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Awards for August 2015

The following awards were granted in August, 2015. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

Spreadsheet: Awards for August 2015

UTK Awards (8/1/15 – 8/31/15)

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Award

College of Arts & Sciences

Bhaduri, Budhendra

UT-ORNL-CSED Population Research

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

$20,315

Butefish, Kurt

Operating Funds for the Tennessee Geographic Alliance

Tennessee Geographic Alliance

$90,806

Cyr, Howard

Geoarchaeological Consultation fo a Multi component Site in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee

AMEC

$2,412

Efremenko, Yuri

Search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, and Low Background Physics

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$80,000

Emery, Joshua; Lucas, Michael

Building Blocks of the Terrestrial Planets: Mineralogy of Hungaria Asteroids

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$30,000

Emery, Joshua; MacLennan, Eric

Factors Influencing Asteroid Regolith: An Observational Investigation

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$30,000

Ezzell, Timothy

Using New and Emerging Technologies to Promote Appalachian Tourism

East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

$4,500

Feller, Daniel

The Papers of Andrew Jackson: A Documentary Edition

US – NARA – National Historical Publications and Records Commission

$105,000

Freeman, Mark

Work with Parks: Developing the Museum Management Program (PMMP) Web Catalog

DOI – NPS – National Park Service

$47,000

Grzywacz, Robert

Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications

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

$311,571

Grzywacz, Robert; Bingham, Carrol; Grzywacz-Jones, Katherine; Riedinger, Leo

Nuclear Spectroscopy Studies with Radioactive and Stable Ion Beams

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$485,000

Hatcher, Robert

Detailed Geologic Mapping of the Ft. Oglethorpe 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, and the east half of the Hooker (west) and the west half of the East Ridge (east) 7.5-minute Quadrangles in the Valley and Ridge and Cumberland Plateau, Georgia-Tennessee

DOI – NPS – National Park Service

$43,000

Hay, Jessica

Infant statistical learning: Resilience, longevity, and specificity

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

$241,243

Horn, Sally; Boehm, Mathew

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Fire-Vegetation-Climate Interactions Across the Holocene on the U.S. Southeastern Coastal Plain

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$15,387

Jonsson, Colleen

Evolutionary Mechanisms of RNA Virus Host Switching

HHS – NIH – NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

$117,098

Katsaras, John

Dynamics of Biologically Relevant Model Membrane Systems

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

$74,345

Maroulas, Vasileios

GO! PGM Indices of Bioenergy Sustainability

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

$61,707

McKee, Bruce

Mechanism of Meiotic Pairing in Drosophila Males

HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health

$321,484

Mezzacappa, Anthony; Hix, William; Messer, Otis

Simulating Core-collapse Supernovae: from the Central Engine to the Stellar Surface

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$254,990

Mezzacappa, Anthony; Lentz, Eric; Yakunin, Konstantin

Core Collapse Supernova Gravitational Wave Signature Predictions based on 3D Ab Initio Models with Increasing GR Realism

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$91,915

Moersch, Jeffrey

ASU Subcontract: Spectral Mapping and Thermophysical Characterization of the Martian Surface

Arizona State University (ASU)

$57,815

Moore, Todd

Practicum experience for Clinical Psychology

Helen Ross McNabb Center

$5,000

Moore, Todd; Levy, Jacob

Practicum Experience for Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students

Cornerstone of Recovery

$36,000

Nazarewicz, Witold

FUSTIPEN – France-US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$35,000

Nazarewicz, Witold; Papenbrock, Thomas

Nuclear Computational Low Energy Initiative (NUCLEI)

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$105,000

Platter, Lucas

Electroweak reactions in Low-energy nuclear physics

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$70,000

Plaut, Conrad

Analyzing Data-Specific Model-Selection Criteria

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

$4,100

Plaut, Conrad

Moment methods for transport equations

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

$5,803

Schussler, Elisabeth

RCN-UBE: Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP 2.0): Advancing Research, Synthesizing Evidence

