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Awards for June 2015

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

Spreadsheet: Awards for June 2015

UTK Award (06/01/15 – 06/30/15) *

INVESTIGATOR

TITLE

SPONSOR

AWARD

College of Arts and Sciences

Agarwal, Pratul

Conformational sub-states in enzyme catalysis: Applications to ribonuclease

University of Pittsburgh/NIH – National Institute of General Medical Sciences

$185,231

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

Real Time Chemotaxis in Commensal Plant-microbe Associations

NSF

$6,350

Binder, Brad

Integration of Ethylene and Light in the Control of Phototaxis in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

NSF

$100,000

Burr, Devon; Emery, Joshua

Digitizing, generation, and archiving of planetary aeolian threshold data from wind tunnel experiments

NASA

$107,804

Elias, Dwayne

Biogeochemical Framework to Evaluate Mercury Methylation Potential During in-situ Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Duke University/NIH – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

$56,700

Emery, Joshua

Observational constraints on asteroid regoliths

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

$20,000

Feigerle, Charles

Synthesis of Task-Specific Ionic Liquids for Separation of Rare-Earth Metal Ions

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$141,151

Feller, Daniel

The Papers of Andrew Jackson

Tennessee Historical Commission

$1,595

Fomin, Nadia

The study of high-momentum nucleons and quark distributions

DOE – Office of Science

$58,000

Fomin, Nadia

2015-2016 JSA Graduate Fellowship Award

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC*6/Dept. of Energy

$12,000

Freeberg, Ernest; Cohen, Michael

The Correspondence of James K. Polk

Tennessee Historical Commission

$1,595

Freeberg, Ernest; Cohen, Michael

The Correspondence of James K. Polk

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

$47,440

Hollenbach, Kandace

Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Samples from the road Restoration Project at Monticello , Albemarle County, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Foundation

$3,633

Lenhart, Suzanne; Day, Judy

Environmental Components in Disease Models

North Carolina State University/NIH

$58,875

Lloyd, Karen

Karen Lloyd’s Sloan Fellowship

Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation

$50,000

Loeffler, Frank

Anaerobic Microbial Biotransformation and Biodegradation of Bisphenol A (BPA)

American Chemistry Council

$119,245

MacLean, Calvin; Alley, David; Byrd, David

Clarence Brown Theatre Shubert Foundation

University of Tennessee Foundation/The Shubert Foundation

$15,000

Moersch, Jeffrey

Assessment of subsurface hydrogen content and geochemical anomalies using the Mars Science Laboratory Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons Experiment

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

$64,381

Moreo, Adriana; Dagotto, Elbio

Computational Studies of Multiorbital Model Hamiltonians for Iron-Based Superconductors in Quasi One-Dimensional Geometries

NSF

$145,000

Ovchinnikov, Serguei

Effort by S. Ovchinnikov in support of research article and grant proposal preparation

University of North Texas

$18,221

Ray, Victor

No Vacancy: Discrimination in an Online Housing Market

American Sociological Association

$6,582

Riding, Robert

Continental Microbial Carbonates: Fabrics, Processes, and Facies

Total

$105,285

Steen, Andrew

Quantifying the lability of sedimentary organic carbon to microbial extracellular enzymes (IODP Leg 347)

Marine Biological Laboratory*6/Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation

$22,688

Taylor, Lawrence

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

Brown University – Office of Sponsored Projects/NASA

$18,900

Taylor, Lawrence; Howarth, Geoffrey

Mantle Metasomatism and the Origin of Diamonds

NSF

$99,994

Taylor, Lawrence; Howarth, Geoffrey; Pernet-Fisher, John

Evolution of Crusts and Mantles of Planetary Bodies

NASA

$130,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Weili GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

manesh shah

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$85,454

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Chen Qian GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA – Matthew Entler

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,843

Weitering, Harm

Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,000

Xue, Ziling

Investigating Novel Reactivities of Transition Metal Complexes and Pathways in the Formation of Microelectronic Materials.

NSF

$100,000

Haslam College of Business

Bray, Larry

Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS) data into the Barge Costing Model (BCM)

Army Corps of Engineers Engineer R&D Center/Dept. of Defense

$98,508

Bruce, Donald; Fox, William

Families First

TN Dept. of Human Services

$225,000

Burton, Mark; Bray, Larry

Chickamauga Lock and Dam Economic Update

Gulf South Research Corporation*6/Army Corps of Engineers Engineer R&D Center

$43,280

Carruthers, Celeste; Fox, William; Kessler, Lawrence

Assess College Persistence Risk Factors: Tennessee Promise Applicants and Prior Cohorts

tnAchieves*6

$31,366

Fox, William

Tennessee Child Care Market Rate Study

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

$26,400

Leitnaker, Mary

Support for Business Analytics in Production

DOE – Y-12 Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS)

