Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $2,158,392 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Feng Bao (Mathematics) has received $41,615 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “RUI: Efficient Adaptive Backward SDE Methods for Nonlinear Filtering Problems.”

Mr. John Freeze (Continuing Education) has received $32,620 from the University of Tennessee – Institute of Public Service for the project entitled, “Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA).”

Dr. Pamela Guess (School Psychology) has received $172,800 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “School Psychology Intern Program.”

Dr. Linda Hill (Nursing) has received $55,989 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project entitled, “Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested and received $42,846 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik (Southeast Center for Education) has received $7,500 from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the project entitled, “Arts Learning Lab.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik (Southeast Center for Education) has received $90,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “Arts Pathways Plan.”

Mr. Charles Mix (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research) has requested and received $3,228 from the American Rivers for the project entitled, “Tuckasegee River Trail Map Design.”

Dr. Renee Murley (School of Education) has received $105,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Incorporated for the project entitled, “Chattanooga Teaching Fellows Program.”

Dr. Renee Murley (School of Education) has received $150,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “Residency Model.”

Dr. Amber Roache (Nursing) has received $836,875 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project entitled, “Clinical-Academic Network for Developing Leaders.”

Dr. Joanne Romagni (VC Research/Dean Grad School) has requested and received $400,000 from the UC Foundation for a number of projects supporting academic initiatives and educational excellence.

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology) has received $30,504 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Repair, digitization, and integration of the Southern Adventist University herbarium into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga herbarium.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (Sim Center) has received $151,938 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.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (Sim Center) has received $37,477 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CICI: Data Provenance: Collaborative Research: Provenance Assurance Using Currency Primitives.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $5,895,287 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Trevor Elliott (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $530,949 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: To Infinity and Beyond – Combustion Analysis and Control of Additively Manufactured Solid Rocket Fuel Grain Geometries without Conventional Limitations.”

Dr. Gregory Heath (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research), Drs. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, Charlene Schmidt, and Karissa Peyer (Health and Human Performance) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the project entitled, “Chattanooga Child Health and wellness Opportunities through Inter-Sectoral Collaboration and Environmental change (CHOICE)”.

Dr. Hemant Jain (Management) has requested $16,305 from the Public Education Foundation for the project entitled, “Support of Graduate Student Research on Predictors of College Success.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Fundamental Reliability Analysis of Si FinFETs and Nanowires through Ionizing Radiation Effects Spectroscopy.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik, Dr. Joel Baxley (Southeast Center for Education), Dr. Lee Harris (Music Education), Mr. Thaddeus Taylor (Challenger Center), and Ms. Rachel Fleming (Library) have requested $2,149,037 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Arts Learning Lab (ALL): A STEAM-Based Arts Integration Project in Rural Education.”

Drs. Abdul Ofoli, Ahmed Eltom, Vahid Rasouli Disfani (Electrical Engineering), and Ms. Squoia Holmes (Student Affairs) have requested $1,247,670 from The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the project entitled, “Developing, Training and Bridging the Skills Gap for the Solar Workforce.”

Dr. Lakmali Weerasena (Mathematics) has requested $501,397 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Mathematical Framework for Multi-Objective Set Covering Problem with Multifaceted Applications.”

Dr. Dalei Wu (Computer Science & Engineering) has requested $433,069 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Towards Adaptive and Cognitive Wireless Video Sensor Networks for Enhanced Situational Awareness.”

Dr. Weidong Wu (Civil Engineering) has requested $516,860 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Building a database to boost smarter civil engineering AI/deep learning research and application.”