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Awards for December 2015

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

Download spreadsheet: Monthly Awards for December 2015

UT Knoxville Awards (12/1/15 – 12/31/15)*

Investigator

Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences

Allison, David

Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles

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

$22,845

Bhaduri, Budhendra

UT-ORNL-CSED Population Research

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

$16,178

Binder, Brad

Structure-Function Analysis of Ethylene Receptors

Dartmouth College

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$67,129

Dadmun, Mark

Characterization and Design of Novel Polymeric Materials for Fused Deposition Modeling

Honeywell Federal Management and Technologies, LLC

$99,999

Dadmun, Mark

Support of GradStudent for Dr. Mark Dadmun

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

$7,500

Darby, Erin

‘En-Hazeva at the Cross-Roads: An Iron Age Fort on the Edge of Empire

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)

US – NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities

$16,800

Eckerd, Adam

Cancer Screening Agent-Based Model

HHS – CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$14,465

Feigerle, Charles

Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater

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

$57,345

Feigerle, Charles

Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials

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

$66,619

Greene, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Greene JFA

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

$34,192

Grzywacz, Robert

Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications

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

$179,109

Grzywacz, Robert

Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications

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

$215,834

Guo, Hong

Data Analysis and Computational Modeling /Simulations for Engineering CAM Photosynthetic Machinery into Bioenergy Crops

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

$70,000

Jouline, Igor

Culturing of the uncultured: reverse genomics and multispecies consortia in oral health and disease

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

HHS – NIH – NIDCR – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

$273,510

Kilbey, Sidney

Polymer Nanocomposite Systems for Additive Manufacturing

Honeywell Federal Management and Technologies, LLC

$115,000

MacLean, Calvin

A Lesson Before Dying

US – NEA – National Endowment for the Arts

$20,000

Olsson, Carl

Agrarian Crossings: The Shared Struggle to Remake the U.S. and Mexican Countryside in the Twentieth Century

US – NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities

$50,400

Papenbrock, Thomas

Theoretical Nuclear Structure

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$147,585

Platter, Lucas

Lucas Platter JFA

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

$8,456

Plaut, Conrad

Analyzing Data-Specific Model-Selection Criteria

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

$20,132

Prins, Brandon

Political Reach, State Fragility, and the Incidence of Maritime Piracy: Explaining Piracy and Pirate Organization, 1993-2012

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$75,000

Shefner, Jon

Host the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP-Administrative Office)

Society for the Study of Social Problems

$172,051

Sparer, Tim

Heparan sulfate binding peptides as a novel anti-cytomegalovirus therapeutic platform

University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF)

$15,000

Steadman, Dawnie

Advancement of Rapid DNA Technology on Human Remains

NetBio, Inc.

$48,510

Steadman, Dawnie

Biometric Viability During Human Decomposition

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

$47,645

Steiner, Andrew

Andrew Steiner JFA

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

$8,529

Taylor, Lawrence

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

Brown University (BU)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$14,175

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Graduate Research – Sanjeev Dahal (Ussery lab)

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

$15,000

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Fisher, Leslee

More than Recruiters: The Experiences of African American Female Assistant Coaches in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball

National Collegiate Athletic Association

$6,000

Hodge, Lynn

Connecting Math and STEM Through Modeling

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

$65,808

White, Connie

Tennessee State Personnel Development Grant

Tennessee Department of Education

ED – US Dept. of Education

$2,332,268

College of Engineering

Arel, Itamar

Scalable Power-Efficient Signal Analysis Systems using Hybrid Analog Computation

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$1,206,387

Babu, Sudarsanam

Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design Framework

Applied Optimization, Inc.

