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Awards for November 2016

The following awards were granted in November 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.)

UTK Awards (11/1/16 – 11/30/16)*

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Architecture & Interior Design

Poole, John

Operating funds in support of Philip Enquist’s Governor’s Chair 14-15

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

$29,166

College of Arts & Sciences

Angst, Michael

Phase I Archaeological Survey of TVA Property on Walnut Orchard Road, Anderson County, Tennessee

US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

$4,593

Binder, Brad

Structure-Function Analysis of Ethylene Receptors

Dartmouth College

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$67,189

Dadmun, Mark

Lignin valorization Concept Paper

University of Tennessee – Institute of Agriculture

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

$289,195

Dadmun, Mark

Neutron Reflectivity and Grazing Incidence Small Angle Scattering of Multi-Component Thin Films.

Eastman Chemical Co.

$214,433

Dagotto, Elbio

Distinguished Scientist

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

$75,512

Efremenko, Yuri

Joint Faculty Yuri Efremenko

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

$23,319

Feigerle, Charles

Isotope Separation and Molten Salt Chemistry

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

$73,864

Feigerle, Charles

Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater

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

$45,000

Feigerle, Charles

Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials

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

$15,000

Goodrich-Blair, Heidi

Regulation and Function of a Mutualistic Bacterial Host Range Specificity Determinant

University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$223,554

Greene, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Greene JFA

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

$34,741

Hollenbach, Kandace

Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 38CH2048, Charleston County, SC

Brockington and Associates

$4,497

Kah, Linda

MAHLI – Mars HandLens Imager for the Mars Science Laboratory

Malin Space Science Systems

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

$216,677

Larese, John

Investigation of thin films using x-ray and neutron scattering techniques

Eastman Chemical Co.

$224,524

Long, Brian

Redox-Switchable Coordination Catalysis: An Advanced Tool for Catalyst Control and Tailored Polyolefin Synthesis [7.3 Polymer Chemistry: Young Investigators Program]

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$25,000

McCanta, Molly

Collaborative Research: Expanding the Tephrochronologic Record of the Northern Lesser Antilles Arc: Rapid Identification of Cryptotephra Using Multiple Methods

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$56,707

McCracken, Gary

Dispersal from major roosts and preferential nursing in Mexican free-tailed bats

Bat Conservation International

$5,000

Mezzacappa, Anthony

New Joint Faculty Appointment

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

$173,351

Moersch, Jeffrey

ASU Subcontract: Spectral Mapping and Thermophysical Characterization of the Martian Surface

Arizona State University (ASU)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$20,000

Moore, Todd

Practicum experience for clinical psychology

University Health Systems, Inc.

-$1,225

Owens, Gina

Dissertation Research Award for Elizabeth Thomas from the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association.

American Psychological Association

None

$1,000

Papenbrock, Thomas

Joint Faculty Thomas Papenbrock (15-16)

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

$23,771

Parks, Jerry

Data Analysis and Computational Modeling /Simulations for Engineering

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

$122,560

Sepaniak, Michael

MEMS Resonators

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

$22,926

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Graduate Research – Sanjeev Dahal (Ussery lab)

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

$25,530

Vonarnim, Albrecht

GRA Punita Manga

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

$15,000

College of Communication & Information

Allard, Suzanne

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

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

$152,320

College of Education, Health, &Human Sciences

Anderson Steeves, Elizabeth

Strategies to Achieve the Proposed Enhanced Retailer Standards for Staple Food Stocking among SNAP-eligible Appalachian Retail Food Stores

North Carolina State University (NCSU)

None

$189,990

Lieberthal, Robert

Examining predictive modeling based approaches to characterizing healthcare fraud

University of Hawaii

Society of Actuaries

$34,000

Zhang, Songning

NULL

Viconic Sporting Inc.

NULL

$38,265

College of Engineering

Babu, Sudarsanam

Development of Novel Functionally Graded Transition Joints for Improving the Creep Strength of Dissimilar Metal Welds in Nuclear Applications

Lehigh University (LU)

DOE – INL – Idaho National Laboratory

$97,984

Babu, Sudarsanam

Novel Designs for Creep Resistant (Fe-Cr-Al) Ferritic Alloys with Stable Precipitates

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

$50,000

Babu, Sudarsanam

Governor’s Chair Appointment

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

$5,000

Braiman, Yehuda

Modeling Sensor Array Underwater

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$24,623

Choo, Hahn

High-Performance Magnesium Alloys by Efficient Vapor Phase Processing

Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$151,996

Costinett, Daniel

Efficiency improvement and interference reduction of wireless charging system through system integration

Semiconductor Research Corporation

Intel Corporation

$100,000

Counce, Robert

Evaluation of Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Phosphate Processing Streams

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

$60,000

Egami, Takeshi

High-Pressure Materials Development

Geophysical Laboratory

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$81,303

Gregor, Jens

Reconstruction algorithms for neutron imaging device

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

$31,000

Han, Lee

Freight and Passenger Big Data Analysis – DOT Research Support III

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

$7,360

Hayward, Jason

Gamma ray imaging experimental support for nuclear safeguards and security applications

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

$5,961

Hazen, Terry

Joint Faculty Gov Chair Salary Account

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

$12,622

Hu, Anming

Nanobrazing stainless steel containers for breaking the chain-of-contact (BTC) Mars Sample Return Mission

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$60,000

Huang, Baoshan

Evaluation of Ground Tire Rubber Modified Asphalt for Use in Tennessee Pavements

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

$114,995

Liaw, Peter

High-Entropy Alloys

Honda R and D Americas, Inc.

