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-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
242 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
243 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
244 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
245 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
246 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
247 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
248 KSEF-777-RDE-007
Information Technology and Communications
Zongming Fei
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Multimedia Streaming Using Overlay Networks $68,062
249 KSEF-787-RDE-007
Biosciences
Martin Klotz
Biology Department
University of Louisville
Towards understanding the molecular evolution of heterotrophy $58,452
250 KSEF-799-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
J. Zach Hilt
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Novel Method for Synthesis and Integration of Intelligent Polymer Networks with X,Y, and Z Spatial Control at the Micro- and Nanoscale $99,785
251 KSEF-801-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Michel Jabbour
Mathematics Department
University of Kentucky
The Role of Chemistry, Anisotropy, and Electromigration in the Epitaxial Growth of Multispecies Crystals $63,944
252 KSEF-810-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Vijay Singh
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering
University of Kentucky
High Surface Area Nanoporous TiO2 and SnO2 Films for Gas Sensing Applications $99,951
253 KSEF-820-RDE-007
Biosciences
Lisa Vaillancourt
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Interactions of Plants with Hemibiotrophic Pathogens $101,634
254 KSEF-822-RDE-007
Biosciences
George Wagner
Agronomy Department
University of Kentucky
Development of a System for Producing Highly Purified Proteins on the Plant Surface $50,000
255 KSEF-829-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dusan Sekulic
Center for Manufacturing
University of Kentucky
M4 Aluminum Joining Technology $90,969
256 KSEF-585-RDE-006
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bhupendra Parekh
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
Beneficiation of Coal/Minerals Using a Dry Separation Technique $14,559
257 KSEF-593-RDE-006
Biosciences
Scott Shearer

University of Kentucky
Seed Placement and Tracking of Genetically Modified Grain Crops $14,986
258 KSEF-598-RDE-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Madhu Menon
Center for Computational Sciences
University of Kentucky
Nanomechanics of Silicon Nanowires $15,000
259 KSEF-599-RDE-006
Information Technology and Communications
Guangming Xing
Computer Science Department
Western Kentucky University
Designing a Native XML DBMS: A Distributive Approach $11,722
260 KSEF-602-RDE-006
Biosciences
Alfred Jenson
Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville
Development of Formalin-Inactivated Papillomavirus L2 Vaccines $15,000
261 KSEF-607-RDE-006
Biosciences
John Obrycki
Entomology Department
University of Kentucky
A Quantitative Evaluation of the Bioaccumulation of Bt-toxins within Predators in Kentucky using Diagnostic Immunological Techniques $10,495
262 KSEF-608-RDE-006
Human Health and Development
William Pierce
Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
University of Louisville
Bone Targeting of Pharmaceuticals $16,500
263 KSEF-614-RDE-006
Human Health and Development
J.Christopher States
Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
University of Louisville
Molecular Mechanisms of Arsenic Enhancement of Benzo[a]pyrene Genotoxicity in Human Cells $15,000
264 KSEF-621-RDE-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Stephen Holmes
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Synthesis of Discrete Molecule-Based Networks and Clusters for Engineered Molecular Electronics $14,989
265 KSEF-622-RDE-006
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Genome-wide search of oleate-responsive genes in Arabidopsis $14,960
266 KSEF-624-RDE-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
J. Todd Hastings
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Level-to-Level Alignment with Nanometer Accuracy for Electron-Beam Lithography $14,973
267 KSEF-434-RDE-005
Biosciences
John Stencel

Tribo Flow Separations
Instrumentation for the Control of Foam Fractionation Columns $47,108
268 KSEF-454-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Mahendra Sunkara
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Louisville
Self-Oriented Crystal Growth of Gallium Nitride on Molten Gallium $100,000
269 KSEF-456-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Asit Ray
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Application of light scattering techniques to study microdroplet based processes for tailored particles and thin films synthesis $96,398
270 KSEF-474-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Thomas Robl
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
Superpozzolanic Concrete for Sustainable Construction and CO2 Emissions Reduction $83,943