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 ($)

241 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
242 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
243 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
244 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
245 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
246 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
247 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
248 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
249 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
250 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
251 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
252 KSEF-1033-RDE-008
Biosciences
Bruce Webb
Agricultural Biotechnology Department
University of Kentucky
Developing a Viral Vector for non-model insects $53,981
253 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
254 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
255 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
256 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
257 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
258 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
259 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
260 KSEF-658-RDE-007
Human Health and Development
Heinz Kohler
Immpheron Inc
Immpheron Inc
Testing of an Antibody Drug Against Atherosclerosis $49,830
261 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
262 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
263 KSEF-685-RDE-007
Information Technology and Communications
Jun Zhang
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Support Vector Machine Approach to Matrix Condition Number Prediction $64,612
264 KSEF-713-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dong-Sheng Yang
Chemistry-Physics Department
University of Kentucky
Laser Spectroscopic Characterization of Transition Metal-Aromatic Compounds $99,259
265 KSEF-733-RDE-007
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Mark Crocker
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
Development of Novel COS Adsorbents and Hydrolysis Catalysts for Clean Hydrogen Production $49,997
266 KSEF-745-RDE-007
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Jay
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Materials Systems for Removal of Steroidal Estrogen from Surface Waters $65,353
267 KSEF-747-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Roger Bradshaw
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Modeling Nonisothermal Physical Aging In Polymers And Polymer Matrix Composites $90,753
268 KSEF-753-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Shi-Yu Wu
Physics Department
University of Louisville
A Theoretical Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of SiC Nanowires $88,609
269 KSEF-769-RDE-007
Human Health and Development
Eugene Bruce
Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Novel Analyses of Human Electroencephalograms for Detection of Brain Injury $63,973
270 KSEF-777-RDE-007
Information Technology and Communications
Zongming Fei
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Multimedia Streaming Using Overlay Networks $68,062