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Awards for May 2018

The following awards were granted in May 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 May 2018

Award Admin School

Lead PI

Project Title

Direct Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Obligated Award Amount

College of Arts & Sciences

Musfeldt, Janice Spectroscopic Investigations of Complex Magnetic and Electronic Materials DOE – US Dept. of Energy $158,137
McSween, Harry THEMIS Science Team Member for Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Arizona State University (ASU) NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $22,500
McSween, Harry Participation in DAWN Science Team University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $15,000
Moersch, Jeffrey ASU Subcontract: Spectral Mapping and Thermophysical Characterization of the Martian Surface Arizona State University (ASU) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $21,955
Grzywacz, Robert Support for Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $225,000
Burr, Devon Aeolian Sediment Transport and Landscape Modification on Titan Applied Physics Laboratory – Johns Hopkins University (APL JHU) NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $21,126
Bembenek, Joshua Cell Cycle Regulation of Membrane Trafficking HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences $28,163
Wilhelm, Steven Collaborative research: An integrated approach to understanding the function of the potent hepatotoxin microcystin in the growth & ecology of Microcystis US – NSF – National Science Foundation $132,806
Binder, Brad Structure-Function Analysis of Ethylene Receptors Dartmouth College US – NSF – National Science Foundation $67,136
Siopsis, George Reconfigurable Loss-Tolerant Measurement Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution in a Maritime Environment DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $329,612
Vonarnim, Albrecht Graduate Research – Sanjeev Dahal (Ussery lab) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $37,000
Burr, Devon Investigating the source(s) of dark sand in the western Medusae Fossae Formation: testing the volcaniclastic hypothesis NASA – Headquarters Washington DC $150,954
Li, An-Ping Development of Atomically Precise Nanoscale Graphitic Devices DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $170,000
Vonarnim, Albrecht Comparative Genomics bioinformatics and proteomics DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $120,000
Thomson, Bradley Geologic Mapping and Stratigraphic Analyses of Northwestern Aeolis Mons, Gale Crater, Mars DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $38,827
Ganusov, Vitaly Mathematical modeling of immune response to malaria HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences None $30,534
McCanta, Molly ADVANCED XAS CALIBRATION TOOLS FOR IN SITU ANALYSIS OF REDOX STATES OF FE, TI, MN, CR, V, AND EU IN EXTRATERRESTRIAL GLASSES NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $122,531
Wise, Steven Physics-Based, self-consistent simulation of neutron reflectivity for thin films of block copolymers with Incorporated nanaparticles DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Egami, Takeshi Dynamics of Biologically Relevant Model Membrane Systems DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,498
Shteynberg, Garriy Social Bases of Attitudinal Extremetization: Shared Attention versus Attitudinal Simulation US – NSF – National Science Foundation None $351,339
Ganusov, Vitaly Mathematical modeling of Mycobacterium tuberculosis dynamics Burroughs Wellcome Fund None $7,500
Schilling, Edward Eupatorium Molecular Barcoding Project Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) $1,920

Haslam College of Business

Fox, William Child Care Market Rate Analysis Tennessee Department of Human Services $32,650
Mee, Robert Experimental Planning Phases of Canine Behavioral Study: Data Assessment & Evaluation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,560

College of Communication & Information

Allard, Suzanne Support for the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $32,714

College of Education, Health, & Human Services

Gibbons, Melinda PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science among rural Appalachian youth HHS – NIH – OD – ORIP – Office of Research Infrastructure Program $18,410
Cowherd, Stephanie TN DHS-DRS 2017-2018 Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services ED – US Dept. of Education $199,303
Kenna, Joshua Leveraging Disciplined Inquiry to Support Students’ Reading, Writing, and Thinking in History and Geography Tennessee Higher Education Commission $74,770
Hodge, Lynn VolsTeach for Appalachia (VFA): Strengthening the STEM Teacher Pathway from Community College to a Four-Year University US – NSF – National Science Foundation $1,135,651

