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 ($)

151 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
152 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
153 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
154 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
155 KSEF-1925-RDE-012
Biosciences
Cindy Harnett
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Computer-Aided Optimal Design of a MicroFluidic Coulter Counter $99,943
156 KSEF-1943-RDE-012
Biosciences
Palaniappan Sethu
Bioengineering
University of Louisville
Microfluidic Cell Arrays for High-Throughput Cell Culture $100,000
157 KSEF-1947-RDE-012
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Robert Cohn
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Selectively-Stimulated Self-Assembly of Polymer Thin Films into Nanometer-Scale Air-Bridges and Suspended Membranes $80,000
158 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
159 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
160 KSEF-2004-RDE-012
Biosciences
Jennifer White
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Molecular Characterization of the Microbial Symbiont Community of Invasive Arthropods $99,341
161 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
162 KSEF-2013-RDE-012
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Jonathan Quiton
Mathematics and Computer Science
Western Kentucky University
Research and Application of Recurrent Event Models in Environmental and Energy Technologies $80,000
163 KSEF-1568-RDE-011
Biosciences
James Harwood
Entomology
University of Kentucky
A Molecular Approach to Elucidate the Role of Invasive Mollusk Pests in Kentucky Agriculture $95,733
164 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
165 KSEF-1598-RDE-011
Biosciences
Trevor Creamer
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
Using Calmodulin to Probe the Role of Intrinsic Disorder in Biomolecular Recognition $69,999
166 KSEF-1641-RDE-011
Biosciences
Sergey Artiushin
Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Rapid Test for S. Equi and L. Interrogans in Clinical Specimens from Horses $42,393
167 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
168 KSEF-1653-RDE-011
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bruce Kessler
Mathematics
Western Kentucky University
The Development of a Prototype for the Algorithmic Classification of Active/Inactive Unexploded Ordnance $94,595
169 KSEF-1677-RDE-011
Biosciences
Steven Jones
Medicine
University of Louisville
O-GlcNAc Signaling in the Heart $100,000
170 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
171 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
172 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
173 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
174 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
175 KSEF-1766-RDE-011
Biosciences
Peter Nagy
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Identification of Anti-prion Drugs Active Against Plant Viruses $98,010
176 KSEF-1783-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas John Balk
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Nanoporous Nickel As an Alternative to Raney Nickel $99,930
177 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
178 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
179 KSEF-1806-RDE-011
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Gerard Williger
Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville
Transitional Proto-planetary Disks $49,963
180 KSEF-1401-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Razvan Arsenescu
Gastroenterology
University of Kentucky
Drug Eluting Biodegradable Seton for Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Crohn’s Disease $19,829