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Awards for December 2017

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

Data available in accessible Excel spreadsheet: Awards for December 2017

Award Admin School

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Architecture & Design Poole, John Operating funds in support of Philip Enquists Governors Chair 17-18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $29,166
College of Arts & Sciences Sorensen, Soren Studies of Hot and Dense Nuclear Matter DOE – US Dept. of Energy $569,000
Emery, Joshua OSIRIS-REx University of Arizona (UA) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $636,353
Grzywacz, Robert Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $250,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht Graduate Research – Sanjeev Dahal (Ussery lab) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $8,259
Burr, Devon UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE OUTREACH :  ACTIVITIES IN EASTERN TENNESSEE Vanderbilt University (Vandy) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $90,675
Reynolds, Todd Identification of CDP-DAG and serine binding sites in Candida albicans phosphatidylserine synthase, an antifungal drug target HHS – NIH – NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases $223,457
Mikucki, Jill Autonomous Melt-Probe Penetration of Dirty Ice with Clean Sampling for Life Detection University of Washington (UW) NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $102,000
Riding, Robert Hybrid Carbonates Total $129,100
Grissino-Mayer, Henri The Historical Dendroarchaeology of the Lincoln Cabin at Knob Creek, Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA DOI – NPS – National Park Service – Southeast Region None $2,679
Grissino-Mayer, Henri Absolute Dating of Tree Rings on a Dugout Canoe Uncovered during Hurricane Irma in Cocoa, Florida Florida Department of State None $2,250
Hollenbach, Kandace Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Samples from Site 8 (44AB442) at Monticello, Albemarle County, VA Thomas Jefferson Foundation $8,000
Haslam College of Business Cathey, Amy New MBA Students for Y-12: Fall 2017 – Solicitation 6300016797 DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) None $80,032
College of Communication & Information Allard, Suzanne Support for Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS)- Communications and Management Expert DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $236,768
Allard, Suzanne Sr. Technical Writer / Business Analyst DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $156,845
Tenopir, Carol Understanding Use of Scholarly Sources to Improve Engineering Education (UUSSEE) Engineering Information Foundation $24,750
College of Education, Health, & Human Services Ehrlich, Samantha Physical Activity in Pregnancy for Intergenerational Obesity Prevention HHS – NIH – NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases $146,086
McIntyre, James Advocacy – SCORE Strategic Planning Work (Targeted Innovation Efforts) State Collaborative on Reforming Education Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $287,319
Crouter, Scott Neighborhood Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $14,538
Hodge, Lynn East TN STEM Hub Battelle Memorial Institute State of Tennessee $30,997
Scott, Jason Inclusive Recreation Physical Education Activity Program University of Tennessee Foundation L5 Foundation $5,000
Tickle College of Engineering Wirth, Brian A Multiscale Investigation of the Mechanisms Controlling Materials Degradation DOE – SC – Office of Science $659,118
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Southern Company Services, Inc. $50,000
Fu, Joshua Assistance of Air Benefit and Attainment Assessment and Cost Analysis System Chang Jung Christian University Taiwan Environmental Protection Adminstration $65,000
Rose, Garrett Development of a Memristive Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Array (mrDANNA) DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $32,000
Weber, William IBML Use for ORNL BES Irradiation Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,840
Ekici, Kivanc Support of the Standard Modular Hydropower Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,004
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 $63,095
Langston, Michael Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction Jackson Laboratory HHS – NIH – NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse $31,000
Loeffler, Frank Validating the use of engineered sorbents to sequester mercury released from contaminated soils and sediments DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,500
Paddison, Stephen Elucidating Correlation of Morphology with Charge Transport in Polymerized Ionic Liquids DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office $39,326
Burton, Mark Analysis of the Need for Water Compelled Rate Analysis for Missouri River Navigation ECS-GEC JV DOD – Army – USACE – ERDC – Corps of Engineers Engineer RandD Center $45,910
Burton, Mark Analysis of the Need for Water Compelled Rate Analysis for Missouri River Navigation ECS-GEC JV DOD – Army – USACE – ERDC – Corps of Engineers Engineer RandD Center $49,915
Burton, Mark Analysis of the Need for Water Compelled Rate Analysis for Missouri River Navigation ECS-GEC JV DOD – Army – USACE – ERDC – Corps of Engineers Engineer RandD Center $25,434
Rose, Garrett Next-generation neuromorphic coprocessor power consumption in the beyond exascale era DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $54,461
Costinett, Daniel WBG Device Characterization and Application for Converter Design DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,900
Costinett, Daniel Transportation Electrification DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,893
Li, Xueping MATI: Maintenance Advance Technology Initiative Project DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $256,165
Vaidya, Uday CERC BEE – Composite Accessories for Precast Walls DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $27,500
Babu, Sudarsanam Next Generation Topology Optimization Design Using Non-Isotropic Property Sets DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000
Han, Lee DOT Freight & Passenger Modeling Analysis Support DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,400
Hayward, Jason Development and testing of a time of flight photon counting imaging detector DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,601
Hayward, Jason Safeguards technology research in coincidence and multiplicity counting of nuclear materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,025
