Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $699,405 in external grant and contract awards:

 

Dr. Amir Alakaam (Health & Human Performance) in collaboration with Green|Spaces has received $10,000 from the Kendeda Fund for the project entitled, “Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Chattanooga: Scaling Regenerative Design.”

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

Angela Dittmar and Laurie Allen (Arts-Based Collaborative) have received $2,000 from Winthrop University for the project entitled, “SC Arts in Education Forum Presentation.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have received $81,248 from the Association for Asian Studies, Inc for the project entitled, “Education About Asia Journal Project 2022.”

Drs. Eric Hungenberg, Dongoh Joo, and Drew Bailey (Health & Human Performance) have received $27,936 from the Chattanooga Zoo for the project entitled, “Chattanooga Zoo Impact Analysis.”

Dr. Catherine Kendall (Interior Design) has received $16,360 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “NCIDQ Student Scholarships, Freshmen Supply Packets, and Graphic Art Workshop.”

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has received $45,935 from a federal agency for research examining radiation effects on microelectronics.

Dr. Christina Policastro (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has received $44,524 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “2022 Tommy Burks Victims Assistance Academy.”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) has received $46,422 from the National Science Foundation for a supplement to the project entitled, “iCompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research.”

Drs. Hong Qin and Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $401,980 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Interdisciplinary Computational Biology version 2 – iCompBio2.”

Dr. Luay Wahsheh (Computer Science and Engineering) has received $20,000 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “BS Computer Engineering Program at UTC – A High-Quality Experiential Learning Environment.”

 

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate $9,984,885 in external funding, if awarded:

 

Dr. Amir Alakaam, Dr. Melissa Powell and Emma Sampson (Health & Human Performance) have requested $14,040 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Multicultural Scholars in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.”

Dr. Jejal Reddy Bathi, Dr. Ignatius Fomunung, Dr. Joseph Owino (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab), Dr. Yu Liang (Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering),  and Dr. Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Community Welfare Through Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure Resilience.”

Drs. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering), David Levine (Physical Therapy), and Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Mitigation of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics: The River City Initiative.”

Drs. Keenan Dungey, Han Jung Park (Chemistry and Physics), and Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science have requested $2,501 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Chemapalooza: Learning Chemistry for Fun and Student Success.”

Drs. Keenan Dungey, Jared Pienkos, and Wang-Yong Yang (Chemistry and Physics) have requested $9,600 from the American Chemical Society for the project entitled, “University of Tennessee at Chattanooga site for the American Chemical Society Project SEED.”

Drs. Ignatius Fomunung, Joseph Owino, (Civil and Chemical Engineering) Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance) , and Charles Mix (IGTLab) have requested $149,949 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Evaluating Transit Accessibility to Food, Education, Recreation, and Other Essential Services in Tennessee.”

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), and Christopher Silver (LEAD) have requested $3,039,999 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachia University and Community College Engineering and College of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships and Supports (SUCCESS).”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance), Brandon Denney, Mary Ferris, and Madeline Ledbetter have requested $2,950 from the UNFoundation for the project entitled, “Child Care Agencies in Hamilton County: Lead Testing of Drinking Water.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance), Brandon Denney, Mary Ferris, and Madeline Ledbetter have requested $192,076 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the project entitled, “Reduction of asthma triggers and COVID-10 transmission in children in South and East Chattanooga.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance), Brandon Denney, Mary Ferris, and Madeline Ledbetter have requested $396,225 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the project entitled, “COVID-19 Community Health Workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Vaccinating families through Child Care Centers, Schools, and Other Community-Based Sites.”

John Freeze (Center for Professional Education) in collaboration with the Southeast Tennessee Development District has requested $2,568,464 from the US Economic Development Agency for the project entitled, “Cybersecurity Workforce Development Project.”

Drs. Jennifer Hogg (Health & Human Performance) and Ron Goulet (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $17,600 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Simple Motor Learning Strategies for Improved Post-Surgical Knee Outcomes.”

Drs. Jisook Kim, Titus Albu, and Michael Dabney (Chemistry and Physics) have requested $5,216 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Bringing Chemistry to Local Kids In Chattanooga Public Schools.”

Drs. Jisook Kim, Titus Albu, and Benjamin Stein (Chemistry and Physics) have requested $24,637 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Bioscience and Beyond: Supporting undergraduate chemistry research @ UTC.”

Drs. Seong Dae Kim (Engineering Management and Technology) and Ignatius Fomunung (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $132,583 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Risk Assessment and Cost Estimation Tool for Transportation Projects.”

Drs. Seong Dae Kim, Serkan Varol (Engineering Management and Technology), Ignatius Fomunung, and Joseph Owino (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $243,895 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Solutions to Improve Driver Behaviors within Work Zones.”

Dr. Francesca Leasi (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $689,858 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “The Evolution of Salinity Tolerance in Monogonont Rotifers.”

 

Drs. Yu Liang, Yingfeng Wang, Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering), Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), and Ashley Howell (Psychology) have requested $600,413 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health for the project entitled, “Avatarizing Tai Chi Chuan to Promote Mind and Body Wellbeing for Individuals with Ambulatory Limitation.”

Drs. Jennifer Lynberg and Jason Gordon (School of Education) have requested $3,000 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Core PRAXIS Boot Camp.”

Dr. Mohammadjavad Mahtabi Oghani (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $9,360 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Materials Research for UTC Undergraduate Students.”

Dr. Marissa McElrone (Health & Human Performance) in collaboration with Duke University has requested $151,646 from 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.”

Drs. Gretchen Potts, Jennifer Boyd, Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Tammy Garland (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $12,700 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Elevating UTC Women in Leadership: Each One, Grow Two.”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) has requested $46,422 from the US – NSF – National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “iCompBio: Providing research training for high school teachers and students via coding bootcamps and research experience on the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Real-time Stormwater Control Measures.”

Drs. Mina Sartipi and Osama Osman (CUIP) have requested $199,999 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “An AI-based, Real-time, Low-cost, and Self-configurable Intelligent Traffic Monitoring System.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested $16,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Intelligent Communication Fabrics to Facilitate Extreme Scale Computing.”

Dr. Benjamin Stein (Chemistry and Physics) has requested $322,375 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Characterization of non-canonical regulatory pathways in the Caulobacter NtrYX signaling system.”

Drs. Serkan Varol (Engineering Management Technology), Dawn Ford, and Marissa McElrone (Health & Human Performance) have requested $306,989 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Exploring black adults’ willingness to vaccinate themselves and their children in the southeastern U.S.; a mixed method approach.”

Dr. Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural & Justice Studies) in collaboration with Vanderbilt University has requested $17,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Evaluating Transit Accessibility to Food, Education, Recreation and Other Essential Services.”

Drs. Weidong Wu and Mbakisya Onyango (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $149,989 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the project entitled, “Automatic Tools for Quick and Accurate Construction Cost Estimation for Retaining Walls.”

Drs. Weidong Wu, Ignatius Fomunung, Mbakisya Onyango, and Joseph Owino (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $224,996 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation – Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program for the project entitled, “Optimized Aggregate Gradations for Concrete Mixture Designs.”

Dr. Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) in collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has requested $19,634 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “System-wide University of Tennessee Engineering Collaboration.”

Drs. Nagwan Zahry, Michael McCluskey (Communication), Lani Gao (Mathematics), Gregory Heath (Health & Human Performance), Hong Qin, and Yingfeng Wang (Computer Science and Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Social Science Research Council for the project entitled, “Investigating the social and health impacts of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation from a risk and crisis communication perspective.”