Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $592,524 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Belinda Lee (Center for Community Career Education) has received $347,656 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Upward Bound Program.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has received $65,000 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

Dr. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering) has requested and received $58,250 from the Shared Spectrum Company for the project entitled, “Distributed, Large Scale Spectrum Analysis SBIR Phase II.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has received an REU supplement of $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. Jin Wang (Mathematics), Gregory Heath (Health and Human Performance), Deborah Mullen (Management) and Charlie Mix (IGTLab) have received $105,618 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Cholera modeling and simulation.”

The following UTC faculty and staff have attracted emergency funds for COVID-19 relief:

Tyler Forrest (Business & Financial Affairs) has requested and received $466,041 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Education under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The following UTC faculty and staff have received individual awards:

Dr. Phillip Lewis (Art) has received $28,500 from Creative Capital, Fathomers, the Broad Museum, and the Heinz Foundation.

Dr. Stephen Mandravelis (Art) has received $6,000 from SECAC for the project entitled, “William Levin Research.”

Emily Thompson (Library) and Professor Katie Hargrave (Art) have received $75 from the Wikimedia Foundation for the project entitled, “Art and Feminism Editathon.”

Dr. Michael Thompson (History) has received $1,500 from Duke University for the project entitled, “Working Feverishly: Epidemics and Urban Labor in Nineteenth-Century America.”

Dr. Alexandra Zelin (Psychology) has received an award from the Society for the Psychology of Women for the project entitled, “Mary Roth Walsh Teaching the Psychology of Women Award.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $11,367,385 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Abi Arabshahi (SIMCenter) and Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense Air Force Office Scientific Research for the project entitled, “A Data-Driven Multi-Parameter Reduced Order Modeling Framework for Investigation of Hypersonic Systems.”

Drs. Abi Arabshahi (SIMCenter) and Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $1,222,244 from the Department of Defense via the Department of the Army for the project entitled, “COVID-19-Relevant Computational Modeling of Human Respiratory Airways.”

Drs. Michael Danquah and Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $15,453 from Integer for the project entitled, “Predictive modeling and validation of polyimide NMP and DF data via FTIR/EDX correlation with GCMS data.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology), and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $416,351 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Wireless electrochemical aptasensing of SARS-CoV-2 nucleoprotein for high throughput Covid-19 screening and telehealth applications.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology), and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $540,378 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “SenSE: DPP4 multimodal wireless aptasensor for high-precision diabetes telemonitoring.”

Dr. Rick Dierenfeldt (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $109,800 from the Department of Justice via the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the project entitled, “Scenic City Crime Gun Intelligence Center.”

Dr. Rick Dierenfeldt (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $13,850 from the Russell Sage Foundation for the project entitled, “COV-19 and Ideologically-Motivated Violence.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington (School of Education) and Jeffrey Melnik (UTC Asia Program) have requested $24,429 from the Freeman Foundation for the project entitled, “Freeman Foundation Teacher Professional Development Programs 2020-2021.”

Drs. Trevor Elliott, Abi Arabshahi, Chuck Margraves, Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), David Levine (Physical Therapy), Abdul Ofoli (Electrical Engineering), and Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have requested $1,599,432 from the Department of Defense via the Department of the Army for the project entitled, “STOP COVID: Stopping Transmission Of airborne Pathogens in COnfined spaces Via Integrated Designs.”

Dr. Thomas Lyons, Libby Santin (Marketing and Entrepreneurship), Reinhold Mann (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research), and Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $1,315,440 from the U.S. Department of Commerce via the Economic Development Administration for the project entitled, “Recruiting, Acceleration, Mentorship, Productivity and Sustainability (RAMPS).”

Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien Oden (Counseling) has requested $42,042 from the University of Tennessee System for the project entitled, “Mental Health Services on Campus and Student Retention/Graduation.”

Drs. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $310,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Center for Cyber-Resilient Automated Transportation Systems.”

Drs. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $499,962 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CPS: TTP Option: Medium: A Smart Decision Support System for Safety Improvements of Signalized Corridors.”

Drs. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $550,865 from the Nevada Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Development and Comparative Evaluation of Roadside Animal Sensing Systems for Advanced Driver Warning Systems.”

Drs. Daniel Pack and Zachary Ruble (Electrical Engineering) have requested $956,622 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CPS: Medium: RUI: Developing Trust and Collaboration Between Human-Machine Systems For Improved CPS Performance.”

Dr. Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research for the project entitled, “An Integrated Approach for Characterization and Predictive Modeling of Non-Equilibrium High Speed Turbulent Reacting Flows.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has requested $380,534 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CPS: Medium: Early detection of subclinical respiratory disease in beef cattle using a novel on-farm cyber-physical system.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Jennifer Ellis (School of Education), Reinhold Mann (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research), Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), and Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $999,618 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Center for Adaptive Mobility Systems (CAMS).”

Drs. Mark Schorr, Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Nyssa Hunt, and Charlie Mix (IGTLab) have requested $36,000 from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for the project entitled, “Urban Stream Restoration.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) and Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $75,658 from International Maritime Security Associates, Inc. for the project entitled, “A Solution for COVID-19 Tracking in the Maritime Industry via Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing”.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $103,537 from the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering 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. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) and Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $51,003 from Tennessee Technological University for the project entitled, “XiveNet: An Extensible, Innovative, and Open Architecture Testbed for In-Vehicle Network Security Research.”

Drs. Morgan Smith (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) and Sarah Einstein (English) have requested $99,489 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Liquid Landscapes: Highlighting Forgotten Native American Heritage on the Continental Shelf.”

Drs. Jin Wang (Mathematics) and Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $200,000 from the American Lung Association for the project entitled, “Investigating the dynamics and therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 through an integrated computational and experimental approach.”

Drs. Dalei Wu and Yu Liang (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $599,912 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CPS: Medium: RUI: Collective Cognitive Real-time Subsurface Sensing System.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie, Li Yang (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), and Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $149,993 from the Department of Defense via the National Security Agency Central Security Service for the project entitled, “Remote Live Forensics for Smart Mobile Devices at Scale.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense) and Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering) have requested $608,908 from Purdue University Northwest for the project entitled, “Establishing a Workforce Development Consortium for a Pilot AI-Cybersecurity Certification based National Training Program.”

Drs. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Prakash Damshala (Mechanical Engineering), and Seong Dae Kim (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $151,357 from the Department of Energy via the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the project entitled, “Harnessing Heat 200 °C from Unconcentrated Sunlight with Inexpensive and Scalable Ambiently-Dried Transparent Aerogels.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $291,254 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the project entitled, “Holistic Co-Design of Composite Porous Media: A Pathway to Efficient Heat Exchangers and Regenerators for Regenerative Cryocoolers.”