Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $814,993 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Stephanie DeVries (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Madison, has requested and received $21,435 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the project entitled, “Water security in Armenia, WI: Modeling for informed decision-making in a nitrate-impacted watershed.”

Drs. Ralph Hood (Psychology) and Christopher Silver (LEAD) have requested and received $44,049 from Universitat Bielefeld for the project entitled, “Developmental Change in Spirituality:  Longitudinal study of faith biographies, religious schemata and their psychological correlates and predictors.”

Dr. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) in collaboration with Tennessee Technological University has received $51,003 from the National Security Agency for the project entitled, “XiveNet: An Extensible, Innovative, and Open Architecture Testbed for In-Vehicle Network Security Research.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) and Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, have received $214,500 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “SCC-IRG Track 1: Mobility for all – Harnessing Emerging Transit Solutions for Underserved Communities.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has received $55,083 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Hamilton County Accident Prediction Project.”

Dr. Priscilla Simms-Roberson (School of Nursing) has received $3,000 from CVS Health for the project entitled, “2020 CVS Health Foundation Advance Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Scholarship Program.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), Hong Qin, Chang Phuong, and David Schwab (Computer Science and Engineering), in collaboration with Fordham University, have received $225,926 from the National Security Agency for the project entitled, “Cybersecurity Faculty Development for MSIs through Cloud-based Hands-on Cybersecurity Curriculum and Training.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie, Li Yang (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering), Hong Qin, and David Schwab (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $199,997 from the National Security Agency for the project entitled, “Accelerating Cybersecurity Faculty Development through an Integrated Approach.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $3,147,156 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Stephanie DeVries (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $28,303 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the project entitled, “Evaluating the utility of a land-management based nitrate estimator for high-capacity pumping wells in central Wisconsin..”

Drs. Farah Kandah, Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering), Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter), and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) have requested $181,712 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: RET Site: Cyber Research Teaching Solutions for Middle Tennessee High School Teachers.”

Drs. Erkan Kaplanoglu, Ahad Nasab, and Misagh Mansouri (Engineering Management and Technology), in collaboration with Stanford University, have requested $29,940 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Utilizing a Musculoskeletal Model for EMG Controlled Balance Platform for Low Back Pain Rehabilitation.”

Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering), and Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $15,000 from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation for the project entitled, “A Virtual, Individualized, and Generative ORchestrator (VIGOR) to motivate the movement of the people with limited mobility.”

Drs. Misagh Mansouri and Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $14,986 from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation for the project entitled, “A pneumatically-actuated platform with real-time biofeedback for balance control.”

Dr. Jaclyn Michael (Philosophy) has submitted an individual proposal requesting $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Performing India’s Muslims: Ethics, History, and the Politics of Belonging.”

Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have requested $18,704 from the Enterprise Center for the project entitled, “EdConnect Spatial Analysis & Cartography.”

Drs. Abdelrahman Karrar and Ahmed Eltom (Electrical Engineering) have requested $105,143 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “PSS Design & Tuning for TVA’s Transmission System Model.”

Drs. Renee Murley, Kendra Duncan, and Krysta Murillo (School of Education) have requested $100,000 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC TDOE Grow Your Own Competitive Grant.”

Dr. Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $44,646 from Archer Daniels Midland for the project entitled, “A new and sustainable analytical approach for assessing viscosity of cellulose structures using FTIR and SEM.”

Drs. Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Abdelrahman Karrar (Electrical Engineering) have requested $100,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “A more sustainable and efficient hydrogen production with novel 2D photocatalytic chalcogenide nanosheets.”

Drs. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $95,475 from the Department of Energy via Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “A defense-in-depth approach to an autonomous, resilient, and secure power grid..”

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) has requested $197,675 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Learning from Power Signals.”

Drs. Donald Reising and Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested $434,569 from the Department of Defense via the National Reconnaissance Office for the project entitled, “Investigating Threats to SEI Based Intelligence-Gathering.”

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $189,493 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: Endemism and biotic interactions in the Interior Highlands, a region of exceptional biogeography.”

Dr. Morgan Smith (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $326,560 from the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the project entitled, “Identifying Submerged Pre-contact Archaeological Sites with Next-Generation Geophysics.”

Drs. Khalid Tantawi, Ahad Nasab (Engineering Management and Technology), and Christopher Silver (LEAD) have requested $288,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Establishment of a Certification Exam in Tennessee for the Occupation Mechatronics Technician.”

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $115,861 from the Simons Foundation for the project entitled, “Advancing Mathematical Epidemiology.”

Drs. Jin Wang (Mathematics) and Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $137,500 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the project entitled, “Investigating the dynamics and therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 through an integrated computational and experimental approach.”

Dr. Kristina Wick (School of Nursing) has requested $50,000 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the project entitled, “Community Vaccination Initiative.”

Drs. Gary Wilkerson (Health & Human Performance) and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have requested $14,717 from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation for the project entitled, “Smartphone App Improvements for Assessment of Cognitive Processing Efficiency.”

Drs. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense) and Yu Liang (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $402,897 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: SUCCESS: Engaging Undergraduates in Cybersecurity and Data Science for Smart Cities.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $49,975 from Constellation for the project entitled, “Solar Desalination Hand-On Experience for STEM Youths.”

Drs. Sungwoo Yang and Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $200,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Solar Thermal Converters for Inexpensive Dispatchable Electricity.”