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$499,685

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support

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

$3,992

Smith, Jeremy

Post-Doc Steve Tomanicek

DOE – SC – ORNL – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$54,897

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Chen Qian GRA

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

$8,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Weili GRA

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

$8,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht; Gilchrist, Michael

Translational landscape that links cell growth with proliferation in root meristems

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$706,344

Weitering, Harm

Theoretical Investigation of electronic and structural properties of two-dimensional semiconductors

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

$25,000

Haslam College of Business

Cathey, Amy

MBA Students for Y-12: Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

$17,711

Cathey, Amy

MBA Students for Y-12: Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

$38,755

Fox, William; Carruthers, Celeste; Luna, Leann; Kessler, Lawrence

F&A Appropriation

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

$159,200

Fox, William; Cathey, Amy

MIXED METHODS FOLLOW-UP STUDY ON THE MARKET FOR TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Tennessee Board of Regents

$138,279

Fox, William; Harris, Matthew

Tennessee State Data Center

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

$278,000

Stewart, Joseph

IPA – Richard Kent Werner

DOD – Department of Defense

$234,503

College of Communication and Information

White, Candace

Corporate perspectives on the role of global public relations and CSR in public diplomacy

Pennsylvania State University (PSU)

$8,000

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

McNeely, Clea

Finding Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Truancy and Crime: An Evaluation of the Ramsey County Truancy Intervention Programs

University of Minnesota (U of M)

$59,380

Raynor, Hollie

LIVE: SMART: Smartphone Intervention for Weight Control

Miriam Hospital

$24,309

Terry, Paul

The African-American Cancer Epidemiology Study

University of Virginia

$34,055

College of Engineering

Arel, Itamar

A Study of Deep Cortical Processing Algorithms for Advancing Next-Generation Machine Learning Systems

Stanford University (SU)

$189,999

Babu, Sudarsanam

Alloy Design Rules of Additive Manufacturing

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$65,000

Clarke, David

Support to CTA Research Programs

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

$18,112

DeSmidt, Hans

Design and Analysis of a Novel Two-Speed Inline Epicyclic Bevel Gear Transmission Concept

Vertical Lift Consortium

$12,505

Djouadi, Seddik

Design and development of models of electric grid components to support the simulation environment for cyber-physical system security

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

$15,232

Dongarra, Jack

PaRSEC: A Modular Software Framework for Performance & Productivity on Hybrid Ma

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$346,569

Dongarra, Jack

CSR:Medium:Collaborative Research: SparseKaffe: high-performance,auto-tuned, energy-aware algorithms for sparse direct methods onmodern heterogeneous architectures

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$262,091

Dongarra, Jack; Bosilca, George

Unified Common Communication Substrate (UCCS)

DOE – SC – ORNL – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$25,000

Dongarra, Jack; Bosilca, George

ARGO: An Exascale Operating System and Runtime

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

$163,776

Dongarra, Jack; Kurzak, Jakub

SHF: Small: Empirical Autotuning of Parallel Computation for Scalable Hybrid Systems

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$450,000

Dongarra, Jack; Luszczek, Piotr

Collaborative Research: EMBRACE: Evolvable Methods for Benchmarking Realism through Application and Community Engagement

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$124,999

Gu, Gong

Synthesis and Characterization of Macromolecules for Mono-Molecular Electronics: A Preliminary Investigation

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$25,568

Hall, Howard

Governor

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

$120,511

Han, Lee

Energy and Transportation Statistics and Freight Analysis

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

$10,045

Han, Lee

Tennessee SHRP2 Travel-Time Reliability Tools ImplementationPart I.B – Pilot/Implementation for TDOT

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$49,993

Han, Lee

Passenger and Freight Transportation Policy Analysis

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

$5,600

Han, Lee

Tennessee SHRP2 Travel-Time Reliability Tools ImplementationPart I.A – Pilot/Implementation for TDOT and Knoxville TPO

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$299,997

Hayward, Jason

Gamma ray imaging experimental support for nuclear safeguards and security applications

