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|Partha Dutta developed a new fundamental technique for making semiconductor substrates, which will dramatically reduce the time needed to create the multi-component alloys necessary for advanced semiconductor and optoelectronic technologies.||Marianne Nyman studies the fate and transport of man-made hydrophobic compounds in lakes. Her research could lead to methods to more accurately model and predict the transport and desorption of hydrophobic compounds in the environment.||Srinivas Akella develops motion planning and manipulation software that will give robots new capabilities. One goal is to enable automated fabrication of 3-D pop-up MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) devices from planar elements.||Mohammed Zaki creates novel data-mining techniques for bioinformatics, materials informatics, and astronomy. Currently, large databases of information often remain unused because organizations do not have the resources and tools to analyze them. Zaki hopes that his techniques will be used by the end user and not experts alone.|
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