2001-2005 Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Anne Meyer), National Science Foundation: EEC-0126460; $60,000/year; Adaptive and Survival Strategies of Microorganisms in Biofilms; U.S. side of a collaborative project with Dr. Gunnel Svensäter, Malmö University, Sweden.
1992-2004 Principal Investigator/Executive Director for 4-university consortium (University of Memphis, New York State College of Ceramics, and SUNY at Buffalo), National Science Foundation: EEC94-16826 and EEC97-12629; $155,000/year [note: industry membership fees at each of the three sites approximates $120,000/year; all membership funds are administered by the Buffalo site]
2000-2003 Principal Investigator, Biosurface Contact and Bioadhesion Studies Using AFM: A RUI Project, National Science Foundation: EEC00-86218; $56,000 (2.5-year total); grant awarded to Center to provide funds to an investigator for research at a “predominantly undergraduate institution”; project performed by Dr. David Schaefer, Towson University (Maryland)
1999-2002 Principal Investigator, Ballast Water Treatment and Management: Testing Biofilm Monitoring Systems for Risk Assessment of Harmful Introductions by Ships from European to North American Waters. NOAA/New York Sea Grant, Project R/EMS-9, $117,560 total.
1998-2001 Principal Investigator, Detection and Control of Microbiocontamination in UltraPure Water (NSF TIE Project with 4 other NSF research centers), National Science Foundation, EEC98-15211, $100,000 total for University at Buffalo portion of collaborative project.
Principal Investigator, Determination of Protein Structures Associated with Bioadhesive Functionality (RUI), National Science Foundation: EEC94-16826; $54,995 (2-year total); grant awarded to Center to provide funds to an investigator for research at a “predominantly undergraduate institution”; project performed by Dr. Marion Olivieri, D’Youville College
Principal Investigator, Surface Layer Dynamics for Compliant Fouling Release Coatings, Office of Naval Research (AASERT Fellowship): N00014-94-1-0760; $88,186 (3-year total)
Principal Investigator, Collaborative Study (TIE Project) of Surfaces and Biological Interactions, National Science Foundation: EEC93-20057; $50,000 (2-year total)
Principal Investigator: Conformation of Dental Salivary Molecules, NIDR: 5R01-DE0776-008; $83,300
Principal Investigator, Nonpolluting Control of Biosurface Fouling, NOAA/Sea Grant: NA16RG045091; $47,741 (2-year total)
Principal Investigator, Inter-Relationships of Surface Chemistries, Biological Particle Adhesion, and Hydrodynamic Factors, Office of Naval Research: N00014-89-J-3101/Task 2; $474,970 (7-year total)
Principal Investigator/Co-Director, National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Biological Surface Science, National Science Foundation: EEC88-17192; $380,000 (4-year total)
Principal Investigator, Core Scientific Program of the Biological Surface Science Center, Office of Naval Research: N00014-89-J-3101/Task 1; $120,000 (3-year total)
Principal Investigator/Director, New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-care Instruments and Devices, New York State Science and Technology Foundation; $1,000,000 (+ $200,000 industry support)
Principal Investigator/Director, New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-care Instruments and Devices, NYS Science and Technology Foundation; $1,000,000 (+ $150,000 industry-support)
Principal Investigator/Director, New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-care Instruments and Devices, NYS Science and Technology Foundation, $1,000,000 (+ $150,000 industry-support)
Principal Investigator/Director, New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-care Instruments and Devices, NYS Science and Technology Foundation; $750,000
At Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory of Cornell University (1978: renamed Calspan Advanced Technology Center)
Principal Investigator, Control of Hazardous Indoor Vapor Exposure Risk, Chemical Research and Development Center, U.S. Department of Army; $250,000
Principal Investigator, Mitigation of Biofouling Using Coatings, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy; $180,000
Principal Investigator, Development of Human Umbilical Cord Vein Graft for Vascular Reconstructive Surgery, Meadox Medicals, Inc., Oakland, NJ; $300,000 direct costs and prime contractor responsibility for $3,500,000 successful commercial introduction and FDA approval of new biosynthetic graft for human peripheral surgery.
Co-Principal Investigator with Vincent Gott, MD, Cardiac Surgeon-in-Charge, John Hopkins Hospital, Interfacial Biophysics of Materials in Contact with Blood, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; $1,000,000
Principal Investigator, Development and Field Testing of a Universal Gelling Agent for the Control of Hazardous Chemical Spills, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; $200,000
Principal Investigator; Sensitivity Enhancement Techniques for Liquid Agent Detection, Chemical Research and Development Center, U.S. Dept of Army; $350,000 in 1989, Calspan Corporation was awarded an $18MM contract from the U.S. Air Force to fabricate ALAD (Automatic Liquid Agent Detector) units based on this original work and the resultant patent that issued in 1978.
