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-1513-RDE-010
Biosciences
Eric Grulke
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Scale-up of DNA Encapsulation Processes $19,999
182 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
183 KSEF-1516-RDE-010
Environmental and Energy Technologies
David Atwood
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Gas Phase Phosphate Ester Binding $19,971
184 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
185 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
186 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
187 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
188 KSEF-1543-RDE-010
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Agronomy
University of Kentucky
Cyclopropane Fatty Acid Production in Plants $19,853
189 KSEF-1068-RDE-009
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bhupendra Parekh
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
A Novel Concept of Converting Carbon Dioxde Gas into Useful Products $49,469
190 KSEF-1083-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dennis Clouthier
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Laser Spectroscopic Detection and Characterization of Molecular Ions $100,000
191 KSEF-1114-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Fuqian Yang
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Characterization of Metallic Whiskers in Lead-Free Solders $98,767
192 KSEF-1120-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Fuqian Yang
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Nano-Electromechanical Interaction in Nano-Semiconducting Structures $86,111
193 KSEF-1122-RDE-009
Human Health and Development
Dashzeveg Bayarsaihan
Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology, and Birth Defects Center
University of Louisville
The Role of TFII-I in Embryonic Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Lineage Formation $98,970
194 KSEF-1123-RDE-009
Biosciences
Manuel Castillo
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Development of an Optical Backscatter Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Controlling Meat Emulsification During the Chopping Process $99,996
195 KSEF-1147-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Pinar Menguc
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Exploration of Nano-Scale Melting $100,000
196 KSEF-1151-RDE-009
Biosciences
Warren Lushia
School of Osteopathic Medicine, Biochemistry Department
Pikeville College
The Potential of Corn Stalk Rot Fungi for Cellulosic Bioconversion in Fuel Ethanol Production $35,000
197 KSEF-1153-RDE-009
Human Health and Development
Jun Zhang
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Generalized Diffusion Simulation-Based Tractography for Mapping Human Brain $88,468
198 KSEF-1163-RDE-009
Biosciences
Dong-Sheng Yang
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Probing Metal Binding to DNA and RNA Nucleobases with High-Resolution Photoelectron Spectroscopy $100,000
199 KSEF-1169-RDE-009
Biosciences
Kimberly Anderson
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Characterization of Hydrogel Magnetic Nanocomposites and Analysis of In Vitro Biocompatibility $99,908
200 KSEF-1185-RDE-009
Biosciences
Jan Smalle
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Misfolded Proteins and Stress Resistance in Plants $70,286
201 KSEF-1204-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Stephen Rankin
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Interfacially Controlled Incorporation of Transition Metal Oxides within Ordered Mesoporous Ceramics $100,000
202 KSEF-1214-RDE-009
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Light-mediated Regulation of Plant Defense Signaling $99,924
203 KSEF-1241-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
David Puleo
Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Improved Machining of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants $99,654
204 KSEF-1270-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Stephen Holmes
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Molecule-Based Magnetic Clusters Constructed from Poly(pyrazolyl)borate Acetylide and Butadiynylide Building Blocks $99,999
205 KSEF-843-RDE-008
Biosciences
Angelika Fath-Goodin
ParaTechs Corporation
ParaTechs Corporation
Enhancement of recombinant protein production by an insect virus protein $49,796
206 KSEF-848-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Mark Watson
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Highly Cost-Effective and Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Organic Materials for Consumer Micro-electronics $50,000
207 KSEF-850-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Zhenmin Lei
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
University of Louisville
Luteinizing Hormone and Alzheimer's Disease $59,994
208 KSEF-852-RDE-008
Biosciences
Jeff Ebersole
Center of Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry
University of Kentucky
Expression of Antimicrobial Peptides in Plants to Treat Human/Animal Microbial Oral Infectious Diseases $49,999
209 KSEF-860-RDE-008
Biosciences
Hongyan Zhu
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Elucidate the Function of Non-legume Orthologs of Legume Genes Required for both Nodulation and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbioses $47,750
210 KSEF-865-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Gary Van Zant
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Manipulation of Adult Stem Cells to Improve Human Aging Patterns $49,995