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Awards for October 2016

The following awards were granted in October 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 (10/1/16 – 10/31/16)*

Investigator

Title

Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts and Sciences

McSween, Harry

Participation in DAWN Science Team

Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$26,000

Alexandre-Jouline, Gladys

Beneficial Plant-Bacterial Interactions

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

$20,632

Allison, David

Destroying Pathogenic Bacteria Using Targeted-Nanoparticles

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

$22,848

Burr, Devon

Aeolian Sediment Transport and Landscape Modification on Titan

Applied Physics Laboratory – Johns Hopkins University (APL JHU)

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$28,879

Burr, Devon

Digitizing, generation, and archiving of planetary aeolian threshold data from wind tunnel experiments

NASA – Headquarters Washington DC

$162,191

Cyr, Howard

Geoarchaeological Investigations at Winterville Mounds (22WS500), Washington County, MS

Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research

$24,997

Dolislager, Fredrick

Risk Integration Technical Suppot for FY17 – FY20

DOE – UCOR – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC

$2,596

Dolislager, Fredrick

Risk Integration Technical Suppot for FY17 – FY20

DOE – UCOR – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC

$5,192

Feigerle, Charles

Understanding and Control of Acid Gas-induced Evolution of Materials for Energy

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

$144,855

Gavrilets, Sergey

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

DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office

$95,000

Greene, Geoffrey

SNS Accumulator Ring

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

$29,412

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk Environment Assessment and Decision Analysis

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

$10,584

Gross, Louis

UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses

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

$175,000

Grzywacz, Robert

Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications

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

$495,648

Hardin, Erin

PIPES Community Program

East Tennessee Development District

US – ARC – Appalachian Regional Commission

$53,902

Katsaras, John

Membrane Biophysics of Model and Live Systems

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

$50,000

Kelly, Nathan

Money, Rhetoric, and the Public (Non)Response to Rising Inequality

Russell Sage Foundation

$70,000

Kilbey, Sidney

High Mobility Printed Semiconductor Devices Using Magnetic Field Processing

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

$61,316

Li, An-Ping

Development of Atomically Precise Nanoscale Graphitic Devices

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$100,000

Mays, Jimmy

Well-Defined Long Chain Branched Polyethylene by Living Anionic Polymerization of 1,3-Butadiene and Hydrogenation

NOVA Chemicals

$101,725

Mundorff, Amy

Establishing a Rank Order for Skeletal Element Sampling: Examining Differential DNA Yield Rates Among and Between Buried Human Skeletal Elements as Compared to Surface Recovered Skeletal Elements

DOJ – OJP – National Institute Of Justice

$270,616

Ross-Sheehy, Shannon

Using Eye Movements to Assess Functional Brain Development in Infants

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

$6,512

Vidoli, Giovanna

Implications of Three-Dimensional Laser Scanned Images for the Criminal Justice System

DOJ – OJP – National Institute Of Justice

$160,300

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Graduate Research – Sushmitha

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

$12,253

Vonarnim, Albrecht

Comparative Genomics bioinformatics and proteomics

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

$50,000

Webster, Clayton

JFU Contract (Discretionary Funds) for PI Clayton Webster

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

$50,000

Weitering, Harm

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Recharge Usage

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

$30,000

Williams, Richard

Operation and Maintenance of CTBTO Auxiliary Seismic Station AS107/TKL

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$20,251

Yoon, Mina

First-principles design of functional electrodes using a highly efficient computational platform

Sungkyunkwan University

National Research Foundation of Korea

$270,690

College of Communication and Information

Allard, Suzanne

Support for Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS)- Communications and Management Expert

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

$223,016

College of Education,Hlth,&Human

Colby, Sarah

iCook-4H: A 4-H Program to Promote Culinary Skills and Family Meals for Obesity Prevention

University of Maine

USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

$65,277

Kolvitz, Marcia

Postsecondary Education Center for Individuals who are Deaf

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

ED – US Dept. of Education

$69,032

College of Engineering

Alshibli, Khalid

Gas Production from Hydrate-Bearing Sediments

University of Qatar (UQ)

Qatar National Research Fund

$145,150

Babu, Sudarsanam

Provide support and manufacturing of AM aluminum heat exchanger for CONEXPO

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

$124,740

Babu, Sudarsanam

Binder Jet additive mfg of AL-MG & AL-ZV alloys

Matsys

DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

$44,999

Braiman, Yehuda

Detection of Weak Magnetic Signals in a Noisy Environment

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

$49,981

Chakraborty, Subhadeep

Additive Manufacturing Development of Naval Platform Heat Exchangers

Applied Optimization, Inc.

DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research

-$7,500

Chvala, Ondrej

Dynamic model of two-fluid molten salt reactor

Flibe Energy Inc.

