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Awards for April 2016

The following awards were granted in April 2016. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

(The downloadable spreadsheet has been temporarily removed while data is amended.)

UT Knoxville Awards (4/1/16 – 4/31/16)*

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Architecture & Interior Design

Collett, Bradford

Regional Water quality Improvement Playbook

Southeast Tennessee Development District

$24,500

Poole, John

Operating funds in support of Philip Enquist’s Governor’s Chair 14-15

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,834

College of Arts & Sciences

Allison, David

Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$22,847

Becker, Jeffrey

The quiesome and signalosome of a model GPCR

HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences

$276,260

Dolislager, Fredrick

Hosting and Maintenance of an Alaska-Specific Risk-Based Cleanup Levels Calculator

State of Alaska

$130,000

Emery, Joshua

OSIRIS-REx

University of Arizona (UA)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$13,705

Fitzpatrick, Benjamin

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Does Transgressive Segregation in PhysiologicalNiche Explain the Rapid Spread of Invasive Genes into a Native Population

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$18,493

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,000

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$150,000

Hollenbach, Kandace

Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 9GN173, Glyn County, GA

Brockington and Associates

$10,279

Hollenbach, Kandace

Subsistence Analysis of Sites 1Ma279 & 1Ma597, Madison County, Alabama

Brockington and Associates

$3,659

Hughes, Karen

Digitization TCN: Collaborative: The macrofungi Collections Consortium: Unlocking a biodiversity resource for unde54rstanding biotic interactions, nutrient cycling and human affairs

The New York Botanical Garden

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

-$31,044

Kalisz, Susan

Messy breakups of the plant and fungal world: mutualism disruption and plant reproductive allocation shifts caused by allelopathic invaders could be a mechanism of native biodiversity decline

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

$5,000

Labrador-San Jose, Mariano

FMR1 protein and chromatin insulators mediate chromatin function and genome integrity

HHS – NIH – NINDS – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

$226,500

Lloyd, Karen

The role of uncultured microbes in the Arctic marine sediment carbon cycle

Simons Foundation

$540,000

McKinney, Michael

Monitoring survey of the threatened Mountain magazine shagreen land snail

USDA – Forest Service

$10,000

Moersch, Jeffrey

From Habitability to Biosignatures: Changing Planetary Environments and the Fingerprints of Life

SETI Institute

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$29,167

Smith, Jeremy

Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Mercury Transformation

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$99

Steen, Andrew

Does hydroxyl radical liberate bioavailable organic carbon in subsurface sediments?

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$78,094

Taylor, Lawrence

SSERVI Environment and Evolution of Exploration Destinations: Science and Engineering synergism -SEEED.

Brown University (BU)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$9,662

Taylor, Lawrence

Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Sciences (CLASS)

University of Central Florida (UCF)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$16,269

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Chen Qian GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Weili GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$1,795

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Graduate Research – Sanjeev Dahal (Ussery lab)

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Diurnal and Circadian Control of Protein Synthesis

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$150,595

Williams, Richard

Operation and Maintenance of CTBTO Auxiliary Seismic Station AS107/TKL

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$3,375

Zhao, Bin

Thermally Responsive Nanoparticle Dispersions Via Brush-Grafting

Applied Physics Laboratory – Johns Hopkins University (APL JHU)

DOD – Department of Defense

$42,689

College of Communication & Information

Potnis, Devendra

Project MISSILE (Mobile Information Skills and Solutions in Library Education)

US – NARA – Institute of Museum and Library – Office of Museum Services

$40,121

Tenopir, Carol

Experience Assessment: Building User Experience and Assessment Capabilities in Libraries and Information Centers (Master’s Level Project)

US – NARA – Institute of Museum and Library – Office of Museum Services

$811,501

College of Engineering

Benson, Roberto

DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICAL PRETREATMENT AND STABILIZATION ROUTES FOR SPIDER SILK CARBON FIBER PRECURSOR

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$32,264

Berry, Michael

Graduate Research Assistantship for Master Students (GRAMS) – MSSE

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,500

Berry, Michael

Graduate Research Assistantship for Master Students (GRAMS) – MSSE

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$7,091

Braiman, Yehuda

High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$124,999

Burton, Mark

Continued Support for Appalachian Rail Capacity Conservation

US – ARC – Appalachian Regional Commission

None

$30,000

Cherry, Christopher

Assessment of Mobility and Transit Access to Captive Riders in Suburban and Rural Areas – RES2016-16

Univeristy of Memphis (UM)

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$94,401

Donovan, David

Fusion Materials and Technology

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$15,046

Egami, Takeshi

Physics of metallic glasses

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$38,887

Ekici, Kivanc

Support of the Standard Modular Hydropower Project

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$22,000

Gao, Wei

Acquisition of Software-Defined Radio Equipments for Adaptive Mobile Networking at the Tactical Edge

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$125,758

Gregor, Jens

Limited view image reconstruction

DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS)

$45,000

Gregor, Jens

Reconstruction algorithms for neutron imaging device

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$106,514

Hazen, Terry

Administrative Support for East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

$86,899

Hazen, Terry

ENIGMA subcontract

DOE – SC – LBL – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California

$79,795

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Nuclear Energy Fellowship/Scholarship Program