Baier RE and Meyer AE (2015) Biomaterials for Articulating Joints, in Temporomandibular Joint Total Joint Replacement-TMJTJR, (L.G. Mercuri, Ed.), Springer Press, Germany, in press
Al-Khalidy HS, Baier R, Meyer AE, Anders P (2015) Exploration of Novel Benefits of Confocal InfraRed Imaging, Abstract IAHATT0020, , 93rd Meeting, International Association for Dental Research, Boston, Massachusetts March 11-14, 2015
Bronzato JD, Sunar U, Rohrbach, D, Baier RE, Coefficient of Penetration of ICON Resin in Enamel Caries Lesions, Abstract #0670, 93rd Meeting, International Association for Dental Research, Boston, Massachusetts March 11-14, 2015
Baier RE (2015) Correlations of Materials Surface Properties with Biological Responses, Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology 5, 42-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jsenat.2015.51005 Baier RE (2015) Zebra Mussel Byssus Discs Detaching from Biofilm-Coated Substratum.
Tyner C, Baier RE (2015) Ceramic temporomandibular joint replacement, Student Research Day, Abstract # 26, page 20, State University of New York at Buffalo
Tyner C, Baier RE (2015) Diminishing friction and wear in TMJ prostheses, Poster, Buffalo Summer Research Day, Clinical and Translational Research Center, July 31, 2015
2014 Baier RE (2014) Concentrating Now-Wasted Protein Resources, J. Biodivers. Biopro. Dev. 2:1, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2376-0214.1000141 Baier, RE (2014) One World Community, Nearing Reality—Let it Snow!, J. Biodivers Biopros Dev Volume 2, Issue 1, 1000e106, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2376-0214.1000e106
Baier RE (2014) Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, pages 171-172, in Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (Craig S. Scott, Ed.), http://faculty.washington.edu/scottcs/NSF/2014/nsf2014.html
Lundquist DC, Forsberg RL, Cipriano RJ, Baier RE (2014) Mitigating the Risk of Bioaerosol Pollution from Ballast Tanks, Air Pollution Workshop, School of Public Health and Health Professions, State University of New York at Buffalo, September 26, 2014
Baier RE (2014) Letter to the Editor--Tissue Integration: Customizing Accepted Biomaterials by Surface Optimization. Response to “The Biomaterials Conundrum in Tissue Engineering”, Tissue Engineering: Part A. Volume 20, p 3342, DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2014.0223
Forsberg RL, Baier RE, Meyer AE (2014) Sampling and experiments with biofilms in the environment: Part 2, Sampling from large structures such as ballast tanks. In Biofouling Methods (Eds. S. Dobretsov, JC Thomason, and DN Williams). Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford UK)
Forsberg RL, Baier RE, Meyer AE (2014) Laboratory Experiments and Cultures: Status, constant depth and/or flow cells. In Biofouling Methods (Eds. S. Dobretsov, JC Thomason, and DN Williams). Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford UK)
Baier RE (2014) Improving Technology Transfer for the US Navy, BestThinking http://www.bestthinking.com/article/display/2509
Baier RE (2014) The Waste of a Good Man’s Sacrifice: Missing Parts of Barney Clark’s Artificial Hearts, BestThinking http://www.bestthinking.com/article/display/2501
Baier RE (2014) Bioprospecting and Development: Welcoming “Conflict of Interest” Contributions,
Editorial, Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1000e103
Baier RE (2014) Wax-Coated Stellite 21—The Most Successful Material So Far For Artificial Heart Valves, BestThinking http://www.bestthinking.com/article/display/2499
Al-Hashemi JY, Andreana A, Baier RE, Dziak R, Bairam L (2014) Osteoblasts’ Response to Date-Expired Implants Renewed by H2O2 Gas Plasma, IADR Paper #188385, Capetown, South Africa
Baier RE (2014) Dr. Leo Vroman: Initial Events of Blood/Surface Contact Interactions, BestThinking http://www.bestthinking.com/article/display/2493
Sah V, Baier R (2014) Bacteria Inside Semiconductors as Potential Sensor Elements: Biochip Progress, Sensors (in Special Issue: On-Chip Sensors, Biosensors), Sensors 2014, 14, 11225-11244; doi: 10.3390/s140611225
Al-Hashemi JY, Andreana S, Baier RE, Dziak R, Bairam L (2014) Osteoblast’s Response to Date-Expired Implants Renewed by H2O2 Gas Plasma, IADR Abstracts, Cape Town, South Africa, June 24-28, 2014