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$25,163

Bosilca, George

Open SHMEM and UCX

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

$40,000

Clarke, David

Support to DOE Project-Shared Freight Transportation and Energy Commodities

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

$9,472

Clarke, David

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research

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

$26,387

Clarke, David

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information

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

$17,611

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Guide

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

$38,787

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Web Site

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

$26,709

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Program, Clean Cities, & Your MPG

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

$19,906

Costinett, Daniel

Efficiency improvement and interference reduction of wireless charging system through system integration

Semiconductor Research Corporation

Intel Corporation

$100,000

Counce, Robert

Evaluation of Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Phosphate Processing Streams

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

$15,000

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

$45,000

Dongarra, Jack

Optimizing Linear Algebra for Applications on Intel® Xeon Phi? Coprocessors

Intel Corporation

$185,427

Egami, Takeshi

Neutron Scattering Research Network for Epscor States

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$1,070

Everett, Jerry

Judicial Outreach Liaison Program (JOL)

TDOT – Tennessee Highway Safety Office

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin (AS400)

$93,925

Fu, Joshua

Input Data Development for MOVES 2010b

Tennessee Department of Transportation-Division of Planning

DOT – US Department of Transportation

$213,641

Gregor, Jens

Limited view image reconstruction

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

$24,000

Gregor, Jens

Backend Data Model for Supercomputer Health Monitoring and Analysis

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

-$4,619

Gregor, Jens

Reconstruction algorithms for neutron imaging device

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

$25,112

Han, Lee

Transportation and Energy Statistics Analysis – DOE Research Support

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

$11,458

Han, Lee

Passenger and Freight Transportation Policy Analysis

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

$5,800

Han, Lee

Traffic Queue Prediction and Warning System

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$113,778

Hayward, Jason

Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Human Capital Development Internships

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

$5,443

Hayward, Jason

Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Human Capital Development Internships

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

$5,443

Hayward, Jason

Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Human Capital Development Internships

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

$5,443

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Continuation of Isotope Production at Accelerator and Reactor Facilities

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

$41,709

Hu, Bin

Revealing Key Polarization, Spin and Energy Parameters in Controlling Deeper Photovoltaic Processes in Perovskite Solar Cells By Using Unique Magneto-Optic Measurements

DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research

$250,000

Huang, Jian

Visualizing Urban Micro-Climate and Energy Efficiency

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

$20,000

Jin, Mingzhou

Life Cycle Assessment for

Boeing

National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

$74,097

Jin, Mingzhou

Flight Risk Analysis, Validation, and Optimization

Federal Express

$49,542

Khattak, Asad

Highway Safety Manual, Safety Performance Functions (SPF) and Roadway Calibration Factors

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$135,356

Langston, Michael

Data Structures, Algorithms and Tools for Ontological Discovery

Jackson Laboratory

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

$63,477

Li, Xueping

Interactive Debriefing Application (IDA) for Simulation

University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF)

$15,000

Liaw, Peter

Preliminary Investigation into the Short Crack Behavior of TI-6AL-4V

VEXTEC Corporation

$8,228

Mandrus, David

Correlated and Complex Materials

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

$7,730

Materassi, Donatello

CAREER: Design of in-line controllers for continuously operating networks with structural uncertainty

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$83,722

Melcher, Charles

Operating Agreement of the Scintillation Materials Research Center

Siemens

$2,500,000

Nambisan, Shashi

Ground Truthing of Data from Naturalistic Driving Studies and Associated Analysis

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

DOT – FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

$70,392

Papandrew, Alexander

High-Performance Nanocomposite Fuel Cell Electrodes

University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF)

$15,000

Parang, Masood

TLSAMP Phase III

Tennessee State University (TSU)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$88,000

Rashidi, Abbas

ComCon Summit: Innovative Professional Workshop Series to Enhance Communication Skills Pertinent to Construction Engineering Students

Engineering Information Foundation

-$17,526

Rose, Garrett

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

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$20,000

Schwartz, John

Engineering Design Procedures and Standard Drawings for Highway Construction Sediment Basins

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$97,003

Sun, Kai

Survey on R&D Needs for Parallel Power System Restoration

Eleon Energy

$30,025

Terpstra, Daniel

A CO-DESIGN APPROACH FOR ADVANCES IN SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

Iowa State University (ISU)

DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research

$209,302

Tolbert, Leon

Square Kilometer Array

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

$40,479

Tomsovic, Kevin

Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

$10,000

Wade, Eric

Augmenting Muscle Activation and Function Following Perinatal Brachial Injury

Thomas Jefferson University

American Physical Therapy Association

$995

Wang, Fei

An Ultra-light Highly Efficient MW Class Cryogenically Cooled Inverter for Future All Electric Aircraft Applications

