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Awards for March 2016

The following awards were granted in March 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 (3/1/16 – 3/31/16)*

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences

Bembenek, Joshua

Cell Cycle Regulation of Membrane Trafficking

HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health

$283,195

Calhoun, Tessa

Transient Absorption Microscopy and Second Harmonic Generation

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

$15,000

Cormier, Thomas

ALICE Barrel Tracking Upgrade

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$1,590,000

Cyr, Howard

Paleoflood Study

Electric Power Research Institute

$13,158

Ezzell, Timothy

Development of Best Practices among Case Study Communities From the Strategies

US – ARC – Appalachian Regional Commission

$37,239

Fedo, Christopher

Analysis of the rocks at Mount Sharp and vicinity, Gale Crater using an integrated stratigraphic, petrologic, and geochemical approach

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$55,302

Feigerle, Charles

Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater

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

$57,345

Feigerle, Charles

Catalysis Research

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

$15,000

Feigerle, Charles

Catalysis Research

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

$15,000

Gavrilets, Sergey

Modeling the dynamics of conflict and cooperation within and between multifarious social groups

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$70,000

Greene, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Greene JFA

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

$45,589

Jonsson, Colleen

Evolutionary Mechanisms of RNA Virus Host Switching

HHS – NIH – NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

$454,268

Karakashian, Ohannes

Stochastic multi-level methods for uncertainty quantification

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

$27,040

Mannik, Jaan

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$4,500

McKay, Larry

GP-IMPACT: Engagement of Students and Faculty at Community Colleges to Enhance Recruitment to 4-Year Geoscience Programs

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$415,988

Platter, Lucas

Lucas Platter JFA

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

$11,275

Plaut, Conrad

Smoky Great Plains Geometry Conference 2016

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$39,812

Schweitzer, Jennifer

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Do plant genetic X soil microbiome X environment interactions determine plant and soil function across global change gradients?

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$19,630

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support – Phase II

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

$3,490

Smith, Jeremy

Post-Doc Steve Tomanicek

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

$20,937

Spanier, Stefan

US CMS BRIL Subsystem

DOE – SC – FNAL – Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

$17,010

Sparer, Tim

Pan- and Core-Genomes Models of Functional Properties of the Cores of Various Bacterial Species

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

$10,000

Steiner, Andrew

Andrew Steiner JFA

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

$8,529

Steiner, Andrew

CAREER: The Composition of Dense Matter and Observations of Neutron Stars

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$85,000

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Chen Qian GRA

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

$5,500

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA stipends ‘Berven’

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

$199,095

Williams, Shannen

Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the United States

New York Public Library

US – NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities

$30,000

Zhao, Bin

Stimuli-Responsive Shape Changing Molecular Brushes

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$142,766

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Crawford, Lisa

Tennessee Dept. of Education Regional Educator Summits

SCORE

ED – US Dept. of Education

$281,672

Kohring, Aaron

The Boling Center

University of Tennessee – Health Science Center

HHS – ACL – ADD – Administration on Developmental Disabilities

$67,017

McGill-Franzen, Anne

Low-Cost RCT Replication of Annual Summer Book Fair in East Tennessee

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

$150,000

Smith, David

Newborn Hearing Program 14-17

Tennessee Department of Health

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$10,000

White, Connie

Tennessee Teachers’ Professional Development Event Support

Tennessee Department of Education

ED – US Dept. of Education

-$183,751

Wright, Christopher

CAREER: Engineering Expansive Learning Spaces for Boys of Color – A Focus on Practice & Identity

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$505,106

College of Engineering

Alshibli, Khalid

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$10,000

Arimilli, Rao

Thermophysical Property Measurement and Model Development for Vaccum Induction Melting

