Skip to content

Awards for November 2017

The following awards were granted in November 2017. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below.

Data available in accessible Excel spreadsheet: Awards for November 2017

Award Admin School

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences Feigerle, Charles Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $55,065
Dadmun, Mark Support of GradStudent for Dr. Mark Dadmun DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,500
Dolislager, Fredrick Hosting and Maintenance of an Alaska-Specific Risk-Based Cleanup Levels Calculator State of Alaska $60,000
Burr, Devon Characterizing the history of a diverse inverted fluvial landscape: Mapping and Morphometry of the Aeolis Dorsa Region NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $129,071
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA Punita Manga DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,929
Feigerle, Charles Understanding and Control of Acid Gas-induced Evolution of Materials for Energy DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $134,316
Cormier, Thomas ALICE Barrel Tracking Upgrade DOE – US Dept. of Energy $100,000
Perfect, Edmund Visualization and Quantification of Water Spreading on Fracture Surfaces in Low Matrix Porosity Rocks DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office None $40,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht Comparative Genomics bioinformatics and proteomics DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $60,286
Dolislager, Fredrick Risk Integration Technical Suppot for FY17 – FY20 DOE – UCOR – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC $33,143
Sokolov, Alexei Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Materials for Energy Storage Applications DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Maroulas, Vasileios 3.1 Modeling of Complex Systems: Construction of distributions on complex topological spaces of signals and their application to machine learning and state estimation DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office $149,948
Johnston, Steven Computational Framework for Unbiased Studies of Correlated Electron Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $29,354
Perfect, Edmund Impacts of roots and mycorrhizal hyphae on soil hydraulic properties DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $59,481
Angst, Michael Site Files and Literature Review and Field Visit for a Proposed Solar Array Project in Haywood County, Tennessee Frazer Environmental Consulting LLC $3,475
Angst, Michael Continued Archaeological Monitoring of Construction for the Proposed City of Stevenson Municipal Park, Guntersville Reservoir, Jackson County, Alabama City of Stevenson $1,954
Weitering, Harm First-principles investigation of low-dimensional heterogeneities in quantum materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $43,320
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA Satterfield DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $3,262
Haslam College of Business Bradley, Randy Confidential Intelligent Automation, Inc. DOD – SEC – MDA – Missile Defense Agency $30,000
Carruthers, Celeste Upjohn Institute UT Subaward – Workforce Outcomes Research W.E. Upjohn for Employment Research Strada Education Network $65,000
College of Communication & Information Allard, Suzanne Confidential University of New Mexico (UNM) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $560,584
Allard, Suzanne Y12 Communications Staff Services DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $54,705
College of Education, Health, & Human Services Kronick, Robert University-Assisted Community School Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc. United Way $100,000
Brewer, Ernest Pre-College Upward Bound 2017-2022 ED – US Dept. of Education $398,231
McNeely, Clea East Tennessee Partners in Prevention University of Tennessee Foundation Lalor Foundation $30,000
Crouter, Scott Neighborhood Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $14,538
Tickle College of Engineering Parang, Masood TLSAMP Phase III Tennessee State University (TSU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $17,247
Zinkle, Steven Nuclear Fuels Fundamental Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $45,528
Babu, Sudarsanam Alloy Design Rules of Additive Manufacturing DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $15,000
Babu, Sudarsanam Nuclear Materials Engineering Graduate Assistantship DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $220,000
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 $32,500
Wirth, Brian Fuel Cycle Research and Development Program DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Rose, Garrett Deep Learning approach on HPC, Neumorphic, and Quantum Computing DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,783
Costinett, Daniel Efficiency improvement and interference reduction of wireless charging system through system integration Semiconductor Research Corporation Intel Corporation $100,000
Wang, Fei An Ultra-light Highly Efficient MW Class Cryogenically Cooled Inverter for Future All Electric Aircraft Applications Boeing NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $200,000
Liu, Yilu Testing and Modeling of Bulk System Components Under EMP/GIC DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,338
Li, Fangxing 0391A cost and technology study of the HVDC systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,985
Dongarra, Jack Distributed Tasking for Exascale DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $309,000
Dongarra, Jack EXA-PAPI: The Exascale Performance Programming Interface DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $309,000
Dongarra, Jack Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) DOE – NNSA – LLNL – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $200,000
Dongarra, Jack Software for Linear Algebra Transformation at Exascale (SLATE) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $641,162
Bosilca, George Open MPI for Exascale (OMPI-X) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $170,980
DeSmidt, Hans Boeing NGRT UTenn Subcontract Boeing DOD – Army – Department of the Army $82,144