$89,000

Neilson, William; Li, Jing

Ingroup Favoritism and Gender-biased Task Assignment

Russell Sage Foundation

$2,850

College of Communication and Information

Suttles, Barbara

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

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$191,330

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Cihak, David; Wright, Rachel

iDirect My Supports

Organization for Autism Research

$2,000

Cowherd, Stephanie

Tennessee DHS/Division of Rehabilitation Services/UT CLEE

TN Dept. of Human Services/Dept. of Education

$788,331

Kronick, Robert

University-Assisted Community School

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc./United Way

$100,000

Moore, Tara

East Tennessee Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

TN Dept. of Education

$3,750,000

White, Connie

Tennessee Teachers’ Professional Development Event Support

TN Dept. of Education/Dept. of Education

$2,214,764

College of Engineering

Abidi, M

RF-IR Data Fusion Phase II

deciBel Research/Missile Defense Agency

$49,303

Alshibli, Khalid

Integrated Experimental-Computational Multiscale Immersed Particle-Continuum Approach to modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Soil Failure Mechanics Under Buried Explosive Loading.

University of Colorado/DOD – Office Of Naval Research

$61,428

Babu, Sudarsanam

In-situ, Nondestructive Inspection during Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Parts

Applied Optimization, Inc./DOD – Dept. of the Navy

$24,000

Berry, Michael

Graduate Research Assistantship for Master Students (GRAMS) – MSSE

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,741

Borole, Abhijeet

Microbial electrolysis and bioprocess investigations

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$50,383

Cate, Matthew

Fiscal Year 2015 Statewide Survey of Safety Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Usage inTennessee

TN Dept. of Transportation/TN Dept. of Transportation

$165,356

Choo, Hahn

In situ neutron diffraction and fluid dynamics modeling of dynamic recrystallization in Mg alloys

NSF

$104,360

Clarke, David

Database Applications

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$11,936

Coble, Jamie

Multivariate analysis to support the deployment of the Multi-Isotope Process Monitor at H-Canyon

DOE – Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Lab

$19,000

Dongarra, Jack

Extreme-scale Algorithms and Solver Resilience

DOE – Office of Science

$150,000

Dongarra, Jack; Bosilca, George

Unified Common Communication Substrate (UCCS)

DOE – BWXT Y-12

$60,000

Dongarra, Jack; Luszczek, Piotr

Sparse Iterative Solver Benchmarking and the SparseBenchProject

DOE – BWXT Y-12

$200,000

Duscher, Gerd

High-Resolution, Abberation-Corrected, Z-Contras Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$77,000

Egami, Takeshi

Physics of metallic glasses

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$50,000

Egami, Takeshi

Local Structure by Neutron Diffraction

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$175,000

Egami, Takeshi

Synthesis of soft matter

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,000

Egami, Takeshi

Neutron scattering study of disordered materials under pressure

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$15,000

Everett, Jerry

Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program Clearinghouse

Knox County Schools/Dept. of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration

$572,186

Fathy, Aly

Remote Triage Of Combat Causalities: VitalWave

MaXentric Technologies, LLC/DOD – Dept. of the Army

$152,496

Fu, Joshua

Assistance of Air Benefit and Attainment Assessment and Cost Analysis System

Chang Jung Christian University/Taiwan Environmental Protection Adminstration

$70,000

Fu, Joshua; Hathaway, Jon

Climate data for water resources study

Biohabitats, Inc/Dept. of Commerce

$12,000

Gangaware, Timothy

Knox County MOU and Work Orders – Adopt-A-Watershed

Knox County

$25,000

Gao, Wei

CLM Software Analysis Tool Enhancement-GO! Prgm

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$27,118

Gao, Wei

Adaptive Mobile Networking at the Tactical Edge: A Social-Aware Perspective [Network Science – Communication and Human Networks]

DOD – Army Research Office

$65,969

Hall, Howard

Surrogate Debris Formation

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$254,700

Han, Lee

Energy and Transportation Statistics and Freight Analysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,135

Han, Lee

Passenger and Freight Transportation Policy Analysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$11,200

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 1

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$6,809

Hazen, Terry

Deep Sea Basin Microbiology

BP America

$19,921

Hazen, Terry

ENIGMA subcontract

DOE – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California

$100,000

Lang, Maik

Disordering Mechanisms in Complex Ceramics: Impact of Structural Response on Physical Properties

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

$5,000

Li, Fangxing

Implementing a Wireless Sensing System for Smart Pumping Control

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,057

Mandrus, David

Correlated and Complex Materials

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$23,220

Morris, James

Atomistic Study of Metallic Glasses

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,930

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

$25,808

Ostrowski, James

2015 Mixed Integer Programming Workshop

NSF

$5,000

Penumadu, Dayakar

The Effects of Sea Water on Composite Facing Sandwich Layups, and of Polymeric Composites for Naval Applications.

