Grants aid research, equipment
Dr. Jake Zimmerman, associate professor of chemistry, Paul Nutter, associate professor of manufacturing technology, and Brian D. Anderson, reference librarian and assistant professor in the college of law, are the most recent recipients of grants for research and equipment.
Brian D. Anderson, reference librarian and assistant professor in the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University, is the recipient of a $4,150 grant from the American Association of Law Libraries Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®. The award will be used to assist him in the research project titled “Determining the Role of Law Libraries in the Republic of Rwanda: A survey of users, uses and overall legal society.” Anderson will study the present and future role of law libraries in Rwanda as part of an examination of the relationship of law libraries supporting democracy in developing countries.
Thanks to the efforts of Paul Nutter, associate professor of manufacturing technology, ONU and the Department of Technological Studies in the Getty College of Arts & Sciences received a gift-in-kind from Motion Control Robotics of Fremont, Ohio. This includes two very large KUKA robots, multiple robot controllers and cabinets, and miscellaneous spare parts. The estimated value of this equipment is $5,000, although there is expected to be significantly greater savings using components as repair and replacement parts on existing lab robots.
Dr. Jake Zimmerman, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the American Chemistry Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) to support a research project that focuses on a new tandem reaction process for the preparation of highly substituted heterocycles. Heterocycle compounds are extremely important both industrially and biologically. ONU students will work with Zimmerman on the project, titled “Investigation of a Stereoselective Tandem Inverse-Demand Hetero-Diels-Alder/Tin-Free Radical Process for the Synthesis of Highly Substituted Heterocycles.” Zimmerman was previously awarded an ACS PRF grant in 2008. This new funding will allow him to expand upon the earlier research.
Published: Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:04am