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Awards for September 2017

The following awards were granted in August 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 September 2017

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obl Award Amnt

College of Arts and Sciences

Grzywacz, Robert Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $280,460
Vonarnim, Albrecht Chen Qian GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,537
Emery, Joshua Water and OH on Primitive Bodies: Expanding the Frontier Applied Physics Laboratory – Johns Hopkins University (APL JHU) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $30,000
Jouline, Igor Culturing of the uncultured: reverse genomics and multispecies consortia in oral health and disease DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory HHS – NIH – NIDCR – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research $220,314
Efremenko, Yuri Search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, and Low Background Physics DOE – SC – Office of Science $94,000
Moersch, Jeffrey Next Generation Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Planetary Spacecraft Arizona State University (ASU) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $35,282
Bartmess, John Abstraction and Evaluation of Thermochemical Data for Gas Phase Anions and Anion Clusters, for the NIST Webbook DOC – NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology $20,248
Pan, Chongle High Performance Bioinformatics Workflow for Integrative DOD – Navy – NRL – Naval Research Laboratory $24,999
Labrador-San Jose, Mariano FMR1 protein and chromatin insulators mediate chromatin function and genome integrity HHS – NIH – NINDS – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke $18,875
Stuart, Gregory Proximal Associations of Alcohol Use with Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors HHS – NIH – NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism $44,044
Barrera Olivares, Francisco Transmembrane peptides for targeting acidosis HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences $328,656
Dolislager, Fredrick Risk Integration Technical Suppot for FY17 – FY20 DOE – UCOR – URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC $2,000
Moersch, Jeffrey Detection of subsurface hydrogen and geochemical anomalies along Curiosity’s traverse with data from the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons experiment: Passive-mode data analysis and a re-evaluation of key active-mode data NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $157,983
Chai, Chengping Stress Modeling and Evolution DOE – NNSA – LANL – Los Alamos National Laboratory $117,965
Maroulas, Vasileios Topological Learning for EEG Data Thor Industries, Inc DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office $109,128
Binder, Brad Ethylene signaling networks that control root development Wake Forest University (WFU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $86,691
Ezzell, Timothy Night Comes to the Cumberlands?and It’s Awesome: Promoting Night Sky Conservation and Development in the Upper Cumberland East Tennessee State University (ETSU) US – ARC – Appalachian Regional Commission $4,500
Angst, Michael Archaeological Monitoring of Construction for the Proposed City of Stevenson Municipal Park, Guntersville Reservoir, Jackson County, Alabama US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority $2,993
Vonarnim, Albrecht Shukla – GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,454
Long, Brian Advancing Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes through Molecular Engineering DOE – SC – Office of Science $149,133
Steiner, Andrew Towards Exascale Astrophysics of Mergers and Supernovae (TEAMS) DOE – SC – Office of Science None $217,000
Papenbrock, Thomas Nuclear Computational Low Energy Initiative (NUCLEI) DOE – SC – Office of Science None $232,000
MacLean, Calvin The Roy Cockrum Foundation – Clarence Brown Theatre/University of Tennessee Foundation (Candide) University of Tennessee Foundation Roy Cockrum Foundation $537,422
Thomson, Bradley Gale Crater: The Lithologic, Statigraphic, and Mineralogic Relationships Between Mt. Sharp Substrate and Unconformable Deposits NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration None $78,049
Thomson, Bradley Gale Crater: The Lithologic, Statigraphic, and Mineralogic Relationships Between Mt. Sharp Substrate and Unconformable Deposits NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration None $134,638
Stuart, Gregory Extending a Conceptual Model of Alcohol-Related Violence to Cyber Dating Violence using a Daily Diary Design with College Students American Psychological Foundation $13,400
Ganguly, Nivedita Junior Science & Humanities Symposium 2017-18 Academy of Applied Science, Inc DOD – Department of Defense $22,000
MacLean, Calvin ABC Grant FY18 – Clarence Brown Theatre Tennessee Arts Commission $1,775
Siopsis, George Governor’s Schools for the Sciences and Engineering Tennessee Department of Education $368,572

Haslam College of Business

Noon, Charles Contractor Assurance Business Analytics Graduate Students DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) None $45,000
Taylor, Edward Falls Training In Light of New OSHA Regulations DOL – US Dept. of Labor None $46,927

College of Communication & Information

Allard, Suzanne Support for the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000

