Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,727,996 in external grant and contract awards:

Drs. Kristen Black and Alexandra Zelin (Psychology) have requested and received $3,988 from the Girls Preparatory School for the project entitled, “Team Building for Faculty at the Girls Preparatory School.”

Ms. Twyler Boykin (Center for Community Career Education) has received $275,155 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Upward Bound Math & Science.”

Ms. Sandra Cole (Center for Community Career Education) has received $289,514 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center.”

Ms. Shirl Gholston (Center for Community Career Education) has received $313,396 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Student Support Services FY16-FY21.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik (Southeast Center for Education) has requested and received $18,000 from the Hunter Museum of American Art for the project entitled, “2018-19 Art of Balance and Diagnosis.”

Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) has received $21,600 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab (IGT Lab) Support for Thrive Regional Partnership.”

Drs. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering), Joey Shaw, Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Yu Liang (Computer Science and Engineering), and Karen Adsit (School of Education) have received $549,888 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Spokes: MEDIUM: SOUTH: Collaborative: Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.”

Ms. Karen Vann (Center for Community Career Education) has received $256,455 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Talent Search.”

 

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $5,019,532 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Wolday Abrha, Aldo McLean (Engineering Management & Technology), and Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) have requested $84,298 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Investigating the Service of App-based Rideshare and Transportation Network Companies in Tennessee.”

Drs. Beverly Brockman (Marketing & Entrepreneurship), Reinhold Mann (Vice Chancellor for Research), and Mina Sartipi (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $748,360 from the Economic Development Administration for the project entitled, “Smart Cities Accelerator Leading Entrepreneurship through University Partnerships (SCALE UP).”

Ms. Sandra Cole (Center for Community Career Education) has requested $14,962 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, ” College Knowledge, Now! (CK, Now!) 2018-19.”

Drs. Seong Dae Kim, and Alexandr Sokolov (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $180,394 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Investigation On Wrong-Way Prevention Technologies and Systems.”

Dr. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the India Ministry of Science and Technology for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal: Anisotropic Nanoparticles Incorporated Micro/Nanoreactors for CO2 Capturing and Converting It into Useful Products.”

Drs. Louie Elliott, Trevor Elliott, and Charles Margraves (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $14,950 from the Engineering Information Foundation for the project entitled, “UTC Girls to Engineers Network (GEN) Phase 2.”

Drs. Ignatius Fomunung (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Aldo McLean (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $147,811 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Improvement of Park-and-Ride Facilities and Services in Metropolitan Areas of Tennessee.”

Drs. Ignatius Fomunung and Joseph Owino (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $99,412 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Evaluating Performance and Benefits – Costs of Road Diets in Tennessee.”

Drs. Sumith Gunasekera, and Lingju Kong (Mathematics) have requested $99,774 from the Sony U.S.A. Foundation Inc. for the project entitled, “Exact Inference of the Youden Index and Its Corresponding Cut-Point Under Multivariate Roc Curve in The Presence of Normally Distributed Biomarkers with Missing Values Using Parallel Programming and Newly Developed Generalized-Multivariate-Youden Platform.”

Drs. Bradley Harris, Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Rasouli Disfani Vahid (Electrical Engineering), Charles Margraves, Trevor Elliott (Mechanical Engineering), Amanda Clark (Psychology), and Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) have requested $587,659 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “RET Site: Providing Research Experiences and Practicum on Cyber-Physical Systems for Regional Community College Faculty (PREP-CPS).”

Drs. Loren Hayes (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Amanda Clark (Psychology), Jennifer Ellis (School of Education), and Shewanee Howard-Baptiste (Health and Human Performance) have requested $263,357 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: IRES Track I: Stronger together: Exploring how communal care reduces individual costs during challenging years.”

Drs. Farah Kandah and Mina Sartipi (Computer Science and Engineering & CUIP) have requested $199,936 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Travel Survey and Analysis Through Smartphone Apps.”

Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu, Li Yang, and Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $199,960 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “A Cooperative Data-Driven Wrong-Way Driving Avoidance System (DWAS).”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango, Ignatius Fomunung, Joseph Owino, and Weidong Wu (Civil Engineering) have requested $199,940 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Evaluating the Performance of Inverted Pavements in Tennessee.”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango, Joseph Owino (Civil Engineering), Joseph Kizza (Computer Science and Engineering), Endong Wang, and Alexandr Sokolov (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $320,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Network Level Pavement Structural Data.”

Drs. Mbakisya Onyango, Endong Wang, Weidong Wu and Joseph Owino (Civil Engineering), have requested $198,680 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “MEPDG Climate Data Input for The State of Tennessee.”

Drs. Joseph Owino, Ignatius Fomunung, Mbakisya Onyango, and Weidong Wu (Civil Engineering) have requested $195,524 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Performance Evaluation of Full Depth Reclaimed (FDR) Pavements in Tennessee.”

Drs. Jejal Reddy Bathi (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Cuilan Gao (Mathematics), and Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) have requested $245,838 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Peak Flow Estimation in Urban Drainage Areas.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (Computer Science and Engineering) has requested $99,955 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Evaluating Performance and Benefits of Road Diets in Tennessee.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (Computer Science & Engineering), and Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) have requested $144,832 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Localization of SPF for Jurisdiction State Routes.”

Dr. Priscilla Simms-Roberson (Nursing) has requested $5,000 from CVS Health for the project entitled, “2018 CVS Health Foundation Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Scholarship Program.”

Drs. Alexandr Sokolov (Engineering Management and Technology), Endong Wang, Mbakisya Onyango, and Ignatius Fomunung (Civil Engineering) have requested $85,254 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Return On Investment (ROI) On Transportation Projects.”

Drs. Endong Wang, Mbakisya Onyango (Civil Engineering), Li Yang (Computer Science and Engineering), and Robert Baggett (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $124,986 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Developing Safety Metrics and Thresholds for Highway Constructions in Tennessee.”

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $258,667 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Deterministic Models for Waterborne Infections.”

Dr. Lakmali Weerasena (Mathematics) has requested $79,189 from Amazon, Inc. for the project entitled, “Efficient Multi-Objective Approximation Algorithm for Supply Chain Networks.”

Drs. Amanda Wintersieck (Political Science) and Shawn Trivette (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $1,000 from the Civic Nation for the project entitled, “#MOCtheVote2018 Student Mobilization Project.”

Drs. Weidong Wu, Mbakisya Onyango, Benjamin Byard, and Joseph Owino (Civil Engineering) have requested $219,806 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in New Concrete Mixes.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie, Dalei Wu, and Li Yang (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $199,988 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Activity-based Household Travel Survey Through Smartphone Apps in Tennessee.”