$32,969

Djouadi, Seddik

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

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

$29,997

Ekici, Kivanc

Bifurcating Heat Exchanger Efficiency Simulations

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

$40,261

Fathy, Aly

Reconfigurable RF Front End for Multi-GNSS

MaXentric Technologies, LLC

DOD – Air Force – Department of the Air Force

$100,000

Han, Lee

Transportation Energy Statistics Analysis – DOE Research Support II

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

$7,630

Hayward, Jason

Imaging a Dry Storage Cask with Cosmic Ray Muons

Oregon State University

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$82,234

Hayward, Jason

Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 1

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

$5,000

Hazen, Terry

Administrative Support for East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

$96,509

Hazen, Terry

ENIGMA subcontract

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

$16,882

Heilbronn, Lawrence

Evaluation of the Assembly and Fueling of Dynamic Radioisotope Power Systems

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

$23,670

Laursen, Siris

Effect of P-Block Modifier and Element ratio in Transition Metal Intermetallic Alloy Catalysts for Semi-Hydrogenation

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

$110,000

Li, Fangxing

0391A cost and technology study of the HVDC systems

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

$16,000

Liu, Yilu

Spare Transformer Study

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

$40,000

Liu, Yilu

Advanced Grid Sensor Development

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

$150,000

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

$40,282

Ma, Zhongguo

Development of an Irradiated Minerals, Aggregates, and Concretes (IMAC) Database

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

$7,046

Materassi, Donatello

Enabling the Grid of the Future

University of Minnesota (U of M)

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$250,000

Mockus, Audris

ICPUTRD: Image Cloud Platform for Use in Tagging and Research on Decomposition

DOJ – OJP – National Institute Of Justice

$327,372

Nambisan, Shashi

Ground Truthing of Data from Naturalistic Driving Studies and Associated Analysis

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

DOT – FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

$8,453

Nguyen, Ke

Investigation of Automotive Emissions Control Devices

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

$62,843

Sawhney, Rapinder

FCM Fuel Production Process Model and Roadmap Analysis

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

$12,997

Skutnik, Steven

GO! PGM Logistics studies of used nuclear fuel transport for the Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST)

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

$18,781

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

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

$50,000

Tomsovic, Kevin

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

Hitachi America Ltd

$50,000

Townsend, Lawrence

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Measurement Investigation Science Mission Phase

University of New Hampshire (UNH)

NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center

$14,985

Wang, Fei

Investigation of Advanced Power Module Packaging Technologies

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

$43,825

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

Wang, Fei

Magnetic Amplifier for Power Flow Control – Installation

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

$235,000

Wirth, Brian

Modeling Plasma Surface Interactions using Xolotl-PSI

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

$71,606

College of Nursing

Anderson, Joel

Cranial Electrotherapy in Military Beneficiaries with Restless leg Syndrome

The Geneva Foundation

DOD – SEC – USUHS – Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

$6,629

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne

Baby University Evaluation

Signal Centers, Inc

$25,000

Daugherty, Linda

PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT TRANSPORTATION IN TENNESSEE

Bike Walk Tennessee

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

$13,100

Dukes, Denzel

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

National Safe Place

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

$100,000

Other

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$12,250

Eighmy, Thomas

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp.

DOE – US Dept. of Energy

$23,995

Research Centers and Institutes

Bishop, Pamela

External Evaluation of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis Project

University of Pittsburgh (PITT)

US – NSF – National Science Foundation

$331,837

Crosby, Lonnie

Soft Hybrid Materials Goswami

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

$30,663

Crosby, Lonnie

Mitchell HPC Project

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

$2,193

Crosby, Lonnie

Mitchell HPC Project

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

$4,387

Crosby, Lonnie

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

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

-$85,994

Crosby, Lonnie

Programming Support for NCCS HPC Operations Infrastructure Team-Simmerman

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

-$10,177

Crosby, Lonnie

Unity Project Internship – Watson

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

$5,494

Hall, Howard

Support for Centrifuge Cascade Codes in MatLab

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

$17,418

Peterson, Gregory

Harris Corporation HPC Assistance

Harris Corporation

$25,000

Philip, Bobby

Development of Scalable Solvers for Current and Emerging Steady-state and Time-dependent Discretizations

University of Wyoming (UW)

NASA – Aeronautics Research Institute

$89,090

Riedinger, Leo

Andrew Lepore ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$5,000

Riedinger, Leo

Patrick Caveney ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$13,416

Riedinger, Leo

Narendran Raghavan ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$20,000

Riedinger, Leo

Pranab Chowdhury  ESE Bredesen Center GRA

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

$42,310

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE Benjamin Mohr GRA

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

$17,888

Riedinger, Leo

ESE Bredesen Center Carly McKown GRA

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

$13,414

Riedinger, Leo

ESE Bredesen Center Eva Muntunga GRA

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

$13,416

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Robert Brese

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

$27,164

Riedinger, Leo

Elizabeth Norred, Bredesen Center ESE GRA

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

$13,577

Riedinger, Leo

Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE

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

$8,950

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE David Reeves GRA

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

$6,886

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Adeola Adediran

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

$15,258

Riedinger, Leo

Bredesen Center ESE GRA Chance Brown

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

$22,211

Riedinger, Leo

Anna Furches GRA Bredesen Center ESE

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

$6,012

Smith, Jeremy

Functional domains in model membranes and protocells probed with high-performance simulation and neutron scattering

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

$40,559

UT Space Institute

Abedi, Reza

Spacetime high-order hyperbolic discontinuous Galerkin schemes for nonlinear advection-diffusion equation

The National Institute of Aerospace Associates

$50,500

Brooks, Steven

Demonstration of an Airborne Hyperspectral ad Thermal Imaging System to Access Convective Lifted Indes

DOC – NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric

$365,590

* 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.