Zinkle, Steven Fusion blanket concepts assessment DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $59,060
Tomsovic, Kevin Collaboration with ORNL on Networked and Nested Microgrid Coordination DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,001
Babu, Sudarsanam Qualification of AM components through In-situ Process Monitoring and Computational Modeling DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $43,000
Bray, Larry Updating the 2004-2005 Terminals on the Tennessee and Cumberland Waterways US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority None $50,000
Wirth, Brian Development of a Mechanistic Hydride Behavior Model for Spent Fuel Cladding Storage and Transportation Pennsylvania State University (PSU) DOE – NE – NEUP- Office of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Engineering University Program $210,000
Webster, Sheila Worker Training at DOE facilities National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education HHS – NIH – NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences $150,000
Braiman, Yehuda External Cavity Design and Dynamics of High Frequency Modulated, High Power Blue Diode Lasers DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $56,679
Li, Fangxing A Deep Learning Algorithm for Multi-Scenario Power System Security Assessment under Uncertainties ISO New England $60,196
Tomsovic, Kevin CURENT Industrial Partner Agreement – Full Member SPARQ Global LLC $10,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Full Member – CURENT Industrial Partner Agreement Knoxville Utilities Board $10,000
Chvala, Ondrej Molten Salt Modeling Activities – Dynamic Models DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Clarke, David Support of Fuel Economy Information Program DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $250,000
Costinett, Daniel Low-EMI, High Efficiency WPT Receiver FutureWei Technologies $40,000
Langston, Michael A Framework for Integration and Analysis of Multilevel Omics Data University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) $32,410
Komistek, Richard In vivo determination of knee kinematics for subjects having a MicroPort Medial Pivot or DePuy Attune PCR TKA Microport Orthopedics, Inc. $137,500
Hu, Anming Weldability and Hydrogen Compatibility Evaluation of High-Mn and Ultra-High Strength Steels POSCO $52,000
College of Social Work Dukes, Denzel Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $4,554
Cunningham, Maryanne DHS Child Care Assessment Supportive Services Program (STARS) FY18 Tennessee Department of Human Services HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $43,260
Patterson, David Coordinated Entry System City of Knoxville Community Development Division $90,452
Patterson, David City of Knoxville Support HMIS Dashboard FY 18 City of Knoxville Community Development Division $36,000
Research Centers & Institutes Riedinger, Leo Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $840
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Kathleen (Kassie) Hauser Ernst GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $33,608
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Kathleen (Kassie) Hauser Ernst GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo Pranab Chowdhury  ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,225
Riedinger, Leo William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo Holly Ray ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $840
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,209
Feigerle, Charles Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Riedinger, Leo ESE Bredesen Center Eva Muntunga GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $840
Riedinger, Leo Bresedesen Center ESE Artem Maksov GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,892
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Tong Wu GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,258
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Eric Muckley GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $840
Hale-Salvo, Hannah University of Tennessee Support for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program (INSEP). DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Adeola Adediran DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE John Izaak Miller GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $42,364
Riedinger, Leo Akinola Oyedele ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,571
Crosby, Lonnie CADES ORNL DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $100,000
Crosby, Lonnie Machine Learning & Data Visualization – Senter DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Hu, Bin Synthesis and characterization of Organometal Trihalide Perovskites DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $34,837
Khomami, Bamin Polymer Synthesis and Characterization DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,610
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Emilio Ramirez DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Keith Britt DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,361
Riedinger, Leo Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,470
Riedinger, Leo Ryan Saylor Bredesen Center GRA ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,890
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center DSE GRA  John Qiu DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $23,581
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Sarah Eichler Inwood DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,737
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Riddhi Shah DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $55,468
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Riddhi Shah DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $2,558
Cahill, Katie Develop an Asset Mapping of County and Community Resources Available to Address Opioid Abuse for Volunteer Tennessee Volunteer Tennessee $29,360
Feigerle, Charles Fluorination of  conversion based cathode oxides DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Feigerle, Charles Synthesis Capabilities DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,054
Duscher, Gerd High resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy of Metastable Nanomaterials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $76,749
UT Space Institute Kamali-Moghaddam, Saeed Analytical Measurements of Ferric Citrate Samples RCI Pharma Development LLC $2,100
Other Katsaras, John Heberle Katsaras 10.2017 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000

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