Funding Agencies

The research conducted by Dr. Jiao has earned her generous support from the following agencies. Visit the home pages of the listed agencies by clicking on the links below.

National Science Foundation

Projects:

  1. MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis Microprobe to Enhance Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Portland State University and Beyond
    Amount: $580,000 (July 2012–June 2014)
  2. Optimization of Carbon Nanotube Based Chemical Sensors through Micro-Raman Enabled Defect Analysis
    Amount: $380,437 (March 2011–February 2014) This project is in collaboration with Dr. Bin Jiang at the Mathematics Department. Portland State University
  3. REU Site: Research Experience in Nanotechnology and Sustainability
    Amount: $270,000 (March 2010–February 2013) This project is in collaboration with Dr. Eric Sánchez at Portland State University
  4. MRI: Acquisition of a Terahertz Time Domain Spectrometer
    Amount: $250,000 (July 2008–June 2009) This project is in collaboration with Lisa Zurk of Portland State University.
  5. High Efficiency Bio-electrolytic Hydrogen Production from Biomass Using Nanostructure-Decorated Electrodes
    Amount: $90,000 (August 2008–July 2009) This project is in collaboration with Hong Liu of Oregon State University.
  6. MRI: Acquisition of a Thin Film Deposition System - Supporting Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research and Education
    Amount: $294,564 (August 2007–July 2008)
  7. IREE-Research Collaboration for Controlled Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Field Emmiter Arrays at the Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at Cambridge
    Amount: $30,000 (January 2007–December 2007)
  8. Acquisition of a Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam System: Advancing Research and Education at Portland State University and at the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
    Amount: $500,000 (July 2005–June 2007)
  9. Integration of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research, Education, and Outreach: Systematic Tailoring of Carbon Nanotubes to Designed Electronic Properties
    Amount: $180,000 (July 2002–June 2007)
  10. CAREER: A Novel Approach for Controlled Fabrication of Micro-Gated Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter Arrays and Their Electrical Property Characterizations
    Amount: $400,000 (July 2004–June 2009)
  11. REU Site: Enriching Research Experience in Nanometrology
    Amount: $225,000 (April 2007–March 2010)
  12. REU Site: Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis to Multidisciplinary Research
    Amount: $396,000 (April 2002–March 2007)
  13. NIRT: Whole-Cell Biosynthesis of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Semiconductors
    Amount: $1,300,000 ( $400,000 to Jiao) (August 2004–July 2008) This project is in collaboration with Professors Gregory L. Rorrer and Chih-hung Chang of Oregon State University.
  14. NIRT: Nanotube Based Structures for High Resolution Control of Thermal Transport
    Amount: $1,000,000 ($216,000 to Jiao) (August 2004–July 2008) This project is in collaboration with Professors Cecilia Richards, David Bahr, Ching-Shih Chiang and Rober Richards from Washington State University.
  15. Research Experience for Undergraduates-A Workshop to Disucss Future Development of the REU Program
    Amount: $27,262 (July 2006–December 2006)    

Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory, and Oreogn Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