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

-$610

Babu, Sudarsanam

RR14-Additive Manufacturing

Rolls-Royce Corporation

DOD – Air Force – Department of the Air Force

$150,000

Bosilca, George

Open SHMEM and UCX

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

$50,000

Braiman, Yehuda

Detection and Characterization of a Weak Signal in Noisy Turbulent Environment

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$69,037

Braiman, Yehuda

Detection of Weak Magnetic Signals in a Noisy Environment

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$100,000

Braiman, Yehuda

High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$125,000

Cate, Matthew

Fiscal Year 2016 Statewide Survey of Safety Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Usage inTennessee

TDOT – Tennessee Highway Safety Office

$32,971

Choo, Hahn

Neutron imaging, diffraction, and metallurgical characterization of 3-D printed stainless steel alloys

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

$26,076

Chvala, Ondrej

Scoping simulations of MSR core physics

Terrestrial Energy, Inc.

$35,893

Chvala, Ondrej

Investigations of Molten Salt Chloride Reactor (MSCR) Development

Elysium Industries Limited

$9,999

Clarke, David

Support to CTA Research Programs

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

$9,993

Clarke, David

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research

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

$109,067

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Web Site

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

$86,180

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Program, Clean Cities, & Your MPG

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

$35,428

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Guide

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

$106,070

Clarke, David

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information

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

$53,629

Clarke, David

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

DOT – RITA – Research and Innovative Technology

$32,500

Clarke, David

Fuel Economy Program, Clean Cities, & Your MPG

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

$60,614

DeSmidt, Hans

Design and Analysis of a Novel Two-Speed Inline Epicyclic Bevel Gear Transmission Concept

Vertical Lift Consortium

DOD – Army – Department of the Army

$53,236

Djouadi, Seddik

Scalable Coordination and Control of Multiple Microgrids Laboratory Directed Research and Development

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

$28,180

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

$24,000

Dongarra, Jack

Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Data Analytics in Scientific Computing

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$24,075

Egami, Takeshi

Atomistic Study of Bulk Metallic Glasses

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

$89,405

Ekici, Kivanc

Support of the Standard Modular Hydropower Project

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

$5,000

Gao, Wei

CAREER: Interconnected Mobile Computing in Wireless Networks

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$86,639

Gao, Wei

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

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$98,611

Gu, Gong

Synthesis and Characterization of Macromolecules for Mono-Molecular Electronics: A Preliminary Investigation

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$124,260

Han, Lee

Transportation and Energy Statistics Analysis – DOE Research Support

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

$7,640

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 2

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

$4,800

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 1

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

$5,000

Hazen, Terry

ENIGMA subcontract

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

$88,615

Holleman, Jeremiah

Nano-Watt Analog Signal Processing for NINA: N-zero Integrated aNAlog classifier

Honeywell

DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

$439,806

Komistek, Richard

In Vivo Determination of Knee Kinematics for Subjects Having either a Zimmer or ConforMIS PS TKA

ConforMIS

$177,014

Liaw, Peter

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

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$61,967

Liaw, Peter

AOI 5-A Computational Design and Performance Prediction of Creep-Resistant Ferritic  Superalloys

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$110,447

Liu, Yilu

Oscillation Damping Control Design Using Measurement-Driven Transfer Function Model

Electric Power Research Institute

$8,000

Mahfouz, Mohamed

Three Dimensional Joint Reconstruction and Kinematic Tracking using Ultrasound and Inertia Motion Units

Joint Vue

$312,066

Nguyen, Ke

Impact of Lube-Oil Contaminants on the Performance of Three-Way Catalysts (TWCs) and Cu-zeolite SCR Catalysts

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

$31,648

Penumadu, Dayakar

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

DOD – Department of Defense

$349,998

Rawn, Claudia

Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Application s (CIMJSEA) Membership Agreement

UT Center for Industrial Services

$25,000

Rose, Garrett

Deep Learning approach on HPC, Neumorphic, and Quantum Computing

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

$44,000

Sawhney, Rapinder

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

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

-$47,334

To, Gary

Evaluation and Validation of Magnetic Local Anomaly Correction Strategy for Inertial Measurement Unit

TechMah, LLC

$130,845

Tomsovic, Kevin

Industrial Partner Agreement

The Mitre Corporation

$50,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Dominion Power

$16,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Southern Company Services, Inc.

