Yarger Scientific

Prof. Yarger receives research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Energy (DOE). We also have several projects that are sponsored indirectly through NIH and private donors. Research funding is critical to support of graduate students and supplies needed for ongoing research projects.

Spider's Silk: From Protein-rich Gland Fluids to Diverse Biopolymer Fibers
DOD - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2013-2016).
Probing the Molecular Structure and Dynamics of Spider Silk Proteins
NSF DMR BMAT Project (2013-2016)
Acquisition of a Solid-State NMR Ultra-Fast Magic Angle Spinning Probe to Investigate Spider Silk
Department of Defense-DURIP (2012-2013).
Synthesis, characterization and properties of fast acting amorphous drugs
DOE Argonne National Labs LDRD Funding (2010-2014)
NMR Characterization of Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Ligand-Capped Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
NSF Chemistry MSN Project (2010-2013).
Fundamental Studies on the Dynamics and Energetics of Protic Ionic Liquids, and Some Applications to Fuel Cells
DOD ARO Project (PI Austen Angell) (2011-2014).
Glasses at High-Pressure
Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center (2006-2013)
Structural and Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposites and Amorphous Materials
Previous DOD ARO funded research that we are working to renew.
Characterizing Synthetic Silks
Collaboration with Randy Lewis' lab at USU and Craig Vierra's lab at University of Pacific. (2010--present)