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Views of Global Researchers

December 17, 2012 5:58 pm | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editorial Director, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

As part of our Global Researcher Survey we ask our respondents to comment on the status and future of R&D. Below are a few thought provoking views from around the world. The nexus of water, food and energy will drive security of planet earth. Any innovative technology that makes a positive impact in these areas will be beneficial. - Academia/Singapore

Global Funding Forecast Resources

December 17, 2012 4:56 pm | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editorial Director, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

The following Web sites are good sources of information related to the global R&D enterprise. Much of the information in this report was derived from these sources, which are certainly not all-inclusive.

Dark Clouds, But Bright Outlook for R&D

December 14, 2012 11:27 am | by Tim Studt | Articles | Comments

Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

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2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: NanoSteel

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from NanoSteel. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: RTI International

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from RTI International. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: NASA Glenn Research Center

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from NASA Glenn Research Center. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: University of Dayton Research Institute

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from the University of Dayton Research Institute. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: Southwest Research Institute

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from Southwest Research Institute. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

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2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

December 14, 2012 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

2012 R&D Research Executive Roundtable answers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Changes in the R&D environment are driving research managers to look at different ways to support and grow their organizations.

LLNL receives grant for underground coal gasification work

December 4, 2012 8:35 am | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Underground Coal Gasification Program has received a two-year research grant to study water-quality hazard mitigation strategies from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

DOE awards up to $120 million for battery hub

December 3, 2012 8:25 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that a multipartner team led by Argonne National Laboratory has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. The Hub will combine the R&D firepower of five DOE national laboratories, five universities, and four private firms in an effort aimed at achieving advances in battery performance.

Georgia Tech awarded $2.7 million from DARPA

November 30, 2012 7:25 am | News | Comments

A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2.7 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology intended to help address the challenges of "big data"—data sets that are both massive and complex.

NIH funds tissue engineering project at Rice

November 12, 2012 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Smart scaffolding that can guide cells, proteins, and small-molecule drugs to make new tissue and repair damage inside the body is in the works at Rice University. Scientists at Rice and the Texas A&M Health Science Centery Baylor College of Dentistry received a $1.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a hydrogel that can be injected into a patient to form an active biological scaffold.

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NC State launches work on more efficient computers using 3DIC technology

November 8, 2012 8:11 am | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers are launching an initiative to develop a computer that uses 3D integrated chip (3DIC) technology and is significantly more energy efficient than anything else on the market today. The work is supported by $1 million in funding as Phase 1 of a negotiated $4 million cooperative agreement contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Sandia Labs partner with Northrop Grumman, GE

November 5, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has signed a pair of cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) that could broadly add to the Labs' research into combustion, defense, energy, and nuclear security. The umbrella CRADAs, which enable Sandia and its partners to pursue multiple projects in a variety of categories, are with Northrop Grumman Information Systems and General Electric Global Research.

SwRI to build miniature solar observatory for manned suborbital flight

October 23, 2012 11:22 am | News | Comments

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received funding from NASA to build a miniature, portable solar observatory for developing and testing innovative instrumentation in suborbital flight. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform will fly on new, commercial manned suborbital craft to enable spaceborne science and instrument development at a fraction of the cost of unmanned sounding rockets.

GE Aviation wins $349 million Air Force contract

October 19, 2012 6:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Air Force said Friday it has awarded a $349.7 million contract to General Electric Co.'s aviation division to help develop new aircraft engines with longer range and better performance.

United Technologies gets $335M Air Force contract

October 19, 2012 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

  The Defense Department said Friday that United Technologies Corp. received a $335 million contract with the Air Force. United Technologies is receiving orders for the Air Force's Adaptive Engine Technology Development Program. Work is expected to be completed in October 2016.

NRI to lead five-year effort to develop post-CMOS electronics

October 19, 2012 8:17 am | News | Comments

NIST announced the selection of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a collaboration of several key firms in the semiconductor industry, to support university-centered research for the development of after-the-next-generation "nanoelectronics" technology. NRI consists of participants from the semiconductor industry, including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Intel, Micron Technology, and Texas Instruments.

Feds enlist Rice for nanocarbon project

October 17, 2012 7:57 am | News | Comments

The nascent industry of carbon-based nanomanufacturing will benefit from a new cooperative venture between scientists at Rice University and NIST. NIST announced a $2.7 million, five-year cooperative research agreement to study how nanoparticles operate and interact with other materials at the molecular, even atomic, scale.

Engineers to design affordable carbon dioxide thickener to augment oil extraction

October 16, 2012 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Crude oil extraction could be improved significantly and accessible domestic oil reserves could be expanded with an economical carbon dioxide thickener being developed by University of Pittsburgh engineers, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Effort to mass-produce flexible nanoscale electronics

October 16, 2012 1:27 pm | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant to develop technology for mass-producing flexible electronics devices at a whole new level of small. As they're devising new tools and techniques to make wires narrower than a particle of smoke, they're also creating ways to build them in flexible materials and package the electronics in waterproofing layers of durable plastics.

ORNL wins grants for solar power research

October 11, 2012 2:31 pm | News | Comments

In a push to lower the cost of solar power, the U.S. Department of Energy has funded two projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on improving concentrating solar power collector and receiver performance.

Plasma laboratory awarded $12 million grant for fusion research

October 9, 2012 8:42 am | News | Comments

A center based at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a highly competitive $12.25 million grant to develop computer codes to simulate a key component of the plasma that fuels fusion energy. The five-year U.S. Department of Energy award could produce software that helps researchers design and operate facilities to create fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity.

Raytheon wins $349 M Army contract

October 8, 2012 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Raytheon Co. said Monday that it has won a $349 million five-year contract to provide anti-tank missiles for the U.S. government. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver 6,676 of the new wireless missiles for the U.S. Army. They receive commands from the gunner through a wirelessly, unlike earlier versions of the missile.

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