Tickle College of Engineering

Wirth, Brian Modeling Nuclear Fuels Performance: Pellet Clad Interaction DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Jin, Mingzhou Flight Risk Analysis, Validation, and Optimization Federal Express $74,834
Hazen, Terry ENIGMA subcontract DOE – SC – LBL – Lawrence Berkely National Lab – University of California $108,182
Sun, Kai Research and Implementation on Adomian Decomposition to Support ORNL Parallel Power System Simulation Project DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Ma, Zhongguo Study of Alkali-Silica Reaction Effects on Stressed-Confined Concrete Nuclear Thick Structures DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Trinh, Cong SusChEM: Design of Ionic-Liquid-Biocatalyst Systems for Production of Platform Chemicals and Intermediates Directly from Plant Biomass US – NSF – National Science Foundation $12,000
He, Qiang Baseline Studies of Indicator Organisms and Pathogenic Organisms Ensafe Inc Tennessee Department of Transportation $467,500
Melcher, Charles Operating Agreement of the Scintillation Materials Research Center Siemens $35,000
Rose, Garrett Development of a Memristive Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Array (mrDANNA) DOD – Air Force – AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory $181,298
Braiman, Yehuda High power blue diode laser array for underwater applications DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $100,000
Mench, Matthew Bio-composite development for additive manufacturing DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Rose, Garrett Foundations of Nanoelectronic Physically Unclonable Computing Systems DOD – Air Force – AFOSR – Air Force Office Scientific Research $302,132
Tomsovic, Kevin Industrial Partner Agreement Peak Reliability $10,000
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 $80,000
Maldonado, Guillermo MOC Speedup Algorithms for Load Follow Operation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,000
Stein, Gila Collaborative Research: Universal Processing Approaches for Functional Brush-like Polymer Surfaces US – NSF – National Science Foundation $6,000
Mandrus, David Correlated and Complex Materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $48,734
Tomsovic, Kevin CURENT Industrial Partner Agreement for Small Business Members EnerNex $2,000
Heilbronn, Lawrence Continuation of NASA Grant NNX15AD89A NASA – Langley Research Center $59,327
Dongarra, Jack Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit for the Exascale Computing Project: xSDK4ECP DOE – NNSA – Sandia National Lab DOE – US Dept. of Energy $46,000
Dongarra, Jack Production-ready, Exascale-Enabled, Krylov Solvers (PEEKS) for Exascale Computing DOE – NNSA – Sandia National Lab DOE – US Dept. of Energy $50,000
Coble, Jamie Information Fusion for Improved Prognostics and Health Management of Military Vehicles DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $642,856
Hathaway, Jon Rainfall Interception by Urban Trees USDA – Forest Service $16,000
Sawhney, Rapinder Non-DoD Systems Engineering Best Practices & Decision Techniques DOE – Y12 – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) $10,000
Zhao, Xiaopeng Collaborative Research: Heart dynamics: Bifurcation Estimation and Alternans conTrol (HeartBEAT) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $16,000
Qi, Hairong Confidential Applied Research Associates, Inc US – ODNI – IARPA – Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity $37,500
Coder, James Advanced Aerodynamic Design Center for Ultra-Efficient Commercial Vehicles NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration $1,998,185
Maldonado, Guillermo Study of Mass Transport in Molten Salt Reactors DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $17,635
Han, Lee DOT Freight & Passenger Modeling Analysis Support DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $18,000
Hayward, Jason Safeguards technology research in coincidence and multiplicity counting of nuclear materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,115
Dongarra, Jack MAGMA Templates for Scalable Linear Algebra on New Architectures Engility Corporation DOD – Department of Defense $9,099
Dongarra, Jack MAGMA Templates for Scalable Linear Algebra on New Architectures Engility Corporation DOD – Department of Defense $77,354
Palomino, Angelica Networking and Collaboration Fellowship Seed Grants: Storage And Usage Of Energy Products Collaboration Syracuse University (SU) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $5,000
Zhang, Zhili Support ORNL in Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy R&D DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $9,086
Schuchard, Maxfield Confidential RAM Laboratories, Inc DOD – SEC – DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency $11,934
Emrich, Scott Integrative computational framework for pattern mining in big – omics data: linking synonymous codon usage to protein bogenesis University of Notre Dame HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences $27,649
Han, Lee Freight & Passenger Analysis Research Support – Non-DOE – 1 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,700
Langston, Michael Using an Exposome Approach to Assess the Effects of PM2.5 on CVD Outcomes Meharry Medical College US – EPA – US Environmental Protection Agency $52,080
Ma, Zhongguo Development of High Early Strength Concrete Mix DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $62,081
Donovan, David ORNL-UTK Collaborative Research Activities with Student Support for Seungsup Lee DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,904
Liu, Yilu Real-time Minimum Frequency Response Reserve for the Eastern Interconnection (EI) DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $50,000
Heilbronn, Lawrence Nickel-63 Specific Activity Optimization in the High Flux Isotope Reactor DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $40,000
Vaidya, Uday Innovative Lightweighting of Tufting Machinery Components with Advanced Composites State of Tennessee Appropriations $107,000
Sangoro, Joshua CAREER: Mesoscale Aggregation and Interfacial Dynamics in Ionic Liquids US – NSF – National Science Foundation $375,001
Sawhney, Rapinder Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Subsistence Supply Chain (SSC) Mold Growth Study Assured Bio Labs LLC DOD – SEC – DLA – Defense Logistics Agency $33,330
Maldonado, Guillermo Addition of Continuous-Energy Sensitivity Data Files into VALID DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $15,000
Sawhney, Rapinder Lean Summer Program 2018 ITESM Campus Aguascalientes $70,350
Mench, Matthew Poly-Ceramic Gas Diffusion Layered Membranes Physical Sciences Inc. DOE – SC – Office of Science $35,000
Li, Fangxing GO! Smart Grid Transactive Scalable Hybrid Management System DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,521
Truster, Timothy CAREER: Predictive Fatigue Behavior of Structural Materials Through Computationally-Informed Textural and Microstructural Influences US – NSF – National Science Foundation $8,000
Braiman, Yehuda Detection of Weak Magnetic Signals in Noisy Environment DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $67,996

