Congratulations!

The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $596,457 in external grant and contract awards in the months of February and March:

Drs. Kristen Black and Christopher Cunningham (Psychology) have received $9,935 from Miller Industries for the project entitled, “Miller Industries Employee Survey.”

Drs. Yancy Freeman (Enrollment Services), Mo Baptiste (Student Development) and Kimberly Wingate (School of Education) have received $68,654 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “UTC Summer Bridge Experience.”

Drs. Thomas Loveless, Donald Reising (Engineering Electrical), Raga Ahmed, Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo (Engineering Electrical), Louie Elliott, and Aldo McLean (Engineering Management Technology) have received $359,783 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: An Interdisciplinary CubeSat Research and STEM Education Platform at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTChattSat).”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Engineering Electrical) has requested and received $27,286 from the Vanderbilt University (Vandy) for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

Drs.  Joseph Owino and Mbakisya Onyango (Engineering Civil) have received $45,000 from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for the project entitled, “Efficient Modular Wall Systems for New Construction and Retrofit.”

Dr.  Christina Policastro (Criminal Justice & Legal Studies) has requested and received $37,725 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “2018 Victim Assistance Academy.”

Dr.  Anthony Skjellum (Engineering-SIM Center) has received an additional $16,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research:  CICI:  Regional:  SouthEast SciEntific Cybersecurity for University Research (SouthEast SECURE) CICI Grant -SeSecure.”

Dr.  Anthony Skjellum (Engineering-SIM Center) has requested and received an additional $16,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “SHF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Next-Generation Message Passing for Parallel Programming: Resiliency, Time-to-Solution, Performance-Portability, Scalability, and QoS.”

Drs. Henry Spratt and David Giles (Biology) have received $16,074 from the HealthySole DETECTO for the project entitled, “Does ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) applied to the soles of shoes in pediatric intensive care units decrease bacterial load and healthcare associated infections?”

Good Luck!

The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $10,454,131 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Wolday Abrha (Engineering Management Technology) Mbakisya Onyango ( Engineering Civil), and Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) have requested $69,605 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Best Strategies for Hiring, Retaining, And Utilizing Minorities and Women.”

Drs. Raga Ahmed, Louie Elliott, and Trevor Elliott (Engineering Electrical) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Dept. of Energy for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal – Standardization Testbed for Additively-Manufactured Energy-Infrastructure Devices and Component Parts: Mapping Material Composition, Printer Technology and Control Settings into Electromechanical Energy Conversion Parameters and Figures of Merit.”

Drs. Jejal Reddy Bathi (Engineering, Chemical) and Kidambi Sreenivas (SIM Center) have requested $19,998 from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville – Tennessee Water Resources Research for the project entitled, “Three-Dimensional Modeling of River Flows Under Extreme Weather Scenarios.”

Drs. Bradley Harris (Engineering Chemical) and David Giles (Biology) have requested $136,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “The impact of the marine-to-host environmental transition on fatty acid-induced changes in persistence and pathogenicity in Vibrio cholerae.”

Dr. Nicholas Honerkamp (Social, Cultural and Justice Studies) has requested $2,149 from the St. Simons Land Trust for the project entitled, “Proposed Archaeological Bounding of a Historic Component at Indian Field, Cannon’s Point Preserve, St. Simons Island, Georgia.”

Drs. Katharine Kemplin and Jenny Holcombe (Nursing) have requested $118,044 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Dramatic Subcutaneous Impedance Reduction: Ultra-Miniature External Defibrillator (UMED).”

Drs. Jisook Kim, Titus Albu, Kyle Knight, John Lee, Steven Symes (Chemistry), Ethan Carver (Biology), and Hong Qin (Computer science) have requested $392,532 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Acquisition of a High Resolution Accurate Mass QTOF LC-Mass Spectrometer.”

Drs. Joseph Kizza, Li Yang, Farah Kandah, Dalei Wu, Hong Qin (Computer science), Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo (Engineering Electrical), Karen Adsit, and Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) have requested $496,162 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CyberTraining – CIU:  Enhancing Cybersecurity and Data Science Skills in Multidisciplinary Research and Workforce Development.”

Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu, and Li Yang (Computer science) have requested $126,767 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Deep Learning-Enabled Evaluation of Bridge Deck Using GPR.”

Drs. Yu Liang (Computer science) and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) have requested $398,700 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “SCC: Smart Neighborhood Watch.”

Drs. Aldo McLean, Alexandr Sokolov (Engineering Management Technology), Ignatius Fomunung (Civil Engineering), and Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) have requested $134,215 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) Pilot.”

