Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $2,208,320 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Christopher Acuff (Political Science and Public Service) has received $47,239 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Research and Educational Services by UTC Department of Political Science & Public Service Professors.”

Dr. Keith Bridges (Educational Opportunity Center) has received $313,131 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center (SAEOC).”

Drs. Christopher Cunningham & Kristen Black (Psychology) have requested and received $25,000 from Health Technologies and Communications, LLC for the project entitled, “A Study of Burnout in Women.”

Dr. Christopher Cunningham (Psychology) has requested and received $40,000 from Peak Performance, Inc. for the project entitled, “Support for the Training and Development Efforts of the Smart Factory Institute.”

Drs. Michael Danquah, Bradley Harris (Chemical Engineering), DeAnna Beasley (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Charlene Schmidt (Health and Human Performance), and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $102,887 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for the project entitled, “Incubating Engineers for food innovation (iNEST).”

Dr. Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) has received $136,650 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “NSF Program Director Assignment 2021-22.”

Katherine Elverd (Music) has received $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.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance) has received $3,000 from the American College Health Association for the project entitled, “Using Peer Education to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence.”

Chyanne Smith and Thomas Wiegland, under the direction of Drs. Loren Hayes, Ethan Carver, and Jennifer Boyd (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have received $92,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Award.

Melissa Laseter (Student Support Services) has received $338,961 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Student Support Services Program.”

Drs. Deborah McAllister and Jennifer Lynberg (School of Education) and Deanna Beasley (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) have received $296,174 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Track 1: UTChattanooga STEM Education Noyce Scholarship Program.”

Dr. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics) has received $283,598 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Entanglement of active polymers.”

Karen Vann (Talent Search) has received $277,375 from the Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Talent Search.”

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

 

The following UTC faculty and staff have attracted $1,183,328 emergency funds for COVID-19 relief:

Tyler Forrest (Finance & Administration ) has received $1,183,328 from the 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 $8,417,663 in external funding, if awarded:

Drs. Deanna Beasley (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) and Christopher Acuff (Political Science and Public Service) have requested $264,531 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “The Socio-Ecological Role of Greenways in Urban Systems – An Interdisciplinary Approach.”

Drs. Jennifer Boyd, David Aborn, Fernando Alda-Pons, Sarah Farnsley, Azad Hossain, Hope Klug, Francesca Leasi, (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Eleni Panagiotou, and Jin Wang (Mathematics) have requested $472,232 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Biodiversity in the Scenic City.”

Dr. Lynette Carlson (Health & Human Performance) has submitted a preliminary proposal to NATA Research and Education Foundation for the project entitled, “Utility of Graphic Novel Case Studies to teach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Drs. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) and Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) have requested $999,343 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, ” A Secure, Adaptable, Reliable and Autonomous architecture for resilient IoT at Scale.”

Dr. John Lee (Chemistry and Physics) has requested $75,000 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for the project entitled, “Using Coordination Chemistry to Design Organometallic Catalysts for C-H Activation.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the project entitled, “A CMOS Instrumentation Quality ADC and Analog Library for Lunar Surface Conditions.”

Dr. Charles Mix (IGTLab) has requested $2,369 from the Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council for the project entitled, “GIS Conservation Priority Modeling for the Cartecay River Watershed.”

Drs. Osama Osman, Ignatius Fomunung (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Vahid Rasouli Disfani (Electrical Engineering), and Mina Sartipi (CUIP) in collaboration with the City of Chattanooga, have requested $492,303 from the Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “An End-to-End Decision Support System for Integrated Transportation System and Smart Grid Management.”

Drs. Chang Phuong, Luay Wahsheh, Hong Qin, and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $404,982 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Computer Science Research and Pedagogy.”

Dr. Christina Policastro and Karen McGuffee (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), have requested $48,274 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “2022 Tommy Burks Victims Assistance Academy.”

Drs. Hong Qin, Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering), Lan Gao (Mathematics), David Giles (Mathematics), Bradley Harris (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management and Technology) have requested $396,979 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Interdisciplinary Computational Biology version 2 – iCompBio2.”

Drs. Hong Qin, Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering), and Nagwan Zahry (Communication) in collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (NCAT) have requested $3,117,412 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Diverse and Inclusive AI/ML Workforce Development in Healthcare through Culturally-appropriate Education and Research Training.”

Drs. Jill Shelton and Ruth Walker (Psychology) have requested $234,768 from the John Templeton Foundation for the project entitled, “Promoting character growth through inter-generational dialogue.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $74,453 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Real-time Strategies and Synchronized Time Distribution Mechanisms for Enhanced Exascale Performance-Portability and Predictability.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) and Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $995,226 from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering for the project entitled, ” A Secure, Scalable, and Robust Storage Infrastructure for the Fog and Edge.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Chemical Engineering) has requested $649,623 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Synthesis of Cheap, Strong, Optically Transparent, Thermally Insulating Aerogels.”

Dr. Nagwan Zahry (Communication) in collaboration with Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz has requested $190,168 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Improving User Perception of AI Fairness in Embedded Social Communities.”