Skip to content

Awards for January 2017

The following awards were granted in January, 2017. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

Spreadsheet: Awards for January 2017

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obl Award Amnt

College of Arts and Sciences
Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys Beneficial Plant-Bacterial Interactions DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,038
Allison, David Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,230
Campagna, Shawn Refining the Purine/Histidine/Thiamine Biosynthetic Pathway System in Salmonella enterica as a Model Network University of Georgia (UGA) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $74,766
Feigerle, Charles Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $75,000
Feigerle, Charles Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Gordon, Kristina Is mindfulness only for the fortonate? The development and dissemination of a brief home-based mindfulness intervention to low-income couples Mind and Life Institute $14,934
Gross, Louis UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $175,000
Heath, Barbara Archaeological Proposal for Phase II of Assessment, Access, Dissemination, and Preservation of the Curles Neck Collections (44HE388) Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources $7,000
Horn, Sally Holocene Vegetation and Fire History in Table Mountain Pine Stands of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association None $5,000
Horn, Sally Lake-Sediment Coring with Graduate Students in Deep River Forest Reserve, Belize Association of American Geographers None $2,000
Howell, Elizabeth EAGER: Identification of molecular parameters defining the fine line between thermostability and thermophilic properties US – NSF – National Science Foundation $193,131
Katsaras, John Dynamics of Biologically Relevant Model Membrane Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $32,000
Mannik, Jaan CAREER: Understanding robustness of cellular organization in Escherichia coli through nanofabricated environments US – NSF – National Science Foundation $4,500
Mays, Jimmy Scaled-up synthesis of deuterated isoprene DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Papenbrock, Thomas Theoretical Nuclear Structure DOE – US Dept. of Energy $152,765
Richter, Stefan Hilbert Function Spaces 2017 US – NSF – National Science Foundation $45,000
Shaw, Shih-Lung Transportation Research Support – NYSDOT (Phase II) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,903
Sokolov, Alexei Dielectric and Rheological studies of polymerized ionic liquids DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,500
Spanier, Stefan US CMS BRIL Subsystem DOE – SC – FNAL – Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory $11,340
Steadman, Dawnie Confidential DOD – Department of Defense $13,319
Taylor, Lawrence UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE OUTREACH :  ACTIVITIES IN EASTERN TENNESSEE Vanderbilt University (Vandy) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $90,675
Vonarnim, Albrecht Graduate Research – Sushmitha DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,253
Vonarnim, Albrecht Comparative Genomics bioinformatics and proteomics DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA – Palumbo student stipends DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $36,500
Weitering, Harm Tuning electronic instabilities in triangular surface lattices via subsurface doping US – NSF – National Science Foundation $145,090
Haslam College of Business
Cathey, Amy New MBA/MSBA Students for Y-12: Fall 2015 – Summer 2016 DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) DOE – US Dept. of Energy $9,756
Tickle College of Engineering
Babu, Sudarsanam Alloy Design Rules of Additive Manufacturing DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $30,000
Blache, Klaus Computational Facility Complex R&M Analysis-Year2 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $45,774
Blalock, Benjamin Qualified Electronics for Low Temperature Environment NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $50,000
Braiman, Yehuda High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $100,000
Chvala, Ondrej Dynamic model of two-fluid molten salt reactor Flibe Energy Inc. $37,999
Clarke, David DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $36,689
Clarke, David Fuel Economy Guide DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,985
Coble, Jamie Robust Online Monitoring Technology for Recalibration Assessment of Transmitters and Instrumentation DOE – PNNL – Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Lab $97,000
Costinett, Daniel WBG Device Characterization and Application for Converter Design DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,710
Costinett, Daniel WBG Device Characterization and Application for Converter Design DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $65,219
Cunningham, Maryanne Dashboard Development and Hosting Signal Centers, Inc $19,000
Cunningham, Maryanne Abstinence Education Program Evaluation Decisions Choices and Options Tennessee Department of Health $13,800
DeSmidt, Hans VLRCOE Task 1.1, Task 1.2, Task 6.2  & Task 6.3 Pennsylvania State University (PSU) DOD – Army – Department of the Army $59,830
Djouadi, Seddik Using Deep Learning to Detect Data Integrity Attacks in Control Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,000
Gangaware, Timothy Knox County MOU and Work Orders – Adopt-A-Watershed Knox County $85,690
Gao, Yanfei Creep deformation and fracture and the effects of microstructure in Type-IV weldment failure DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $39,901
Gregor, Jens Local Tomography DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $118,458
Hayward, Jason Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium University of California, Berkeley (UCB) DOE – National Nuclear Security Administration $850,000
Hayward, Jason Masters Student will assist in the testing of SiPM modules and Anger Camera detector DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,687
Hazen, Terry ENIGMA subcontract DOE – SC – LBL – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California $79,649
Hu, Bin Revealing Key Polarization, Spin and Energy Parameters in Controlling Deeper Photovoltaic Processes in Perovskite Solar Cells By Using Unique Magneto-Optic Measurements DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research $250,000
Islam, Syed Tracking the Health of Soldiers with Advanced Implantable Nano-Sensors University of Connecticut (UCONN) DOD – Army – Department of the Army $39,999
