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Awards for July 2015

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

Spreadsheet: Awards for July 2015

 

UTK Awards (07/01/15 – 07/31/15) *

INVESTIGATOR

TITLE

SPONSOR

AWARD

College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys; Morrell-Falvey, Jennifer; Alexiades, Vasilios

Real Time Chemotaxis in Commensal Plant-microbe Associations

NSF

$276,046

Allison, David

Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$15,231

Burr, Devon

Characterizing the history of a diverse inverted fluvial landscape: Mapping and Morphometry of the Aeolis Dorsa Region

NASA

$111,743

Classen, Aimee

Incorporating rhizosphere interactions and soil physical properties into a soil carbon degradation model through experimenting across ecotypes

Dept. of Energy

$314,702

Dolislager, Fredrick; Galloway, Leslie

Hosting and Maintenance of an Alaska-Specific Risk-Based Cleanup Levels Calculator

State of Alaska

$3,000

Feigerle, Charles

Alternative Plating Processes for Metal Electroplating Based on Ionic Liquids

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$149,134

Feigerle, Charles

UV and Visible Raman Analysis of Uranium Hydride

DOE – Los Alamos National Laboratory

$25,000

Hopko, Derek

Practicum experience for Clinical Psychology

University Health Systems, Inc.

$14,000

Kalisz, Susan

LTREB Renewal: The population dynamics of forest understory invasion; mechanistic experiments with generalist herbivores, natives, and invaders

NSF

$520,383

Kilbey, Sidney

Organization and Interfacial Interactions of Surface-Tethered Layers of Semi-flexible Polymer Chains

NSF

$281,502

Loeffler, Frank; Ritalahti, Kirsti; Hettich, Robert

Advanced Environmental Molecular Diagnostics to Assess, Monitor, and Predict Microbial Activities at Complicated Chlorinated Solvent Sites

DOD – Dept. of the Army

$340,593

MacLean, Calvin; Alley, David; Byrd, David

Open-Captioning Initiative

University of Tennessee Foundation/East Tennessee Foundation

$5,000

MacLean, Calvin; Alley, David; Byrd, David

Of Mice and Men

City of Knoxville

$10,000

Moersch, Jeffrey

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

SETI Institute/NASA

$30,732

Moore, Todd

Practicum experience for Clinical Psychology

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

$10,000

Moore, Todd; Levy, Jacob

Practicum Experience for Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students

Cherokee Health Systems

$90,000

Moore, Todd; Levy, Jacob

Practicum Experience for Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students

Knoxville Family Justice Center

$16,000

Perfect, Edmund

Hydraulic conductivity measurements of self-sealing liners for algal cultivation facilities

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$72,060

Plaut, Conrad

Analyzing Data-Specific Model-Selection Criteria

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$6,341

Prins, Brandon

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

DOD – Office Of Naval Research

$50,000

Sepaniak, Michael

Analytical Characterization and Advancement of MEMS Chemical Sensors

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$42,051

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,992

Sokolov, Alexei

Dynamics of Associating Polymers: From Association to Segmental and Chain Relaxations

NSF

$133,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA – Utturkar

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$24,268

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA Punita Manga

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$48,865

Weitering, Harm

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Recharge Usage

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,334

Wise, Steven

Efficient, Adaptive, and Convergent Numerical Methods for Phase Field and Phase Field Crystal Equations with Applications

NSF

$35,000

Haslam College of Business

Fox, William; Lemon, Tammy; Carruthers, Celeste

Maintain the Tennessee Longitudinal Data System

TN Dept. of Education

$750,000

Taylor, Edward

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

Dept. of Labor

$1,089,666

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Chen, Jui-Chi

Research services pertaining to the Tennessee Welcome Centers

TN Dept. of Tourist Development

$9,500

Kohring, Aaron

Transition & Self Determination Support

TN Dept. of Education

$549,150

Meschke, Laurie

COMPASS: Combating Obesity’s Multiple chronic conditions through Preparation Activities Shared among Students

University of Tennessee – Chattanooga/Health Resources&Service Admin

$39,597

Sarratt, Angela

Project TRiPS: Therapeutic Recreation in Public Schools

TN Dept. of Education

$869,349

Spence, Marsha; Haughton, Betsy; Raynor, Hollie; Kavanagh, Katherine; Fitzhugh, Eugene; Smith, Delores; Fouts, Hillary

Public Health Nutrition Leadership Education and Training for a Healthy MCH Population

HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration

$196,792

Stokes, Jamia

Diversity in Teaching 2015

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

$100,000

College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

Physics based selection of SLM process parameters to mitigate defects and to control deposit microstructure

Applied Optimization, Inc./NASA

$239,472

Clarke, David

Database Applications

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,968

Clarke, David

The University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign’s proposal for Tier 1 UTC

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Dept. of Transportation – Research and Innovative Technology

$61,800

Counce, Robert

Evaluation of Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Phosphate Processing Streams

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$35,000

Cox, Chris

Administrative Support for East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

$40,623

DeSmidt, Hans

Design Evaluation of 2-speed Transmission Systems for Compound Helicopter Main Gearboxes

Vertical Lift Consortium/DOD – Dept. of the Army

$100,000

Egami, Takeshi

Physics of metallic glasses

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$40,000

Egami, Takeshi

Atomistic Study of Bulk Metallic Glasses

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$50,000

Egami, Takeshi

Neutron scattering study of disordered materials under confinement

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,031

Fathy, Aly

Reconfigurable RF Front-end for Multi-GNSS/Communication SDR Receiver

MaXentric Technologies, LLC/DOD – Dept. of the Air Force

$45,000

Gao, Wei

CRII: NeTS: Exploiting System and Network Dynamics in Mobile Clouds

NSF

$85,944

Han, Lee

Passenger and Freight Transportation Policy Analysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,600

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 2

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$2,722

Hines, J

National Academy for Nuclear Training Fellowship Awards

Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)*6

$25,000

Irick, David

Design Electrical System for a Lightweight All Electric Vehicle

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$6,087

Laursen, Siris

SusChEM: Mechanistic Studies of Photocatalytic Water-Splitting and CO2Reduction: The control of surface chemical reactivity and its effect on product distribution

NSF

$305,776

Mandrus, David; Yan, Jiaqiang

Building New Spintronic Materials with Layered Chalcogenides

NSF

$277,462

Papanicolaou, Athanasios

IDEA proposal: A Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) Detection System for Assessing Scour Countermeasures and the Stability of Hydraulic Structures.

National Academy of Sciences/Dept. of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration

$50,000

Parker, John; Kim, Ungtae

A Practical Approach for Remediation Performance Assessment and Optimization at DNAPL Sites for Early Identification and Correction of Problems Considering Uncertainty.

DOD – Dept. of the Army

$105,267

Sawhney, Rapinder

ORNL Neptonium-237 Oxide Quality Enhancement

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$54,611

Sawhney, Rapinder

Lean Summer Program 2015-2016

Fundacao para o Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico

$44,850

Sawhney, Rapinder

Lean Summer Program 2015-2016

Madre Consultoria ME Ltda.*6

$17,250

Sawhney, Rapinder

Lean Summer Program 2015-2016

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Campus Bucaramanga

$3,450

Schwartz, John

Improving the GRSM’s understanding of its natural resources and processes and thereby enhancing protection of the Park’s resources

Dept. of Interior – National Park Service-Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$95,000

Skutnik, Steven

Migration of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Data to the ORNL Unified Database

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$1,307

Skutnik, Steven

Technical support for reactor physics methods development

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,000

Sun, Kai

Research and Implementation on Adomian Decomposition to Support ORNL Parallel Power System Simulation Project

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$59,119

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Electric Power Research Institute

$50,000

Xu, Donghua

Modeling Hydride Formation in Zirconium

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$40,000

Zhang, Yanwen

Microstructure Characterization in Ceramic- and Metallic-based Materials

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,600

Zinkle, Steven

Nuclear Fuels Fundamental Research

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$14,784

Zinkle, Steven

Gov Chair Research Support Funds

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$40,000

Zinkle, Steven

Advanced Fuel Forms for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Applications

NASA

$74,000

College of Nursing

Bonom, Julie

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)

HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration

$16,665

Gaylord, Nan; Niederhauser, Victoria

Center for Nursing Practice

University of Tennessee Foundation

$238,970

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne; Cheatham, Joanna

DHS Child Care Assessment Supportive Services Program (STARS) FY16

TN Dept. of Human Services/HHS – Administration for Children and Families

$934,000

Patterson, David

2014-2015 City of Knoxville ESG Proposal

City of Knoxville Community Development Division/Housing & Urban Development

$730

Patterson, David

FY 2015-2016 Knox County CDBG Match

Knox County Community Development Office/Housing & Urban Development

$10,000

Patterson, David

KnoxHMIS Exhibit 2 Renewal 2015-2016

Housing & Urban Development

$132,282

Wodarski, John

The Tennessee Residential Treatment Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

