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Awards for July 2017

The following awards were granted in July 2017. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

Spreadsheet: Awards for July 2017

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obl Award Amnt

College of Arts and Sciences

Alderman, Derek

Transformation of Racialized American Southern Heritage Landscapes

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$37,322

Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys

Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER)

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

$991,236

Batista, Cristian

Effective exchange interactions for rare-earth materials

DOE – NNSA – LANL – Los Alamos National Laboratory

$50,000

Becker, Jeffrey

The quiesome and signalosome of a model GPCR

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

$27,626

Buchan, Alison

Unraveling the complex interactions of host-virus interactions on marine microbial physiology

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$693,024

Cousineau, Marie-Helene

Six Dimensional Experimental Characterization of High Intensity Hadron Beam Dynamics in Front End Systems

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$32,408

Egami, Takeshi

Viscosity of Aqueous Solution

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

$48,457

Emery, Joshua

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

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$123,875

Emery, Joshua

Investigating Hydrated Silicates and Organic Compounds on Asteroid 1999 JU3

SETI Institute

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$11,674

Emery, Joshua

Lucy: Surveying the Diversity of Trojans

Southwest Research Institute

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$8,677

Feigerle, Charles

Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater

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

$13,000

Gordon, Kristina

Grad student clinical placement at Family Justice Center

Knoxville Family Justice Center

$8,000

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses

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

$174,000

Grzywacz, Robert

New high-resolution neutron detector for the studies of exotic nuclei – NEXT

DOE – National Nuclear Security Administration

$270,000

Horn, Sally

Developing a Network of n-Alkane Hydrogen Isotope Records in Costa Rica to Elucidate Drivers and Impacts of Holocene Droughts

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

None

$159,660

Horn, Sally

Developing a Network of n-Alkane Hydrogen Isotope Records in Costa Rica to Elucidate Drivers and Impacts of Holocene Droughts

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

None

$7,342

Horn, Sally

Radiocarbon Dating of Paleoflood Deposits Near Watts Bar Dam, Meigs County,Tennessee

US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

None

$4,983

Maroulas, Vasileios

3.1 Modeling of Complex Systems: Construction of distributions on complex topological spaces of signals and their application to machine learning and state estimation

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$16,714

Mikucki, Jill

ICE-MAMBA Ice-covered Chemosynthetic Ecosystems: Mineral Availability and MicroBiological Accessibility

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

None

$191,825

Moore, Todd

Practicum experience for clinical psychology

University Health Systems, Inc.

$14,000

Papenbrock, Thomas

Topical Collaboration on double beta decay and neutron electric dipole moment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel)

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$70,000

Saenkhum, Tanita

Continual Assessing Placement Procedures for L2 Writers: An Institutional Case Study

Council Of Writing Program Administrators

$2,000

Smith, Jeremy

Multi-Scale Modeling Framework for Mercury Biogeochemistry

DOE – BER – Office of Biological and Environmental Research

$180,000

Vogt, Frank

CDS&E: Enhancing Analyses of Live Biosamples through Chemometric Modeling of Chemical Interactions with their Environment

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$254,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA Punita Manga

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

$9,244

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Graduate Research – Sushmitha

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

$8,204

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Comparative Genomics bioinformatics and proteomics

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

$40,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA Barde research

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

$8,204

Wise, Steven

Physics-Based, self-consistent simulation of neutron reflectivity for thin films of block copolymers with Incorporated nanaparticles

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

$40,000

Zhao, Bin

Stimuli-Responsive Shape Changing Molecular Brushes

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$121,475

Zhao, Bin

Collaborative Research:Polymer Single Crystal-Assisted

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

None

$370,953

Zhou, Haidong

CAREER: Emergent Quantum Spin-Liquid in Yb-Pyrochlores and Yb-Spinels

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$140,000

Haslam College of Business

Fox, William

Department of Finance and Administration – TN State Data Center

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

$278,000

Fox, William

Department of Finance & Administration – FY18

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

$159,200

Fox, William

The Tennessee Postsecondary Evaluation and Analysis Research Lab (TN-PEARL): Building a Foundation for Actionable Research on Higher Education Policy in Tennessee

Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.

None

$399,999

College of Communication & Information

Allard, Suzanne

Support for the Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS) – Science Writer

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

$118,681

College of Education,Health, & Human Sciences

Brewer, Ernest

Academic Enrichment Upward Bound 2017-2022

ED – US Dept. of Education

$358,115

Smith, David

Tennessee Education of the Deaf (TENNEDDE) Personnel Preparation Project: Focus Area B: Preparing personnel to serve school-age children with low-incidence disabilities

ED – US Dept. of Education

$250,000

Smith, David

Tennessee Universal Newborn Screening and Intervention Program 2017-2020

Tennessee Department of Health

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$300,000

Tickle College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

Next Generation Topology Optimization Design Using Non-Isotropic Property Sets

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

$15,000

Beck, Micah

Resilient System Solutions for Data Sharing for Wildland Fire Incident Operations

Michigan Technological University (MTU)

DOC – NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

$90,158

Braiman, Yehuda

High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$80,000

Braiman, Yehuda

High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$75,000

Coble, Jamie

Information Fusion for Improved Prognostics and Health Management of Military Vehicles

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$550,176

Djouadi, Seddik

Design and implementation of control laws to enable responsive building loads to offset photovoltaic (PV) sources

