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Awards for February 2018

The following awards were granted in February 2018. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below. To download the data used in this report, please see the link following the interactive chart.

Data available in accessible Excel spreadsheet: Awards for February 2018

Award Admin School

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Architecture & Design Collett, Bradford Tennessee River Trail US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority None $60,000
College of Arts & Sciences Papenbrock, Thomas Theoretical Nuclear Structure DOE – US Dept. of Energy $150,000
Moersch, Jeffrey Mineralogy and Aeolian Geology with the Mars Exploration Rover Mission NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $11,500
Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys Beneficial Plant-Bacterial Interactions DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,423
Yoon, Mina First-principles design of functional electrodes using a highly efficient computational platform Sungkyunkwan University National Research Foundation of Korea $262,216
Vonarnim, Albrecht Graduate Research – Sushmitha DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,007
Steadman, Dawnie Confidential DOD – Department of Defense $145,973
Vonarnim, Albrecht Graduate Research Assistant DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $147,595
Ganusov, Vitaly Mathematical modeling of immune response to malaria HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences None $274,804
Hughes, Karen Collaborative Research: A Survey of post-fire Ascomycete and Basidiomycete Fungi in an Eastern Deciduous Forest US – NSF – National Science Foundation None $6,250
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA Barde research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,847
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA Satterfield DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $3,901
Vonarnim, Albrecht Shah Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $91,960
Vonarnim, Albrecht Shah Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $3,040
Kalisz, Susan Fine Roots of Tropical Trees DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $58,174
Smith, Jeremy Jewel Yead DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $29,002
Horn, Sally Lake Sediments as Archives of Fire and Environmental History in a Belizean Pine Savanna American Philosophical Society None $5,000
Derryberry, Elizabeth Collaborative Research: Urban-dependent selection on bird song: proximate and ultimate causes, and evolutionary consequences. US – NSF – National Science Foundation $122,480
Reynolds, Gregory Visual Attention and Categorization in Infancy US – NSF – National Science Foundation None $536,139
Horn, Sally Paleoclimate Proxies in Sediments from the Henson Branch Histosol Site, Tennessee US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority $25,000
Schulz, Kalynn Determining whether sensitivity to the organizing actions of gonadal steroid hormones on memory function and anxiety-related behavior decreases across adolescent development in rats. HHS – NIH – NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health $75,500
Cervone, Thomas Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of  Alabama Story US – NEA – National Endowment for the Arts None $15,000
Angst, Michael Archaeological Monitoring for the Proposed Permitting Action at 40LD263, Tennessee River Mile 594.6L, Watts Bar Reservoir, Loudon County, Tennessee Steve Sherwood $4,544
Cyr, Howard 2018 Status Assessment of Selected Archaeological Sites on Wheeler Reservoir Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties, AL US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority $19,953
Bourni, Theodora 2018 John Barrett Memorial Lectures US – NSF – National Science Foundation $25,000
Wilson, David Creative Placemaking Conference Tennessee Arts Commission $906
Haslam College of Business Noon, Charles PAID – Predictive Analytics and Interactive Dashboards DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $207,861
Murray, Matthew CNS Global Security Facility Impact Study DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $11,951
College of Education, Health, & Human Services Coleman-King, Chonika Cultural Competency Training Services Knox County $169,186
Tickle College of Engineering Blache, Klaus Computational Facility Complex R&M Analysis-Year2 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $8,004
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Hitachi America Ltd $10,000
Papanicolaou, Athanasios A Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $106,362
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Southern Company Services, Inc. $50,000
Mandrus, David SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN CORRELATED MATERIALS: NOVEL PHASES AND PHENOMENA Ohio State University (OSU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $86,094
Hazen, Terry ENIGMA subcontract DOE – SC – LBL – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California $32,995
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network EPB $10,000
Fu, Joshua Wildfires in the Rocky Mountains Region: Current and Future Impacts on PM2.5, Health, and Policy Emory University US – EPA – US Environmental Protection Agency $133,644
Hall, Howard Governor DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $51,332
Donovan, David Plasma Diagnostic Development and Data Analysis on the Proto-MPEX Linear Plasma Experiment DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $31,804
Papanicolaou, Athanasios Support of the Standard Modular Hydropower Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,071
Trinh, Cong CAREER: Design, Construction, and Validation of Modular Chassis Cells for Efficient Combinatorial Biosynthesis of Chemicals US – NSF – National Science Foundation $98,645
Nguyen, Ke Catalyst Aging and Poisoning DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,849
Mench, Matthew Bio-composite development for additive manufacturing DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,633
Blache, Klaus Y-12/Pantex Plant World Class Maintenance Organization Development DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $39,303
Donovan, David PPPL LTX-Beta UTNE Grad Student Support – Anurag Maan DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $5,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Industrial Partner Agreement Keysight Technologies $10,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Industrial Partner Agreement – Full Member Arizona Public Service Company (APS) $10,000