  1. Phagocytes of Metal Oxide Nanostructures by Antigen Presenting Cells
    Amount: $138,436 (March 2010–December 2012) This project is in collaboration with a colleague, Hong Ming Hu from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Providence Cancer Research Center
  2. Biocompatible and Efficient Titanium-Dioxide Nanoparticle-Mediated Vaccine for Immotherapy Cancer Treatment
    Amount: $115,000 (September 2009–September 2010)
  3. Nanometrology Enabled Photo Stimulation of Nano-Electronics
    Amount: $121,000 (September 2009–September 2010)
  4. Biological Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Thin Films for Enhanced Light Capture by Solar Cells
    Amount: $130,000 (October 2009–October 2010). This research is in collaboration with colleagues Greg Rorrer of Oregon State University and Bin Jiang of Portland State University
  5. DNA Delivery Targeted to the Liver
    Amount: $300,000 (September 2009–September 2010). This project is in collaboration with colleagues (Michael Chapman, Markus Grompe, Eric Barklis, and Ujwal Shinde) from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
  6. Developing a Low Temperature Ultra High Vacuum Probe Station for Exploration of Surface Chemistry Impact on the Nano-Electronics
    Amount: $100,000 (December 2008–November 2009)
  7. Biological Energetics: Nanoenhanced Microbial Fuel Cells for Power Generation and Microscale Device and Nanoelectronic Applications
    Amount: $65,593 (November 2008–October 2009)
  8. REU Matching Fund
    Amount: $30,000 (November 2007–December 2009)
  9. Nanoenchanced Microbial Fuel Cells
    Amount: $41,888 (April 2008–September 2008)
  10. Adavancing Nanometrology- A Novel Approach for the Fabrication of CdS Nanowire Network Based Biosensors
    Amount: $100,000 (December 2007–November 2008) This project is funded by ONAMI and DOD
  11. A Novel Investigation into the Correlation of Contact Resistance, Electronic Properties and Surface Chemistry of Nanostructure-based Devices
    Amount: $100,000 (May 2007–April 2008) This project is funded by ONAMI and DOD
  12. Design of Nanoscale Electronics for Protien Sensing
    Amount: $107,000 (December 2007–November 2008) This project is funded by ONAMI and DOD. This project is in collaboration with colleagues from Oregon State University.
  13. Opto-Spintronics with Semiconductor Nanostructures
    Amount: $215,000 ($60,000 to Jiao) (December 2007–November 2008) This project is funded by ONAMI and DOD. This project is in collaboration with colleagues from Oregon State University.
  14. Development of a New Nanometrology Tool: Investigation of the Capability of the Desktop SEM
    Amount: $96,000 (August 2006–January 2008) This project is funded by ONAMI and DOE.

Private Donor

  1. Developing Alumina-nanoparticle-based Adjuvant for Cancer Immunotherapy
    Amount: $25,000 (June 2010-December 2012)
  2. Preliminary Investigation of Using Nanotechnology for the Desalination of Seawater
    Amount $47,000 (June 2011-December 2012)

Petroleum Research Foundation, American Chemical Society

  1. A Novel Method for Position-Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes: Investigation of the Field Emission Properties of Carbon Nanotubes.
    Amount: $35,000 (June 2002–May 2004)

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

  1. Advancement of Portland State University's Multi-Disciplinary Materials Research
    Amount: $475,000 (August 2002–July 2003) This project in collaboration with Professors Sheri Cady, William Wood and Robert Dassch of PSU.

National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  1. High Resolution TEM Investigation of the Structural Properties of Nanoscaled Materials
    Amount: $4,000 (June 2002–May 2004)

Portland State University

  1. The Miller Grant: Student Sustainability Grant awarded by the Office of Sustainability
    Amount: $7,500 (May 2009–December 2009)
  2. Training Undergraduate Students in the Cutting Edge Research awarded by the Office of Academic Affairs
    Amount: $12,000 (February 2002–June 2006)
  3. Initiation of Basic Infastructure for the Development of Nanotechnology at PSU awarded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at PSU
    Amount: $130,000 (June 2004–May 2005) This project is in collaboration with Andres LaRosa of PSU.
  4. Establishment of a Centralized Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility at PSU
    Amount: $1,168,000 (July 2000–June 2003) This project in collaboration with Professors Sheri Cady, William Wood and Robert Dassch of PSU.
  5. Undergraduate Research Projects: Development of Tungsten and Carbon Nanotube Electron Field Emitters
    Amount: $18,000 (January 2003–December 2006)
  6. 2002-02 Departmental Engagement Project--Let Physics Serve the City
    Amount: $3,500 (November 2002–May 2003)

Local companies and national laboratories have also contributed to Dr. Jiao and her team's research efforts with financial, instrument and equipment donations. Their generous support is much appreciated. These companies, some of their contributions, and links to company websites are listed below.

Intel Corporation

  1. Fabrication, Structured Characterization and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Based Devices
    Amount: $225,000 (November 2006–December 2009)
  2. Systematic Investigation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Properties, Structure, Composition and Resistivity
    Amount: $300,000 (July 2003–June 2006)

Sharp Laboratories of American, Inc.

  1. Sharp Fellowship Grant: Nanostructures for Electronics Device Applications
    Amount: $140,000 (October 2004–September 2006)

FEI Company

  1. Support for Purchase of a Tecnai F-20 Field Emission High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope
    (June 2002–May 2003)