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Awards for May 2016

The following awards were granted in May 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 (5/1/16 – 5/31/16)*

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences

Angst, Michael

Archaeological Monitoring of Timber Salvage on TVA property and Archaeological Site 40AN189, Anderson County, Tennessee

US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

$2,460

Burr, Devon

The Titan Tumbler: Investigating Endmember Sedimentological Processes on Titan

University of Texas – Austin (UTEXAS)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$68,137

Cooper, Matthew

Neural Circuits Controlling Resiliency in Dominant Animals

HHS – NIH – NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health

$453,000

Corbetta, Daniela

Impact of visual and auditory properties of objects on infants’ looking and reaching preferences.

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

$2,000

Cousineau, Marie-Helene

40397Laser Stripping for High Intensity Proton Beams

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$70,000

Cousineau, Marie-Helene

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$200,000

Dadmun, Mark

Support of GradStudent for Dr. Mark Dadmun

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

$22,500

Feigerle, Charles

Synthesis of Novel Catalysis

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

$33,500

Feller, Daniel

The Papers of Andrew Jackson

Tennessee Historical Commission

None

$1,595

Freeberg, Ernest

Correspondence of James K. Polk

Tennessee Historical Commission

$1,595

Greene, Geoffrey

Experimental Weak Interactions With Pulsed and Continuous Cold Neutrons

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$340,000

Hatcher, Robert

Detailed Geologic Mapping of the Parksville 7.5-minute Quadrangle, and the Kinematics of Emplacement of Large Horses Along a Major Thrust Fault, Southeastern Tennessee

DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey

$17,500

Heath, Barbara

Landscapes of the 17th-century Potomac Valley:  Archaeology at Mottroms (44NB11)

National Geographic Society

$14,665

Horn, Sally

Paleoecological Analysis of Sediments at the Highway 79 Henson Branch Histosol Site, Tennessee

US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

$24,000

Kilbey, Sidney

Bethany Aden 2016 Eastman Fellowship Application

Eastman Chemical Co.

$6,000

McCord, Rachel

Genome reorganization after ionizing radiation exposure in human cells

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

$33,969

Mezzacappa, Anthony

Core Collapse Supernova Gravitational Wave Signature Predictions based on 3D Ab Initio Models with Increasing GR Realism

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$91,915

Moore, Todd

Grad student clinical placement at ETCH

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

$10,000

Moore, Todd

Grad student clinical placement at Family Justice Center

Knoxville Family Justice Center

$16,000

Mundorff, Amy

Combining Multiple Sensing Technologies for Probability Mapping and Remote Detection of Clandestine Gravesites

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$87,378

Musfeldt, Janice

Spectroscopic Investigations of Complex Magnetic and Electronic Materials

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$146,803

Plaut, Conrad

Analyzing Data-Specific Model-Selection Criteria

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

$18,173

Prins, Brandon

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

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$281,999

Roberts, Daniel

Nodulin Intrinsic Proteins at the Plant-microbe Symbiotic Interface: Multifunctional Roles in Metabolite and Water Transport in Nitrogen Fixation and Stress Responses

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$5,000

Shaw, Shih-Lung

Transportation Research Support – Phase II

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

$10,725

Sorensen, Soren

Studies of Hot and Dense Nuclear Matter

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$389,000

Spanier, Stefan

US CMS BRIL Subsystem

DOE – SC – FNAL – Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

$27,855

Wilhelm, Steven

REU Site: Microbial community interactions and function

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$17,989

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

Maintain the Tennessee Longitudinal Data System

Tennessee Department of Education

$750,000

Fox, William

Tennessee Child Care Market Rate Study

Tennessee Department of Human Services

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$29,400

College of Communication & Information

Suttles, Barbara

Y12 Communications Staff Services

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

$26,733

Suttles, Barbara

Support For Computational Science and Engineering Division-UTBattelle (Nelson)

