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Awards for February 2016

The following awards were granted in February 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 (2/1/16 – 2/28/16)*

Investigator

Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Architecture & Design

Wilkinson, Jeffrey

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Application: Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners Grant for Specific Computer, Laboratory, or Instructional Equipment Needs

Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

$45,124

College of Arts & Sciences

Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys

Real Time Chemotaxis in Commensal Plant-microbe Associations

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$8,180

Angst, Michael

Status Assessment of Selected Archaeological Sites on Chickamauga Reservoir Between Tennessee River Miles 499.4 and 562.5, Meigs and Rhea Counties, Tennessee

US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

$14,015

Best, Michael

REU Site: Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing Applications at the University of Tennessee

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$330,000

Burch-Smith, Tessa

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$200,000

Cartwright, Dustin

Tropical complexes and moduli of curves

DOD – SEC – NSA/CSS – National Security Agency Central Security Service

$16,816

Dadmun, Mark

Support of GradStudent for Dr. Mark Dadmun

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

$37,500

Dadmun, Mark

Scalable Reactive Engineering Processes to Fabricate Robust Polymer Structures by Fused Deposition Modeling

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

$91,054

Dolislager, Fredrick

FY2015&2016 RISK INTEGRATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT

DOE – UCOR – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC

$5,192

Emery, Joshua

A Search for OH/H2O on Near-Earth Objects and nominally anhydrous Main Belt Asteroids

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$126,582

Feigerle, Charles

Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater

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

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$75,000

Freeman, Mark

Working with Parks: New Content for the Park Museum Management Program (PMMP) Web Catalog Web Site Phase II

DOI – NPS – National Park Service – Southeast Region

-$2,892

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses

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

$150,000

Hollenbach, Kandace

Subsistence Analysis of Five Sites in Kemper and Lauderdale Counties, Mississippi

Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research

$2,961

Hollenbach, Kandace

Archaeological Monitoring of Construction of the Knox-Blount Greenway across Cherokee Farm on the University of Tennessee Campus, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

AMEC

DOT – FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

$3,102

Kamyshkov, Yuri

Elementary Particle Interactions

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$400,000

Katsaras, John

Dynamics of Biologically Relevant Model Membrane Systems

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

$58,521

Loeffler, Frank

MURMoT: Design and Application of Microbial Uranium Reduction Monitoring Tools

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$7,403

Mannik, Jaan

CAREER: Understanding robustness of cellular organization in Escherichia coli through nanofabricated environments

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$152,991

Mays, Jimmy

LDRD: Synthesis of Deuterated 6T

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

$11,000

Moersch, Jeffrey

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

SETI Institute

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$30,731

Perfect, Edmund

Visualization and Quantification of Water Spreading on Fracture Surfaces in Low Matrix Porosity Rocks

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$55,018

Phan, Tuoc

The 46th John Barrett Memorial Lectures – Modeling and Analysis of Nonlinear PDE Models in Spatial Ecology

University of Minnesota (U of M)

$5,000

Sepaniak, Michael

ChIMES for Detection of Significant Gas Phases Chemicals

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

$20,000

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support – Phase II

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

$3,500

Shepardson, Christine

A Memory of Violence: The Radicalization of Religious Difference in the Middle East (431-750 CE)

US – NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities

$50,400

Sokolov, Alexei

Dielectric and Rheological studies of polymerized ionic liquids

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

$50,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Safe Tip Project, Matthew Entler – GRA

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

$16,095

Weitering, Harm

Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures

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

$17,257

Weitering, Harm

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Recharge Usage

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

$19,516

Williams, Richard

Operation and Maintenance of CTBTO Auxiliary Seismic Station AS107/TKL

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

$14,707

Wu, Shellen

Global Frontiers and the Geopolitical Making of Modern China

National Humanities Center

$35,000

College of Communication & Information

Suttles, Barbara

Support for the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL

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

$1,000

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Gibbons, Melinda

PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science among rural Appalachian youth

HHS – NIH – OD – ORIP – Office of Research Infrastructure Program

$197,175

Zhang, Songning

Influence of Patient Satisfaction of Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients on Gait Mechanics during Level Walking and Stair Ambulation

