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Awards for June 2018

The following awards were granted in June 2018. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below. To download the data used in this report, please see the link following the interactive chart.

Data available in accessible Excel spreadsheet: Awards for June 2018

Award Admin School

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences

Sorensen, Soren Studies of Hot and Dense Nuclear Matter DOE – US Dept. of Energy $922,000
Van de Moortel, Aleydis Mitrou Archaeological Project Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) $81,000
Williams, Richard Confidential Southern Methodist University (SMU) DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency $10,534
Williams, Richard Confidential Southern Methodist University (SMU) DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency $31,601
Grzywacz, Robert New high-resolution neutron detector for the studies of exotic nuclei – NEXT DOE – National Nuclear Security Administration $270,000
Gross, Louis UT-Battelle EPA Risk-Environment Assessment and Decision Analyses DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $185,454
Platter, Lucas CAREER: Uncertainty Estimates in Low-Energy Nuclear Physics US – NSF – National Science Foundation $53,416
Mayes, Melanie Collaborative Research: Elucidating unifying principles of soil C-N coupling using a continental-scale grassland experimental network US – NSF – National Science Foundation $130,858
Smith, Jeremy Multi-Scale Modeling Framework for Mercury Biogeochemistry DOE – BER – Office of Biological and Environmental Research $180,000
Feng, Xiaobing Novel numerical methods for fully nonlinear second order elliptic and parabolic Monge-Ampere and Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations US – NSF – National Science Foundation $90,321
Hix, William Development of Early Science Problems on Summit with the FLASH Code DOE – UT-Battelle, LLC $102,756
Emery, Joshua Spectral mapping of the moons of Uranus: Why are these surfaces dark, red, and rich in CO2? NASA – Headquarters Washington DC None $130,422
Sokolov, Alexei PTFE Research Electric Power Research Institute $70,169
Zhao, Bin Silicon Nanoparticles as Anode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries DOE – SC – ANL – Argonne National Lab $46,204
Papenbrock, Thomas Topical Collaboration on double beta decay and neutron electric dipole moment University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel) DOE – SC – Office of Science $70,000
Blum, Michael Collaborative Research: Eco-evolutionary dynamics of coastal marsh responses to rising CO2 US – NSF – National Science Foundation None $25,368
Smith, Jeremy Support for Critical Interfaces Science Focus Area: Molecular Mechanisms Governing Mercury Biogeochemical Transformations DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,517
Johnston, Steven Computational Framework for Unbiased Studies of Correlated Electron Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $55,788
Vonarnim, Albrecht GRA Satterfield DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,802
Vonarnim, Albrecht Research Zhou Li DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $75,000
Plaut, Conrad Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Particle Correlation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,880
Wise, Steven Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization and Regularized Problems Expressed via Steady of Dynamical Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,506
Wall, Stephanie Special Opportunities – Design Thinking Conference 2018 Tennessee Arts Commission $510
Hollenbach, Kandace Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of the Hermitage, Davidson County, Tennessee Thomas Jefferson Foundation $18,806
Horn, Sally Pollen Analysis Rock Creek Mortar Shelter East Tennessee State University (ETSU) None $1,883
Derryberry, Elizabeth Impacts of Urban Noise on Avian Behavior, Stress Hormones, and Gut Microbiome Animal Behavior Society (ABS) $2,000
Brantley, Johnathan Metathesis Polymerizations of Cumulated Bonds American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund $110,000
MacLean, Calvin Clarence Brown Theatre Open Captioning Initiative Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle $9,617
Owens, Gina Grad student clinical placement at Family Justice Center Knoxville Family Justice Center $8,000
Gordon, Kristina Grad student clinical placement at Family Justice Center Knoxville Family Justice Center $8,000
Gordon, Kristina ETCH Clinical Practicum Training East Tennessee Children’s Hospital $10,000
Binder, Brad Collaborative Research: Spatiotemporal Regulation of the Ethylene Signaling Network and Rapid Adaptive Responses in Plants US – NSF – National Science Foundation $213,490
Mezzacappa, Anthony Core Collapse Supernova Gravitational Wave Signature Predictions based on 3D Ab Initio Models with Increasing GR Realism US – NSF – National Science Foundation $115,000
Owens, Gina Grad student counseling placement at Cherokee Cherokee Health Systems $10,000
Gordon, Kristina Grad student clinical placement at Cherokee Cherokee Health Systems $60,000
Henricks, John Patrick Spatial Inequality and the Geography of Monetary Sanctions: A Case Study of the Great American City American Sociological Association $8,000
McCanta, Molly Refining Geothermobarometry in Pyroxenes using In Situ Measurements of Fe3+ US – NSF – National Science Foundation None $146,000
Best, Michael Synthetic Lipid Switches for Controlling Liposome Assembly and Release US – NSF – National Science Foundation $150,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht Regulation of protein synthesis by metabolic signals and the circadian clock HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health $437,571
Gordon, Kristina Grad student clinical placement at Cornerstone of Recovery Cornerstone of Recovery $24,000
Owens, Gina Grad student counseling placement at Cornerstone of Recovery Cornerstone of Recovery $40,000
Goodrich-Blair, Heidi Culturing of the uncultured: reverse genomics and multispecies consortia in oral health and disease DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $52,798
MacLean, Calvin Clarence Brown Theatre 2016-2017 Shubert Foundation Annual Grant University of Tennessee Foundation The Shubert Foundation $20,000
MacLean, Calvin Clarence Brown Theatre’s Production of Alias Grace with Women’s Rights Discussion and Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Tennessee Arts Commission None $4,700

