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Awards for March 2015

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

Spreadsheet: Awards for March 2015

UTK Award (03/01/15 – 03/31/15) *

INVESTIGATOR TITLE SPONSOR AWARD
College of Arts and Sciences

Bembenek, Joshua

Cell Cycle Regulation of Membrane Trafficking

NIH

$282,681

Bingham, Carrol

Matching Funds – UT/ORNL Joint Institute

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,075

Burch-Smith, Tessa

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

NSF

$300,000

Campagna, Shawn

Cholinergic Phenotype in Murine Models of Sleep

University of Tennessee – Health Science Center/NIH

$18,078

Cyr, Howard

Geoarchaeological, Archaeobotanical, and Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Tree Island Sites Associated with the Phase II Everglades Restoration Transition Cultural Resource Assessment.

Brockington and Associates/Army Corp Of Engineers

$9,634

Dadmun, Mark

Support of GradStudent for Dr. Mark Dadmun

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$45,000

Dadmun, Mark

Methods to improve the adhesion between deposited layers in the fused deposition modeling (FDM) of polymeric materials.

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,362

Dolislager, Fredrick; Gross, Louis; Galloway, Leslie; Stewart, Debra

Fy2015&2016 Risk Integration Technical Support

DOE – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC

$4,484

Feigerle, Charles

Synthesis of Novel Catalysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$11,037

Gross, Louis; Stewart, Debra; Dolislager, Fredrick; Galloway, Leslie

UT-Battelle EPA Risk – Environment Assessment and Decision Analysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$250,000

Hollenbach, Kandace

Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 1Tu1010, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

University of Alabama

$505

Hollenbach, Kandace

Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Singleton Marineway, Blount County, Tennessee

Tennessee Valley Authority

$4,996

Kah, Linda

MAHLI û Mars HandLens Imager for the Mars Science Laboratory

Malin Space Science Systems/NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

$215,335

Mannik, Jaan

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

NSF

$140,258

Maroulas, Vasileios

A distributed sparsity-cognizant framework for dynamic tracking of multiple threats

The University of Texas at Arlington/Air Force Office Scientific Reseach

$24,999

Maroulas, Vasileios; Rosinski, Jan; Xiong, Jie

The 2015 John Barrett Memorial Lectures

NSF

$10,000

Maroulas, Vasileios; Xiong, Jie

The 2015 John Barrett Memorial Lectures: Stochastic Filtering, Computations and Applications

University of Minnesota

$5,000

Matheny, Patrick; Looney, Brian

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Systematics, diversification, and functional maintenance of trophic mode in Russula (Russulales)

NSF

$19,630

Mays, Jimmy

Synthesis of miktoarm triblock terpolymers and dipolar block copolymers

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$17,500

Mcsween, Harry

THEMIS Science Team Member for Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

Arizona State University/NASA

$75,000

Mcsween, Harry

Participation in DAWN Science Team

Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles/NASA

$65,976

Smith, Jeremy

Post-Doc Steve Tomanicek

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$68,410

Spanier, Stefan

Elementary Particle Interactions with CMS at LHC

DOE – Office of Science

$195,000

Steadman, Dawnie

Validation Study of the Utility of Using Total Body Score and Accumulated Degree Days to Determine the Post-Mortem Interval of Human Remains from Three Human Decomposition Research Facilities

Sam Houston State University/Dept. of Justice – National Institute Of Justice

$163,942

Sumrall, Colin

Collaborative Research: Assembling the Echinoderm Tree of Life

NSF

$24,892

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Weili GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Diurnal and Circadian Control of Protein Synthesis

NSF

$300,000

Weitering, Hanno

Electronic Complexity in Epitaxial Rutile Heterostructures

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,300

Williams, Richard

AS107 Operation and maintenance

Southern Methodist University/DOD – Dept. of the Army

$15,250

Haslam College of Business

Fox, William; Luna, Leann

Conduct a Large Sample Annual Survey of TennesseansÆ Attitudes about Healthcare, Insurance and TennCare

TN Dept. of Finance and Administration-Bureau of Tenncare

$395,573

Taylor, Edward

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

Dept. of Labor

$1,059,958

College of Communication and Information

Suttles, Barbara

Fort Campbell Energy Management Program Database Migration and Upgrade

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Dept. of Energy

$2,977

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

French, Russell

Proposal to Provide Technical Services to PNNL

DOE – Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Lab

$68,100

Raynor, Hollie

Variety in food choices

Weight Watchers International, Inc.

