Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $476,938 in external grant and contract awards:

Mr. Bryan Bulmer (Enrollment Management & Student Affairs) has received $500 from CashCourse for the project entitled, “Support for Game of Life College Student Edition event – Spring 2019.”

Drs. Hong Qin, Yu Liang, Dalei Wu, Mengjun Xie (Computer Science & Engineering), Soubantika Palchoudhury, Bradley Harris (Civil & Chemical Engineering), Francesca Leasi,  Hope Klug,  David Giles,  Deanna Beasley, Jennifer Boyd, Joey Shaw, Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology & Environmental Science), and Dr. Jisook Kim (Chemistry & Physics) have received $351,108 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: ICompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research.”

Ms. Michelle Rigler (Enrollment Management & Student Affairs) has received $5,330 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists for the project entitled, “Autism Employment Project.”

Dr. Christine Smith (School of Nursing) has received $120,000 from Erlanger Health System for the project entitled, “Faculty Site Coordinators for the CRNA Program.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $4,160,805 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Pamela Ashmore and Lindsey Cochran (Social, Cultural & Justice Studies) have requested $13,028 from the National Park Service for the project entitled, “Archaeological Research at Fort Frederica National Monument, Summer 2019.”

Drs. Kristen Black (Psychology), Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural & Justice Studies), and Dr. Elizabeth Hathaway (Health & Human Performance) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for the project entitled, “Wheelchair and narrative Tai Chi Intervention for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries.”

Drs. Michael Danquah and Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil & Chemical Engineering) have requested $24,936 from Integer for the project entitled, “FTIR-guided method development for polyimide curing efficiency analysis to phase out mercury dissipation test.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil & Chemical Engineering) and Haobo Guo (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $92,240 from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the project entitled, “Aptameric targeting of CD19 transmembrane receptors for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia therapy.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil & Chemical Engineering), David Giles, Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology & Environmental Science), and Dr. David Levine (Physical Therapy) have requested $340,084 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “A portable paper-based aptasensor for rapid and simultaneous detection of multiple food and water-borne pathogens.”

Drs. Rick Dierenfeldt, Courtney Crittenden, Tammy Garland, and Christina Policastro (Social, Cultural & Justice Studies) have requested $50,000 from the South East Tennessee Human Resources Agency via the Tennessee Department of Human Services for the project entitled, “Drug Abuse and Recovery in Rural Communities: A Needs Assessment.”

Dr. Trevor Elliott (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $50,000 from the Denso North America Foundation for the project entitled, “Advanced Fabrication Technologies and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) for Baja SAE Capstone Project.”

Drs. Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) and Joseph Kizza (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $178,825 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “GigCity CS4All: Creating an Inclusive 21st Century Gig-Enabled Teaching and Learning Community.”

Dr. Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology & Environmental Science) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the University of Mississippi for the project entitled, “Impacts of Upland Watershed and Mississippi River Flood Release on the Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in Lake Pontchartrain.”

Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu (Computer Science & Engineering), Cuilan Gao (Mathematics), Hemant Jain (Management), and Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) have requested $723,641 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “HDR DSC: Collaborative Research: ADACE – Anthropocentric  Data Analytics for Community Enrichment.”

Dr. Charles Margraves (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $14,224 from Healthy House Check Lab Inc. for the project entitled, “Sensor System to Evaluate Air Quality Inside and Outside of a Residential Building.”

Dr. Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil & Chemical Engineering) has requested $55,000 from the American Chemical Society for the project entitled, “A New Class of Enhanced Sensors with Iron Oxide-Protein Cage Nano-architectures for Petroleum Tracers.”

Dr. Han Jung Park (Chemistry & Physics) has requested $6,860 from the Society for Analytic Chemists of Pittsburgh for the project entitled, “Study of the Photoacoustic Effect.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) and Reinhold Mann (Vice Chancellor for Research) have requested $2,199,281 from the US Ignite for the project entitled, “Mid-scale RI-1 (M1:IP): Urban Sciences Living Labs.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) and Reinhold Mann (Vice Chancellor for Research) have requested $49,770 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Convergence Research Networks for SUS Connected Infrastructures (Converge2Connect)”.

Drs. Mengjun Xie and Li Yang (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $149,933 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “An Open-source, Cloud-based Hands-on Approach to Faculty Development.”

Drs. Li Yang and Mengjun Xie (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $63,038 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “UTC DoD scholarship.”

Drs. Li Yang and Mengjun Xie (Computer Science & Engineering) have requested $149,945 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “AI in Cybersecurity.”

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