Research and Development Excellence Award Recipients

(Total Funded to Date: $16,546,277)


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

1 KSEF-3740-RDE-020
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Sachin Handa
Chemistry
University of Louisville
Development of Iron-Based Sustainable Nanotechnology for Asymmetric Catalysis $49,996
2 KSEF-3750-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Sanju Gupta
Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
Nanocarbon Aerogels as Thermo-Electrochemical Energy Harvesters $49,708
3 KSEF-3773-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
David Atwood
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Arsenite Removal from Water with Magnetic Nanoparticles Functionalized with Oxidation-Resistant Sulfhydryls $49,994
4 KSEF-3783-RDE-020
Biosciences
Vincent Cassone
Biology
University of Kentucky
Regulation of Enteric Bacterial Clocks by the Host's Circadian System $50,000
5 KSEF-3803-RDE-020
Information Technology and Communications
Huacheng Zeng
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Enabling Spectrum Sharing between WiFi and LTE Networks in Smart Cities $49,824
6 KSEF-3807-RDE-020
Human Health and Development
Jeffrey Petruska
Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville
Next-Generation Local Anesthetics $49,990
7 KSEF-3820-RDE-020
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Ambrose Seo
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Searching for New Transparent Conducting Oxides via Plasma Hydrogenation $50,000
8 KSEF-3824-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Kevin Miller
Chemistry
Murray State University
'Click' Poly(ionic liquid) Networks for Electrochemical Energy Applications $25,000
9 KSEF-3829-RDE-020
Biosciences
Alexey Arkov
Biological Sciences
Murray State University
Are Brain and Germline Similar? Tudor Protein as a Regulator of Brain Transcriptome $50,000
10 KSEF-3835-RDE-020
Human Health and Development
Shuang Liang
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville
Treg in periodontal disease-associated adverse pregnancy outcomes $50,000
11 KSEF-3846-RDE-020
Human Health and Development
Gerhard Hildebrandt
Department of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Role of Donor Neutrophils in Pulmonary Graft versus Host Disease Pathogenesis after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation $49,999
12 KSEF-3880-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Jagannadh Satyavolu

XyloStream LLC
New Process for the Isolation of Dry Glucose from Lignocellulosic Agricultural Byproducts for Bioenergy Uses $49,875
13 KSEF-3884-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Doo Young Kim
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Nitrogen-Doped sp2/sp3 Hybrid Carbon Electrode for Efficient and Robust Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 $50,000
14 KSEF-3904-RDE-020
Biosciences
Ferhan Atici
Mathematics
Western Kentucky University
A Study on Drug Effects using Discrete Fractional Pharmacokinetics - Pharmacodynamics Model of Tumor Growth $49,332
15 KSEF-3908-RDE-020
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Biosynthesis of pipecolic acid in plants $49,996
16 KSEF-3936-RDE-020
Biosciences
Joe Chappell
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
Process Engineering of Fermentable Yeast for High-value Triterpene Oil Production $50,000
17 KSEF-3937-RDE-020
Human Health and Development
Jun Cai
Pediatrics/CHRI
University of Louisville
Zinc Homeostasis and Brain White Matter Integrity in High-fat Diet-induced Obesity $50,000
18 KSEF-3938-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Renfro
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Flame Stabilization by Autoignition in Non-homogeneous Mixtures for Clean Combustion $50,000
19 KSEF-3939-RDE-020
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Alexandre Martin
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Nanoscopic Topology of Carbon Surface During Oxidation $50,000
20 KSEF-3960-RDE-020
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Jian Shi
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky
A Sweet BioAg Solution: Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Based Crop Yield Enhancer $50,000
21 KSEF-3998-RDE-020
Information Technology and Communications
Vijay Singh
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Solar Cells Based Novel Physical Unclonable Functions for IoT Devices $49,925
22 KSEF-4003-RDE-020
Human Health and Development
John Selegue
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Cytotoxic Photoactive Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Polypyridyl and N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands $50,000
23 KSEF-3486-RDE-019
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Stephen Lipka

Faraday Energy LLC
Safe, Low-cost High Energy Density Dual Ion Battery $30,000
24 KSEF-3489-RDE-019
Biosciences
Clare Rittschof
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Identifying mechanisms of resilience to health stressors in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) $29,863
25 KSEF-3490-RDE-019
Biosciences
Michael Goodin
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Next Generation Protein Expression Vectors Derived from Coffee Ringspot Virus $30,000
26 KSEF-3492-RDE-019
Biosciences
Catherine Linnen
Biology
University of Kentucky
Transcriptional Profiling of Chemosensory Tissue in the Redheaded Pine Sawfly, Neodiprion Lecontei $29,999
27 KSEF-3495-RDE-019
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Ali Er
Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
Fabrication and Characterization of Laser Generated Smart Patterns on NiTiHf $29,999
28 KSEF-3503-RDE-019
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Cindy Harnett
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Combining Soft Materials with Mechanical Parts for Robotic and Human Health Applications $29,816
29 KSEF-3511-RDE-019
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Sivakumar Vasireddy

Advanced Energy Materials LLC
Development of Nano-Metal Oxide Catalysts to Produce Platform Chemicals and Fuel Additives from Xylose $30,000
30 KSEF-3521-RDE-019
Biosciences
David McLetchie
Biology
University of Kentucky
Sex Differences in Dehydration Tolerance: A Novel Approach for Explaining Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants $29,999