College of Education,Health, & Human Sciences

Gibbons, Melinda PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science among rural Appalachian youth HHS – NIH – OD – ORIP – Office of Research Infrastructure Program $19,255
Bettaieb, Ahmed Metabolic functions of adipose pyruvate kinase M2 HHS – NIH – NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases $239,812
Hillyer, Sarah Better World: Empowering Global Change Agents through Sports DOS – US Department of State $1,130,000

Tickle College of Engineering

Heilbronn, Lawrence Nuclear Energy Fellowship/Scholarship Program DOE – US Dept. of Energy $3,750
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network US – OIG – TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority $50,000
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network Boeing $50,000
Clarke, David DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $32,081
Clarke, David Fuel Economy Web Site DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $41,283
Clarke, David Fuel Economy Program, Clean Cities, & Your MPG DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,843
Lang, Maik Materials Science of Actinides – EFRC University of Notre Dame DOE – US Dept. of Energy $195,000
Huang, Jian Application Development for Biodiversity Modeling Service of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DOI – NPS – National Park Service $34,944
Zinkle, Steven Nuclear Fuels Fundamental Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Hayward, Jason Time Correlated Measurements with Nuclear Materials Identifications System – 2 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Hayward, Jason Gamma ray imaging experimental support for nuclear safeguards and security applications DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,863
Mandrus, David EFRI 2-DARE: Spin-Valley Coupling for Photonic and Spintronic Devices University of Washington (UW) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $63,593
Blalock, Benjamin Multi-channel Integrated Spectrum Analyzer (MISA) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $98,457
Ma, Zhongguo Study of Alkali-Silica Reaction Effects on Stressed-Confined Concrete Nuclear Thick Structures DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $100,000
Dongarra, Jack CSR:Medium:Collaborative Research: SparseKaffe: high-performance,auto-tuned, energy-aware algorithms for sparse direct methods onmodern heterogeneous architectures US – NSF – National Science Foundation $137,902
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 $49,771
Jin, Mingzhou D&A Study for Climate Change DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $24,699
Donovan, David Plasma Diagnostic Development and Data Analysis on the Proto-MPEX Linear Plasma Experiment DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $28,814
Hayward, Jason Investigation of DEtectors, Algorithms, and Systems for Wearable Intelligent Nuclear Detection (IDEAS for WIND) DHS – US Dept. of Homeland Security $345,559
Gregor, Jens Reconstruction algorithms for neutron imaging device DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $67,497
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 $1,459
TerMaath, Stephanie Integrated Simulation and Testing for the Qualification of Composite Parts Fabricated through Additive Manufacturing DOD – Navy – Department of the Navy $167,349
Rawn, Claudia Computational Materials Science Investigation of the Effects of Nuclear Irradiation on Structural Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $101,907
Liu, Yilu Testing and Modeling of Bulk System Components Under EMP/GIC DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $57,070
Liu, Yilu Extreme Event Modeling DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Clarke, David DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Information & Market Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,614
Clarke, David Fuel Economy Guide DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $42,966
Maldonado, Guillermo MOC Speedup Algorithms for Load Follow Operation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,527
Hayward, Jason Investigation of DEtectors, Algorithms, and Systems (IDEAS) for Rapid and Robust Clearing of Cargo from Shielded SNM DHS – DNDO – Domestic Nuclear Detection Office $350,000
Djouadi, Seddik Using Deep Learning to Detect Data Integrity Attacks in Control Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,660
Heilbronn, Lawrence Continuation of NASA Grant NNX15AD89A NASA – Langley Research Center $40,000
Costinett, Daniel Transportation Electrification DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,642
Langston, Michael Confidential BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $15,000
Jantz, Michael RCAPTS: Readiness Certification Assurance Process Tracking System DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $23,937
Duty, Chad Large Scale Thermal Expansion Characterization of Printed Samples Boeing $45,709
Qi, Hairong Labeling and Environment-modeling using Geometric Optimization (LEGO) Applied Research Associates, Inc US – ODNI – IARPA – Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity $15,000
Hayward, Jason Single Volume Neutron Scatter Camera R&D Based on an Optical Coded Aperture DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $47,386
Parker, Lynne Scalable Approach to Improve Load Models via Automated Building Creation and Autotune Calibration DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE – US Dept. of Energy $83,405
Burton, Mark Agricultural Freight Corridors, Railroad Capacity, and the Implications of Railroad Rates USDA – US Dept. of Agriculture $118,705
Bray, Larry River Transportation and the Poultry Industry in North America USDA – Agricultural Marketing Service None $92,727
Berry, Michael ASCEND: Advances in Machine Learning to Improve Scientific Discovery at Exascale and Beyond DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $35,000
Babu, Sudarsanam Alloy Designs for Creep Resistant (Fe-Cr-Al) Ferritic Alloys with Laves Phase Precipitates DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,036
Young, Matthew Eastman Senior Design FY18 Eastman Chemical Co. $15,000
Jin, Mingzhou Additive Manufacturing Support and Research DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $25,039
Lang, Maik The Thermodynamics of Crystallization and Phase-Separation in Melt-Derived Nuclear Waste Forms DOE – NE – NEUP- Office of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Engineering University Program $640,000
Zhuravleva, Mariya Accelerated Aging and Defect Study in Plastic Scintillators DHS – DNDO – Domestic Nuclear Detection Office None $299,576
Irick, David EcoCAR3 Year 4 ENGINEERING GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT FELLOWSHIP- American Society for Engineering Education $10,000
Irick, David EcoCAR3 Year 4 Project Manager Fellowship- American Society for Engineering Education $5,000
Irick, David EcoCAR3 Year 4 COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FELLOWSHIP- American Society for Engineering Education $5,000
Irick, David EcoCAR3 Undergraduate Fellowship American Society for Engineering Education US – NSF – National Science Foundation $5,000
Clarke, David Transportation Energy Evolution Modeling (TEEM) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $23,005
Rose, Garrett A Pulse-Based Characterization System for Temperature-Dependent and Transient Analysis of Nanoscale Devices and Circuits DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research None $777,480