HHS – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

$523,304

UTSI

Davenport, Joel

Starpac 3 Valve Correlation Study

Aerospace Testing Alliance

$5,500

Davenport, Joel

NSMS Hot Probe Study

Aerospace Testing Alliance

$5,000

Johnson, Jacqueline

Large Area, High Resolution Storage Phosphor Detectors for High Energy (MeV) Digital Radiography

DOE – BWXT Y-12

$30,000

Moeller, Trevor

12V Vertical Thrust Stand (Breakdown and Delivery) to AEDC

Aerospace Testing Alliance

$5,853

Vasconcelos da Costa, Jose; Terekhov, Alexander

Prototyping of Nanostructures

Ultra Small Fibers, LLC*6

$50,564

Yu, Andrew

Component Management in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems

DOE – Sandia National Lab

$30,000

Zhang, Feng

Development of next-generation lubricant additives for high-efficiency engines

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,475

Campus Centers and Institutes

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Joel Denny – High Level Intermediate Language Representation

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$173,902

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Bennett: LIVV and NEAMS Support and Development

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,197

Greene, David {Baker Center/Baker Center}

Research and Analysis for Hydrogen Systems and Vehicle Technologies

DOE – Argonne National Lab/Dept. of Energy

$49,039

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Kyle Sander Bredesen Center ESE

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$29,726

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Guinevere Shaw ESE Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$58,131

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Travis Lange ESE GRA Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$19,304

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Mallory Ladd ESE GRA Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,043

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Alex Lewis ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$49,441

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Analysis of High-Heat Flux Water-Cooled Divertor Components

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$40,695

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Zachary Langford ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,500

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Narendran Raghavan ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$25,600

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Kathleen (Kassie) Hauser Ernst GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,350

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Pranab Chowdhury ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,134

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,677

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

GRA Chang Liu Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,500

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$7,463

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Jeff Beegle ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,633

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Asa Roy ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$17,125

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center 2015 Summer Interns

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,105

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Christine Ajinjeru GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,415

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Vidya Kishore Bredesen Center ESE

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$9,474

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ryan Daniels

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$21,093

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kaitlin Palla

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$21,468

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

David Garcia Bredesen Center ESE GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$21,468

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kristine Cabugao

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$32,570

Other

Alexander, Mark

OUTstanding Seminar

University of Tennessee Foundation/Appalachian Community Fund

$500

Eighmy, Thomas

Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour

The Kavli Foundation*6

$10,000

Stewart, Joseph

Air Force Acquisition Improvement Support (FA7014-10-R-0008) – IDIQ

DOD – Dept. of the Air Force

$201,352

MultiCollege/Center

Allard, Suzanne(C&I); Eaker, Christopher(Other)

UT subcontract with the Council on Library and Information Resources grant with the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Council on Library and Information Resources/Institute of Museum & Library-Office of Museum Services

$11,300

Jonsson, Colleen(A&S); Brothers, Ernest(Other); Buchan, Alison(A&S); Gavrilets, Sergey(A&S); Lenhart, Suzanne(A&S)

NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

NSF

$4,052,200

Lasater, Karen(NUR); Brown, Kathleen(EHHS); Colby, Sarah(EHHS); Fancher, Susan(NUR); Mixer, Sandra(NUR); Morgan, Katherine(NUR); Myers, Carole(NUR); Niederhauser, Victoria(NUR)

Improving Clinical Education for Advanced Practice NURses through Academic-Practice Partnerships (ICE)

HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration

$656,124

Loeffler, Frank(Engr); Campagna, Shawn(A&S); Ritalahti, Kirsti(A&S); Yan, Jun(A&S)

Biogeochemical Controls over Corrinoid Bioavailability to Organohalide-Respiring Chloroflexi

NIH – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

$193,924

Murray, Matthew(Baker Center); Fox, William(BUS); Kessler, Lawrence(BUS)

Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee

TN Dept. of Economic and Community Development

$185,600

Speraw, Susan(NUR); McRae, John(A&D); Schwartz, John(ENGR); Skolits, Gary(EHHS)

Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness: An Interprofessional Practi

HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration

$500,000

* 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 8/4/2015
  6. Sponsor Name might be changed at a later time because the official name has not yet been setup in the system as of August 4, 2015