DOD – Office Of Naval Research/DOD – Dept. of the Navy

$65,000

Penumadu, Dayakar

Developing Lignin Based Carbon Fiber Composites for Engineering Applications

TennEra LLC

$25,000

Rack, Philip

Rack: continuation: Ion Beam Induced Etching

Intel Corporation

$200,000

Rack, Philip

Self and Directed Assembly of Metal Nanoparticles and Correlation of their Plasmonic Behavior

University of Notre Dame/Dept. of Energy

$76,154

Reinbolt, Jeffrey

Furthering University of Tennessee Undergraduate Research Education (FUTURE) for Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering

NIH – National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

$43,200

Sawhney, Rapinder

A Multi Objective Decision Making Tool to Optimize ORNL Footprint in Support of ORNL’s Current and Future Infrastructure Objectives

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$126,000

Sawhney, Rapinder

Y-12 Safeguard and Security Key Performance Indicator Initiative

DOE – Y-12 Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS)

$45,000

Skutnik, Steven

GO! PGM Logistics studies of used nuclear fuel transport for the Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST)

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$55,439

Townsend, Lawrence

Additional Improvements to the HZETRN Code and the NUCFRG2 Database

NASA – Langley Research Center

$39,002

Wereszczak, Andrew; Pharr, George

Glass and Glass-Ceramic Structure and Responding Mechanical Performance

DOD-U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

$73,430

Wirth, Brian

Modeling Nuclear Fuels Performance: Pellet Clad Interaction

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$62,500

Zawodzinski, Thomas

Anion Exchange Membranes for use in Alkaline Fuel Cells

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,000

Zhang, Yanwen

Microstructure Characterization in Ceramic- and Metallic-based Materials

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,000

Zhang, Zhili

Collaborative Research: Pre-Ionization Controlled Laser Plasma Formation for Ignition Applications

NSF

$48,100

Zinkle, Steven

Gov Chair Research Support Funds

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,000

College of Law

McKanders, Karla

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Program

Equal Justice Works*6/EXEC – Corporation for National and Community Service

$19,890

College of Nursing

Gunther, Mary

University of Tennessee Nurse Faculty Loan Program

HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration

$133,905

College of Social Work

Mason, Lisa

Environment and Social Development: Advancing a Research Agenda

Washington University in St. Louis

$6,000

Patterson, David; Higginbotham, Lisa

FY 16 Salvation Army HMIS Matching Funds

Salvation Army

$750

Patterson, David; Higginbotham, Lisa

VMC Matching Funds FY 16

Volunteer Ministry Center

$2,000

UTSI

Moeller, Trevor

ACE Booster Phase II

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC

$75,000

Campus Centers and Institutes

Brook, Robert {JICS/JICS}

Identifying Opportunities for Vectorization – Brook

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,185

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Bennett: LIVV and NEAMS Support and Development

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,198

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Programming Support for NCCS HPC Operations Infrastructure Team-Simmerman

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$42,396

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Lustre Dynamic Support Development-Mohr

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,000

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

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

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$23,598

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Translating and Implementing Physical Models into Monte Carlo Code – Koju

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$13,234

Glasby, Ryan {JICS/JICS}

A Systematic Characterization of the Structure and Dynamics of Transitional Shock/Boundary Layer Interactions

University of Tennessee – Space Institute/DOD – Office Of Naval Research

$50,000

Halloy, Christian {JICS/JICS}

Kalnaus Energy Storage

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$10,560

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Keith Britt ESE GRA Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$14,237

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Emilio Ramirez ESE student Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$13,047

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Modeling plasma surface interactions involving hydrogen and helium bombardment of tungsten

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$59,862

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Mariya Absar ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,350

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Seong Jin An ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$26,500

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Mark Christian GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$26,433

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$1,069

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bresedesen Center ESE Artem Maksov GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,113

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Tong Wu GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$58,778

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Eric Muckley GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,469

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center 2015 Summer Interns

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$51,557

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Justin Knowles GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,500

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Piet Jones GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,511

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$22,342

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Jayde Aufrecht, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$16,813

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Bredesen Center ESE Armin Geiger GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,775

Ripp, Steven {CEB/CEB}

From luc to GFP to lux: Evolving an improved zebrafish model for the screening of endocrine disruptor chemicals

NIH

$6,068

MultiCollege/Center

Gibbons, Melinda(EHHS); Benner, Susan(EHHS); Ezzell, Timothy(A&S); Griffin, Travis(Engr); Hardin, Erin(A&S); Ripp, Steven(CEB)

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

NIH – Office of Research Infrastructure Program

$209,136

Hodge, Lynn(EHHS); Lenhart, Suzanne(A&S); Sturner, Kelly(NIMBios); Walther, Ashley(EHHS)

Math Counts

Campbell County Schools (AS400)/TN Dept. of Education

$41,446

O’Meara, Brian(A&S); Gilchrist, Michael(A&S); Zaretzki, Russell(Bus)

Population genetics-based codon models

NSF

$50,000

Peterson, Cynthia(A&S); Brothers, Ernest(Other); Hodges, Carolyn(Other); Lenhart, Suzanne(A&S); Reed, Gregory(Other)

Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER)

NIH – National Institute of General Medical Sciences

$991,236

* 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 7/14/2015
  6. Sponsor Name might be changed at a later time because the official name has not yet been setup in the system as of July 14, 2015