Haslam College of Business

Cathey, Amy New MBA Students for Y-12: Fall 2016 DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) None $7,000
Noon, Charles PAID – Predictive Analytics and Interactive Dashboards DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $23,947

College of Communication & Information

Geidner, Nicholas 100 Million Stories Humanities Tennessee None $7,920

College of Education, Health, & Human Services

Brewer, Ernest Academic Enrichment Upward Bound 2017-2022 ED – US Dept. of Education $367,068
Fitzhugh, Eugene Identifying Relationships between Physical Activity and Access to Parks and Recreation Opportunities among Residents Living in Knoxville, Tennessee Knox County $49,744

Tickle College of Engineering

Hazen, Terry Administrative Support for East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition $185,846
Wirth, Brian Diagnostics and Modeling in Support of Boundary Physics Research on NSTX Upgrade DOE – SC – Office of Science $182,801
Tomsovic, Kevin Program Income for NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network ISO New England $10,000
Schwartz, John Improving the GRSM’s understanding of its natural resources and processes and thereby enhancing protection of the Park’s resources DOI – NPS – National Park Service – Great Smoky Mountains National Park $126,000
Blalock, Benjamin Nano-Watt Analog Signal Processing for NINA: N-zero Integrated aNAlog classifier Honeywell DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency $98,000
Liu, Yilu 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 $79,733
To, Gary Evaluation and Validation of Magnetic Local Anomaly Correction Strategy for Inertial Measurement Unit TechMah, LLC $65,181
Djouadi, Seddik Design and implementation of control laws to enable responsive building loads to offset photovoltaic (PV) sources DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $9,651
Donovan, David PPPL LTX-Beta UTNE Grad Student Support – Anurag Maan DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $34,705
Liaw, Peter Fundamental Study of Low-Cycle-Fatigue Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys US – NSF – National Science Foundation $145,314
Donovan, David Ex-Situ Surface Characterization Studies and Boundary Plasma Diagnostic Development for DIII-D DOE – SC – Office of Science $235,990
Loeffler, Frank Validating the use of engineered sorbents to sequester mercury released from contaminated soils and sediments DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,363
Dongarra, Jack Asynchronous Iterative Solvers for Extreme-Scale Computing DOE – SC – Office of Science $153,339
Langston, Michael Confidential BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $45,000
Vaidya, Uday CERC BEE – Composite Accessories for Precast Walls DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $82,443
Rucker, Daniel CAREER: Safe and Transformative Robotic Intervention through Dynamic Elastic Structures (STRIDES) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $108,304
Beck, Micah Resilient System Solutions for Data Sharing for Wildland Fire Incident Operations Michigan Technological University (MTU) DOC – NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology $67,033
Rack, Philip Rack: Joint Faculty Appointment FY18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $43,986
Peterson, Gregory Peterson Joint Faculty Amendment FY18 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $67,706
Hayward, Jason Safeguards technology research in coincidence and multiplicity counting of nuclear materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $17,711
Berry, Michael ASCEND: Advances in Machine Learning to Improve Scientific Discovery at Exascale and Beyond DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $30,000
Clarke, David Assistance to ORNL NHTS Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,220
Ostrowski, James Urban Resiliency DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,001
Rose, Garrett Nanoscale Electronics Development and Fabrication Research Foundation of State University of New York (SUNY) DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $88,171
Penumadu, Dayakar NDI System for Quantification of Subsurface Residual Stress in the Laboratory Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. DOD – Navy – Department of the Navy $75,000
Sarles, Stephen Totipotent synthetic materials – Seedling project DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency $289,820
Papanicolaou, Athanasios FY 2018 Water Resources Research Institute Program DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey $72,337
Han, Lee Freight & Passenger Analysis Research Support – Non-DOE – 1 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,700
Liu, Yilu Real-time Minimum Frequency Response Reserve for the Eastern Interconnection (EI) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Blache, Klaus Y-12: Infrastructure Internships Y/PM-17-140 DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $49,357
Weber, William IBML Use for Ho Nyung Lee ORNL DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $10,584
Taufer, Michela Driving Next Generation Schedulers with Machine Learning-Based Application Patterns DOE – NNSA – LLNL – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory $98,398
Mukherjee, Dibyendu Synthesis and spectrochemical characterizations of battery electrode materials via laser ablation techniques and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,000
Costinett, Daniel Comprehensive Design Leveraging Wide Bandgap Devices to Enable High Power, High Efficiency Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles II-VI Foundation $95,000
Borole, Abhijeet Waste Valorization DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $52,000
Stein, Gila Melt Processable Vinyl-Added Polynorbornenes for Advanced Thermoplastics American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund $110,000
Ekici, Kivanc A New Paradigm for Computing Discrete Adjoint Sensitivities Based on Operator-Overloading and Its Application to Aerodynamic Design US – NSF – National Science Foundation $302,989
Plank, James CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: A software toolbox for computing and exploring the fundamental limits of information systems US – NSF – National Science Foundation $180,005
Djouadi, Seddik Switched Controls to Guarantee Resilient Operation of the Power Grid DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $26,086
Zawodzinski, Thomas Science of Open Electrochemical Systems DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research None $325,101
Sawhney, Rapinder Systems Engineering initiative within the Engineering Directorate DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $50,000
Rack, Philip Student Support for Yiyi Gu DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $32,778
Griffin, Travis NSBE summer bridge grant National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) $5,000
Hayward, Jason UTNE Grad Student Support – Eric Nelius DOE – UT-Battelle, LLC $5,000
Hayward, Jason Portable Neutron Penetrating Imager Prototype (PNPIP) DOE – UT-Battelle, LLC $10,000
Heilbronn, Lawrence 2018 ORAU Visiting Faculty Research Program Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) $8,000
Compton, Brett Confidential University of Dayton Research Institute DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $60,799

