Casey Wade Receives Grant from ACS Petroleum Research Fund

prf_figure_CWadeAssistant Professor of Chemistry Casey Wade has been selected to receive a Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his proposal, “Metal-organic Framework Supported Pincer Complexes: Investigation of the Effects of Site Isolation and Secondary Environment.” The two year grant will support the development of improved heterogeneous catalysts for the production of petroleum-derived commodity and fine chemicals.   Wade and coworkers plan to incorporate reactive transition metal catalyst sites into the well-defined 3-dimensional porous structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). While the porous MOF support can be used to tune and promote reactivity, the immobilization of catalytically active sites prevents undesired bimolecular decomposition pathways and facilitates catalyst separation, leading to greener and more sustainable catalytic processes.

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New SPARK Award Program Aims to Stimulate Entrepreneurship

From the Office of Technology Licensing:

The Brandeis Virtual Incubator is excited to launch a brand new funding program,  SPARK Awards, to stimulate entrepreneurship on campus and help bring your ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to life. The SPARK Program will provide pilot funding for innovative projects that will have a positive social, educational or financial impact in the area of the environment, education, computer science, healthcare, economic solutions, or social needs.

We would like to invite members of the Brandeis Community (faculty, staff and students) to submit an application

We will be awarding $50,000 to be shared among the most promising proposals.

Come get your questions answered at one of our upcoming Info Sessions: 

  • Thursday, February 26, 1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. (IBS, Chancellor’s Suite)
  • Friday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  (Volen, Room 101)

Deadlines: Preliminary Proposals are due by Friday, March 6th

Please note the SPROUT Program for bench research, lab space and/or lab equipment will continue into its 5th year!

For more information on each program go to our website or contact the OTL program leaders, Anu Ahuja for SPARK and Melissa Blackman for SPROUT.

SPROUT grant opportunity for 2015 announced

From the Brandeis Office of Technology Licensing:

The Brandeis Virtual Incubator invites members of the Brandeis Community (faculty, staff and students) to submit an application for the SPROUT Program. These Awards are intended to stimulate entrepreneurship on campus and help researchers launch their ideas and inventions from the lab to the marketplace.The SPROUT Program will provide pilot funding for innovative scientific projects within the Division of Science that require bench research, lab space, and/or lab equipment.

We will be awarding $50,000 to be shared among the most promising proposals.
Come get your questions answered at one of our upcoming information sessions.
Info Sessions: 
Thursday, February 26,  11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Volen, room 201)
Monday, March 2,  2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.   (Shapiro Science Center, 1st Floor Library, room 1-03)
 
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposals are due by Friday, March 6th
Please note, the introduction of the new SPARK Program geared towards innovative non-bench projects that have impact. An additional email will be sent detailing this program.
For more information on each program go to our website or contact the OTL program leaders,  Melissa Blackman for SPROUT and  Anu Ahuja  for SPARK.

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