Research and Development Excellence Award Recipients

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


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

151 KSEF-1718-RDE-011
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Haluk Karaca
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Experimental Investigation of Near-Field Radiative Transfer for High-Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Power Generators $100,000
152 KSEF-1742-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
J. Zach Hilt
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Imaging for Microscale Spatial Analysis of Hydrogel Patterning Reactions $99,656
153 KSEF-1766-RDE-011
Biosciences
Peter Nagy
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Identification of Anti-prion Drugs Active Against Plant Viruses $98,010
154 KSEF-1783-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas John Balk
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Nanoporous Nickel As an Alternative to Raney Nickel $99,930
155 KSEF-1788-RDE-011
Human Health and Development
Robert Shapiro
Kinesiology and Health Promotion/Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
A Novel Biomechanical Approach for Preventing Spinal Disorders $97,264
156 KSEF-1789-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
J. Todd Hastings
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Liquid Phase Electron-Beam Induced Processing $100,000
157 KSEF-1806-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Gerard Williger
Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville
Transitional Proto-planetary Disks $49,963
158 KSEF-1401-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Razvan Arsenescu
Gastroenterology Department
University of Kentucky
Drug Eluting Biodegradable Seton for Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Crohn’s Disease $19,829
159 KSEF-1407-RDE-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Madhu Menon
Center for Computational Sciences
University of Kentucky
Nanoelectronics of Two- and Three- Terminal Junctions of Graphene Ribbons $20,000
160 KSEF-1410-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Michal Toborek
Surgery and Neurosurgery Department
University of Kentucky
Nanoparticle-induced Dysfunction of Brain Endothelial Cells and Disruption of the Blood-brain Barrier $20,000
161 KSEF-1413-RDE-010
Biosciences
Lee Dugatkin
Biology Department
University of Louisville
The Evolution of Intelligence in a Model Invertebrate Species $19,385
162 KSEF-1414-RDE-010
Biosciences
Douglas Dean
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department
University of Louisville
Adult Stem Cells and Eye Disease $20,000
163 KSEF-1418-RDE-010
Biosciences
Lynne Rieske-Kinney
Entomology Department
University of Kentucky
Elucidating Trophic Relationships of an Invasive Forest Pest $19,997
164 KSEF-1420-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Partha Mukhopadhyay
Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology, and Birth Defects Center
University of Louisville
Epigenetics and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome $20,000
165 KSEF-1430-RDE-010
Biosciences
Luke Bradley
Anatomy and Neurobiology, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
Neuronal Protein Recognition, Specificity, and Design $20,000
166 KSEF-1457-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
William Ehringer
Physiology and Biophysics Department
University of Louisville
Altering the Paradigm of Delayed Wound Healing $19,492
167 KSEF-1459-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
B. Peter Sawaya
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Characterization of Parathyroid Hormone Peptides from Plasma $19,250
168 KSEF-1463-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Carrie Pritchard
Psychology Department
Western Kentucky University
Video Games for Social Skill Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders $20,000
169 KSEF-1466-RDE-010
Information Technology and Communications
Solomon Antony
Computer Science and Information Systems
Murray State University
Designing Database from Reusable Patterns $17,177
170 KSEF-1468-RDE-010
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Qiaofeng "Robin" Zhang
Geosciences
Murray State University
Detecting and Analyzing the Spatial Distribution of an Invasive Plant, Lonicera Japonica, Using Remote Sensing and GIS: Comparing Two Watersheds in Western KY and TN $19,996
171 KSEF-1470-RDE-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Lance De Long
Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Kentucky
Studies of a Novel Class of High-Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors with Commercial Potential $20,000
172 KSEF-1471-RDE-010
Biosciences
Michael Paul Murphy
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Development of an Assay System for the Measurement of ß-Secretase $20,000
173 KSEF-1472-RDE-010
Biosciences
Arthur Hunt
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Uncoupling the Timing of Flowering from Stress in Plants $19,970
174 KSEF-1476-RDE-010
Biosciences
Janina Ratajczak
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
Hematopoietic Differentiation of VSEL Stem Cells $20,000
175 KSEF-1479-RDE-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Shamus McNamara
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Massively Parallel Optical Direct Write Lithography $20,000
176 KSEF-1487-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Richard Cloud
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
Web Assisted Recovery (WAR) $19,250
177 KSEF-1490-RDE-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dusan Sekulic
Mechanical Engineering and UK Center for Manufacturing
University of Kentucky
Metallic and Carbon Foam Micro Bonding $19,602
178 KSEF-1493-RDE-010
Biosciences
Jian Sheng
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Development of Micro-actuated Artificial Mucus Layer for Drag Management and Flow Control for Unmanned Micro Vehicles $20,000
179 KSEF-1496-RDE-010
Biosciences
Gregory Frolenkov
Physiology Department
University of Kentucky
Imaging of Surface Nanostructures in a Living Cell $20,000
180 KSEF-1497-RDE-010
Information Technology and Communications
Lindsey Sebastian Bryson
Civil Engineering
University of Kentucky
Dynamic, Distributed Real-time System for Geosystems Health Monitoring $19,963