College of Nursing

Bonom, Julie HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program HHS – HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration None $35,610

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne TN Child Support Employment and Parenting Programs Tennessee Department of Human Services HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $663,700
Cunningham, Maryanne Tennessee’s Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support (TPOPS) FY 19 Tennessee Department of Human Services HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $280,681
Cunningham, Maryanne FY 19 CCDF- UT SWORPS Child Care Supportive Services Contract 34549-51318 Amendment 2 Tennessee Department of Human Services-Child Care Planning and Development $2,084,489

Research Centers & Institutes

Dai, Sheng Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $85,778
Riedinger, Leo Deborah Weighill ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $4,044
Feigerle, Charles Dynamics in Multi-component Polymeric Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Tong Wu GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,902
Dai, Sheng Synthesis of Task-Specific Ionic Liquids for Separation of Rare-Earth Metal Ions DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $96,791
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Armin Geiger GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,223
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Christine Ajinjeru GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,780
Wereszczak, Andrew High-Pressure-Induced Structural Changes in Silicate Glasses DOD – Army – ARL – Army Research Office $50,927
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Marie Kirkegaard GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,082
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE John Izaak Miller GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $23,112
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ashley Cliff DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,450
Sims, Charles Ecosystem Services in the Northern Rockies USDA – Forest Service – Rocky Mountain Research Station (MRS) $70,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Erica Grant DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $59,388
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Megan Lilly DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $59,388
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Jonathon Romero DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $21,759
Lenhart, Suzanne Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM) Auburn University (AU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $5,334
Riedinger, Leo Bresden Center ESE GRA David Reeves DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Rack, Philip SNS Diamond Foils DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Riedinger, Leo Jessica Velez GRA, Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,620
Riedinger, Leo Ryan Saylor Bredesen Center GRA ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $58,251
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Ronald Sadlier DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,899
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Piet Jones DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,551
Hall, Howard Confidential DOD – SEC – DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency $307,435
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center DSE GRA Shang Gao DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,956
Dai, Sheng Synthesis Capabilities DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $5,000
Auxier, John Gaudet ORNL PO: Supporting Materials Science Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Nannan Jiang DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,380
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center DSE GRA Linsey Passarella DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,016
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Paul Kairys DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,178
Riedinger, Leo Jay Huenemann GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,311
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Swapnil Desai DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $31,750
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Jonathan Morrison DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,209
Auxier, John Auxier PO DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA James Brackett DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Sokolov, Alexei Mechanisms of Proton Transport in Ionic Liquids: Grotthuss vs Vehicular US – NSF – National Science Foundation $300,000
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA William McClintic DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,847
Weitering, Harm Engineering high-temperature superconductivity in semiconductor-based interfaces and heterostructures DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $122,887
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Colin Sasthav DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $7,016
Auxier, John Nuclear Material Investigations with a new instrument DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $15,000

UT Space Institute

Schmisseur, John Burst-Mode Laser System for Temporally and Spatially Resolved Non-Intrusive Laser Diagnostics in Supersonic Flows DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research None $740,557

Other

McCrary, Victor Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $753,993
McCrary, Victor Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative Composite Solutions Corp. DOE – US Dept. of Energy $137,164
Simpson, Michael Andrew Lepore – post-doc DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $19,200
Abel, Steven CHAUHAN, Gaurav Research DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,387
Katsaras, John Heberle Katsaras 10.2017 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,987
Taylor, Graham Droplet Interface Bilayers (DIBs) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,106
Millet, Larry Microbial synthetic selection strategy using microfluidics DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,000
Gerlits, Oksana AcceleratedAChEReactivators:Design by Mechanistic Neutron Scattering Studies (GERLITS 2018.07-2019.06) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $19,000
Heberle, Frederick Mechanisms of Interleaflet Coupling in Asymmetric Lipid Membranes US – NSF – National Science Foundation $197,967

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