Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $811,529 in external grant and contract awards:

Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $23,834 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for the project entitled, “Cherokee NF Road Digitizing using Lidar.”

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

Dr. Jared Pienkos (Chemistry & Physics) has received $55,000 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for the project entitled, “Exploiting Metallohinged Trans-bidentate ligands for Suzuki Coupling.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has received $55,083 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Pedestrian Tracking.”

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

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

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

Tyler Forrest (Business & Financial Affairs) has received an additional $5,449 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Emergency Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $3,316,094 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Laurie Allen (Arts-Based Collaborative) has requested $2,999 from the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa for the project entitled, “Professional Development Sessions for Ruth O’Connor.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Mohammad Mahtabi (Mechanical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to PepsiCo for the project entitled, “Biodegradable bijel-inspired packaging technology for dry foods.”

Dr. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $291,170 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “IRES Track I: US-NZ collaborative research exchange on food innovation for sustainable future.”

Drs. Jennifer Ellis (School of Education), Elizabeth Crawford (LEAD), Lani Gao (Mathematics), Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Yunye Shi , Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering), and Charlie Mix (IGTLab) have requested $499,522 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Using Smart Cities to Create Convergence in Graduate Education.”

Drs. Lingju Kong and John Graef (Mathematics) have requested $431,958 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: RUI: Dynamics of Online Social Networks.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering), in collaboration with Purdue University, has requested $386,250 from the Department of the Army for the project entitled, “2020 SCALE Consortium – Radiation-Hard Microelectronics Workforce Development Consortium.”

Charles Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have requested $11,480 from Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “TVA Recreation Asset GIS Inventory Phase II.”

Dr. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering), in collaboration with New Mexico State University, has requested $320,172 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the project entitled, “Energy-Aware Autonomy for Safe and Sustainable Operation of Electric Aerial Vehicles.”

Drs. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics) and Hamdy Ibrahim (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $62,486 from the U.S. Department of Energy via Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “Topological Materials.”

Rachel Reese (Art) has requested $24,997 from ArtsBuild for the project entitled, “Home/.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) and Don Reising (Electrical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Adoption of High Impact Energy Conservation Measures through Crosscutting Modeling, Prediction & Optimization for Low Income Housing & Government Facilities.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) and Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $89,936 from the U.S. Department of Energy via Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “Traffic State Estimation, Detection, and Prediction for City-Level Energy Efficient Operation.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy via Sandia National Lab for the project entitled, “ATSE Spack 2020-2021.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) and Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $356,764 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Elements: A Privacy-Preserving Cryptographic Accumulator Framework for Group Signatures and Membership Validation, and Zero-Knowledge Proofs.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $399,816 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Transformative, Heterogeneous, Real-time Computing Architecture and Programming for Exascale.”

Drs. Laura Tyndall, Linda Hill, Rachel Nall (School of Nursing), and Lani Gao (Mathematics) have requested $9,470 from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation for the project entitled, “The Effect of a Novel Single-Use Intra-Operative Taping System on Rates of Healthcare-Acquired Infections.”

Drs. Gary Wilkerson, Shellie Acocello, Lynette Carlson, Marisa Colston, Jenny Hogg (Health & Human Performance), Mina Sartipi, and Misagh Mansouri (CUIP) have requested $399,074 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for the project entitled, “A New Paradigm for Sport Injury Prevention and Reduction of Risk for Disability.”