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Awards for December 2014

The following awards were granted in December, 2014. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

Spreadsheet: Awards for December 2014

UTK Award (12/01/2014 – 12/31/2014) *

INVESTIGATOR TITLE SPONSOR AWARD
College of Arts and Sciences
Allison, David Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $53,307
Baudry, Jerome; Smith, Jeremy Transport across two membranes by AcrAB-TolC University of Oklahoma/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases $19,033
Chaffin, James The Correspondence of James K. Polk National Historical Publications and Records Commission $47,440
Emery, Joshua Water and OH on Primitive Bodies: Expanding the Frontier The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/NASA $28,215
Feigerle, Charles Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $175,000
Gross, Louis; Stewart, Debra; Dolislager, Fredrick; Galloway, Leslie UT-Battelle EPA Risk – Environment Assessment and Decision Analysis DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $500,000
Guo, Hong Data Analysis and Computational Modeling /Simulations for Engineering CAM Photosynthetic Machinery into Bioenergy Crops DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $70,000
Hollenbach, Kandace Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 38BK1850 and 38BK1851, Berkeley County, SC Brockington and Associates $6,441
Jenkins, David All Optical Determination of Isotopic Enrichment of Actinides DOE – Y-12 Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) $47,361
Jouline, Igor Culturing of the uncultured: reverse genomics and multispecies consortia in oral health and disease DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research $266,815
Karakashian, Ohannes Stochastic multi-level methods for uncertainty quantification DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,979
Klippel, Walter Zooarchaeologcail Analysis of Fauna from 38BK1850/1851, Berkley County, SC Brockington and Associates $4,848
Serpersu, Engin VSEE – Serpersu NSF $36,555
Shefner, Jon Host the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP-Administrative Office) Society for the Study of Social Problems $164,606
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA stipends ‘Berven’ DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $44,581
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA – Utturkar DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $24,264
Vonarnim, Albrecht Weili GRA DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $8,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht Chen Qian GRA DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $5,000
Weitering, Hanno Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,300
Williams, Richard AS107 Operation and maintenance Southern Methodist University/Dept. of the Army $15,250
Ziock, Klaus-Peter Technical Support for Development of a Crystal Compton Camera DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,544
Haslam College of Business
Fox, William; Carruthers, Celeste Tennessee Promise Projections Tennessee Higher Education Commission $44,250
College of Communication and Information
Suttles, Barbara Support for the ORNL Library DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $84,914
Suttles, Barbara Support for Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS)- Communications and Management Expert DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $196,786
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Raynor, Hollie Variety in food choices Weight Watchers International $33,439
White, Connie Tennessee Adult Education Professional Development and Technical Assistance TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development/Dept. of Education $543,739
White, Connie TDOE Website Support TN Dept. of Education-Division of Curriculum & Instruction $26,000
College of Engineering
Babu, Sudarsanam Development of Novel Functionally Graded Transition Joints for Improving the Creep Strength of Dissimilar Metal Welds in Nuclear Applications Lehigh University/DOE- Idaho National Laboratory $101,932
Braiman, Yehuda Detection and Characterization of a Weak Signal in Noisy Turbulent Environment Office Of Naval Research $29,688
Clarke, David DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,651
Clarke, David Fuel Economy Web Site DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,447
Coble, Jamie Robust Online Monitoring Technology for Recalibration Assessment of Transmitters and Instrumentation Battelle Memorial Institute-Pacific Northwest National Lab $97,000
Costinett, Daniel EcoCAR 3 ECE GRA General Motors Corporation $20,000
Dongarra, Jack; Bosilca, George Unified Common Communication Substrate (UCCS) DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000
Dongarra, Jack; Luszczek, Piotr Sparse Iterative Solver Benchmarking and the SparseBenchProject DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $75,000
Dongarra, Jack; Tomov, Stanimire High-Performance Numerical Libraries with Support for Low-Rank Matrix Computations High Performance Technologies of Charlotte NC/US General Services Administration $99,679
Dunne, William; Ostrowski, James; Wade, Eric; Irick, David; Costinett, Daniel; Hines, J; Coble, Jamie; Upadhyaya, Belle; Lundin, Carl Senior Design Projects 2015 Electric Power Research Institute $25,000
Egami, Takeshi Atomistic Study of Bulk Metallic Glasses DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $32,360
Fu, Joshua Enhancing Air Quality Management and Assessment Capacity Building and Training in China Energy Foundation-Beijing Office $50,000
Fu, Joshua Go! Stochastic Parameterization approach to explore landscape heterogeneity and dynamic landscape variability, CLM-CMIP and Biomass Burning DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $31,428
