Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,291,964 in external grant and contract awards:

Laurie Allen and Thaddeus Taylor (Challenger Center) have requested and received $6,700 from the Challenger Learning Center at Montgomery County Community College for the project entitled, “Mission Training for the Challenger Learning Center at Montgomery County Community College.”

Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) has received $3,000 from the Battle Academy for the project entitled, “Arts Integration at Battle Academy.”

Dr. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Tony Skjellum (SIMCenter) in collaboration with Tennessee Technological University have received $50,293 from the National Security Agency for the project entitled, “XiveNet: An Extensible, Innovative, and Open Architecture Testbed for In-Vehicle Network Security Research.”

Charles Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) and Dr. Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have requested and received $20,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “Using Remote Sensing to assess tree canopy cover for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee.”

Charles Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $19,824 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Tennessee RiverLine.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has requested and received $16,759 from the Intergraph Corporation for the project entitled, “Dashboard for Historical and Predicted Accident Data.”

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) in collaboration with Austin Peay State University has requested and received $15,180 from the US Department of the Interior for the project entitled, “NRCA Focused Conditional Assessment.”

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has received $3,600 from the Association of Southeastern Biologists for the project entitled, “Wildflower Pilgrimage Graduate Assistant.”

Drs. Kidambi Sreenivas and James Newman (Mechanical Engineering) have received $700,064 from the University of Dayton Research Institute for the project entitled, “Design of Resilient Hypersonic Vehicle Structures.”

Dr. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), Dr. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering), and John Freeze (Center for Professional Education) in collaboration with Purdue University Northwest have received $456,544 from the National Security Agency Central Security Service for the project entitled, “Establishing a Workforce Development Consortium for a Pilot AI-Cybersecurity Certification based National Training Program.”

 

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The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate $9,032,858 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Jejal Reddy Bathi (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $1,987 from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Foundation for the project entitled, “Introducing High School Students to Smart Planning for Stormwater Management.”

Dr. Jejal Reddy Bathi (Chemical and Civil Engineering), Dr. Stephanie DeVries (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $24,998 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the project entitled, “Microplastics Sampling for Stormwater Management.”

Drs. Michael Danquah and Mbaki Onyango (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Dr. Mohammad Mahtabi (Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Environmental Research and Education Foundation for the project entitled, “Sustainable recycling of municipal plastic wastes into asphalt composites for road construction.”

Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) has requested $3,000 from Montessori Elementary at Highland Park for the project entitled, “Arts Integration at Montessori Elementary at Highland Park.”

Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) has requested $3,000 from Battle Academy for the project entitled, “Arts Integration at Battle Academy.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance) and Rosa Cantu (University Health Services) have requested $3,000 from the American College Health Association for the project entitled, “UTC COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Peer Ambassador Program.”

Dr. Timothy Gaudin (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $281,364 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “RUI: Sloth Phylogenetics. New data for resolving morphological and molecular conflicts, total evidence, and applications for paleobiology.”

Dr. Jennifer Hogg (Health & Human Performance) in collaboration with Emory University has requested $443,923 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Optimization of Personalized Sensorimotor Biofeedback for Acquisition of Injury Resistant Biomechanics that Transfer to Virtual Reality Simulated Sport.”

Dr. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the project entitled, “Systematic Modeling of Resilient IoT-Ecosystem Networks with Machine-Learning-driven Design-space Exploration and Optimization.”

Drs. Farah Kandah and Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. Tony Skjellum (SimCenter), Dr. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics), and Dr. Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), have requested $197,478 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: RET Site: Cyber Research Teaching Solutions for Middle Tennessee High School Teachers.”

Dr. Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management and Technology) and Drs. Max Jordan and Frank Tudini (Physical Therapy) have requested $29,993 from the RESTORE Center at Stanford University for the project entitled, “Vision and Instrumented Assessment of Reactional Postural Control of the Trunk Musculature in Individuals with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Dr. Lingju Kong (Mathematics) has requested $232,796 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: RUI: User Dynamics of Online Social Networks.”

Bryan Lane (WUTC) has requested $108,415 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, “2021-23 Radio Community Service Grant for WUTC.”

Drs. Jennifer Lynberg, Renee Murley, Jason Gordon, and Kimberly Wingate (School of Education); Laurie Allen, Angela Dittmar, and Tiffany Edwards (Arts-Based Collaborative); Thaddeus Taylor (Challenger Center); Dr. Marcy Porter (Dean – College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies); and Dr. Chris Silver (LEAD) have requested $2,499,959 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “Project MOCS: Mentoring and Outreach through Collaboration and Sustainability.”

Dr. Ziwei Ma (Mathematics) has requested $299,999 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: SCH: Rehabilitation Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury using Wearable Biosensors and Anomaly Detection of High Dimensional Time Series Models.”

Dr. Marissa McElrone (Health & Human Performance) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the project entitled, “Development of a Household Nutrition Security Screener for Policy and Program Evaluation in Families with Children.”

Megan McKnight (Center for Wellbeing), Drs. Elizabeth O’Brien Oden and Kevin Doyle (Counseling), and Dr. Chris Silver (LEAD) have requested $99,884 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for the project entitled, “UTC GLS Suicide Prevention Project.”