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

$141,917

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Brewer, Ernest

Academic Enrichment Upward Bound

ED – US Dept. of Education

$358,115

Cowherd, Stephanie

Tennessee DHS/Division of Rehabilitation Services/UT CLEE

Tennessee Department of Human Services

ED – US Dept. of Education

$787,657

Fairhurst, Ann

Pellissippi State Project

Pellissippi State Community College (PSTCC)

$2,125,000

Fouts, Hillary

A Bio-Cultural Perspective of Parenting and Environmental Risk among the Gamo People in Southern Ethiopia

Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

$19,980

Hodge, Lynn

Math Counts II

Campbell County Schools (AS400)

Tennessee Department of Education

$93,409

Raynor, Hollie

Implementing Prevention Plus for childhood overweight and obesity in food secure and insecure families

HHS – NIH – NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

$212,935

Spence, Marsha

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

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$176,488

College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

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

Applied Optimization, Inc.

DOD – Navy – Department of the Navy

$21,000

Beck, Micah

Readiness Certification Assurance Process Tracking System (RCAPTS) Software Status Report and Plan

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

$20,738

Blache, Klaus

Y-12/Pantex Plant World Class Maintenance Organization Development

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

$53,000

Blalock, Benjamin

Development of a SiC based high temperature three-phase voltagesource converter with maximum switching speed and adaptive operation capability for high efficiency

II-VI Foundation

$95,000

Borole, Abhijeet

Support Development of Technoeconomic Model for Analysis of Microbial Electrolysis

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

DOE – EERE – The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

$16,308

Bosilca, George

Open SHMEM and UCX

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

$30,000

Braiman, Yehuda

Modeling Sensor Array Underwater

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$15,013

Burton, Mark

The Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages

National Waterways Foundation

$299,803

Clarke, David

Support to DOE Project-Shared Freight Transportation and Energy Commodities

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

$2,551

Donovan, David

Characterization of Helium Ion Damage to Plasma Facing Materials Relevant to Fusion Energy Devices

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

$5,000

Donovan, David

PPPL LTX-Beta UTNE Grad Student Support – Anurag Maan

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

$62,089

Fu, Joshua

Enhancing Air Quality Management and Assessment Capacity Building and Training in China: Comparison of Emission Control Measures in China, Taiwan and US

Energy Foundation-Beijing Office

$50,000

Gao, Wei

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

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$89,055

Gregor, Jens

Imaging Algorithms for Aviation Security

Morpho Detection

$7,550

Hall, Howard

Governor

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

$52,516

Han, Lee

Transportation and Energy Statistics Analysis – DOE Research Support

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

$7,640

Han, Lee

Freight and Passenger Big Data Analysis – DOT Research Support

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

$9,550

Hayward, Jason

Neutron Scattering Instrumentation Research and Development for High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Imaging at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DOE – SC – Office of Science

$150,000

Heilbronn, Lawrence

MatLab Prototype of Gamma Spectra Analysis Algorithms

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

$63,889

Jantz, Michael

SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Explore, Understand, and Build a New Profiling Framework for Managed Language Virtual Machines

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$224,940

Kalyanaraman, Ramakrishnan

Ferroplasmons: Theory and Experimental Investigations of Visible Light Plasmons in Ferromagnets

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$72,000

Keffer, David

First Principles Evaluation of Composition on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Cerium Alloys

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

$26,058

Kohls, Airton

Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment

Tennessee Department of Transportation

DOT – US Department of Transportation

$208,668

Komistek, Richard

In vivo determination of THA kinematics and sound for normal, diseased and implanted hips

DePuy Synthes

$27,038

Langston, Michael

Large Scale Graph Analytics for Sentient Research

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare

DOD – SEC – NRO – National Reconnaissance Office

$100,000

Liu, Yilu

Supporting ORNL in Grid Modeling and Measurement Technology

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

$18,771

Loeffler, Frank

Biogeochemical Controls over Corrinoid Bioavailability to Organohalide-Respiring Chloroflexi

HHS – NIH – NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

$193,419

Mandrus, David

Correlated and Complex Materials

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

$25,000

Mandrus, David

Crystal Growth and Neutron Scattering

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

$88,450

Mench, Matthew

Bio-composite development for additive manufacturing

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

$22,840

Parker, John

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

DOD – Army – Department of the Army

$238,148

Rack, Philip

Ionic liquid interactions for multiferroic functionality

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

$9,799

Rawn, Claudia

CMP Membership

Materials Properties Council, Inc.