Khattak, Asad Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel) DOT – US Department of Transportation $418,500
Qi, Hairong Confidential Applied Research Associates, Inc US – ODNI – IARPA – Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity $97,501
Babu, Sudarsanam Rationalization of Cracking during Laser Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing of Nickel Base Alloys through In-situ Thermal Monitoring and Computational Modeling Honeywell $89,552
Blalock, Benjamin Qualified Electronics for Low Temperature Environment NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $50,000
Ostrowski, James Unit Commitment with Combined Cycle Units Midcontinent Independent Systems Operator, Inc $50,000
Feng, Zhili LIFT Joining R2-4 – Processing and Properties Database for Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding of Aerospace Materials American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $300,000
Trinh, Cong ViPaRe (Virulent Pathogen Resistance): A highly adaptable defense system against virulent pathogens DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency $249,980
Rack, Philip Rack: Joint Faculty Appointment FY18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $43,781
Langston, Michael Go! Program: Computational data analytics for analysis and management of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,862
Gregor, Jens Biometrics Study DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,738
Zhang, Zhili Support ORNL in Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy R&D DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,416
Maldonado, Guillermo TCOMP-COMSOL Integration for Transmutation and Heating Analyses of Cf-252 Targets DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $90,562
Liaw, Peter Materials Modeling Tool for Alloy Design to Streamline the Development of High- Temperature, High-Entropy Alloys for Advanced Propulsion Systems QuesTek Innovations, LLC DOD – Navy – Department of the Navy $37,500
Han, Lee Freight and Passenger Big Data Analysis – DOT Research Support V DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,015
Rose, Garrett Nanoscale Electronics Development and Fabrication Research Foundation of State University of New York (SUNY) DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $40,000
College of Social Work Cunningham, Maryanne Baby University Evaluation Signal Centers, Inc $51,329
Dukes, Denzel Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $50,503
Research Centers & Institutes 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 $25,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Tong Wu GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,325
Riedinger, Leo Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,214
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Armin Geiger GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,000
Wereszczak, Andrew High-Pressure-Induced Structural Changes in Silicate Glasses DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office $30,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ashley Cliff DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $16,000
Simpson, Michael Multimodal Chemical Imaging using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $44,625
Glasby, Ryan Next Generation Navier-Stokes Solver Development and Algorithm Scalability Analysis and Support – III Engility Corporation DOD – Department of Defense $133,333
Riedinger, Leo Bresden Center ESE GRA David Reeves DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Hall, Howard Support to the Nuclear Materials Detection and Characterization Group DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,000
Zinkle, Steven Aqueous corrosion of SiC-based materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $23,000
Hall, Howard Sub-Saharan Africa DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000
Hall, Howard Support Nuclear Materials Detection DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,000
Crosby, Lonnie Big Data Engineering – Arnold FY18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $88,213
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA  Ka Hung Lee DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA  Quan Van Vuong DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Lukosi, Eric Supporting development of multifunctional materials Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $148,883
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center DSE GRA Shang Gao DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $23,581
Dadmun, Mark Identifying Optimal Dispersant Aids Eastman Chemical Co. $219,979
Pfiffner, Susan Monitoring of Geological CO2 Sequestration and Enhance Oil Recovery using Stable Isotopes and Gas Chemistry DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,000
UT Space Institute Vasconcelos da Costa, Jose Process FemtoSci supplied nanodiamond in laboratory. International FemtoScience, Inc. $20,000
Bond, Ryan Hypersonic Inlet Unstart: Viscous Effects, Uncertainty Quantification, and Flight Scaling Guidelines DOD –  AEDC/FMF $19,660
Davenport, Joel GE Fuel Tracer Research National Aerospace Solutions LLC $7,001
Johnson, Jacqueline Middle Tennessee Glass MATE Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation $6,662
Vasconcelos da Costa, Jose CVD Diamond films International FemtoScience, Inc. $10,000
Yu, Andrew Enhancing Enterprise Component Information System for Efficiency, Risk Mitigation, and Defect Prevention in Supply Chain DOE – NNSA – Sandia National Lab $70,000
Other Reynolds, Todd Microbial Imaging & Characterization DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $2,727
Simpson, Michael Impact of climate change drivers on virome-microbiome-plant host dynamics in relation to N and C cycling DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $17,736
Abel, Steven CHAUHAN, Gaurav Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,364
Katsaras, John Heberle Katsaras 10.2017 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Taylor, Graham Droplet Interface Bilayers (DIBs) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Bryant, Laura CHASCo Prevention Mini-Grant Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse $2,000

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

Report an accessibility barrier.Privacy.