Kentucky Commercialization Fund Award Recipients

(Total Funded to Date: $3,749,140)


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Num Reference #
Area of Research
Principal Investigator (PI) Research Project Title Amount Awarded ($)

1 COMMFUND-1485-RFP-016
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Vladimir Dobrokhotov
Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
Energy-Efficient Portable Unit for Real-Time Monitoring of Environmental Hazards and Physiological Characteristics of First Responders $75,000
2 COMMFUND-1481-RFP-016
Human Health and Development
Jason Crandall
Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Western Kentucky University
Bingocize 3.0: A Mobile Application for Maintaining or Improving Older Adults' Health and Function $74,860
3 COMMFUND-1478-RFP-016
Information Technology and Communications
George Landon
Computer Science
Eastern Kentucky University
3D Shape and Content from Transmittance $74,166
4 COMMFUND-1475-RFP-016
Biosciences
Fred DeGraves
Agriculture
Western Kentucky University
Automated Estrous Detection in Cattle $70,774
5 COMMFUND-1438-RFP-015
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Kalinski
Civil Engineering
University of Kentucky
Commercialization of an Existing Patent for Borehole Seismic Measurement Equipment $74,762
6 COMMFUND-1413-RFP-014
Information Technology and Communications
Chi Shen
Computer Science
Kentucky State University
Remote Monitoring of Server Farm $73,700
7 COMMFUND-1404-RFP-014
Human Health and Development
Douglas Taylor
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
University of Louisville
Application Of Asymmetric Field Flow Fractionation To Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis $125,000
8 COMMFUND-1400-RFP-014
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
James 'Jay' Hoying
Surgery
University of Louisville
Adipose Regenerative Cell Isolation System $75,000
9 COMMFUND-1396-RFP-014
Human Health and Development
Vaclav Vetvicka
Pathology
University of Louisville
Autoantibodies To Procathepsin D As Early Diagnostic Marker In Breast Cancer $100,000
10 COMMFUND-1385-RFP-014
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Hemali Rathnayake
Chemistry
Western Kentucky University
Next Generation Energy Harvesting Materials for Green Energy Technology $74,722
11 COMMFUND-1384-RFP-014
Biosciences
Ayman El-Baz
Bioengineering
University of Louisville
An Image-Based Diagnostic System for Early Diagnosis of Autism $100,000
12 COMMFUND-1356-RFP-013
Information Technology and Communications
James Gantt
Telecommunications Systems Management
Murray State University
Aerial Radio Repeater $74,980
13 COMMFUND-1355-RFP-013
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Stacy Wilson
Engineering
Western Kentucky University
Remotely Operated Submersible Vehicle $74,589
14 COMMFUND-1333-RFP-012
Biosciences
Robert Eric Berson
Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville
SpriRoll Bottle Commercialization $75,000
15 COMMFUND-1331-RFP-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas Dziubla
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Biodegradable Antioxidant Polymers for Controlled Delivery of Antioxidants $74,919
16 COMMFUND-1330-RFP-012
Human Health and Development
John Kielkopf
Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville
A Non-contact, Low Cost Respiration Monitor $74,805
17 COMMFUND-1325-RFP-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Mahendra Sunkara
Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville
Novel hydro-desulfurization catalysts $75,000
18 COMMFUND-1324-RFP-012
Biosciences
Paula Bates
Medicine and Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville
A Novel Anticancer Agent with an Associated Predictive Biomarker $75,000
19 COMMFUND-1315-RFP-012
Biosciences
Jon Klein
Internal Medicine
University of Louisville
Commercialization of a Decision Support System for Individualized Drug Dosing $75,000
20 COMMFUND-1310-RFP-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bruce Alphenaar
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Commercialization of the Ambi-Harv Energy Harvesting Module $75,000
21 COMMFUND-1304-RFP-012
Information Technology and Communications
James 'Jim' Gantt
Center for Telecommunications Systems Management
Murray State University
ResponderLink $51,125
22 COMMFUND-1302-RFP-012
Information Technology and Communications
Jeffrey Hieb
Engineering Fundamentals
University of Louisville
Brass-Board Prototype for an ICS Field Device Security Preprocessor $74,020
23 COMMFUND-1285-RFP-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Gerald 'GB' Hammond
Chemistry
University of Louisville
Extraction cartridges and reusable nanopalladium catalysts $74,995
24 COMMFUND-1280-RFP-011
Information Technology and Communications
Bruce Kessler
Mathematics/Ogden College Dean's Office
Western Kentucky University
Wavelet-Based Elemental Spectrum Analysis Algorithm $36,885
25 COMMFUND-1279-RFP-011
Human Health and Development
Douglas Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Louisville
Exosomal Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Preterm Birth $75,000
26 COMMFUND-1278-RFP-011
Human Health and Development
Jeffrey Todd Hastings
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Implantable Intraocular Pressure Sensor $75,000
27 COMMFUND-1258-RFP-011
Human Health and Development
Sham Kakar
Physiology and Biophysics, and Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville
Targeted Therapy for Cancer Treatment $75,000
28 COMMFUND-1212-RFP-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Mahendra Sunkara
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Louisville
A Reactor for Commercial Production of Metal Oxide Nanowires $74,999
29 COMMFUND-1207-RFP-010
Information Technology and Communications
Ashok Kumar
Computer Science
Kentucky State University
Closed System Container Wireless Monitoring System (“Wireless Sentry”) $119,250
30 COMMFUND-1204-RFP-010
Human Health and Development
Saeed Jortani
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville
A Non-Invasive Method for Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea $150,000