$25,000

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

$10,000

Rose, Garrett

Foundations of Nanoelectronic Physically Unclonable Computing Systems

DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research

$282,252

Sawhney, Rapinder

Developing KPIs for Meridium’s Asset Management

Meridium

$38,550

TerMaath, Stephanie

Integrated Simulation and Testing for the Qualification of Composite Parts Fabricated through Additive Manufacturing

DOD – Navy – Department of the Navy

$163,720

Tolbert, Leon

High Power Electronics Systems Research

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

$48,877

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Electric Power Research Institute

$52,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

Industrial Partner Agreement

Peak Reliability

$10,000

Truster, Timothy

Creep-Rupture Modeling Using Crystal Plasticity in WARP3D

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

$69,994

Upadhyaya, Belle

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED REACTORS

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

$10,000

Zhang, Zhili

Support ORNL in Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy R&D

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

$12,108

Zhuravleva, Mariya

Crystal Structure Refinement of Novel Ternary Halide Scintillators

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

$5,000

College of Law

Kuney, George

Y-12/UT Law Field Placement Program, 2015 – 2016

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

$11,000

College of Nursing

Bonom, Julie

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grant 2016

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$14,947

Gaylord, Nan

Collaborating in Caring for Chronically-ill Children (C4): Interprofessional Education to Care for Children and Families with Multiple Chronic Conditions

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$352,051

Lasater, Karen

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

HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

$699,229

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

DHS Child Care Assessment Supportive Services Program (STARS) FY17

Tennessee Department of Human Services

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$934,000

RCI

Crosby, Lonnie

Fluids in Nanoporous Matrices

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

$60,000

Crosby, Lonnie

DANIL – Data Accelerated Neuroimaging Library (Using Intel DAAL and Spark)

Intel Corporation

$124,303

Crosby, Lonnie

CADES ORNL

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

$62,532

Fefferman, Nina

Modeling Zika Control Effectiveness with Feedback in Risk Perception and Associated Demand Across Scales of Intervention

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

None

$190,000

Glasby, Ryan

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

University of Tennessee – Space Institute

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$50,000

Greene, David

Research and Analysis for Hydrogen Systems and Vehicle Technologies

DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$27,000

Hall, Howard

Student Intern to assist and participate in a wide variety of analytical activities

Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Inc.

$24,171

Logan, Jeremy

Advanced development and enhancement of emerging informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge in cancer research

State University of New York, Stony Brook (SUNY)

HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health

$46,865

Riedinger, Leo

Kyle Sander Bredesen Center ESE

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

$39,909

Riedinger, Leo

Biometric Platforms – Fred Heberle

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

$50,162

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Justin Knowles GRA

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

$4,530

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Justin Knowles

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

$21,064

Riedinger, Leo

Rebecca O’Toole GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$6,364

Riedinger, Leo

Clyde (Josh) Beers GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$7,135

Riedinger, Leo

Andrew Foote GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$8,786

Riedinger, Leo

Philip Barnett GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$7,135

Riedinger, Leo

Maximiliano Ferrari GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$20,643

Riedinger, Leo

Alex Lewis ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$38,258

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ashley Cliff

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

$7,135

UTSI

Davenport, Joel

Turbine Flow Meter Research

DOD –  AEDC/FMF

$35,981

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$2,230,098

Hodges, Carolyn

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$363,167

Jacobsen, Preston

TWRA Riparian Tree Planting Grant

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

$500

*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 12/16/2015
  6. Sponsor Name might be changed at a later time because the official name has not yet been setup in the system as of December 16, 2015