$2,000

Raynor, Hollie

WW Pilot 2015

Weight Watchers International, Inc.

$78,330

White, Connie

Tennessee Adult Education Support

TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development/Dept. of Education

$355,540

College of Engineering

Abidi, M; Koschan, Andreas

Target Handoff and Resource Management for Multi-Sensor-Multi-Target Tracking Systems

Dept. of Defense

$106,775

Alshibli, Khalid

3D Assessment of Particle Morphology and its Influence on Friction, Dilatancy, and Fabric Evolution of Sheared Granular Materials

NSF

$10,000

Alshibli, Khalid

Collaborative Research: 3D Assessment of contact forces, force chain evolution, and fracture behavior of sand

NSF

$10,000

Babu, Sudarsanam

Laser Processing of Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Components for Joining Applications

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,333

Babu, Sudarsanam

Integration of Phase Transformation Models with Computational Weld Mechanics Software

Siemens

$120,000

Clarke, David

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$90,442

Clarke, David

Support to CTA Research Programs

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$34,885

Clarke, David; Cate, Matthew

Tennessee Local Technical Assistance Program Center

TN Dept. of Transportation

$2,060,583

Costinett, Daniel; Blalock, Benjamin

High Power Fully Integrated DC-DC Converter

University of Tennessee Foundation/Texas Instruments

$50,000

Costinett, Daniel; Tolbert, Leon; Wang, Fei

Designing Beyond the Limits of Modern Power Inverters

Electric Power Research Institute

$201,383

Djouadi, Seddik

Design and development of models of electric grid components to support the simulation environment for cyber-physical system security

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$36,747

Dongarra, Jack

Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data

University Industry Research Corporation/Intel Corporation

$125,000

Egami, Takeshi

Dynamics of Biologically Relevant Model Membrane Systems

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,127

Frankel, Jay; Keyhani, Majid

A Novel Calibration Method for Estimating Transient Surface Heat Flux under Hypersonic Heating Conditions for Global Reach Vehicles

Air Force Research Laboratory

$74,181

Gangaware, Timothy; Papanicolaou, Athanasios; Hathaway, Jon; Wilson, Christopher; Carter, Kimberly; Schwartz, John

WRRIP Application for TN Water Resources Center

Dept. of Interior – US Geological Survey

$92,335

Gu, Gong

Thin Film Sensors

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$19,999

Han, Lee

Transportation Policy, Planning, and Energy Efficiency Research Support – I

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$6,730

Han, Lee

Freight & Passenger Transportation Data Analysis Research Support – I

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$8,540

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 2

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,000

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 1

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$3,000

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Secondary Light-Ion Cross Sections and Transport from Intermediate-Energy Heavy-Ion Experiments

NASA – Langley Research Center

$140,000

Irick, David

Design Electrical System for a Lightweight All Electric Vehicle

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$59,282

Jantz, Michael

CRII: CSR: Automatic Cross-Layer Memory Management to Achieve Power and Performance Goals

NSF

$150,296

Komistek, Richard; Sharma, Adrija

Determination of theoretical in vivo kinematics and kinetics of newly designed TKA using both Forward and Inverse Solution Mathematical Models

DePuy Products Incorporated

$191,250

Langston, Michael

Evaluating the Impact of Socio-Environmental Influences on Health Disparities

Meharry Medical College/NIH – National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities