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

None

$96,148

Dongarra, Jack

Asynchronous Iterative Solvers for Extreme-Scale Computing

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$149,587

Hall, Howard

Governor

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

$15,914

Hayward, Jason

Single Volume Neutron Scatter Camera R&D Based on an Optical Coded Aperture

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

$5,000

Hazen, Terry

ENIGMA subcontract

DOE – SC – LBL – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California

$60,539

Hines, J

The Nuclear Engineering Faculty Development Program at the University of Tennessee

US – NRC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

$50,047

Hines, J

Development of Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated Fuel Technology

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation

$218,319

Hines, J

Scholarship Program for Recruitment, Retention, and Success in Nuclear Engineering Education at the University of Tennessee

US – NRC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

$200,000

Jin, Mingzhou

Flight Risk Analysis, Validation, and Optimization

Federal Express

$49,987

Khomami, Bamin

Nanofabrication of Metal/Semiconductor Nanocomposites for Dissipative Driven Entanglement Generation

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

$7,240

Liaw, Peter

Fundamental Study of Low-Cycle-Fatigue Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$140,402

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

None

$83,314

Maldonado, Guillermo

Sustainable Pipeline of Educational Excellence for Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students at the University of Tennessee

US – NRC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

$400,000

Meek, Thomas

Urania-based Direct Conversion Neutron Detectors

DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$121,221

Meek, Thomas

Massively Expanded NEA Accessibility via Microwave-Sintered Aerobrakes

Deep Space Industries

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$61,988

Ostrowski, James

Microgrid Optimization

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

$50,000

Papanicolaou, Athanasios

STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE INVENTORY AND MAPPING FOR THE TOWN OF FARRAGUT

Town of Farragut

$50,000

Penumadu, Dayakar

Multi-Scale penetration mechanics of projectiles through granular media using neutrons and x-rays.

DOD – Department of Defense

$349,996

Penumadu, Dayakar

The Effect of Marine Environment on the Compression Behavior and Fatigue Loading of CFVE Sandwich Structures

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$65,000

Rack, Philip

LSU Subcontract to UT Physics forPortion of DOE SISGR Project

Louisiana State University (LSU)

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$65,000

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

$50,344

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

$10,000

Sawhney, Rapinder

Non-DoD Systems Engineering Best Practices & Decision Techniques

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

$60,000

TerMaath, Stephanie

Probabilistic Multi-Scale Damage Tolerance Modeling of Composite Patches for Naval Aluminum Alloys

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$114,000

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

$545,423

Truster, Timothy

Creep-Rupture Modeling Using Crystal Plasticity in WARP3D

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

$52,513

Vaidya, Uday

Energy efficient and low cost composite window profiles

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

$37,256

Wang, Dali

Systematic Multi-scale Analysis of Tissue Morphogenesis

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

HHS – NIH – NCI – National Cancer Institute

$66,137

Wirth, Brian

Advancing Understanding of Fission Gas Behavior in Nuclear Fuel through Leadership Class Computing

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$192,856

Wu, Jie

CPS: Synergy: Cost-Effective Mastitis Control and Biosecurity for Sustainable Dairy Farming

USDA – NIFA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

$467,222

Zawodzinski, Thomas

Transport in Battery and Related Materials

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

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$199,996

Zhang, Zhili

Support ORNL in Fusion Materials for Nuclear Systems Division R&D

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

$19,491

Zhao, Xiaopeng

Collaborative Research: Heart dynamics: Bifurcation Estimation and Alternans conTrol (HeartBEAT)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$289,337

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

21st Century Afterschool and LEAPs Program Evaluation FY 2015

Tennessee Department of Education

$631,765

Patterson, David

Salvation Army Matching Funds FY18

Salvation Army

$1,057

Research Centers & Institutes

Armsworth, Paul

Gains from synchronizing top-down and bottom-up conservation activities within agricultural landscapes

Resources for the Future

USDA – NIFA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

$43,930

Crosby, Lonnie

Machine Learning & Data Visualization – Senter

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

$31,751

Greene, David

Research and Analysis for Hydrogen Systems and Vehicle Technologies

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$27,838

Greene, David

Vehicle Markets and Oil Dependence

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

$56,693

Hall, Howard

Support to the Nuclear Materials Detection and Characterization Group

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

$16,500

Hall, Howard

Frontline

Knox County

$7,500

Lenhart, Suzanne

The 2017 NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$19,590

Riedinger, Leo

Mariya Absar ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$21,311

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA

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

$9,370

Riedinger, Leo

Bresedesen Center ESE Artem Maksov GRA

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

$14,052

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Armin Geiger GRA

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

$20,023

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Kaitlin Palla

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

$54,608

Riedinger, Leo

David Garcia Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$2,532

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Lauren Riley

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

$12,833

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Marie Kirkegaard GRA

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

$12,631

Riedinger, Leo

Melissa (Missy) Showers GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$28,966

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Chance Brown

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

$6,695

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Megan Lilly

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

$36,977

Riedinger, Leo

Timothy Yates GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$36,447

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Mallory Ladd

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

$57,824

Weitering, Harm

Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures

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

$6,972

Wiegand, Krista

Expanding the Issue Correlates of War(ICOW) Dataset

University of North Texas (UNT)

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$28,735

Zinkle, Steven

Aqueous corrosion of SiC-based materials

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

$17,000

UT Space Institute

Schmisseur, John

Experimental characterization and analysis of the acoustic field and dynamic pressure loads generated by current and developmental suppressor systems.

State of Tennessee Appropriations

$70,000

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$100,797

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$274,974

Reynolds, Todd

Microbial Imaging & Characterization

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

$5,982

Simpson, Michael

Accelerated AChE Reactivators: Design by Mechanistic Neutron Scattering Studies

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

HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health

$33,000

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