International Society of Biomechanics

$2,500

College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

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

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

$40,000

Babu, Sudarsanam

Determine the opportunity/landscape for additive manufacturing and proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology

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

$26,291

Benson, Roberto

Effect of Processing Parameters on the Barrier Properties of Polyolefin

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

-$705

Compton, Brett

Benchtop 3D printing of high-precision structures using reactive polymer feedstocks

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

$49,850

Counce, Robert

Evaluation of Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Phosphate Processing Streams

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

$64,849

Davis, Wayne

Equipment Grant 2015

Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

$43,512

Djouadi, Seddik

A VOLTTRON Application for Distributed Sensing and Control of Peak Load Demand

DOE – ORISE – Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

$45,000

Dongarra, Jack

Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data

University Industry Research Corporation

$100,000

Ekici, Kivanc

Bifurcating Heat Exchanger Efficiency Simulations

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

$31,923

Fathy, Aly

STTR: Metamaterial antennas on ballistic panels for IED detection

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$15,000

Gangaware, Timothy

FY 2016 Water Resources Research Institute Program

DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey

$92,335

Gao, Yanfei

Creep deformation and fracture and the effects of microstructure in Type-IV weldment failure

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

$43,716

Han, Lee

Freight and Passenger Big Data Analysis – DOT Research Support

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

$11,458

Han, Lee

Transportation and Energy Statistics Analysis – DOE Research Support

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

$3,820

Han, Lee

Freight and Passenger Big Data Analysis – DOT Research Support

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

$3,820

Hayward, Jason

Automated Algorithm Development for Analysis of Radiation Portal Monitor Data

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

$44,637

Hazen, Terry

Using SAFE to Advance Crop Production

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

$93,845

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Nuclear Energy Fellowship/Scholarship Program

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$93,933

Hines, J

Nuclear Analytics Support

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

-$16,014

Hines, J

UTK Interns to support Facility Safety Nuclear Engineering

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

$10,614

Hu, Anming

Analysis and modeling of material joining

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

$26,536

Irick, David

Assistance for the Wireless Power Transfer Project

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

$7,265

Jin, Mingzhou

D&A Study for Climate Change

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

$30,608

Li, Husheng

EM-SMART: Electromagnetic Spectrum Monitor, Identification, and Broadcast

Intelligent Automation, Inc.

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$45,207

Liu, Yilu

Spare Transformer Study

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

$200,000

Liu, Yilu

Remote Grid Small Signal Design Tool ORNL

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

$70,000

Liu, Yilu

Various R&D Activities Related with Power System Modeling

DNV GL

$27,000

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

$40,282

Maldonado, Guillermo

VVER 1000 Computational Modeling and Benchmark Calculations

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

-$3,356

Mandrus, David

Correlated and Complex Materials

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

$32,000

Mandrus, David

Studies of Correlated Electron Materials

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

$21,245

Patel, Maulik

Multiphase Nanocrystalline Ceramic Concept for Nuclear Fuel

University of California, Irvine (UCI)

$75,000

Rawn, Claudia

Computational Materials Science Investigation of the Effects of Nuclear Irradiation on Structural Materials

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

$50,753

Rawn, Claudia

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

$46,820

Rose, Garrett

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

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$58,616

Sawhney, Rapinder

Simulation modeling using Matlab SimEvents

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$22,533

Sawhney, Rapinder

Computer Vision based Quality Inspection System for MRE Boxes

DOD – SEC – DLA – Defense Logistics Agency

$28,750

Shu, Xiang

Maintenance Strategies for Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Pavements

Tennessee Department of Transportation

$145,000

Skutnik, Steven

Technical support for reactor physics methods development

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

$19,999

Skutnik, Steven

Technical support of fuel cycle transition analysis using Cyclus

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

$15,187

Tolbert, Leon

Design-Oriented Education and Hands-on Training with WBG Power Electronics for the Next Generation Power Engineering Workforce

DOE – EERE – The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

$405,387

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

ABB

$50,000

Townsend, Lawrence

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Measurement Investigation Science Mission Phase