College of Social Work

Cunningham, Maryanne CAPTA/CJA FY 2018 Tennessee Department of Children’s Services HHS – ACF – Administration for Children and Families $156,922

Research Centers & Institutes

Jouline, Igor Computational Genomics of Signal Transduction HHS – NIH – NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences $27,919
Dai, Sheng Functionalized Carbon Materials and Recovery of Uranium From Seawater DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $80,248
Dai, Sheng Understanding and Control of Acid Gas-induced Evolution of Materials for Energy DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $42,431
Riedinger, Leo Deborah Weighill ESE Bredesen Center GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $4,620
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE Armin Geiger GRA DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $4,620
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Nathan Phillip DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,473
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Adeola Adediran DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $14,608
Wiegand, Krista Expanding the Issue Correlates of War(ICOW) Dataset University of North Texas (UNT) DOD – Navy – ONR – Office of Naval Research $24,982
Crosby, Lonnie Machine Learning & Data Visualization – Senter DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $6,000
Riedinger, Leo Sudershan Gangrade GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $20,000
Gross, Louis Mathematics support for spatio-temporal population and population dynamics modeling and simulation DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory None $13,612
Riedinger, Leo Alex Pawlowski GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1,200
Riedinger, Leo Bresden Center ESE GRA David Reeves DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Khomami, Bamin Polymer Synthesis and Characterization DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $12,366
Armsworth, Paul Building capacity for the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center to co-produce actionable science focused on global change impacts to natural resources North Carolina State University (NCSU) DOI – USGS – US Geological Survey $17,067
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Keith Britt DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $13,615
Zinkle, Steven Aqueous corrosion of SiC-based materials DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $25,389
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Piet Jones DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $2,940
Riedinger, Leo Patrick Shower GRA Bredesen Center ESE DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $35,507
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Maximiliano Ferrari DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $58,806
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Sam Evans DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $11,093
Gavrilets, Sergey Integrating Structural Theories of Revolution with Evolutionary Models to Predict Societal Resilience and (in)Stability DOD – Department of Defense None $83,163
Riedinger, Leo Bredesen Center ESE GRA Holly Ray DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $29,403
Dadmun, Mark Cultivating Conjugated Polymers as Novel Light Responsive Materials US – NSF – National Science Foundation $330,000
Sims, Charles Community-level Management of Human Health Risks from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with Defensive Natural Capital Investments East Carolina University (ECU) US – EPA – US Environmental Protection Agency $54,360
Fefferman, Nina Development of Peer Networks by Producing Videos Highlighting the Careers of Women in Math University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) US – NSF – National Science Foundation $4,875
Auxier, John ORNL SAP 3400265336 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000
Auxier, John ORNL PR SAP 3400265347 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $30,000
Auxier, John Auxier PO SAP 3400265382 DOE – ORNL – UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory $10,000

UT Space Institute

Kamali-Moghaddam, Saeed Analytical measurements of ferric citrate samples RCI Pharma Development LLC $3,500
Vasconcelos da Costa, Jose Experimental Roller for R2R Ultra Small Fibers, LLC $4,500
Kamali-Moghaddam, Saeed Analytical Measurements of Benytonite Samples Imerys $6,600

Other

Bryant, Laura Going Smoke Free at the University of Tennessee American Cancer Society $20,000

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