Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $884,249 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Timothy Gaudin (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), in collaboration with UTC graduate student Carissa Turner, has received $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 received $10,500 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Multidisciplinary materials characterization laboratory equipment.”

Dr. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has received $7,429 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “The Operation of Sexual Selection Revisited.”

Dr. Joanne Romagni (Vice Chancellor for Research) has received $793,861 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “FY 20 Center for Excellence in Applied Computational Science & Engineering.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Marisa Colston, Gary Wilkerson, and Eric Hungenberg (Health and Human Performance) have received $36,776 from College Sports Evaluation for the project entitled, “Flanker Test App and Database.”

Dr. Kristina Wick (School of Nursing) has received $27,500 from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Incorporated via the UC Foundation for the project entitled, “COVID-19 Vaccine Education/Messaging Grant.”

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The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $8,182,860 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Amir Alakaam and Charlene Schmidt (Health & Human Performance) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Kellogg Foundation for the project entitled, “A Community Engagement Approach to Improve Breastfeeding Support in Tennessee.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology), and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $500,245 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “High-precision monitoring of foodborne pathogens in food manufacturing facilities.”

Drs. Ignatius Fomunung, Bradley Harris, Mbakisya Onyango, Joseph Owino, Weidong Wu (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Joseph Kizza (Computer Science and Engineering), Gary McDonald (Mechanical Engineering), Chris Silver (LEAD), and Marclyn Porter have requested $4,999,246 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachia University and Community College Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships and Supports.”

Drs. Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), Elizabeth Hathaway (Health & Human Performance), and Nagwan Zahry (Communication) have requested $164,513 from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for the project entitled, “2021-2022 Wheelchair Adaptive Tai Chi Chuan.”

Dr. Seong Dae Kim (Engineering Management and Technology) has requested $50,000 from the Project Management Institute for the project entitled, “Conflict Resolution by the Gender of Project Manager.”

Drs. Krysta Murillo, Renee Murley, and Charlotte Ellington (School of ) have requested $100,000 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “Each One Reach One.”

Drs. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering), and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “A Distributed Blockchain-Supported Freeway Management and Vehicle Control System for Connected/Automated Vehicles.”

Dr. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), in collaboration with Old Dominion University, has requested $14,999 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the project entitled, “Artificial Intelligence Opportunities for State and Local DOTs – A Research Roadmap.”

Dr. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Data-based Resilient Power Grid Control through Data-Fusion.”

Dr. Brooke Persons (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $2,890 from the McCoy Farm and Gardens for the project entitled, “Proposal and Cost Estimate for a Phase I Archaeological Survey and Investigation of Proposed Shed Locations (< 1 ac) at McCoy Farms and Gardens on Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee.”

Dr. Brooke Persons (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $13,507 from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority for the project entitled, “Phase I Archaeological Survey of Three Properties (Approximately 6 Acres) on St. John, US Virgin Islands.”

Dr. Christina Policastro and Karen McGuffee (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $37,471 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy.”

Drs. Donald Reising, Daniel Loveless, Abdelrahman Karrar (Electrical Engineering), Mina Sartipi (CUIP), and Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “A Defense-in-Depth Approach for Secure, Resilient, and Reliable Smart Grid Operations.”

. Kristina Wick (School of Nursing) and Jessica Freeman (Communication) have requested $1,489,989 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the project entitled, “National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.”

Dr. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), Dr. Hong Qin, and David Schwab (Computer Science and Engineering) in collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, have requested $810,000 from the National Security Agency Central Security Service for the project entitled, “Inclusive CAE-CD Cybersecurity Summer Program.”