Project Format

All projects are displayed first in alphabetical order of the selected department's principal investigators, then by the title of the project. Each individual project listed is formatted in the following way:

Project Title

Principal Investigator(s)
Granting Agency
Funding Amount
Brief description of the research project (150-word maximum)
Word count of original abstract
Word count of alternate abstract (if one exists)

When exporting the report to a Word or PDF document, the same layout is followed with some minor differences. The word counts for each abstract are not displayed in the reports. Also, project ID numbers will be placed above the project title on both the report page and exported documents if the corresponding option is selected on the generator page. The borders and highlighting are also left out of the exported documents.

Here is an example of an entry in the correct format (notice the tag words such as "title" and "duration" do not appear):

Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Devices Based on Fermi Level Engineering

Nadia A. El-Masry, Salah M. Bedair
US Army - Army Research Office
10/01/07 - 09/30/11
The objectives of proposed research are to investigate the effects of the built-in polarization field upon the FM and optical properties of GaN crystals doped with a magnetic dopant such as manganese or a rare earth element. Two main tasks are involved in this effort: (a) diffusion of magnetic dopants into polar and non-polar GaN surfaces, and (b) in situ magnetic doping during growth of III-nitride thin films on non-polar GaN surfaces. Following incorporation of the dopant, magnetic and optical properties of the GaN samples are to be characterized and assessed for spintronic device application. Correlation of these properties with the polar orientation of the GaN crystals is expected to lead to a better understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying FM behavior in III-nitride semiconductors.
Original: 125 words


Projects are only allowed to have abstracts with 150 words or less. To make sure that these abstracts are shortened, projects with an original abstract of more than 150 words are highlighted in yellow. The offending word count is also written in red text. To amend these project abstracts, the "Edit Abstract" option can be used to write an alternate abstract. Once all projects have an alternate abstract within the word limit, a report can be generated using the alternate abstracts. An example of a project with a word count over 150 words is shown here:

Recovery Act - Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector

Mesut E. Baran, Alex Q. Huang, Subhashish Bhattacharya, Pam Page Carpenter
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)
07/01/10 - 06/30/13
North Carolina State University will develop and implement an accelerated, professional Master of Engineering degree to educate the next generation electric power engineering workforce (which includes engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders) who will be ready to move into leadership positions within the electric power industry and facilitate the transformation of the current power system into a national, clean-energy smart grid. The proposed program, Master of Engineering in Electric Power Systems (ME-EPS), is an innovative program which will give students a thorough understanding of the tools, methods, and practice of electric power engineering through an intensive educational experience directly applicable to an industry career. The degree will be suitable for a recent graduate, as well as experienced professionals seeking retraining to change careers or enhanced training to expand their career opportunities. The proposed ME-EPS program will fill a critical need for electric power industry engineering staff development, as its courses will be carefully targeted to meet specific industry needs identified by a thorough needs assessment. The ME-EPS program goal is to provide a comprehensive professional graduate degree that encompasses a broad treatment of the engineering, management, and profession skills needed in industry. Hence, this new program is fundamentally different from other degree programs and professional "short courses" currently offered. The program will consist of a set of integrated courses that will cover both core power engineering topics, as well as new cross-disciplinary technical topics relevant to the clean-energy smart grid. The program integrates four main components: i) Core power engineering topics integrated into three courses: Fundamentals of Power Engineering, Power System Operation and Control, and Power Distribution System Operation and Management. ii) Cross-disciplinary courses for smart grid applications. These will be totally new courses not available in current engineering programs: Electric Power Generation; Power Electronics and Its Power System Applications; Communication and Cyber Security Systems for Smart Grid; and Distribution Systems and Smart Grid Applications. iii) Hands-on-Experience on Smart Grid Applications: Each course will have a lab or a project to provide hands on experience. To further promote integration of concepts and provide hands on experience, there will be a capstone project. iv) Professional Skills Training: To complement the engineering training and provide professional skills, the program will include three integrated courses: The Business of the Electric Utility Industry, Engineering Economics and Project Management, and Professional Skills. The proposed program will be an intensive 10-month program to be taught in three sessions: a one month summer session focusing on fundamentals of power engineering, and two regular fall and spring semester sessions each with five classes. Thus, the second major outcome of the project will be the large number of engineers to be trained through this program with the skills urgently needed by the power sector. The proposed program will train and educate three cohorts of students averaging 20, 30 and 50 in Years 1 to 3, respectively. The graduates of this innovative program will be highly sought after in the industry which will be facing severe engineering shortages in the near future.
Original: 497 words
Alternate: 156 words

Editing Abstracts

Abstracts may be edited by clicking on the "Edit Abstract" button in the bottom right of the project summary. This will bring up a pop-up window containing the original abstract and the alternate abstract for the project. Users may edit the alternate abstract as desired, and make save their changes by clicking on the "Save and Close" button in the bottom right corner of this window. Pressing CTRL-S will save the abstract without closing the editor. Please note that closing this editor without saving the abstract will discard any changes you may have made to the alternate abstract.