University of New Hampshire (UNH)

NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center

$45,000

Wang, Fei

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-DENSITY & HIGH EFFICIENCY UNIVERSAL CHARGER BASED ON GALLIUM NITRIDE DEVICES

Boeing

$33,233

Wirth, Brian

Deciphering the role of mixed-material deposition and temperature on lithium-coated PFCs in NSTX-U high-performance plasmas: Collaborative UIUC & UTK Proposal

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$84,843

Wirth, Brian

Evaluation of laminar flaw geometry effects on pressurized thermal shock of reactor pressure vessels

DOE – INL – Idaho National Laboratory

$102,508

Wirth, Brian

Modeling Nuclear Fuels Performance: Pellet Clad Interaction

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

$32,000

Zhang, Zhili

Understanding Performance and Optimization of Micro-propellers

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

$30,198

Zinkle, Steven

Nuclear Fuels Fundamental Research

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

$17,569

College of Law

Kuney, George

Y-12/UT Law Field Placement Program, 2015 – 2016

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

$15,000

College of Nursing

Thomas, Sandra

Jonas Nurse Scholar Program 2016-2018

Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence

$20,000

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Evaluation Design and Implementation

City of Knoxville

Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

$67,788

Patterson, David

2016 Biennial Homelessness Study

City of Knoxville Community Development Division

$4,996

Haslam College of Business

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

$32,000

Fu, Joshua

Economic Value of Water Infrastructure Resilience: Methodology & Proof of Concept

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

DHS – US Dept. of Homeland Security

$85,000

Noon, Charles

Quality Business Analytics Graduate Students

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

$37,500

Taylor, Edward

Provide Services Supportive of the Wage & Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration

DOL – US Dept. of Labor

$23,625

Other

Al-Wadei, Yusof

Worksite Wellness Mini-Grant Application

Knox County – Health Department

$2,500

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$1,308,893

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$2,784,020

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$128,651

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

$60,140

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$768,901

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$2,364,224

RCI

Crosby, Lonnie

Fabrication and testing of novel sources of entangled photons

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

$39,000

Glasby, Ryan

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

Engility Corporation

DOD – Department of Defense

$263,332

Glasby, Ryan

Aerodynamic Separation Element Continuum Modeling

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

$31,734

Greene, David

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

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

$24,995

Hall, Howard

UTK Support to the Partnership for Nuclear Security 2015

DOS – US Department of State

$40,000

Huang, Jian

Optimizing VisIt for Next-Generation Architectures Year 2

Intel Corporation

$149,319

Jonsson, Colleen

Collaborative Research: Modeling Immune Dynamics of RNA Viruses In Reservoir and Nonreservoir Species

University of Louisville

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$71,488

Norby, Richard

Phosphorus Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Advancing our fundamental understanding through an improved model-data connection

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$25,000

Philip, Bobby

Development of Scalable Solvers for Current and Emerging Steady-state and Time-dependent Discretizations

University of Wyoming (UW)

NASA – Aeronautics Research Institute

$85,022

Riedinger, Leo

Victoria DiStefano ESE GRA Bredesen Center

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

$12,814

Riedinger, Leo

Narendran Raghavan ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$24,863

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Justin Knowles GRA

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

$4,300

Riedinger, Leo

Akinola Oyedele ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$17,289

Riedinger, Leo

Hoi Ho GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$20,000

Riedinger, Leo

Asa Roy ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$12,872

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Reed Wittman

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

$12,208

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kun Lou

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

$7,874

Riedinger, Leo

Stephen Signore ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$9,305

Riedinger, Leo

Andrew Lepore ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$22,474

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Justin Knowles GRA

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

$9,030

Riedinger, Leo

Yunchao Li ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$10,000

Ripp, Steven

BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II

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

$137,170

Vishnivetskaya, Tatiana

Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Genetic, Phylogenetic, and Functional Microbial Diversity in Permanently Frozen Aquatic Sediments Over Geological Time.

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$3,841

Wiegand, Krista

Expanding the Issue Correlates of War(ICOW) Dataset

University of North Texas (UNT)

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$8,254

* 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.