Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $649,901 in external grant and contract awards:

Mr. Robert Baggett (Engineering Management & Technology) and Dr. Dana Moody (Interior Design) have received $7,272 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “TBAEE Special Grant 2018 Community Design Studio.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have received $83,597 from the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. for the project entitled, “Education About Asia Journal 2019.”

Mr. John Freeze (Continuing education) and Jeffrey Grant (Center for Professional Education) have received $54,823 from the University of Tennessee – Institute of Public Service for the project entitled, “Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA).”

Drs. June Hanks, David Levine (Physical Therapy) and Dr. Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have received $2,506 from the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for the project entitled, “Environmental contamination in a Long-Term Acute Care Facility and recommendations for disinfection protocols.”

Ms. Catherine Kendall (Interior Design) has received $3,500 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “2018-19 TBAEE NCIDQ Application & Exam Fees and Drawing Enhancement Grant.”

Drs. Andrew Ledoan, Jin Wang, Roger Nichols (Mathematics) and Dr. Sherry Marlow Ormsby (OPEIR) have received $282,659 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: Research Training for Undergraduates in Mathematical Analysis with Applications in Allied Fields.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested and received $76,000 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

Dr. Charles Margraves (Mechanical Engineering) has received $29,975 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “Mechanical Engineering TBAEE Grant.”

Mr. Charles Mix (IGT Lab) has requested and received $458 from the Land Between the Lakes Association Inc. for the project entitled, “Land Between the Lakes Regional Water Trails Map.”

Dr. Renee Murley (School of Education) has received $60,571 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “Governor’s School for Prospective Teachers 2018-19.”

Drs. Christina Policastro, Karen McGuffee, and the late Dr. Helen Eigenberg (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) secured $39,440 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “2019 Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy.”

Ms. Kristina Wick (School of Nursing), Dr. Lisa Harrison (Physical Therapy), and Dr. Christine Smith (School of Nursing) have received $9,100 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Interdisciplinary Standardized Patient Program.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $2,521,203 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Jejal Reddy Bathi (Chemical Engineering), Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Farah Kandah (Computer Science & Engineering), Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), and Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Geological Survey for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal: Smart Real-Time Control (SmaRT Control) for Accurate Monitoring and Management of Urban Stormwater Runoff.”

Dr. Michael Danquah (Chemical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal: Aptameric targeting of CD19 transmembrane receptors for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia therapy.”

Drs. Preston Foerder (Psychology), Farah Kandah (Computer Science & Engineering), and Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have requested $59,918 from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation for the project entitled, “eAdopt: Utilizing Low-Latency Computing to Develop a Virtual Dog Therapy System.”

Drs. Farah Kandah (Computer Science & Engineering), Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) have requested $499,663 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CC* Networking Infrastructure: Advancing High-speed Networking at UTC for Research and Education.”

Drs. Joseph Kizza, Farah Kandah (Computer Science & Engineering), Jose Barbosa (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Dalei Wu (Computer Science & Engineering), Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo (Electrical Engineering) have requested $495,577 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CyberTraining: Implementation: Medium: Enhancing Cybersecurity and Data Science Skills in Multidisciplinary Research and Workforce Development.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested $302,769 from the Air Force Research Laboratory for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Effects in Cryogenic Electronics Technologies.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested $35,000 from Nu-Trek, Inc. for the project entitled, “Design of Radiation Effects Test Structures for Cryogenic Space Environments.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CubeSat Ideas Lab: Cross-cutting Initiative in CubeSat Innovations.”

Dr. Jared Pienkos (Chemistry and Physics) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Catalysts with trans-bidentate ligands for CO2 reduction.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter), Ethan Hereth (SimCenter), Farah Kandah, Craig Tanis (Computer Science & Engineering), Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), and Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics) have requested $392,235 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CC* Compute: A Cost-Effective, 2,048 Core InfiniBand Cluster at UTC for Campus Research and Education.”

Mr. Takeo Suzuki (International Education) and Dr. Robert Dooley (College of Business) have requested $157,776 from the Meridian International Center for the project entitled, “Entrepreneurship & Economic Development SUSI Institute.”

Drs. Craig Tanis (Computer Science & Engineering), Anthony Skjellum, Ethan Hereth (SimCenter), and Amanda Clark (Psychology) have requested $218,267 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: Pilot: Growing the Workforce in High Performance Computing and Scalable Systems.”

Drs. Li Yang and Hong Qin (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $359,998 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “HDR DSC Collaborative Research: Building Diverse Workforce in Data Science Through Integrating Real-World Projects into Curricula.”