to the Navier-Stokes, Euler, quasi-geostrophic and other important equations in fluid dynamics. He studies nonlinear problems from meteorology, oceanography and fluid mechanics, using state-of-the-art mathematical methods from analysis and the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations. He continues his investigation of regularity theory in 3D fluid mechanics. A particular emphasis is the consequences of the non-conservation of circulation for the Navier-Stokes equation compared to the Euler equation. Fractional diffusion operators are crucial to model turbulent motion of passive or active scalars, or hysteresis phenomena (with memory). He develops a systematic study of this family of equations.

The investigator focuses on mathematical models involved in fluid mechanics. The Navier-Stokes and Euler equations are fundamental systems to study the dynamics of fluids. The understanding of behavior of the solutions is of fundamental importance in engineering, meteorology, medicine and oceanography. When tracking the behavior of atmospheric phenomena, crucial for the study of climate change, those equations prove too complex for analytical treatment. The quasi-geostrophic equation is a simplified equation, derived from the fundamental equations, that still captures important dynamics at large scales of the flow. The investigator undertakes a systematic study of this important equation, which is commonly used in oceanography.

[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the know.] Funding is available for 2012-2013 Special Research Grants. Also, nominations for the Hamilton Book Awards competition and the University Co-op Research Excellence Awards are being accepted.

Quick Links

Research Opportunities

Important University Research Deadlines

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.

Funding Sources

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Deadline: May 22, 2013

Department of Defense

DOD logo

Request for Information (RFI) - Commercial Sampling and Genomic Sequencing
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012

Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013

Department of Commerce

JCSDA - 2013 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Nov. 1, 2012: Application, Jan. 2, 2013

NASA

Kepler Guest Observer
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, Dec. 7, 2012; Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013

National Institutes of Health

Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 14, 2012; Application, Jan. 15, 2013

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 5, 2013; Application, Feb. 5, 2013

NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: Application, Feb. 16, 2013

National Science Foundation

NSG logo

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013; Full Proposal (by invitation): Aug. 2, 2013

Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants: Broadening Participation
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2013

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Commercialization Programs

Research Alert
Research Alert

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Fellowships
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

American Research Institute in Turkey
W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program 2013
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2013

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Research Prizes and Honors

Chelikowsky Wins Physical Society's Highest Computational Prize

James Chelikowsky Jim Chelikowsky, director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials, has won the American Physical Society’s (APS) highest award in the field of computational physics, the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Cited for his "computational applications of quantum theories to understand and predict material properties," the APS awarded Chelikowsky the annual prize designed to recognize and encourage outstanding research in computational physics.

News and Information

NIH Loan Repayment Applications Due Nov. 15

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations are eligible for the NIH's Extramural LRPs.

For more information, visit the Loan Repayment Program website. The deadline for making an application is Nov. 15, 2012.

Research Funding Available

 

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS for 2012-2013 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended. Applications are being accepted.
  • HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM is accepting all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published in calendar year 2012 by university faculty and staff. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.
  • UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Nominations are being accepted to recognize two faculty members or staff researchers who has have maintained a superior research program across many years (Career Research Excellence Award), or are the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research (Best Paper Award). Deadline is Feb. 18, 2013.

Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

Austin American-Statesman
Oct. 21, 2012
HEADLINE: Sensors bringing technology ever nearer

Matt Lease (In an article about ubiquitous computing, Matt Lease, assistant professor in the School of Information, talked about what technologies excite him.)

But Lease is much more excited about two possibilities: first, what happens when sensors are all around us, changing and improving the environments where we live.

“We can imagine a world not far off where all of our everyday items in our house have cheap sensing, actuation and communication technologies baked into them which our computers monitor and alter our environments in order to better support our activities,” Lease said.

Sensors can detect if we’re in a room and adjust our temperature and lighting, but on a larger scale, they might also prevent bridge collapses or protect small children from in-home dangers.

