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 ($)

181 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
182 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
183 KSEF-1413-RDE-010
Biosciences
Lee Dugatkin
Biology Department
University of Louisville
The Evolution of Intelligence in a Model Invertebrate Species $19,385
184 KSEF-1414-RDE-010
Biosciences
Douglas Dean
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department
University of Louisville
Adult Stem Cells and Eye Disease $20,000
185 KSEF-1418-RDE-010
Biosciences
Lynne Rieske-Kinney
Entomology Department
University of Kentucky
Elucidating Trophic Relationships of an Invasive Forest Pest $19,997
186 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
187 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
188 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
189 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
190 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
191 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
192 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
193 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
194 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
195 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
196 KSEF-1476-RDE-010
Biosciences
Janina Ratajczak
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
Hematopoietic Differentiation of VSEL Stem Cells $20,000
197 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
198 KSEF-1487-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Richard Cloud
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
Web Assisted Recovery (WAR) $19,250
199 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
200 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
201 KSEF-1496-RDE-010
Biosciences
Gregory Frolenkov
Physiology Department
University of Kentucky
Imaging of Surface Nanostructures in a Living Cell $20,000
202 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
203 KSEF-1513-RDE-010
Biosciences
Eric Grulke
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Scale-up of DNA Encapsulation Processes $19,999
204 KSEF-1514-RDE-010
Human Health and Development
Dennis Warner
Molecular, Cellular, and Craniofacial Biology Department
University of Louisville
Studies on the Mechanisms of Cleft Palate $20,000
205 KSEF-1516-RDE-010
Environmental and Energy Technologies
David Atwood
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Gas Phase Phosphate Ester Binding $19,971
206 KSEF-1517-RDE-010
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Daniel Tao
Mining Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Selective Clay Agglomerant to Enhance Fine Coal Cleaning Efficiency and Recovery $20,000
207 KSEF-1526-RDE-010
Biosciences
Robert Houtz
Horticulture Department
University of Kentucky
Isolation and Identification of Plant-Specific Peptide Deformylase Inhibitors from Soil Microorganisms for Use as Broad-Spectrum Herbicides and Selectable Markers. $19,976
208 KSEF-1536-RDE-010
Biosciences
Richard Durtsche
Biological Sciences
Northern Kentucky University
Development of Technologies for the Detection of Trigger Mechanisms of Gastric Activities Using Tadpoles as a Model of Vertebrate Digestion $19,417
209 KSEF-1540-RDE-010
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas John Balk
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Microstructure-Property Relations in Osmium-Ruthenium Coatings for Porous Tungsten Dispenser Cathodes $19,999
210 KSEF-1543-RDE-010
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Agronomy
University of Kentucky
Cyclopropane Fatty Acid Production in Plants $19,853