News from the Dearborn Research Office
Sang-Hwan Kim, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, received $79,405 from Hyundai Kia Motors. He will work on a project to determine the optimal feature and design layout of automotive display panels to improve the driving performance of older drivers.
Oleg Zikanov, professor of mechanical engineering, received a $6,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates supplement from the National Science Foundation. This REU Supplement will enable an undergraduate student to study and participate in research on the interaction of the flows of liquid metals and other electrically conducting fluids with magnetic fields.
Lecturer Professional Development Funds Still Available
The Dearborn campus provides Professional Development grants to lecturers ($550 each) for a wide variety of professional development activities. After several rounds of applications this year, there are still a number of grants available to be awarded through June 30. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until these funds are gone.
The first deadline for next year’s (FY2013) funding is October 15; if funds remain, additional application deadlines will be held on February 15 and again on May 15.
To see what activities qualify and other important information, obtain guidelines, and complete the application form, go to the following site: Lecturer Professional Development Grants,
or paste this URL into your browser: http://www.research.umd.umich.edu/research-and-sponsored-programs/research/grants/pdgrants/#c861201)
Professional Development funds for tenured and tenure-track faculty have been awarded and nothing more is available until the October 15 deadline.