Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $681,092 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Ralph Hood (Psychology) has requested and received $303,829 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. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has received $3,960 from the National Science Foundation for a supplement to the project entitled, “CAREER: The Operation of Sexual Selection Revisited.”

Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $20,000 from Tennessee Valley Authority for a collaborative project with UTK entitled, “Tennessee RiverLine.”

Drs. Christina Policastro and Karen McGuffee (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have received $3,360 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence Virtual Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy.”

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) has received $99,980 from Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Learning from Power Signals.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) have received $99,963 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “Traffic State Estimation, Detection, and Prediction for City-Level Energy Efficient Operation.”

Dr. Christine Smith (School of Nursing) has requested and received $150,000 from Erlanger Health System for the project entitled, “Affiliation Agreement for the CRNA Program.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $105,939,452 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Jejal Bathi (Civil and Chemical Engineering), in collaboration with the University of Memphis, has submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Geological Survey TN Water Research Center for the project entitled, “Towards Mitigating Emerging Microplastic Pollution in Tennessee: Characterization of Microplastics Load in Urban Detention Ponds, Case studies-Cities of Memphis and Chattanooga, TN.”

Dr. Jejal Bathi (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Geological Survey TN Water Research Center for the project entitled, “Understanding Watershed Water Balances Under Tornadoes Induced Land Use Change and Climate Change Scenarios.”

Dr. Keith Bridges (Educational Opportunity Center) has requested $1,160,249 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Northwest Georgia Educational Opportunity Center NWGEOC.”

Dr. Keith Bridges (Educational Opportunity Center) has requested $1,565,654 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center (SAEOC).”

Drs. Michael Danquah, Bradley Harris (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Jennifer Ellis (School of Education), Charlene Schmidt (Health & Human Performance), and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $100,000 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture for the project entitled, “INcubating EngineerS for food innovaTion (iNEST).”

Dr. Kendra Duncan (School of Education) has requested $2,5000 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “UTC Educate! Makerspace for Aspiring Educators.”

Dr. Timothy Gaudin (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), in collaboration with UTC graduate student Carissa Turner, has requested $8,183 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Using Community Science and Telemetry to Study Dispersal of Dasypus novemcinctus.”

Dr. Hamdy Ibrahim (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $10,500 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Multidisciplinary materials characterization laboratory equipment.”

Drs. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering), Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering), Bento Lobo (Finance and Economics), Stephanie Philipp (School of Education), and Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have submitted a preliminary proposal requesting $98,648,579 to the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Mid-scale RI-2: US Quantum Bridge Project.”

Dr. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics) has requested $16,582 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “A topological analysis of viral glycoproteins – application to the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2.”

Dr. Ashley Persons (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $171,409 from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority for the project entitled, “Feeder 7E Underground Archaeological Monitoring Project in Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands.”

Dr. Karissa Peyer (Health & Human Performance), Craig Gosnell, Cynthia Strine, and Scarlett Vineyard (Campus Recreation) have requested $500 from the American College of Sports Medicine for the project entitled, “Digital Coach at the Aquatic and Recreation Center at UTC.”

Dr. Rachel Reese (Art) has requested $29,996 from ArtsBuild for the project entitled, “Alicia Eggert: The Time for Becoming (2021).”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering), in collaboration with the University of Texas – Austin, have submitted a preliminary proposal requesting $2,000,000 to the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Mid-scale RI-2: Digital Edge Infrastructure for Autonomy.”

Dr. Zachary Simoni (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $6,021 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “LGBTQ+ Students, Trust, and the Medical Encounter.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Leveraging Spack Principles for Performance-Driven, User-Understandable HPC Application Construction.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Transforming and Enhancing MPI+X+Y Exascale Applications.”

Drs. Morgan Smith, Brooke Persons (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), and Amy Brock-Hon (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have requested $19,912 from the National Park Service for the project entitled, “Hyperstacking GPR Antenna Acquisition.”

Drs. Takeo Suzuki (International Education) and Robert Dooley (College of Business) have requested $238,599 from FHI 360 for the project entitled, “2021 SUSI Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.”

Drs. Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology) and Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $383,279 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Determination of Membrane Protein Characteristics using a Low-Cost Interconnected Porous Silicon-Based Structure.”

Dr. Michael Thompson (History) has requested $17,200 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Jane W. Harbaugh Memorial and Legacy Project.”

Karen Vann (Talent Search) has requested $1,386,877 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Talent Search.”

Drs. Jin Wang, Ziwei Ma (Mathematics), Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance), and Deborah Mullen (Management) have requested $122,580 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Experimentally guided modeling and simulation for cholera dynamics.”

Dr. Lakmali Weerasena (Mathematics) has requested $18,798 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Identifying Optimally Connected Regions to Control Invasive Plant Species in the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Chattanooga, TN.”

Dr. Sherese Williams (Honors College) has requested $9,534 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Sweet Tea with Sherese: A Letter to Our Daughters, Sisters and Friends.”