Dr. Jonathan McNair (Music) has requested $5,093 from CHI Memorial for the project entitled, “A Speck of Light: an Arts-based advocacy for Mental and Behavioral Health Services.”

Dr. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. James Bradshaw (School of Business Administration) have requested $500,000 from the Economic Development Administration for the project entitled, “Southeast Quantum Coalition.”

Dr. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Dept. of Energy for the project entitled, “Topological analyses of aluminum distributions in zeolite frameworks.”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Develop stochastic and dynamic graph models to simulate and predict the aging process of complex physical and engineered systems in various conditions.”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. Nagwan Zahry (Communication), Dr. Ziwei Ma (Mathematics), and Dr. Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance) have requested $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “PIPP Phase I: Develop and evaluate probabilistic frameworks to predict and prevent future coronavirus pandemics.”

Dr. Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $25,000 from Better Scientific Software for the project entitled, “Modular Implementation of Turbulence Models in OpenFOAM Software.”

Dr. Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Department of Energy for the project entitled, “A Modular Multiscale Strategy for Efficient and Predictive Simulations of Reaction-Diffusion and Transport of Scalars at Practically Relevant Conditions.”

Drs. Reetesh Ranjan and Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Office of Naval Research for the project entitled, “Study of Temperature and Three-Dimensional Effects on the Characteristics of Shock-Wave Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction Using a Novel Hybrid Multi-Scale Modeling Strategy.”

Drs. Reetesh Ranjan and Yunye Shi (Mechanical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Study of Oxy-Combustion within Power Plant Boilers using a Hybrid Predictive Tool with Uncertainty Quantification.”

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering), and Dr. Chris Silver (LEAD) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the project entitled, “A Defense-in-Depth Approach for Secure, Resilient, and Reliable Smart Grid Operations.”

Dr. Irven Resnick (Philosophy) has requested $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Thomas of Cantimpré’s On the Nature of Things and Natural Philosophy.”

Dr. Joanne Romagni (Vice Chancellor for Research), Drs. Daniel Loveless and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering), and Dr. Tony Skjellum (SIMCenter) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the project entitled, “Strategic Research and Advanced Development in Emerging GHz-THz Nanoscale Materials, Devices, and Systems.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has requested $481,139 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Professional Training in Smart Grid Data Analytics.”

Dr. Tony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Office of Naval Research for the project entitled, “Ubiquitous Synchronized Time as a Transformative Approach to Consensus, Predictability, Performance, Scalability, and Security in Peer-to-Peer Distributed Systems and High Performance Computing.”

Dr. Tony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $25,000 from the National Nuclear Security Administration for the project entitled, “BSSw 2022 Fellowship Application.”

Dr. Tony Skjellum (SIMCenter), Drs. Farah Kandah and Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. Eleni Panagiotou (Mathematics), and Dr. Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $399,868 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CC* Compute: Augmenting a 2,560-core EPYC2 Computational  Cluster with GPUs for AI, Machine Learning, and other  GPU-Accelerated HPC Applications.”

Drs. Khalid Tantawi and Ahad Nasab (Engineering Management and Technology) and Dr. Chris Silver (LEAD) have requested $200,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Integrating Tomorrow’s Technology in Today’s Mechatronics Education.”

Drs. Khalid Tantawi and Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management and Technology), Dr. Yunye Shi (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Julie Legg (School of Education) have requested $325,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Workforce Preparation for Intelligentization (Artificial Intelligence 2.0).”

Drs. Ruth Walker, Kristen Jennings Black, and Julie Madden (Psychology) have requested $4,962 from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for the project entitled, “Exploring Diversity with Statistics: A Course Assessment.”

Drs. Jin Wang, Ziwei Ma, and Xiunan Wang (Mathematics), Dr. Deborah Mullen (School of Education), and Dr. Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance) have requested $366,138 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Computational Modeling for Long COVID.”

Drs. Yingfeng Wang, Hong Qin, and Mengjun Xie (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $396,273 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “SUPERWATCH: A Flexible, Reliable, and Secure Surveillance System for Monitoring and Forecasting Substance Use Patterns using Twitter Data.”

Dr. Gary Wilkerson (Health & Human Performance) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Neuro-integrative Basis for Optimization of Warfighter Performance Capabilities.”

Dr. Mengjun Xie (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense), Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu, Yingfeng Wang, and David Schwab (Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Dr. Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management and Technology), Dr. Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Dr. Junrong Shi (Social Work)  have requested $404,838 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: SUCCESS: Engaging Undergraduates in Cybersecurity and Data Science for Smart Cities.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the US Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Synthesis of Novel Aerogels for use in Retrofit Window Treatments which are Inexpensively Manufactured, Maintain Transparency Standards, and Dramatically Reduce Heat Loss.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $14,465 from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation for the project entitled, “Synthesis of Novel Aerogels for use in Retrofit Window Treatments which are Inexpensively Manufactured, Maintain Transparency Standards, and Dramatically Reduce Heat Loss.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $99,996 from the Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Synthesis of Novel Aerogels for use in Retrofit Window Treatments which are Inexpensively Manufactured, Maintain Transparency Standards, and Dramatically Reduce Heat Loss.”