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Awards for April 2017

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

Spreadsheet: Awards for April 2017

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obl Award Amnt

College of Architecture & Interior Design

Poole, John

Operating funds in support of Philip Enquists Governors Chair 17-18

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

$20,834

College of Arts and Sciences

Agarwal, Pratul

Conformational sub-states in enzyme catalysis: Applications to ribonuclease

University of Pittsburgh (PITT)

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

$165,800

Becker, Jeffrey

The quiesome and signalosome of a model GPCR

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

$248,634

Burch-Smith, Tessa

IOS: The link between chloroplast metabolism and plasmodesmata-mediated carbon partitioning

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$100,000

Christian, Michelle

Racism and Race-Making Along the Global Care Chain in Postcolonial Uganda

American Sociological Association

None

$305,306

Gollapinni, Sowjanya

QuarkNet Program

University of Notre Dame

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$7,000

Horn, Sally

Developing a Network of n-Alkane Hydrogen Isotope Records in Costa Rica to Elucidate Drivers and Impacts of Holocene Droughts

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

None

$184,123

Kamyshkov, Yuri

Elementary Particle Interactions

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$400,000

Lau, Billy

Cortical Inhibitory Mechanism Governing Auditory Perception in MeCP2+/-

Rett Syndrome Research Foundation

$100,000

Lloyd, Karen

IODP Leg 366: Richard Kevorkian’s shipboard participation

Columbia University

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$5,683

McSween, Harry

Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Extended Mission

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$6,000

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

$72,700

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support – U.S. DOT, Phase III

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

$5,868

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Additional Transportation Research Support – U.S. DOT

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

$417,702

Sokolov, Alexei

Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Materials for Energy Storage Applications

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

$25,000

Sorensen, Soren

Studies of Hot and Dense Nuclear Matter

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$715,000

Steadman, Dawnie

Confidential

DOD – Department of Defense

$728

Steadman, Dawnie

Longitudinal Study of the Postmortem Variability of Biometric Indicators

West Virginia University Research Corporation

DOJ – FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

$530,097

Taylor, Lawrence

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

Brown University (BU)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$2,747

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA Research – Jing Zhou

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

$28,727

Williams, Richard

Operation and Maintenance of CTBTO Auxiliary Seismic Station AS107/TKL

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$10,327

Haslam College of Business

Fox, William

Department of Finance and Administration – TN State Data Center

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

$19,457

Taylor, Edward

Utilization of Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Data for Injury Surveillance and Prevention

HHS – CDC – NIOSH – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

HHS – CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$198,612

College of Education, Health &Human Services

Crouter, Scott

Novel Approaches for Predicting Free-Living Physical Activities in Youth

HHS – NIH – NICHD – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

$397,083

Moran, Mary

A Competency-Based Licensure Model for Head Start Teachers

Knox County Schools

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$20,000

Raynor, Hollie

Increased Protein at Breakfast for Weight Management in Overweight Adolescents

Purdue University (PU)

HHS – NIH – NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

$29,959

Tickle College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

Alloy Design Rules of Additive Manufacturing

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$35,000

Babu, Sudarsanam

Development of a Novel Close-Looped Adaptive Welding Quality Control System

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

$27,000

Blache, Klaus

Y-12/Pantex Plant World Class Maintenance Organization Development

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

$40,859

Blalock, Benjamin

Nano-Watt Analog Signal Processing for NINA: N-zero Integrated aNAlog classifier

Honeywell

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$415,201

Braiman, Yehuda

Detection of Weak Magnetic Signals in Noisy Environment

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$100,000

Compton, Brett

Design of graded soft cellular structures for programmable deformation

UES, Inc.

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$61,998

Gangaware, Timothy

FY 2016 Water Resources Research Institute Program

DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey

$14,921

Gu, Gong

Spintronic Devices

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

$29,999

Hayward, Jason

Masters Student will assist in the testing of SiPM modules and Anger Camera detector

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

$10,000

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Continuation of NASA Grant NNX15AD89A

NASA – Langley Research Center

$100,000

Hines, J

Development of Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated Fuel Technology

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation

$281,681

Khattak, Asad

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel)

DOT – US Department of Transportation

$418,500

Lang, Maik

Actinide Materials under Extreme Conditions

Carnegie Institute

DOE – NNSA – National Nuclear Security Administration

$62,798

Liu, Yilu

Testing and Modeling of Bulk System Components Under EMP/GIC

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

$25,000

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

Lyles, Joseph

DC3 MAP

Raytheon Company

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$13,500

Mench, Matthew

Bio-composite development for additive manufacturing

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

$100,000

Nguyen, Ke

Investigation of Automotive Emissions Control Devices

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

$50,275

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

$259,264

Rose, Garrett

Development of a Memristive Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Array (mrDANNA)

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$34,000

Ruggles, Arthur

HFIR Fuel Cooling COMSOL Modeling of Fuel Defects for Current Fuel Form

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

$7,500

Sun, Jinyuan

InvisibleSensing: Security Through Invisibility for Dynamically Changing Wireless Sensor Networks

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$30,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

CURENT Industrial Partner Agreement for Small Business Members

EnerNex

$2,000

Wirth, Brian

Molecular Dynamics at the Exascale: Spanning the Accuracy/Length/Time Scales for Critical Problems in Fission and Fusion Energy

DOE – NNSA – LANL – Los Alamos National Laboratory

None

$150,000

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

Baby University Evaluation

Signal Centers, Inc

$20,000

Cunningham, Maryanne

Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Evaluation Design and Implementation

City of Knoxville

Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

$38,071

Cunningham, Maryanne

Youth Friendly Healthcare Provider Survey

Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority

$6,166

Cunningham, Maryanne

TN Child Support Employment and Parenting Programs

Tennessee Department of Human Services

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$648,950

Patterson, David

KnoxHMIS Renewal 2017-2018

HUD – Housing and Urban Development

$132,283

Research Centers & Institutes

Crosby, Lonnie

DANIL – Data Accelerated Neuroimaging Library (Using Intel DAAL and Spark)

Intel Corporation

$124,303

Greene, David

Research and Analysis for Hydrogen Systems and Vehicle Technologies

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$22,000

Hu, Bin

Addressing Donor:acceptor Interface and Electrode Interface for Enhancing Photovoltaic Actions in Organic Solar Cells

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$6,000

Riedinger, Leo

Seong Jin An ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$19,938

Riedinger, Leo

Holly Ray ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$14,053

Riedinger, Leo

Alex Pawlowski GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$20,000

Sims, Charles

To quantify the economic value of protected open space in the Cumberland region

Cumberland Region Tomorrow

$79,121

UT Space Institute

Kreth, Phillip

AFRL/RQHX Corner Flow Experimental Support

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$50,000

Other

Blamey, Ashley

TICUA/CHASCo Social Norms Media Campaign

Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities

Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

$2,650

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$100,188

Juarez, Rebecca

CHASCo Prevention Mini-Grant

Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities

Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

$2,500

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