Jagode, Heike A CO-DESIGN APPROACH FOR ADVANCES IN SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE Iowa State University (ISU) DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research $204,313
Li, Xueping Towards World Class Maintenance Organization with the Internet of Things DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $10,000
Liu, Yong Frequency Response Assessment and Improvement of Three Major North American Interconnections due to High Penetrations of Photovoltaic Generation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $41,657
Loeffler, Frank Performance Assessment of Past Bioremediation Approaches for Chlorinated Solvent Source Zones CB and I Federal Services, LLC DOD – Department of Defense $36,633
Nguyen, Ke Impact of Lube Oil Additives on the Performance of TWCs DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $6,400
Ostrowski, James Modeling Road Vulnerability to Snow DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,486
Parang, Masood TLSAMP Phase III Tennessee State University (TSU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $44,000
Ragauskas, Arthur Upgrading Lignin-containing Biorefinery Residues for Bioplastics Texas A and M University (TAMU) DOE – US Dept. of Energy $600,000
Rose, Garrett Deep Learning approach on HPC, Neumorphic, and Quantum Computing DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $44,000
Skutnik, Steven Wireless Sensor Platform for Dry Spent Fuel Cask Monitoring Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $18,052
Stein, Gila CAREER: Controlling the Morphology of Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells US – NSF – National Science Foundation $165,251
Sun, Jinyuan CLM Software Analysis Tool Enhancement-GO! Prgm DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,596
Sun, Kai Research and Implementation on Adomian Decomposition to Support ORNL Parallel Power System Simulation Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Tomov, Stanimire Co-design of Highly-optimized Linear Algebra Library Routines DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $49,996
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network EPB $10,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Industrial Partner Agreement NULL $50,000
Townsend, Lawrence Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Measurement Investigation Science Mission Phase University of New Hampshire (UNH) NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center $51,870
Townsend, Lawrence IMPROVED NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION MODELS FOR SPACE RADIATION TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS NASA – Langley Research Center $35,000
Vaidya, Uday Energy efficient and low cost composite window profiles DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Weber, William IBML Use for ORNL BES Irradiation Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,840
Weber, William Microstructure Experiments-Enabled MARMOT Simulations of SiC/SiC-based Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuel System North Carolina State University (NCSU) DOE – NE – NEUP- Office of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Engineering University Program $200,000
Research Centers & Institutes
Crosby, Lonnie CADES ORNL DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $320,000
Crosby, Lonnie Compact Approximation for Poisson Equation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,730
Logan, Jeremy Advanced development and enhancement of emerging informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge in cancer research State University of New York, Stony Brook (SUNY) HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $189,322
Peterson, Gregory XSEDE: eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $12,415
Riedinger, Leo Andrew Lepore ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,160
Riedinger, Leo Erik Walker ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,852
Riedinger, Leo Yunchao Li ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Riedinger, Leo Emilio Ramirez ESE student Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,055
Riedinger, Leo Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,416
Riedinger, Leo Narendran Raghavan ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $24,210
Riedinger, Leo ESE Bredesen Center GRA Anna Wanhala DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $26,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,416
Riedinger, Leo ESE Bredesen Center Carly McKown GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,415
Riedinger, Leo ESE Bredesen Center Eva Muntunga GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,416
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Eric Muckley GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,089
Riedinger, Leo Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,577
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Christine Ajinjeru GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $34,310
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Reed Wittman DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,155
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kun Lou DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,573
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kun Lou DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,369
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE John Izaak Miller GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,312
Riedinger, Leo Anna Furches GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,012
Riedinger, Leo Alex Pawlowski GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Ripp, Steven BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $660,000
Simpson, Michael Impact of climate change drivers on virome-microbiome-plant host dynamics in relation to N and C cycling DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Weitering, Harm Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,000
Xu, Haixuan CAREER: Deformation Mechanism in Concentrated Alloys from Multiscale Simulations US – NSF – National Science Foundation $192,590
UT Space Institute
Bond, Ryan General Multi-Component Gas Capability for Kestrel Simulation Software DOD –  AEDC/FMF $100,000
Moeller, Trevor Tennessee Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Support Vanderbilt University (Vandy) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $45,850
Schmisseur, John Database Generation for Performance of Hypersonic Vehicles and Structures University of Dayton Research Institute $10,000
Other
Jacobsen, Preston TWRA – FY17 Aquatic Stream Cleanup Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency $500

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.