Gangaware, Timothy; Hanahan, Ruth Urban Riparian Buffer Handbook TN Dept. of Agriculture-Division of Forestry $22,200.0
Han, Lee Transportation Policy, Planning, and Energy Efficiency Research Support – I DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,460
Hayward, Jason Graduate student work in nuclear materials detection and characterization – 1 DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,825
Hayward, Jason Data fusion algorithm development for mobile, dual gamma ray and neutron standoff imager DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $8,986
Mench, Matthew Hypervelocity Impact Assessment DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,551
Morris, James Atomistic Study of Metallic Glasses DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Nguyen, Ke Impact of Lube-Oil Contaminants on the Performance of Three-Way Catalysts (TWCs) and Cu-zeolite SCR Catalysts DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $8,147
Penumadu, Dayakar Multi-Scale penetration mechanics of projectiles through granular media using neutrons and x-rays. Dept. of Defense $341,899
Penumadu, Dayakar The Effects of Sea Water on Composite Facing Sandwich Layups, and of Polymeric Composites for Naval Applications. Office Of Naval Research/Dept. of the Navy $40,000
Qi, Hairong; Gao, Wei UniversityûIndustryûNational Laboratory Partnership to Improve Building Efficiency by Equipment Health Monitoring with Virtual Intelligent Sensing DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory/DOE – Dept. of Energy $60,000
Ragauskas, Arthur Development of a Bio-Based, Inexpensive, Noncorrosive, Nonflammable Phenolic Foam for Building Insulation Fraunhofer USA, Inc./Dept. of Energy $231,488
Sawhney, Rapinder ORNL Neptonium-237 Oxide Quality Enhancement DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Tennessee Valley Authority $70,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network PJM Interconnection $15,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Hitachi America Ltd $50,000
Wirth, Brian Evaluating 3-Dimensional Effects of Reactor Pressure Vessel Embrittlement During Pressurized Thermal Shock DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Wirth, Brian Evaluation of laminar flaw geometry effects on pressurized thermal shock of reactor pressure vessels DOE- Idaho National Laboratory $96,496
Zinkle, Steven Gov Chair Research Support Funds DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
College of Nursing
Evans, Ginger; Helton, Sally Prevention and Early Intervention in Family Violence University of Tennessee Foundation/Verizon Foundation $20,000
Gunther, Mary; Myers, Carole Future of Nursing: State Implementation Program Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $75,000
College of Social Work
Patterson, David VOA SSVF Evaluation RENEWAL Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc./Dept. of Veteran Affairs $4,924
Patterson, David Salvation Army Matching Funds Salvation Army $750
Other
Millhorn, David; Hopkins, John Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research, and Education (TN-SCORE) Technology Maturation Projects Supported by LaunchTN Cost-Share Tennessee Technology Development Corporation $100,000
Campus Centers and Institutes
Crosby, Lonnie{JICS/JICS} Soft Hybrid Materials Goswami DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $146,989
Crosby, Lonnie{JICS/JICS} Developing and Applying Real-Time Electron and Nuclear Dynamics Approaches – Jakowski DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,304
Crosby, Lonnie{JICS/JICS} Programming Support for NCCS HPC Operations Infrastructure Team-Simmerman DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,844
Halloy, Christian{JICS/JICS} Kalnaus Energy Storage DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,810
Halloy, Christian{JICS/JICS} Stahl Applied Data Science DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $16,000
Halloy, Christian{JICS/JICS} Dr. Carrillo research in the area of structure and dynamics of soft matter materials DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $118,474
Johnson, Jacqueline{UTSI/UTSI} Large Area, High Resolution Storage Phosphor Detectors for High Energy (MeV) Digital Radiography DOE – BWXT Y-12 $70,000
Mcnally, Stephen{JICS/JICS}; Mezzacappa, Anthony{JICS/JICS} Secure Storage Infrastructure Proof of Concept Collaboration Mars Inc $73,736
Riedinger, Leo(Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center) Keith Britt ESE GRA Bredesen Center DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Riedinger, Leo(Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center) Congyi Li Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,906
Riedinger, Leo(Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center) Narendran Raghavan ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,621
Riedinger, Leo(Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center) Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $4,000
Sayler, Gary{CEB/CEB} Transformative Process for Coupling Solar Energy to Biofuel Production in Yeast for Steady State Bioconversion Reactors DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $126,105
Yu, Andrew{UTSI/UTSI} Component Management in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems DOE – Sandia National Lab $85,000
MultiCollege/Center
Lariviere, Jacob(Bus); Fu, Joshua(Engr) Economic Value of Water Infrastructure Resilience: Methodology & Proof of Concept DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Dept. of Homeland Security $140,320
Sayler, Gary(CEB); Trinh, Cong(Engr) BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $149,033
Wang, Dali(A&S); Wong, Kwai(JICS) A Pilot Study on An Agent-Based Simulation and Analysis Framework Development using FLAME Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/National Institutes of Health $9,058