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

$48,284

Heilbronn, Lawrence; Heilbronn, Lawrence

Nuclear Energy Fellowship/Scholarship Program

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$547,500

Hines, J; Pevey, Ronald

Moderator Demonstration Facility

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

$12,387

Hu, Bin

Introducing Magneto-Optical Functions into Soft Materials

National Dong Hwa University

$30,000

Hu, Bin

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$6,000

Huang, Baoshan; Shu, Xiang

Evaluation of Geosynthetics Reinforcement in Flexible Pavement Structures Using Accelerated Pavement Testing

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$264,113

Islam, Syed

Substation Resiliency Report

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

$19,999

Kihm, Kenneth

proprietary funding source

Lockheed Martin

$70,000

Liu, Yilu

Large-scale Power System Linearity Study and Application Development Using a Data-driven Model

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$289,733

Ma, Zhongguo

Study of Alkali-Silica Reaction Effects on Stressed-Confined Concrete Nuclear Thick Structures

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

$507,416

Maldonado, Guillermo

Joint Faculy (FY 15)

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

$60,151

Mandrus, David

Studies of Correlated Electron Materials

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

$42,000

Mandrus, David

EFRI 2-DARE: Spin-Valley Coupling for Photonic and Spintronic Devices

University of Washington (UW)

$60,161

Melcher, Charles

Transparent Non-Cubic Ceramics Using Magnetic Fields to Control Microstructural Orientation

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.

$4,835

Moore, Shirley; McCraw, Heike; Bosilca, George; Dongarra, Jack; Terpstra, Daniel

Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience (SuPER)

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$215,000

Paddison, Stephen

Quantitative determination of partial structure factors for polymerized ionic liquids with molecular dynamics simulations

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$50,000

Palomino, Angelica

Rheology of Fine Coal Refuse and Observations of In-Situ Characteristics

University of Tennessee – Institute of Agriculture

$126,711

Passian, Ali; Parang, Morteza; Farahi, R

Physical Sciences-Oncology Network Data Coordination Center

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc

$194,714

Pulgar Painemal, Hector; Tomsovic, Kevin; Djouadi, Seddik

Dynamically strengthening the forthcoming power grid: Location and control of fast energy storage systems

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$355,372

Rawn, Claudia; Babu, Sudarsanam; TerMaath, Stephanie; Penumadu, Dayakar; Choo, Hahn; Gao, Yanfei; Hamel, William; Hu, Anming; Lundin, Carl; Madhukar, Madhu; Wetteland, Christopher; Feng, Zhili

I/UCRC Full Grant: Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications (CIMJSEA) University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) Site

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$130,000

Sawhney, Rapinder

Lean Summer Program 2015-2016

ITESM Campus Aguascalientes

$182,855

Skutnik, Steven

Technical support for reactor physics methods development

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

$10,000

TerMaath, Stephanie

Finite element analysis support

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

$27,573

Tian, Chao

CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Fundamental Limits of Information Systems: A Computational Approach

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$368,354

Wade, Eric; Tan, Jindong

SCH: EXP: Contingent Cueing for the Alleviation of Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in Ambient Settings

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$551,196

Wang, Shanfeng

Multi-functional Polymer Structures for Promoting Neurite Extension and Myelination

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$304,921

Weber, William

IBML Use for ORNL Project ERKCM86

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

$7,300

Wirth, Brian

Fuel Cycle Research and Development Program

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

$40,000

Young, Matthew

Capstone Sponsor Agreement

Eastman Chemical Co.