Boeing

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$200,000

Wirth, Brian

Modeling Nuclear Fuels Performance: Pellet Clad Interaction

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

$54,307

Wirth, Brian

High Fidelity Ion Beam Simulation of High Dose Neutron Irradiation

University of Michigan

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$171,316

Wirth, Brian

A Multiscale Investigation of the Mechanisms Controlling Materials Degradation

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$624,999

Wood, Richard

TerraPower Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Analysis Support

Technology Resource

TerraPower

$42,600

Xu, Donghua

Modeling Hydride Formation in Zirconium

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

$60,000

Yan, Jiaqiang

SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN CORRELATED MATERIALS: NOVEL PHASES AND PHENOMENA

Ohio State University (OSU)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$81,949

Zawodzinski, Thomas

Electrolyte Materials and Physical Chemistry for Electrochemical Devices

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$300,000

Haslam College of Business

Degennaro, Ramon

Reading Group on Entrepreneurial Finance Topics

Charles Koch Foundation

$10,000

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$157,626

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$1,326,667

RCI

Crosby, Lonnie

Support to the Comparative Genomics Group

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

$15,000

Crosby, Lonnie

Programming Support for NCCS HPC Operations Infrastructure Team-Simmerman

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

$42,613

Crosby, Lonnie

Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment (ICE) – Burova

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

$5,480

Crosby, Lonnie

Soft Hybrid Materials Goswami

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

$37,000

Crosby, Lonnie

Analysis & Understanding of Large Volumes of Structured & Unstructured Data-C. Stahl

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

$30,116

Crosby, Lonnie

Bennett: LIVV and NEAMS Support and Development

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

$19,067

Crosby, Lonnie

Dr. Carrillo research in the area of structure and dynamics of soft matter materials

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

$47,219

Glasby, Ryan

Next Generation Navier-Stokes Solver Development and Algorithm Scalability Analysis and Support

High Performance Technologies of Charlotte NC

DOD – Department of Defense

$66,667

Murray, Matthew

Apex Clean Energy Project

Apex Clean Energy

$14,966

Norby, Richard

Experimental Design for Amazon-FACE Experiment

Fundacao Amazonica de Defesa da Biosfera

Inter-American Development Bank

$85,000

Riedinger, Leo

Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

-$4,000

Riedinger, Leo

Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$4,000

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Roisin Langan

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

-$21,118

Riedinger, Leo

Jayde Aufrecht, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$4,228

Riedinger, Leo

Travis Lange ESE GRA Bredesen Center

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

$9,500

Riedinger, Leo

Anthony Gianfrancesco ESE GRA Bredesen Center

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

-$13,170

Riedinger, Leo

Melissa (Missy) Showers GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$31,052

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center DGF Nicholas Dexter GRA

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

$29,945

Riedinger, Leo

Deborah Weighill ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$11,537

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE John Izaak Miller GRA

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

$52,993

Riedinger, Leo

Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE

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

$12,523

Riedinger, Leo

Kyle Sander Bredesen Center ESE

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

$21,000

Riedinger, Leo

Stephen Signore ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$10,500

Riedinger, Leo

Jeff Beegle ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$34,202

Riedinger, Leo

Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$13,405

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Michelle Halsted

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

$18,722

Stainback, Joseph

University of Tennessee Support for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program (INSEP).

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

$56,558

UTSI

Davenport, Joel

PRF GE Research Support

Aerospace Testing Alliance

$4,000

Moeller, Trevor

Medium-scale Cryotank Testing Support

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC

$5,000

Schmisseur, John

Confidential

IQMRI

$157,206

Schmisseur, John

Confidential

DOD – AEDC/FMF

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$400,724

Vakili, Ahmad

Demonstrate an Innovative Balance Damage Protection System

DOD – AEDC/FMF

$51,113

Vakili, Ahmad

Research in UTSI’s High Speed Wind Tunnel

Control Vision, Inc.

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$5,000

* Note:

  1. Awards that were excluded in this list:
    1. Awards with negative award amount
    2. The salary payments for Joint Appointment like Governor’s Chairs, distinguished scientists, and Joint Faculty
  2. Award data was pulled based on Award Effective Date.
  3. Data was pulled on 10/6/2016
  4. 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
  5. Investigator listed is Lead Principal Investigator.