College of Social Work

Wodarski, John Tennessee’s Homeless Family Services in Supportive Housing HHS – SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services $399,747
Wodarski, John Tennessee HIV/AIDS, Related Substance Use Disorders, and Mental Disorders Services Program HHS – SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services None $496,073

Research Centers & Institutes

Crosby, Lonnie Fluids in Nanoporous Matrices DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $105,809
Ripp, Steven BioEnergy Science Center, University of Tennessee, Phase II DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $148,092
Riedinger, Leo Erik Walker ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,383
Riedinger, Leo Victoria DiStefano ESE GRA Bredesen Center DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $55,018
Riedinger, Leo Deborah Weighill ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,525
Riedinger, Leo ESE Bredesen Center GRA Anna Wanhala DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $53,893
Feigerle, Charles Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Riedinger, Leo Biometric Platforms – Fred Heberle DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $24,717
Hall, Howard Conductivity, Radiolytic Effects, and Diffusion of Interdicted Time-dependent Metallic Signatures (CREDIT) DHS – US Dept. of Homeland Security $331,771
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE John Izaak Miller GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Chance Brown DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,754
Hall, Howard Support for Centrifuge Cascade Codes in MatLab DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $27,008
Riedinger, Leo Alex Pawlowski GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,229
Hu, Bin Synthesis and characterization of Organometal Trihalide Perovskites DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $5,407
Auxier, John Characterization of the Plasma Chemistry in Nuclear Fireballs DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency None $100,000
Riedinger, Leo Jameson Landon Tyler GRA, Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,795
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Piet Jones DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $46,458
Riedinger, Leo Patrick Shower GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,104
Bishop, Pamela Radford HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project Radford University Howard Hughes Medical Institute $15,409
Riedinger, Leo Yunchao Li ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,639
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Swapnil Desai DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $16,414

UT Space Institute

Yu, Andrew Component Management in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems DOE – NNSA – Sandia National Lab $30,000
Combs, Christopher Arnold Diagnostics Summit DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research $20,623
Abedi, Reza SPX: Collaborative Research: Asynchronous, Parallel-Adaptive Solution of Extreme Multiscale Problems in Seismology US – NSF – CISE – Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering US – NSF – National Science Foundation $178,680
Davenport, Joel J85 Testing Support_NAS Req.# 561749 National Aerospace Solutions LLC $3,001
Davenport, Joel J85 Testing Support – GE Preliminary_Req.# 561751 National Aerospace Solutions LLC $8,998

Other

Smith, Steven UT/ORNL Library Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $552,494
Rack, Philip Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,708
Eighmy, Thomas Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $200,000
Eighmy, Thomas Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $8,000
Simpson, Michael Accelerated AChE Reactivators: Design by Mechanistic Neutron Scattering Studies DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $12,000
Simpson, Michael Accelerated AChE Reactivators: Design by Mechanistic Neutron Scattering Studies DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $64,015

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