$15,000

Zhang, Zhili

In Situ Quantitative Spatially-resolved Ablation Diagnostics in High-Enthalpy Flows. Topic: AF15-AT38

Spectral Energies, LLC

$49,543

Zhang, Zhili

Pulse-Burst-Laser-Based Diagnostics for High-Speed 2D Fuel–Air Ratio and Heat–Release Rate Measurements for Combustor/Augmentor Instability

Spectral Energies, LLC

$30,024

Zhang, Zhili

Portable Passive High-Speed Hyperspectral Image Sensor For Diagnostics in Practical Combustion Devices

Spectral Energies, LLC

$25,609

Zhang, Zhili

High-Speed Noninvasive Multi-Parameter Laser Diagnostics for High-Mach-Number Flows

Spectral Energies, LLC

$99,990

Zhang, Zhili

Collaborative Research: Pre-Ionization Controlled Laser Plasma Formation for Ignition Applications

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$45,000

College of Nursing

Beebe, Lora; Roman, Marian; Raynor, Hollie; Thompson, Dixie; Schumann, David; Wyatt, Tami; Skolits, Gary

Recovery-Based Interprofessional Distance Education (RIDE) Program

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$357,358

Gaylord, Nan; Mixer, Sandra; Fancher, Susan; Bland, Tamara; Morrow, Jennifer

Collaborating in Caring for Chronically-ill Children (C4): Interprofessional Education to Care for Children and Families with Multiple Chronic Conditions

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$353,182

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne; Cheatham, Joanna

Signal Centers East CCR&R FY16

Signal Centers, Inc

$508,825

UTSI

Abedi, Reza

A stochastic and computational approach for fracture modeling of quasi-brittle materials

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$264,131

Brooks, Steven

Collaborative Res: GEOTRACES Arctic Section: Determination of Atmospheric wet and dry deposition and air-sea exchange of mercury species from coastal

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$91,205

Davenport, Joel

PRF GE Research Support

Aerospace Testing Alliance

$12,000

Schmisseur, John

In Situ Quantitative Spatially-resolved Ablation Diagnostics in High-Enthalpy Flows. Topic: AF15-AT38

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

$20,457

Campus Centers and Institutes

Crosby, Lonnie

Beste Catalysis and Electron Transport

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

$28,827

Crosby, Lonnie

Odbadrakh Coarse Grained Density

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

$120,000

Greene, David; Khattak, Asad

Predicting Fuel Economy to Support Vehicle Purchasing Decisions

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

$110,567

Hall, Howard

Radionuclides released during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel–Support on the Off-Gas Sigma Team

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

$15,825

Riedinger, Leo

Mariya Absar ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$4,920

Riedinger, Leo

Kristian Myhre ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$9,751

Riedinger, Leo

Peter Shankles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$13,563

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center DGF Nicholas Dexter GRA

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

$21,154

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Kathleen (Kassie) Hauser Ernst GRA

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

$4,920

Riedinger, Leo

Jayde Aufrecht, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$7,890

Riedinger, Leo

Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE

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

$8,945

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Jonathon Romero

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

$3,763

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Kokouvi Akato GRA

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

$58,046

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ryan Saylor

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

$13,046

Riedinger, Leo

Biometric Platforms – Fred Heberle

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

$50,000

Riedinger, Leo

Akinola Oyedele ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$12,198

Riedinger, Leo

William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center

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

$8,991

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Lauren Riley

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

$22,577

Riedinger, Leo

Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$12,915

Riedinger, Leo

Stephen Signore ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$24,757

Sayler, Gary

BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II

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

$64,669

Other

Ellenburg, Sarah

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BRADLEY COUNTY GOVERNMENT’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Bradley County

$7,560

Hodges, Carolyn

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$198,500

Wood, Pia

Technical Proposal for Professional Campus Recruitment Services

US – Peace Corps

$15,250

MultiCollege/Center

Bishop, Pamela; Sturner, Kelly; Lenhart, Suzanne; Gross, Louis

Math: EAGER: Assessing Interdisciplinary Examples Impacting Math Learning Goals

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$299,990

Budiardja, Reuben; Endeve, Eirik; Cardall, Christian; Mezzacappa, Anthony

SI2-SSE: A Software Element for Neutrino Radiation Hydrodynamics in GenASiS

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$432,488

* Note:

  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 11/12/2015
  6. Sponsor Name might be changed at a later time because the official name has not yet been setup in the system as of November 12, 2015