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 ($)

211 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
212 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
213 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
214 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
215 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
216 KSEF-1123-RDE-009
Biosciences
Manuel Castillo
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky
Development of an Optical Backscatter Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Controlling Meat Emulsification During the Chopping Process $99,996
217 KSEF-1147-RDE-009
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Pinar Menguc
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Exploration of Nano-Scale Melting $100,000
218 KSEF-1151-RDE-009
Biosciences
Warren Lushia
School of Osteopathic Medicine, Biochemistry
Pikeville College
The Potential of Corn Stalk Rot Fungi for Cellulosic Bioconversion in Fuel Ethanol Production $35,000
219 KSEF-1153-RDE-009
Human Health and Development
Jun Zhang
Computer Science
University of Kentucky
Generalized Diffusion Simulation-Based Tractography for Mapping Human Brain $88,468
220 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
221 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
222 KSEF-1185-RDE-009
Biosciences
Jan Smalle
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Misfolded Proteins and Stress Resistance in Plants $70,286
223 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
224 KSEF-1214-RDE-009
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Light-mediated Regulation of Plant Defense Signaling $99,924
225 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
226 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
227 KSEF-843-RDE-008
Biosciences
Angelika Fath-Goodin
ParaTechs Corporation
ParaTechs Corporation
Enhancement of recombinant protein production by an insect virus protein $49,796
228 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
229 KSEF-850-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Zhenmin Lei
Obstetrics, Gynecology, Women's Health
University of Louisville
Luteinizing Hormone and Alzheimer's Disease $59,994
230 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
231 KSEF-860-RDE-008
Biosciences
Hongyan Zhu
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Elucidate the Function of Non-legume Orthologs of Legume Genes Required for both Nodulation and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbioses $47,750
232 KSEF-865-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Gary Van Zant
Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Manipulation of Adult Stem Cells to Improve Human Aging Patterns $49,995
233 KSEF-888-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Wenke Feng
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Louisville
Molecular Mechanisms of Copper Regulation of Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1 $49,725
234 KSEF-897-RDE-008
Information Technology and Communications
Hichem Frigui
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Louisville
Developing Robust and Adaptive HMM Parameter Estimation Algorithms with Application to Landmine Detection $104,040
235 KSEF-914-RDE-008
Biosciences
Robert Lodder
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
In Situ Biofilm Metabolism Studies $60,000
236 KSEF-916-RDE-008
Biosciences
John Trent
Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Louisville
Cancer Drug Discovery using Distributed Computing $100,000
237 KSEF-925-RDE-008
Biosciences
Chang-Guo Zhan
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
Microscopic and Phenomenological Binding of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors with Ligands $49,988
238 KSEF-932-RDE-008
Biosciences
David Horohov
Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Development of gene delivery approaches to treat equine respiratory diseases $49,573
239 KSEF-935-RDE-008
Biosciences
Michael Voor
Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Alternative Bone Graft Solutions $98,254
240 KSEF-938-RDE-008
Biosciences
Kimberly Anderson
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
A Cell-Based Biosensor for Early Screening of Cancer $49,996