None

$40,000

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

$100,001

Lukosi, Eric

Y12 Supporting Simulation and Measurement Campaign

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

$100,820

Mockus, Audris

Develop a hybrid data structure for future ALM development

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

$29,499

Paddison, Stephen

Determination of the structural and morphological aspects that govern proton transport in composite membrane systems

University of Montpellier

$66,630

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

$15,000

Pharr, George

Joint Faculty

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

$24,342

Rack, Philip

Joint Faculty

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

$39,918

Rose, Garrett

Development of a Memristive Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Array (mrDANNA)

DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

$102,000

Sharma, Adrija

Kinematic Analysis: Posterior Stabilized, Fixed Bearing Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty with the Attune Knee System – Phase 2

DePuy Products Incorporated

$27,563

TerMaath, Stephanie

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

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$50,000

Tolbert, Leon

Square Kilometer Array

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

$15,608

Townsend, Lawrence

IMPROVED NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION MODELS FOR SPACE RADIATION TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS

NASA – Langley Research Center

$40,000

Vaidya, Uday

Fabrication of Lightweight high performance material samples for lower hull blast mitigation

University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

$5,913

Weber, William

IBML Use for ORNL BES Irradiation Project

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

$10,920

Webster, Sheila

Worker Training at DOE facilities

National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education

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

$150,000

Wirth, Brian

Evaluation of laminar flaw geometry effects on pressurized thermal shock of reactor pressure vessels

DOE – INL – Idaho National Laboratory

$25,000

Yan, Jiaqiang

SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN CORRELATED MATERIALS: NOVEL PHASES AND PHENOMENA

Ohio State University (OSU)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$84,672

Zawodzinski, Thomas

Advanced reversible aqueous air electrode

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

None

$500,000

College of Nursing

Lindley, Lisa

Barriers to Hospice and Palliative Care Utilization among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients Living in Poverty

Dana Faber Cancer Institute

HHS – NIH – NINR – National Institute of Nursing Research

$31,443

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

FY 17 Harmony Family Center TRANSform Trauma II Grant Program Evaluation

Harmony Family Center

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$100,000

Cunningham, Maryanne

Chattanooga 2.0 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiatives

Signal Centers, Inc

$25,000

Dukes, Denzel

Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development

University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL)

HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families

$147,162

Haslam College of Business

Nelson, Janet

I-Corps South Node

Georgia Tech Research Corporation

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$139,000

Taylor, Edward

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

DOL – US Dept. of Labor

$201,468

Taylor, Edward

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

DOL – US Dept. of Labor

$85,428

Research Centers and Institutes

Bishop, Pamela

Forestry Multicultural Scholar Program (MSP)

University of Tennessee – Institute of Agriculture – AgResearch

USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

$21,600

Crosby, Lonnie

Fluids in Nanoporous Matrices

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

$53,250

Crosby, Lonnie

Beste Catalysis and Electron Transport

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

$47,000

Crosby, Lonnie

Visual Analytics Tools – Halsey

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

$32,000

Fefferman, Nina

Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-Organizing Social Networks

University of Maryland (UMD)

DHS – US Dept. of Homeland Security

$74,840

Glasby, Ryan

Aerodynamic Separation Element Continuum Modeling

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

$25,000

Greene, David

Estimating the Impacts of the 2025 Fuel Economy and GHG Standards on the Distribution of Income in the U.S.

Energy Foundation

$60,000

Hall, Howard

Analyses of elemental constituents in post-detonation materials

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

$50,680

Hall, Howard

Research into optical methods for on-line measurement of gas-phase metal fluorides in support of the Enrichment Sciences Program

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

$20,644

Loeffler, Frank

BioRed: Biomakers and Tools for Reductive Dechlorination Site Assessment, Monitoring and Management

DOD – Army – USACE – Army Corp of Engineers

-$1,642

Peterson, Gregory

XSEDE 2.0: Integrating, Enabling and Enhancing National Cyberinfrastructure with Expanding Community Involvement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$1,719,448

Riedinger, Leo

Mariya Absar ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$35,106

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Kathleen (Kassie) Hauser Ernst GRA

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

$35,063

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Michelle Halsted

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

$29,607

Riedinger, Leo

Stephen Signore ESE Bredesen Center Graduate Research Assistant

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

$24,556

Riedinger, Leo

Erik Walker ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$20,000

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Nathan Phillip

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

$19,663

Riedinger, Leo

William McClintic ESE Bredesen Center

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

$18,110

Riedinger, Leo

Seong Jin An ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$17,264

Riedinger, Leo

Sudershan Gangrade GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$11,655

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Lauren Riley

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

$10,000

UT Space Institute

Moeller, Trevor

Study and Evaluate the Feasibility for Model Mounted Miniature Optical Suite in 16T Wind Tunnels

DOD –  AEDC/FMF

$50,000

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

-$669,268

* 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 12/9/2016
  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.