Another change this cheap-sensor revolution could bring is better, more detailed research about ourselves. Lease says he’s excited about the possibilities of crowdsourced data collection that’s now possible with computers (mostly smart phones) that we carry around or wear. The traffic and maps app “Waze,” for instance, collects information from thousands of drivers to create a detailed picture of what’s happening. It does this in the background, with GPS and wireless connectivity, without the need for the user to actively participate.

Of course, Lease says, the benefits won’t come without strings attached; we’ll worry about our privacy and security.

Research Project

Partial Differential Equations applied to Oceanography and Classical Fluid Mechanics

Alexis VasseurRESEARCHER: Alexis Vasseur, professor, Department of Mathematics, principal investigator.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
AMOUNT: $152,520

The investigator addresses the qualitative properties of solutions to the Navier-Stokes, Euler, quasi-geostrophic and other important equations in fluid dynamics. He studies nonlinear problems from meteorology, oceanography and fluid mechanics, using state-of-the-art mathematical methods from analysis and the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations. He continues his investigation of regularity theory in 3D fluid mechanics. A particular emphasis is the consequences of the non-conservation of circulation for the Navier-Stokes equation compared to the Euler equation. Fractional diffusion operators are crucial to model turbulent motion of passive or active scalars, or hysteresis phenomena (with memory). He develops a systematic study of this family of equations.

The investigator focuses on mathematical models involved in fluid mechanics. The Navier-Stokes and Euler equations are fundamental systems to study the dynamics of fluids. The understanding of behavior of the solutions is of fundamental importance in engineering, meteorology, medicine and oceanography. When tracking the behavior of atmospheric phenomena, crucial for the study of climate change, those equations prove too complex for analytical treatment. The quasi-geostrophic equation is a simplified equation, derived from the fundamental equations, that still captures important dynamics at large scales of the flow. The investigator undertakes a systematic study of this important equation, which is commonly used in oceanography.

[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the know.] Funding is available for 2012-2013 Special Research Grants. Also, nominations for the Hamilton Book Awards competition and the University Co-op Research Excellence Awards are being accepted.

Quick Links

Research Opportunities

Important University Research Deadlines

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.

Funding Sources

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Deadline: May 22, 2013

Department of Defense

DOD logo

Request for Information (RFI) - Commercial Sampling and Genomic Sequencing
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012

Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013

Department of Commerce

JCSDA - 2013 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Nov. 1, 2012: Application, Jan. 2, 2013

NASA

Kepler Guest Observer
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, Dec. 7, 2012; Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013

National Institutes of Health

Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 14, 2012; Application, Jan. 15, 2013

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 5, 2013; Application, Feb. 5, 2013

NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: Application, Feb. 16, 2013

National Science Foundation

NSG logo

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013; Full Proposal (by invitation): Aug. 2, 2013

Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants: Broadening Participation
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2013

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Commercialization Programs

Research Alert
Research Alert

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Fellowships
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

American Research Institute in Turkey
W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program 2013
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2013

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Research Prizes and Honors

Chelikowsky Wins Physical Society's Highest Computational Prize

James Chelikowsky Jim Chelikowsky, director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials, has won the American Physical Society’s (APS) highest award in the field of computational physics, the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Cited for his "computational applications of quantum theories to understand and predict material properties," the APS awarded Chelikowsky the annual prize designed to recognize and encourage outstanding research in computational physics.

News and Information

NIH Loan Repayment Applications Due Nov. 15

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations are eligible for the NIH's Extramural LRPs.

For more information, visit the Loan Repayment Program website. The deadline for making an application is Nov. 15, 2012.

Research Funding Available

 

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS for 2012-2013 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended. Applications are being accepted.
  • HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM is accepting all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published in calendar year 2012 by university faculty and staff. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.
  • UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Nominations are being accepted to recognize a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years (Career Research Excellence Award), or is the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research (Best Paper Award). Deadline is Feb. 18, 2013.

Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

Austin American-Statesman
Oct. 21, 2012
HEADLINE: Sensors bringing technology ever nearer

Matt Lease (In an article about ubiquitous computing, Matt Lease, assistant professor in the School of Information, talked about what technologies excite him.)

