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 ($)

211 KSEF-888-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Wenke Feng
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
Molecular Mechanisms of Copper Regulation of Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1 $49,725
212 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
213 KSEF-914-RDE-008
Biosciences
Robert Lodder
Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
In Situ Biofilm Metabolism Studies $60,000
214 KSEF-916-RDE-008
Biosciences
John Trent
Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Louisville
Cancer Drug Discovery using Distributed Computing $100,000
215 KSEF-925-RDE-008
Biosciences
Chang-Guo Zhan
Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky
Microscopic and Phenomenological Binding of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors with Ligands $49,988
216 KSEF-932-RDE-008
Biosciences
David Horohov
Veterinary Science Department
University of Kentucky
Development of gene delivery approaches to treat equine respiratory diseases $49,573
217 KSEF-935-RDE-008
Biosciences
Michael Voor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Alternative Bone Graft Solutions $98,254
218 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
219 KSEF-943-RDE-008
Biosciences
Mark Farman
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Protein Secretion by Fungal Pathogens: Delivery into the Host Cell Cytoplasm $49,651
220 KSEF-949-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Joseph Holtman, Jr.
Anesthesiology Department
University of Kentucky
S(-)-Norketamine-Morphine Combination Drug for Treatment of Chronic Pain $45,411
221 KSEF-950-RDE-008
Biosciences
John Yannelli
Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Department
University of Kentucky
Lung Cancer Cell Lines as a Model for Tumor Mediated Evasion of Immunity $55,000
222 KSEF-959-RDE-008
Biosciences
Thomas Tobin
Veterinary Science and Toxicology Department
University of Kentucky
Deveopment of Deuterated Internal Standards for Equine Therapeutic Medications $98,678
223 KSEF-966-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
John R. Baker
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of Turbomachinery Blades $37,965
224 KSEF-977-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
I.S. Jawahir
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Establishing the Influence of Drill Materials, Drill Geometry and Coatings on Drill-wear and Drilling Performance for Sustainable Dry Drilling on Mars $60,000
225 KSEF-983-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Stephen Lipka
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
Power Sources for MEMS using Modified Carbon Nanotube Arrays $49,613
226 KSEF-992-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Stephen Holmes
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
A Building Block Approach to Construct Cyanometalate Single-Molecule Magnets $50,000
227 KSEF-1011-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Wayne Bresser
Physics and Geology Department
Northern Kentucky University
Search for the Rigidity Transition and Intermediate Phase in Lithium Oxide Silicate Glass Systems Prepared by Containerless and Container Methods Using Raman and Infrared Spectroscopies $49,985
228 KSEF-1025-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Douglas D. Taylor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Women's Health
University of Louisville
Development of specific protein microarrays for early cancer diagnosis $52,680
229 KSEF-1032-RDE-008
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Francis "Frank" Zamborini
Chemistry Department
University of Louisville
Nanoscale Electronic-Based Vapor, Gas, and Biochemical Sensors $99,998
230 KSEF-1033-RDE-008
Biosciences
Bruce Webb
Agricultural Biotechnology Department
University of Kentucky
Developing a Viral Vector for non-model insects $53,981
231 KSEF-1034-RDE-008
Biosciences
Jon Klein
Department of Medicine/Nephrology
University of Louisville
Detecting early onset of diabetic nephropathy by identifying peptide biomarkers in urine. $49,940
232 KSEF-1036-RDE-008
Information Technology and Communications
Miroslaw Truszczynski
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Programming Environment for Solving Hard Optimization Problems $61,965
233 KSEF-1051-RDE-008
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Plant Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Enhanced Production of Jasmonic Acid and its Derivatives in Plant Tissues $48,733
234 KSEF-1058-RDE-008
Human Health and Development
Michal Toborek
Department of Surgery and Neurosurgery
University of Kentucky
Cell-specific Drug Delivery into the Brain $50,000
235 KSEF-1064-RDE-008
Biosciences
William Douglas

University of Kentucky
Enhancing Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Grafts to Control Pulmonary Blood Flow in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease $34,494
236 KSEF-633-RDE-007
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Kalinski
Civil Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Predicting Settlement in Mine Spoil Valley Fills in Eastern Kentucky $57,249
237 KSEF-650-RDE-007
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Chi-Sing Man
Mathematics Department
University of Kentucky
Geometrically Necessary Dislocations in Polycrystals: Their Experimental Recovery and Effects on Plastic Anisotropy $49,685
238 KSEF-658-RDE-007
Human Health and Development
Heinz Kohler
Immpheron Inc
Immpheron Inc
Testing of an Antibody Drug Against Atherosclerosis $49,830
239 KSEF-673-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Douglass Kalika
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Polymeric Membrane Materials for the Purification of Synthesis Gas $73,461
240 KSEF-676-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Tongguang "Tony" Zhai
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Processing of Ultra-fine Grain CC AA 3003 Aluminum Alloy and its Formability Improvement $99,162