$22,350

Liaw, Peter

Developing Advanced Light-Weight High-Entropy Alloys: Modeling and Experiments

Army Research Office

$123,623

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

$6,800

Papanicolaou, Athanasios; Wilson, Christopher; Tsakiris, Achilleas

Breach Modeling of Boone Dam Embankment

Tennessee Valley Authority

$80,405

Patel, Maulik

Multiphase Nanocrystalline Ceramic Concept for Nuclear Fuel

University of California, Irvine/Dept. of Energy

$66,000

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

$40,000

Peterson, Gregory

XSEDE: eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

University of Illinois/NSF

$1,591,581

Rack, Philip

Focused Electron Beam Processing for Lithography Mask Repair Applications

Zeiss, Inc.

$49,458

Rack, Philip; Srijanto, Bernadeta

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$49,417

Rawn, Claudia

Techmer PM Membership in the Center for Materials Processing

Techmer PM, LLC

$10,000

Skutnik, Steven

GO! PGM-Computational Modeling in Support of Used Nuclear Fuel Decision Analysis

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Dominion Power

$64,328

Wereszczak, Andrew

Failure Analysis of Holmberg Bridge Glass Plates

City of Chattanooga

$3,387

Wirth, Brian

Modeling fission product retention and thermal-mechanical response of TRISO-based ceramic matrix encapsulated fuel

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$20,000

Wirth, Brian

Coupling fusion plasma boundary and materials surface physics codes to evaluate plasma surface interaction

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$51,227

Zinkle, Steven

Nuclear Fuels Fundamental Research

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$17,666

Zinkle, Steven

Gov Chair Research Support Funds

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$30,000

College of Nursing

Myers, Carole

The Tennessee Nursing Institute for Leadership and Policy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

$132,950

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne; Keller, Matthew

CSSEP Knox 6th District FY13

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

$602,500

Cunningham, Maryanne; Keller, Matthew

TN DHS — TPOPS (Clear Wrap) FY14

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

$179,400

UTSI

Moeller, Trevor

Continued Participation by the University of Tennessee Space Institute in the NASA Space Grant Consortium

Vanderbilt University

$30,000

Moeller, Trevor

Medium-scale Cryotank Testing Support

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC/Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$5,000

Other

Hodges, Carolyn

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF

$388,280

Hopkins, John

EPSCoR Workshop Series: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Translational Research

NSF

$200,000

Campus Centers and Institutes

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Fluids in Nanoporous Matrices

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$27,632

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Kalnaus Energy Storage

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$5,052

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Work Stealing Algorithm – Su and Patel

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$96,053

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Bennett: LIVV and NEAMS Support and Development

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$18,198

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Developing and Applying Real-Time Electron and Nuclear Dynamics Approaches – Jakowski

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$27,731

Crosby, Lonnie {JICS/JICS}

Lustre Dynamic Support Development-Mohr

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$45,000

Glasby, Ryan {JICS/JICS}

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

High Performance Technologies of Charlotte NC/Dept. of Defense

$173,334

Halloy, Christian {JICS/JICS}

Stahl Applied Data Science

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$732

Pfiffner, Susan {JIBS/CEB}

Assessment of Tracers and Microoganisms Associated with Environmental Samples

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$33,293

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Keith Britt ESE GRA Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$23,446

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Ryan Hansen – Research Scientist 1 for the Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$34,135

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Peter Shankles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$27,124

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$25,831

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Anthony Gianfrancesco ESE GRA Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$31,750

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

$21,783

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$12,406

Riedinger, Leo {Bredesen Center/Bredesen Center}

Blake Palles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$7,000

MultiCollege/Center

Mays, Jimmy(A&S); Bhat, Gajanan(Engr)

Improved Carbon Nanotube Fibers through Crosslinking and Densification

Vanderbilt University/NASA

$225,002

Brown, Clara(EHHS); Finotti, Heather(A&S)

Mathematical Literacy for English Language Learners (MaLELL)

Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Dept. of Education

$41,220

Clarke, David(Engr); Calhoun, Tessa(A&S)

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research

DOE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$90,442