Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $346,901 in external grant and contract awards:

Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) has requested and received $802 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Workshop Instructors for the City’s Early Head Start Program.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington & Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have requested and received $48,442 from the Freeman Foundation for the project entitled, “Freeman Foundation Teacher Professional Development Programs 2021-2022.”

Bryan Lane (WUTC) has requested and received $100,077 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, “2021 Radio Community Service Grant for WUTC.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering), has requested and received $75,000 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

Drs. Jin Wang and Ziwei Ma (Mathematics), Gregory Heath (Health and Human Performance), Deborah Mullen (Rollins College of Business), have received $122,580 in additional funding from the HHS – NIH – National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Cholera modeling and simulation.”

Andrew O’Brien (Art) has received an individual award of $5,000 from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the project entitled, “Individual Artist Fellowship FY21.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $2,333,659 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Rafayet Alam (Finance & Economics) in collaboration with Prairie View A and M University (PVAMU) have requested $88,097 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for the project entitled, “Financial and Technical Access for Limited Resource Producers.”

Dr. Michael Danquah (Chemical Engineering) has requested $193,288 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Dynamics of CD19 apta-binding.”

Drs. Michael Danquah, Jejal Reddy Bathi, Sungwoo Yang (Chemical Engineering), Deanna Beasley (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Mohammad Mahtabi (Mechanical Engineering), Stephanie Philipp (School of Education), Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology), Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering), have requested $443,405 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Environmental Sustainability in industrial Manufacturing Practices (ENV-SMART).”

Katherine Elverd (Music) has requested $2,445 from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the project entitled, “Trembling Troubadours: Preserving the Voice and Bringing Awareness to Parkinson’s Disease One Note at a Time.”

Drs. Daniel Loveless, Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering), Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) in collaboration with CFD Research Corporation, have requested $45,936 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Heterogeneous computing system with dynamic fault tolerance to radiation harden commercial microelectronics (Hetero-Hard).”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science) has requested $399,997 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, ” MODULUS: Uncovering the Driver Genes for Cell Fate Determination during Cellular Aging.”

Dr. Yunye Shi (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $199,523 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Characterizing and improving algae-derived biofuel droplet burning.”

Dr. Morgan Smith (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), in collaboration with the University of Delaware, has requested $139,796 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Building a Long-term Underwater Economy advancing Technology, Ecology, Cultural Resources (BLUE TEC).”

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $366,332 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Modeling the interventions for SARS-CoV-2.”

Dr. Lakmali Weerasena (Mathematics) has requested $249,860 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “LEAPS-MPS: Advancing Approximation of Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Set Covering Problems with Modeling and Applications.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Chemical Engineering) has requested $199,980 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Cheap, Strong, Waterproof, Optically Transparent, Thermally Insulating Retrofits for Single-Pane Windows.”