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$5,500

Huang, Jian

Visualizing Urban Micro-Climate and Energy Efficiency

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,000

Irick, David

Performance of a Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System on an Automotive Engine

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$179,518

Kihm, Kenneth

Multi-Scale Energy Transport in High Temperature heat pipes for Leading Edges

Lockheed Martin

DOD – Air Force – Department of the Air Force

$47,595

Langston, Michael

Confidential

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$50,000

Langston, Michael

Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis

University of Pittsburgh (PITT)

$700

Maldonado, Guillermo

Performance Assessment of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels within Aggressive Operational Power Histories

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$213,255

Mukherjee, Dibyendu

Measurement of dissolved Oxygen content in Silicon single crystals using advanced Quantitative Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (Q-LIBS)

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited

$56,501

Nguyen, Ke

Catalyst Aging and Poisoning

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,819

Papanicolaou, Athanasios

Support of the Standard Modular Hydropower Project

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$15,000

Papanicolaou, Athanasios

Increasing the Resilience of Agricultural Production in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basin through More Efficient Water Resource Use

University of Tennessee – Institute of Agriculture – AgResearch

USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

$270,539

Papanicolaou, Athanasios

A Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$94,771

Rack, Philip

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$50,965

Ragauskas, Arthur

THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation to Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$400,000

Rawn, Claudia

Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications (CIMJSEA) Membership Agreement

DOE – UT-Battelle, LLC

$50,000

Rawn, Claudia

Membership Agreement

Welding Research

$25,000

Reinbolt, Jeffrey

Furthering University of Tennessee Undergraduate Research Education (FUTURE) for Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering

HHS – NIH – NIBIB – National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

$43,200

Sawhney, Rapinder

FCM Fuel Production Process Model and Roadmap Analysis

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,000

Skutnik, Steven

GO! PGM Logistics studies of used nuclear fuel transport for the Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST)

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,479

TerMaath, Stephanie

Probabilistic Multi-Scale Damage Tolerance Modeling of Composite Patches for Naval Aluminum Alloys

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$110,000

Vaidya, Uday

Governor

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

-$27,000

Wang, Dali

An Agent-based Simulation and Analysis Framework for Cell Development (year 2)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

$55,590

Wirth, Brian

Modeling Nuclear Fuels Performance: Pellet Clad Interaction

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$51,192

Young, Matthew

Capstone Sponsor Agreement

Eastman Chemical Co.

$15,000

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

Evaluation of Douglas-Cherokee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program — Expansion (TOP)

Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority

HHS – OASH – Office of Adolescent Health

$45,733

Cunningham, Maryanne

TN DHS — TPOPS (Clear Wrap)  FY14

Tennessee Department of Human Services

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$202,687

Cunningham, Maryanne

CSSEP Knox 6th District FY13

Tennessee Department of Human Services

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$607,082

Haslam College of Business

Bell, John

Supply Chain Transparency

DOD – Air Force – AFIT – Air Force Institute of Technology

$30,000

Bruce, Donald

Families First

Tennessee Department of Human Services

$225,000

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

$56,707

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

$38,711

Noon, Charles

Quality Business Analytics Graduate Students

DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS)

None

$30,000

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$47,478

RCI

Greene, David

Economic Analysis of the Effects of the CAFE/GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles on the Distribution of Income in the U.S.

Energy Foundation

$40,000

Riedinger, Leo

ESE Bredesen Center Eva Muntunga GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$26,832

Riedinger, Leo

Erik Walker ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,211

Riedinger, Leo

ESE Bredesen Center Carly McKown GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$26,830

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Tong Wu GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,472

Riedinger, Leo

Seong Jin An ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,654

Riedinger, Leo

Andrew Lepore ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,000

Riedinger, Leo

Deborah Weighill ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,000

Riedinger, Leo

Alex Pawlowski ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,454

Riedinger, Leo

Mechanical behavior of materials for transporation and power plants – Senand Microstructure-property relationships in cast aluminum alloys-Roy

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$37,560

Riedinger, Leo

Asa Roy ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,035

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Reed Wittman

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,347

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kun Lou

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$13,124

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Robert Brese

DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$13,500

Wereszczak, Andrew

High-Pressure-Induced Structural Changes in Silicate Glasses

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$118,273

UTSI

Moeller, Trevor

ACE Booster Phase II

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC

$59,999

Moeller, Trevor

Medium-scale Cryotank Testing Support

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$20,000

Moeller, Trevor

Senior Design Projects with AEDC

DOD –  AEDC/FMF

DOD – Air Force – Department of the Air Force

$20,000

  1. Awards that were excluded in this list:
    1. Awards with negative or zero award amount
    2. The salary payments for Joint Appointment like Governor’s Chairs, distinguished scientists, and Joint Faculty
    3. Restricted awards (awards with restircted flag checked)
  2. Format for Investigator column: All based on investigator home department except ‘Campus Centers and Institutes’.
    Campus Centers and Institutes column : {award admin center_institute / Investigator_home_college_school}.
  3. Format for Sponsor column : {direct sponsor / prime sponsor} if there is a prime sponsor
  4. Award data was pulled based on Award Notice Date (data entry date).
  5. Data was pulled on 12/16/2015
  6. Sponsor Name might be changed at a later time because the official name has not yet been setup in the system as of December 16, 2015