Zinkle, Steven Advanced processing of ODS steels DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,000
Fathy, Aly Confidential MaXentric Technologies, LLC DOD – SEC – MDA – Missile Defense Agency $7,500
Cherry, Christopher GOALI: Collaborative Proposal: Novel approaches to model travel behavior and sustainability impacts of e-bike use US – NSF – National Science Foundation $285,000
Han, Lee DOT Freight & Passenger Modeling Analysis Support DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $3,000
Irick, David EcoCAR3 Year 4 Project Manager Fellowship- American Society for Engineering Education $5,000
Clarke, David Assistance to ORNL NHTS Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,241
Skutnik, Steven Wireless Sensor Platform for Dry Spent Fuel Cask Monitoring Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $24,000
Hathaway, Jon Runoff Reduction Method for the City of Nashville Hirschman Water and Environment LLC (HWE) City of Nashville $5,999
Brakewood, Candace Evaluation of a Mobile Fare Payment Pilot at a Florida Transit Agency University of South Florida (USF) Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) $32,497
Duty, Chad Implementation of Thermal Sensing Controls in Additive Manufacturing for Part Quality and Process Repeatability Stratonics None $9,999
Hayward, Jason Support for the Joint UK/US Portal Monitor for Authentication and Certification Project DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $50,000
Choo, Hahn Synchrotron x-ray micro-tomography imaging of defects in 3-D printed stainless steel alloys DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $160,120
Emrich, Scott Integrative computational framework for pattern mining in big – omics data: linking synonymous codon usage to protein bogenesis University of Notre Dame HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences $27,539
Babu, Sudarsanam Additive Manufacturing focused on creating and characterizing metal matrix composites DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,883
Han, Lee Freight & Passenger Analysis Research Support – Non-DOE – 1 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,705
Denavit, Mark Technical Digest on Ponding Analysis for Open-Web Steel Joist Roofs Steel Joist Institute $18,000
Bray, Larry Updating the 2004-2005 Terminals on the TN and Cumberland Waterways Assignment Agreement DOD – Army – USACE – Army Corp of Engineers $21,303
Egami, Takeshi Atomistic Study of Bulk Metallic Glasses DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Dunne, William Senior Design Projects 2017-2018 Electric Power Research Institute $30,000
Blache, Klaus Computational Facility Complex R&M Analysis DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $54,835
Jin, Mingzhou UTK Data Support and Tool Development DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $49,999
Liu, Yilu Oscillations Damping Control using Measurement Derived Transfer Function Model – SEC Case Study – Phase I Electric Power Research Institute $30,000
Liu, Yilu Oscillations Damping Control using Measurement Derived Transfer Function Model – NYPA Case Study Electric Power Research Institute $30,001
Zhang, Zhili Next Generation Topology Optimization Design Using Non-Isotropic Property Sets DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,555
Gregor, Jens Neutron Imaging of Exhaust System Components DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,964
College of Nursing Powell, Kimberly A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology University of Missouri – Columbia (MU) HHS – AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality $49,170
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
Research Centers & Institutes Riedinger, Leo Peter Shankles ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,695
Riedinger, Leo William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,684
Riedinger, Leo William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,390
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,050
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Eric Muckley GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,378
Riedinger, Leo Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,214
Riedinger, Leo Jayde Aufrecht, Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $4,353
Riedinger, Leo David Garcia Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,128
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Nathan Phillip DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,658
Crosby, Lonnie Developing High Quality Software Components Using the Full Engineering Life Cycle – Oesch DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,174
Feigerle, Charles Synthesis of Novel Catalysis DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $72,666
Riedinger, Leo Alex Pawlowski GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,660
Crosby, Lonnie Compact Approximation for Poisson Equation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $38,001
Riedinger, Leo Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,885
Crosby, Lonnie Computational Research and Development Program-Mitchell-FY18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,606
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Michelle Halsted DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,340
Wiegand, Krista Peacebuilding in conflict & post-conflict societies International Studies Association $8,528
Penumadu, Dayakar Research Project RFP 3 – Eastman Eastman Chemical Co. $62,502
Feigerle, Charles Synthesize polyimide and quinone based copolymers DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Xu, Haixuan Kinetics and Transition States Sampling of Complex Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Ripp, Steven UT Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $101,894
UT Space Institute Schmisseur, John Reusable Hypersonic Vehicle Structures University of Dayton Research Institute $2,265,504
Davenport, Joel Aircraft Refueling Valve Characterization-FA9101-18-F-0032 DOD –  AEDC/FMF $26,000
Other Nobles, Robert Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $204,692
Nobles, Robert Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $99,720
Nobles, Robert Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $50,205
Simpson, Michael Multimodal Chemical Imaging using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $83,548

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