Dr. Aldo McLean, Mr. Wolday Abrha (Engineering Management Technology) and Dr. Mbakisya Onyango (Engineering Civil) have requested $109,146 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) Pilot.”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango, Weidong Wu, Joseph Owino (Engineering Civil), Endong Wang, and Aldo McLean (Engineering Management Technology) have requested $99,997 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Friction Course Pavements.”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango, Joseph Owino, and Arash Ghasemi (Engineering Civil) have requested $150,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration Assessment Using Ground Penetrating Radar.”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango and Joseph Owino (Engineering Civil) have requested $180,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “100% Recycled Mixtures Using Cold In-Place Recycling (Cir), Hot In-Place Recycling (HIR) And Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR).”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango and Joseph Owino (Engineering Civil) have requested $180,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Development of A Balanced Mix Design (BMD) Procedure for Tennessee Mixtures.”

Drs. Joseph Owino and Mbakisya Onyango (Engineering Civil) have requested $45,000 from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for the project entitled, “Next Generation of Precast Insulated Walls.”

Dr. Han Jung Park (Chemistry) has requested $8,900 from the Society for Analytic Chemists of Pittsburgh for the project entitled, “Study of the Photoacoustic Effect.”

Dr. Donald Reising (Engineering Electrical) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Dept. of Energy for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal: Making the Smart Grid Smarter through Electrical Disturbance Identification.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (Computer science), Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering) and Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) have requested $150,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “TDoT – Waze.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (Computer science) and Mbakisya Onyango (Engineering Civil) have requested $60,000 from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville for the project entitled, “Research on Connected and Automated Vehicles Investment and Smart Infrastructure in Tennessee.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (Computer science), Jill Shelton (Psychology), Andrew Bailey, Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance) and Chandra Ward (Sociology) have requested $2,749,675 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “SCC: Collaborative: Health-Centric Urban Mobility.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi, Joseph Kizza, Dalei Wu (Computer science) Kidambi Sreenivas (Engineering Mechanical), Jennifer Ellis (School of Education), Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance), Cuilan Gao (Mathematics), Reinhold Mann (Engineering-SIM Center), and Chandra Ward (Sociology) have requested $2,791,695 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “NRT-HDR: Data in GigCity: A Unified and Comprehensive Platform for Education and Research on Data Science and Engineering to Improve Accessibility in an Urban Environment.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (Engineering-SIM Center) has requested $59,816 from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the project entitled, “Fast Failure Recovery Methods MPI Applications.”

Drs. Alexandr Sokolov (Engineering Management Technology), Jennifer Boyd (Biology), and Ignatius Fomunung (Civil Engineering) have requested $148,084 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Roadside Pollinator Habitat.”

Drs. Kidambi Sreenivas and James Newman (Engineering-SIM Center) have requested $99,982 from the Pointwise, Inc. for the project entitled, “Mesh curving for higher order applications.”

Drs. Steven Symes (Chemistry), Sean Richards, Deanna Beasley, Margaret Kovach, Joey Shaw, and Amy Brock-Hon (Biology) have requested $240,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “MRI: Acquisition of ICP-MS for Use in Environmental, Geochemical, and Human Health Research at UTC.”

Drs. Endong Wang (Engineering Management Technology), Mbakisya Onyango (Engineering Civil), Dalei Wu (Computer science), and Weidong Wu (Engineering Civil) have requested $149,857 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Rating and Inventory of TDOT Retaining Walls.”

Drs. Jin Wang (Mathematics), David Giles (Biology), and Bradley Harris (Engineering Chemical) have requested $321,103 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Cholera modeling and simulation.”

Drs. Dalei Wu, Yu Liang, and Li Yang (Computer Science) have requested $490,568 from the University of Vermont (UVT) for the project entitled, “Self-Cleaning City Infrastructure for Prosperity and Health.”

Drs. Weidong Wu, Mbakisya Onyango, Joseph Owino, Ignatius Fomunung (Engineering Civil), and Cuilan Gao (Mathematics) have requested $147,999 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Tdot Bicycle & Pedestrian Counting: Best Methodologies Assessment.”

Drs. Weidong Wu, Mbakisya Onyango, Ignatius Fomunung, and Endong Wang (Engineering Civil) have requested $174,938 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Work zone alert systems.”

Drs. Li Yang, Joseph Kizza (Computer science), and Neslihan Alp (Engineering Management Technology) have requested $122,188 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “DoD IASP.”