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 ($)

121 KSEF-2178-RDE-013
Biosciences
Said Ghabrial
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Rapid Screening and Expression of Valuable Proteins in Soybean using a Virus-Based Vector $80,000
122 KSEF-2181-RDE-013
Biosciences
Ling Yuan
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Development of Hyperactive DNA Transposases by Directed Evolution $80,000
123 KSEF-2187-RDE-013
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Stephen Rankin
Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Interfacial Engineering of Biomass Saccharification by T. reesei Enzymes $90,000
124 KSEF-2190-RDE-013
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Michael Nantz
Chemistry
University of Louisville
Nanoparticle Carriers for Thermally-Induced Drug Release $90,000
125 KSEF-2203-RDE-013
Biosciences
Shigeo Tamiya
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
Role of Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition and Transforming Growth Factor-beta in Fibrotic Diseases $80,000
126 KSEF-2224-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Guangxiang "George" Luo
Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Development of Transgenic Hepatitis C virus Mouse Models $90,000
127 KSEF-1860-RDE-012
Biosciences
Lee Dugatkin
Biology
University of Louisville
An intergrative approach to the study of animal personality $99,814
128 KSEF-1862-RDE-012
Human Health and Development
Steven Van Lanen
Pharmacy
University of Kentucky
Nucleoside Antibiotics Targeting Bacterial Translocase I $80,000
129 KSEF-1863-RDE-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dong-Sheng Yang
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
High-Resolution Pulsed-Field-Ionization Ion Spectroscopy of Transition-Metal-Oxide Clusters $100,000
130 KSEF-1869-RDE-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Sergio B Mendes
Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville
Plasmonic Enhancenment of Optical Fiber Interfaces for Graphene Interrogation $80,000
131 KSEF-1884-RDE-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Yongsheng Lian
Mechanical Engineering
University of Louisville
Biologically Inspired Wing Design for Micro Air Vehicles $80,000
132 KSEF-1909-RDE-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Moises Carreon
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Molecular Engineered Nanocrystalline Zeolite Membranes for Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen Purification $20,000
133 KSEF-1925-RDE-012
Biosciences
Cindy Harnett
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Computer-Aided Optimal Design of a MicroFluidic Coulter Counter $99,943
134 KSEF-1943-RDE-012
Biosciences
Palaniappan Sethu
Bioengineering Department
University of Louisville
Microfluidic Cell Arrays for High-Throughput Cell Culture $100,000
135 KSEF-1947-RDE-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Robert Cohn
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Selectively-Stimulated Self-Assembly of Polymer Thin Films into Nanometer-Scale Air-Bridges and Suspended Membranes $80,000
136 KSEF-1948-RDE-012
Biosciences
Christopher Schardl
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Development and Deployment of a Nontoxic Endophyte in Tall Fescue for Forage $98,663
137 KSEF-1976-RDE-012
Biosciences
Kenneth Seebold
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Investigating the Role of the Cuticle in Resistance to Foliar Plant Pathogens $80,000
138 KSEF-2004-RDE-012
Biosciences
Jennifer White
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Molecular Characterization of the Microbial Symbiont Community of Invasive Arthropods $99,341
139 KSEF-2012-RDE-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Francis Zamborini
Chemistry
University of Louisville
The Reactivity of Pure and Alloy Organic-Modified Metal Nanoparticles $80,000
140 KSEF-2013-RDE-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Jonathan Quiton
Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Western Kentucky University
Research and Application of Recurrent Event Models in Environmental and Energy Technologies $80,000
141 KSEF-1568-RDE-011
Biosciences
James Harwood
Entomology Department
University of Kentucky
A Molecular Approach to Elucidate the Role of Invasive Mollusk Pests in Kentucky Agriculture $95,733
142 KSEF-1569-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Daniel Lau
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Integral Lens Array Imaging as an Anti-Counterfeit Marker $46,562
143 KSEF-1598-RDE-011
Biosciences
Trevor Creamer
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Using Calmodulin to Probe the Role of Intrinsic Disorder in Biomolecular Recognition $69,999
144 KSEF-1641-RDE-011
Biosciences
Sergey Artiushin
Veterinary Science, GERC
University of Kentucky
Rapid Test for S. Equi and L. Interrogans in Clinical Specimens from Horses $42,393
145 KSEF-1645-RDE-011
Biosciences
Ayman El-Baz
Bioengineering
University of Louisville
A Novel Image-Based Diagnostic System for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer $100,000
146 KSEF-1653-RDE-011
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bruce Kessler
Ogden College/Mathematics Department
Western Kentucky University
The Development of a Prototype for the Algorithmic Classification of Active/Inactive Unexploded Ordnance $94,595
147 KSEF-1677-RDE-011
Biosciences
Steven Jones
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
O-GlcNAc Signaling in the Heart $100,000
148 KSEF-1686-RDE-011
Human Health and Development
Qunwei Zhang
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Louisville
Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Cell Dysfunction in Animals Exposed to Ultrafine Particles and Cigarette Smoke $100,000
149 KSEF-1687-RDE-011
Biosciences
Steve Mims
Mathematics, Sciences, Technology and Health
Kentucky State University
Reuse Technology at a Wastewater Treatment Plant for Fish Culture Implementation $80,861
150 KSEF-1694-RDE-011
Information Technology and Communications
Olfa Nasraoui
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Louisville
Architecture Analysis of Peer-to-Peer Data Exchanges $99,413