But Lease is much more excited about two possibilities: first, what happens when sensors are all around us, changing and improving the environments where we live.

“We can imagine a world not far off where all of our everyday items in our house have cheap sensing, actuation and communication technologies baked into them which our computers monitor and alter our environments in order to better support our activities,” Lease said.

Sensors can detect if we’re in a room and adjust our temperature and lighting, but on a larger scale, they might also prevent bridge collapses or protect small children from in-home dangers.

Another change this cheap-sensor revolution could bring is better, more detailed research about ourselves. Lease says he’s excited about the possibilities of crowdsourced data collection that’s now possible with computers (mostly smart phones) that we carry around or wear. The traffic and maps app “Waze,” for instance, collects information from thousands of drivers to create a detailed picture of what’s happening. It does this in the background, with GPS and wireless connectivity, without the need for the user to actively participate.

Of course, Lease says, the benefits won’t come without strings attached; we’ll worry about our privacy and security.

Research Project

Partial Differential Equations applied to Oceanography and Classical Fluid Mechanics

Alexis VasseurRESEARCHER: Alexis Vasseur, professor, Department of Mathematics, principal investigator.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
AMOUNT: $152,520

The investigator addresses the qualitative properties of solutions to the Navier-Stokes, Euler, quasi-geostrophic and other important equations in fluid dynamics. He studies nonlinear problems from meteorology, oceanography and fluid mechanics, using state-of-the-art mathematical methods from analysis and the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations. He continues his investigation of regularity theory in 3D fluid mechanics. A particular emphasis is the consequences of the non-conservation of circulation for the Navier-Stokes equation compared to the Euler equation. Fractional diffusion operators are crucial to model turbulent motion of passive or active scalars, or hysteresis phenomena (with memory). He develops a systematic study of this family of equations.

The investigator focuses on mathematical models involved in fluid mechanics. The Navier-Stokes and Euler equations are fundamental systems to study the dynamics of fluids. The understanding of behavior of the solutions is of fundamental importance in engineering, meteorology, medicine and oceanography. When tracking the behavior of atmospheric phenomena, crucial for the study of climate change, those equations prove too complex for analytical treatment. The quasi-geostrophic equation is a simplified equation, derived from the fundamental equations, that still captures important dynamics at large scales of the flow. The investigator undertakes a systematic study of this important equation, which is commonly used in oceanography.

[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the know.] Funding is available for 2012-2013 Special Research Grants. Also, nominations for the Hamilton Book Awards competition and the University Co-op Research Excellence Awards are being accepted.

Quick Links

Research Opportunities

Important University Research Deadlines

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.

Funding Sources

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Deadline: May 22, 2013

Department of Defense

DOD logo

Request for Information (RFI) - Commercial Sampling and Genomic Sequencing
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012

Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013

Department of Commerce

JCSDA - 2013 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Nov. 1, 2012: Application, Jan. 2, 2013

NASA

Kepler Guest Observer
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, Dec. 7, 2012; Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013

National Institutes of Health

Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 14, 2012; Application, Jan. 15, 2013

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 5, 2013; Application, Feb. 5, 2013

NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: Application, Feb. 16, 2013

National Science Foundation

NSG logo

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013; Full Proposal (by invitation): Aug. 2, 2013

Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants: Broadening Participation
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2013

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Commercialization Programs

Research Alert
Research Alert

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Fellowships
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

American Research Institute in Turkey
W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program 2013
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2013

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Research Prizes and Honors

Chelikowsky Wins Physical Society's Highest Computational Prize

James Chelikowsky Jim Chelikowsky, director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials, has won the American Physical Society’s (APS) highest award in the field of computational physics, the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Cited for his "computational applications of quantum theories to understand and predict material properties," the APS awarded Chelikowsky the annual prize designed to recognize and encourage outstanding research in computational physics.

News and Information

NIH Loan Repayment Applications Due Nov. 15

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations are eligible for the NIH's Extramural LRPs.

