ECE Professor Igor Paprotny has been award two grants. He received a new two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $246,484 for a project entitled “EAGER: Opto-Radiometric Powered Untethered MEMS Microfliers.” The award runs from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018. “Despite the existence of microscale flying insects, aerial microrobots have not been previously investigated,” said Paprotny. “This project will validate the feasibility of achieving untethered, controlled opto-radiometric microscale flight. The results will pave the way for a new class of aerial microrobots with applications such as surveillance, microassembly, airborne pollution monitoring and airborne threat detection.” Paprotny will receive $107,000 in funding from Aclima, Inc. on July 16 for his project “Development of Low-cost/Low-power Selective MWCNT Methane Sensor.” Learn more about Dr. Paprotny’s research at Paprotny Laboratory.