$50,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

Industrial Partner Agreerment

DOE – NNSA – LLNL – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

$10,000

Townsend, Lawrence

IMPROVED NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION MODELS FOR SPACE RADIATION TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS

NASA – Langley Research Center

$70,000

Vaidya, Uday

Non-Destructive Testing for Delamination Failure in Flex Cables

Honeywell Federal Management and Technologies, LLC

$60,000

Weber, William

IBML Use for Lupini

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

$1,966

Wirth, Brian

Fuel Cycle Research and Development Program

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

$50,000

Zinkle, Steven

Gov Chair Research Support Funds

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

$28,449

College of Nursing

Hutson, Sadie

TBD – Medical Pilot of Online Family History Tool

Eagle Medical Services, LLC (EMS)

HHS – CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$44,811

Haslam College of Business

Cathey, Amy

ADDITIONAL MBA STUDENT SUPPORT FOR Y-12 FALL 2011 THROUGH FALL 2012

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

-$33,441

Cathey, Amy

MBA Student Support for Y-12 National Security Complex (Fall 2012-Fall 2013)

DOE – Y12 – BWXT Y-12

-$11,311

Mee, Robert

Estimation of Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetic constants for chronic oxidation by moisture of nuclear graphite

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

$16,981

Nagle, Nicholas

NCRN-SN: SSCRN: Spatial Sciences Census Research Node

University of Colorado Boulder (UC)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

-$109,810

Taylor, Edward

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

DOL – US Dept. of Labor

$1,082,042

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$1,307,875

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$190,114

Juarez, Rebecca

TYR Grant Application

Transforming Youth Recovery

$5,000

RCI

Brook, Robert

Identifying Opportunities for Vectorization – Brook

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

$96,657

Crosby, Lonnie

Bennett:  LIVV and NEAMS Support and Development

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

$38,135

Crosby, Lonnie

Support to the Comparative Genomics Group

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

$22,181

Crosby, Lonnie

Soft Hybrid Materials Goswami

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

$80,000

Hall, Howard

Radionuclides released during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel–Support on the Off-Gas Sigma Team

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

DOE – National Nuclear Security Administration

-$658

Jonsson, Colleen

X International Conference on Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome (HFRS), Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and Hantaviruses

HHS – NIH – NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

$5,000

Murray, Matthew

A Hedonic Analysis of the Economic Value of Open Space in Tennessee

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

$49,854

Pfiffner, Susan

Testing the disinfection efficacy of a new flow-through instrument for the treatment of waste waters

Innovasan Corporation

$11,150

Pfiffner, Susan

Assessment of Tracers and Microoganisms Associated with Environmental Samples

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

$16,000

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE David Reeves GRA

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

$6,886

Riedinger, Leo

Holly Ray ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$33,323

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Eric Muckley GRA

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

$26,543

Riedinger, Leo

ESE Bredesen Center GRA Anna Wanhala

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

$26,663

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA

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

$22,360

Riedinger, Leo

Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$26,832

Riedinger, Leo

Robert Moseley, ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$53,664

Riedinger, Leo

Bresedesen Center ESE Artem Maksov GRA

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

$26,832

Riedinger, Leo

Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$27,155

Riedinger, Leo

William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center

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

$5,910

Riedinger, Leo

Akinola Oyedele ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

-$15,180

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ben Kutz

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

$33,323

Riedinger, Leo

Stephen Signore ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$26,791

Riedinger, Leo

Jayde Aufrecht, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$56,247

Riedinger, Leo

Peter Shankles ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$56,247

Riedinger, Leo

Victoria DiStefano ESE GRA Bredesen Center

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

$25,000

Ripp, Steven

BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II

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

$570,951

Smith, Jeremy

Porting and Optimization of the General-Purpose Molecular Dynamics Code (GROMACS) on next-generation Intel-based Computers

Intel Corporation

$124,900

* 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.