2011 Awards

Modeling Selective Growth of Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Devices
Perla B. Balbuena, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M
Juan Francisco Javier Alvarado, Instituto Technologico de Celaya-ITC

Persuasive Health Games with Wearable Sensors
Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,Texas A&M
Isaac Rudomin, Instituto Technologico de Monterry, Campus Estado de Mexico (ITESM-CEM)

Collaborative Research: Controlling Diffusion of Indium in Metal/dielectric/InGaAs Nanofilms
Raymundo Arroyave, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M
Alberto Herrera-Gomez, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Improving Welfare, Physiology, and Carcass Quality Through Management in Broiler Chickens
Ciro A. Ruiz-Feria, Department of Poultry Science, Texas A&M
Arturo Pro Martinez, Centro de Ganaderia, Colegio de Postgraduados (COLPOS)

Detoxify Atoxins by Integrating Mexican Food Processing Traditions and Advances in New Findings on Clay-Mycotoxin Interactions
Youjun Deng, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences,Texas A&M
Maria Guadalupe Tenorio Arvide, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

Development of Tuna Larviculture Protocols: Toward Responsible Tuna Mariculture
Frances Gelwick, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Dariel Tovar Ramirez, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIB)

Investigating the Role of Endosymbionts in Mexico and Texas Populations of the Potato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli), Vector of Zebra Chip Disease in Relevance to Fitness of the Insect
Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M
Norma Elena Leyva Lopez, Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional (CIIDIR)

Diagnostics of Potential for Bacterial Colonization and Study of Virulence Factors in Bacterial Pathogens on Fresh Produce During Export from Mexico to the USA
Alejandro Castillo, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M
Elisa Cabrera-Díaz, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CUCBA)

Midgut Receptors of Bt Toxin(s) in North American Populations ofHelicoverpa zea: Markers Development for Resistance Diagnostics Kits
Patricia V. Pietrantonio, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M
Patricia Tamez Guerra, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Genomic and Immunogenetic Tools for Aquacultured Shrimp Disease Resistance
Michael F. Criscitiello, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Rogerio R. Sotelo-Mundo, Laboratory of Aquatic Molecular Biology, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. (CIAD)

Typing Virulent Isolates of Lyme Disease Agents in Central Mexico
Albert Mulenga, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Javier Torres López, Coordinación de Investigación en Salud, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS)

Nutritional Manipulation as a Health Management Tool for the Yellowtail Kingfish, Seriola ialandi
Chris Bailey, Department of Poultry Science, Texas A&M
Juan Pablo Lazo Corvera, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada

Screening for Caterpillar and Spider-mite Resistance Among Balsas Teosinte Populations and Corn Landraces to Improve Corn Resistance to Insects
Julio Bernal, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M
Ricardo Ramirez Romero, Universidad de Guadalajara

Non-traditional Approaches in the Development of Fuel Cells: Surface Implantation of Biological Catalysts on Inexpensive Electrodes
Manuel P. Soriaga, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
Nikola Batina Skeledzija, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa

High Gain DC-DC Converters for PV Systems
Prasad Enjeti, Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M
Jaime Eugenio Arau Roffiel, CENIDET

Seafloor Imaging of Alacran Reef and Related Features
Niall Slowey, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M
Pedro Luis Ardisson Herrera, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional