A message from Panch

Learn about ASU’s leap in research expenditures and DARPA Young faculty awards as well as the opening of Biodesign C.

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Dear colleagues,

I hope your fall semester is going well. I have some exciting news, opportunities and resources to share with you as we speed toward the holiday season. 

First of all, ASU has once again surpassed the research expenditure goals set by the Arizona Board of Regents. We reached an estimated $604 million for fiscal year 2018, more than $40 million above the ABOR goal and a 10 percent year-over-year increase. This stunning achievement is a testament to the hard work, creativity and transdisciplinary efforts of our faculty, staff and students.

ASU has also advanced from No. 31 to No. 3 for total number of Young Faculty Awards granted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency since 2013. This places ASU alongside Stanford and behind only MIT and the University of Michigan. ASU’s increased success in working with DARPA coincides with the creation of the Global Security Initiative’s DARPA Working Group, an effort to help ASU faculty understand the mission space, brainstorm concepts, craft compelling research proposals and connect with DARPA program managers. If you’re interested in learning more about working with DARPA, contact Jamie Winterton, GSI’s director of strategy. 

Finally, the much-anticipated Biodesign Building C opened its doors last month. The new, five-story facility adds more than 191,000 square feet of research space and can house up to 80 lead researchers and 400 support staff. It’s now home to ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and several labs from ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences. In addition, ther world’s first compact X-ray free-electron laser (CXFEL) will soon call the building home. See photos and videos from the event here

For the latest news and opportunities, remember to check the continuously updated KED Bulletin online.


Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan
Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise
Chief Research and Innovation Officer

January 2019 TECTalks

ASU Core Research Facilities continues TECTalks, a series of lectures and workshops hosted by ASU faculty and guests surrounding science and technology topics. 

CHREM Winter School

The Winter School introduces the theory and practice of high-resolution electron microscopy to scientists currently using transmission electron microscopes for materials science studies.

Date: Monday, Jan. 7 to Friday Jan. 11
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Tempe campus
RSVP: eiseverywhere.com/ASUwinterschool2019

4D Materials Science

Learn about time-resolved X-ray microtomography and focused ion beam characterization techniques.

Date: Monday, Jan. 21
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: ISTB4 240

Tools and training
Register for the 2019 Faculty Workshop

As we continue to exceed research expectations and goals, the annual faculty workshop allows faculty across all disciplines to share experiences, coordinate resources and learn how KED can serve your work. Whether you're looking to network with leaders of university institutes and initiatives, work with academic deans from across all units on transdisciplinary research or learn from colleagues with successful research careers, this event — open to all faculty — has something for everyone.

Direct any questions to Dorinda Wilson, events manager, at 480-727-5596.

Date: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: Old Main, Carson Ballroom

Tools and training
NSF I-Corps information sessions

ASU's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site provides training, coaching and financial support to faculty and graduate students working to translate university research to the marketplace and to become successful I-Corps Teams.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 30, and each following third Thursday through April, info sessions will be facilitated by I-Corps co-PI Dr. Brent Sebold and will provide faculty and graduate researchers with information about the program and its history as well as current discovery grant offerings. Sessions will run from 4 to 5 p.m. on the Tempe campus. Exact registration will be shared will registrants one week prior to the session.

Tools and training
XSEDE HPC monthly workshop: Big data

ASU Research Computing is hosting another free, hands-on XSEDE big data workshop for faculty, staff and students working in high-performance computing.

Date: Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4
Location: Centerpoint 310-10 

Tools and training
November TECTalks

ASU Core Research Facilities present TECTalks, a series of lectures and workshops with faculty surrounding science and technology topics.

Understanding the Biological Assemblies in Near Native Condition Cryo

TEM is a set of methods that allows imaging of biological complexes in frozen water and reconstructing these 2D projections into 3D structures. This talk will introduce these methods and explore their applications.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Biodesign A L1-10
RSVP: Dewight.Williams@asu.edu

Version Control with Git and GitHub

Version control systems are widely used in programming for tracking changes over time and collaborating. Learn how to maintain your own repositories, roll back changes, fork code, collaborate and more.
Date: Monday, Nov. 19
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Biodesign A L1-10/14
RSVP: signup.asubioinformatics.org

Introduction to FlowJo

Date: Thursday, Nov. 29
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: ISTB4 396
RSVP: flow@asu.edu

FlowJo Advanced Session

Date: Thursday, Nov. 29
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: ISTB4 396
RSVP: flow@asu.edu

Tools and training