For more information, visit the Loan Repayment Program website. The deadline for making an application is Nov. 15, 2012.

Research Funding Available

 

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS for 2012-2013 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended. Applications are being accepted.
  • HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM is accepting all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published in calendar year 2012 by university faculty and staff. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.
  • UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Nominations are being accepted to recognize two faculty members or staff researchers who has have maintained a superior research program across many years (Career Research Excellence Award), or are the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research (Best Paper Award). Deadline is Feb. 18, 2013.

Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

Austin American-Statesman
Oct. 21, 2012
HEADLINE: Sensors bringing technology ever nearer

Matt Lease (In an article about ubiquitous computing, Matt Lease, assistant professor in the School of Information, talked about what technologies excite him.)

But Lease is much more excited about two possibilities: first, what happens when sensors are all around us, changing and improving the environments where we live.

“We can imagine a world not far off where all of our everyday items in our house have cheap sensing, actuation and communication technologies baked into them which our computers monitor and alter our environments in order to better support our activities,” Lease said.

Sensors can detect if we’re in a room and adjust our temperature and lighting, but on a larger scale, they might also prevent bridge collapses or protect small children from in-home dangers.

Another change this cheap-sensor revolution could bring is better, more detailed research about ourselves. Lease says he’s excited about the possibilities of crowdsourced data collection that’s now possible with computers (mostly smart phones) that we carry around or wear. The traffic and maps app “Waze,” for instance, collects information from thousands of drivers to create a detailed picture of what’s happening. It does this in the background, with GPS and wireless connectivity, without the need for the user to actively participate.

Of course, Lease says, the benefits won’t come without strings attached; we’ll worry about our privacy and security.

Research Project

Partial Differential Equations applied to Oceanography and Classical Fluid Mechanics

Alexis VasseurRESEARCHER: Alexis Vasseur, professor, Department of Mathematics, principal investigator.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
AMOUNT: $152,520

The investigator addresses the qualitative properties of solutions to the Navier-Stokes, Euler, quasi-geostrophic and other important equations in fluid dynamics. He studies nonlinear problems from meteorology, oceanography and fluid mechanics, using state-of-the-art mathematical methods from analysis and the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations. He continues his investigation of regularity theory in 3D fluid mechanics. A particular emphasis is the consequences of the non-conservation of circulation for the Navier-Stokes equation compared to the Euler equation. Fractional diffusion operators are crucial to model turbulent motion of passive or active scalars, or hysteresis phenomena (with memory). He develops a systematic study of this family of equations.

The investigator focuses on mathematical models involved in fluid mechanics. The Navier-Stokes and Euler equations are fundamental systems to study the dynamics of fluids. The understanding of behavior of the solutions is of fundamental importance in engineering, meteorology, medicine and oceanography. When tracking the behavior of atmospheric phenomena, crucial for the study of climate change, those equations prove too complex for analytical treatment. The quasi-geostrophic equation is a simplified equation, derived from the fundamental equations, that still captures important dynamics at large scales of the flow. The investigator undertakes a systematic study of this important equation, which is commonly used in oceanography.

[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the know.] Funding is available for 2012-2013 Special Research Grants. Also, nominations for the Hamilton Book Awards competition and the University Co-op Research Excellence Awards are being accepted.

Quick Links

Research Opportunities

Important University Research Deadlines

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.

Funding Sources

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Deadline: May 22, 2013

Department of Defense

DOD logo

Request for Information (RFI) - Commercial Sampling and Genomic Sequencing
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012

Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013

Department of Commerce

JCSDA - 2013 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Nov. 1, 2012: Application, Jan. 2, 2013

NASA

Kepler Guest Observer
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, Dec. 7, 2012; Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013

National Institutes of Health

Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 14, 2012; Application, Jan. 15, 2013

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 5, 2013; Application, Feb. 5, 2013

NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: Application, Feb. 16, 2013

National Science Foundation

NSG logo

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, Jan. 18, 2013; Full Proposal (by invitation): Aug. 2, 2013

Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants: Broadening Participation
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2013

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Commercialization Programs

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