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 ($)

31 COMMFUND-1201-RFP-010
Human Health and Development
Richard Cloud
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
Commercialization of Information Technologies that Manage Adherence to Treatment Plans for Addiction and Other Chronic Disease $61,888
32 COMMFUND-1198-RFP-010
Human Health and Development
John Naber
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
A Wireless Temperature Monitor for Children $75,000
33 COMMFUND-1196-RFP-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Issam Harik
Civil Engineering
University of Kentucky
High Performance Materials for Structural Repair $75,000
34 COMMFUND-1184-RFP-009
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Phillip Womble
Applied Physics Institute
Western Kentucky University
Broadcast Method for the Elimination of Random Anomalous Peak Loads $145,008
35 COMMFUND-1177-RFP-009
Human Health and Development
Yashwant Pathak
Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
Sullivan University
Nutraceutical Nanoemulsion to Deliver Antioxidants for Neurodegenerative Diseases $70,970
36 COMMFUND-1168-RFP-008
Information Technology and Communications
Aly A. Farag
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
A Dental Probe for Orthodontic Treatments $102,500
37 COMMFUND-1166-RFP-008
Human Health and Development
David Pienkowski
Center for Biomed Engineering, Department of Ortho Surgery
University of Kentucky
Bone Cement for 21st Century Arthroplasty $102,500
38 COMMFUND-1161-RFP-008
Biosciences
Xuguo 'Joe' Zhou
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Integration of Double Stranded RNA into a Baiting System – a Novel Genetic Control Strategy for Termites $102,500
39 COMMFUND-1156-RFP-008
Human Health and Development
Michael Voor
Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Hip Fracture Prevention Device $74,100
40 COMMFUND-1114-RFP-007
Information Technology and Communications
Biswajit 'Bishu' Panja
Computer Science Department
Morehead State University
Runway Control Using Smart Sensor Networks $147,006
41 COMMFUND-1108-RFP-007
Human Health and Development
Peter Oeltgen
Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Use of Delta Specific Opioid Deltorphin-Dvariant for Treating Stroke $41,660
42 COMMFUND-1105-RFP-007
Information Technology and Communications
Laurence Hassebrook
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
University of Kentucky
3-Dimensional Surround Scanning and Surface Feature Tracking $48,746
43 COMMFUND-1098-RFP-007
Biosciences
Guiliang Tang
Gene Suppression Laboratory
University of Kentucky
MicroRNA Array Technology and MicroRNA Biomarkers for Various Human Diseases $150,000
44 COMMFUND-1090-RFP-007
Biosciences
Thomas Tobin
Veterinary Science and Toxicology Department
University of Kentucky
Early Diagnosis of Fescue Toxicity $146,586
45 COMMFUND-1068-RFP-007
Human Health and Development
Louis Hersh
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Development of an Enzyme-based Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease $89,962
46 COMMFUND-1046-RFP-007
Information Technology and Communications
Ruigang Yang
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Flexible Pixel Compositor for Scalable Visual Computing $140,090
47 COMMFUND-1045-RFP-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Robert W. Cohn
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Market Development and Manufacturability Scale Up of Nanoneedle Probes $75,000
48 COMMFUND-722-RFP-006
Human Health and Development
Robert Yokel
Pharmacy Department
University of Kentucky
In-line Filter to Remove Al from Intravenous Feeding Solutions Given to Premature Infants $43,997
49 COMMFUND-721-RFP-006
Human Health and Development
Thomas Tobin
Veterinary Science and Toxicology Department
University of Kentucky
Treatment of Parasitic Disease and Related Clinical Conditions $150,000
50 COMMFUND-720-RFP-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Vijay Singh
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
High Quality Nanoporous Alumina Templates for Nanoscale Devices and Systems $74,497
51 COMMFUND-718-RFP-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Royce Mohan
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Proteomic TAG Systems $140,436
52 COMMFUND-716-RFP-006
Information Technology and Communications
Theodore Kalbfleisch
Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Louisville
Development of a Life Sciences Data Brokerage System $150,000
53 COMMFUND-715-RFP-006
Information Technology and Communications
Mehmed Kantardzic
Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
University of Louisville
A Real-time Collaborative Click Fraud Detection and Prevention System $149,412
54 COMMFUND-714-RFP-006
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Green Note Production Technology $74,030
55 COMMFUND-713-RFP-006
Information Technology and Communications
Andrew Ernest
Engineering Department
Western Kentucky University
GIS Aided Sensor Network Platform To Control Local Water Supply $150,000
56 COMMFUND-712-RFP-006
Human Health and Development
Fuhua 'Frank' Cheng
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Portable Digital Mouth Occlusion Reproducer $150,000
57 COMMFUND-710-RFP-006
Information Technology and Communications
Frank Braun
Business Informatics
Northern Kentucky University
Business Risk Management / Continuity Planning Software $75,000
58 COMMFUND-423-RFP-001
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Tingying Zeng

Western Kentucky University
Nanofabrication Methods to Produce Novel Nanomaterial for Different Applications, Especially for Environmental Protection and for Energy Conversion $150,000
59 COMMFUND-422-RFP-001
Human Health and Development
Shivendra Sahi
Biology Department
Western Kentucky University
New Antiviral Therapies for Herpes Simplex Virus $225,000
60 COMMFUND-421-RFP-001
Human Health and Development
John Williams

University of Kentucky
Mim-1 in Anabolic Bone Therapy $150,000