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 ($)

271 KSEF-475-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Timothy Miller
(10-2005 moved to University of Texas-El Paso)
University of Kentucky
Methods to Optimize Sustainability of Machining Pprocesses $14,791
272 KSEF-479-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Suketu Bhavsar
Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Kentucky
Planning a Remotely Operated Astronomical Observatory in Australia $15,000
273 KSEF-487-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Larry Wells
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Developing a System to Reconstruct Severely Disturbed Soil $88,736
274 KSEF-488-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Mark Crocker
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
Development of New Catalysts for NOx Emission Control Based on Bismuth Oxide $49,575
275 KSEF-491-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
M. Michele Pisano
Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology
University of Louisville
Molecular Analyses of Cranial Embryonic Stem Cells $101,200
276 KSEF-494-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
James Rogers
Physics and Engineering Department
Murray State University
Design of a MEMS Sensor for High Speed Temperature Measurement $14,993
277 KSEF-504-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
James Griffioen
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Enhancing Network Layer Services $86,706
278 KSEF-507-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Edward Essock
Psychological and Brain Sciences Department
University of Louisville
Improving Glaucoma Treatment Based on Wavelet-Fourier Analysis of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness $80,001
279 KSEF-513-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Kozo Saito
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Counter Flow Flame Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes $99,999
280 KSEF-514-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Theresa Chen
Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
University of Louisville
Glutathione Intervention in Diabetes Mellitus $16,500
281 KSEF-517-RDE-005
Biosciences
Czarena Crofcheck
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Utilization of Nickel Nanoparticles to Facilitate the Recovery of Histidine Tagged Proteins $15,000
282 KSEF-520-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
David Atwood
Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky
Catalytic Destruction of Nerve Gas Agents and Pesticides $40,000
283 KSEF-525-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dusan Sekulic
Center for Manufacturing
University of Kentucky
Innovative Approach to Materials Joining in a Microwave Field $14,935
284 KSEF-530-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Kent Price
Physical Sciences Department
Morehead State University
Relation of Voltage Decay and Stability in CdTe Solar Cells $31,354
285 KSEF-533-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Clyde Holsapple
Decision Science and Information Systems Department
University of Kentucky
Refining web interfaces to aid Alzheimer’s patients $97,384
286 KSEF-537-RDE-005
Biosciences
Mark Wilson
Research and Development Department
ECM Biosciences
Development of Antibody-based Technologies for Axon Regeneration after Spinal Cord injury $43,250
287 KSEF-540-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Robert Esterhay
Health Management and Systems Science Department
University of Louisville
Advancing the Knowledge of Managing Health Information Network Organizations $98,945
288 KSEF-543-RDE-005
Biosciences
Kenneth Litwak
Department of Surgery
University of Louisville
ECMO for the Treatment of Equine Neonatal Distress Syndrome $66,034
289 KSEF-549-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Peter Hardy
Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Evaluating the Severity of Spinal Cord Injury with Manganese-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging $15,070
290 KSEF-555-RDE-005
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Characterization of Signaling Pathway(s) required for Resistance to Viral and Oomycete Pathogens $14,960
291 KSEF-559-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bhupendra Parekh
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
A Novel Approach of Controlling Acid Mine Drainage $79,114
292 KSEF-561-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Ram Pakath
Decision Science and Information Systems Department
University of Kentucky
Assessing the Evolutionary Behavior of Alternate Learning Classifier System Architectures in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma Environment $95,483
293 KSEF-562-RDE-005
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Agronomy Department
University of Kentucky
Selective Accumulation of Fatty Acids in Plant Oils $69,911
294 KSEF-563-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Jay
Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Environmentally-Safe Scintillation Media Composed of Fluor-Containing Nanoparticles $40,000
295 KSEF-564-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Ruigang Yang
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Supercomputing using Commodity Graphics Processing Units with Applications to Information Retrieval $14,977
296 KSEF-573-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Thandi Buthelezi
Chemistry Department
Western Kentucky University
Time Resolved Fluorescence Studies of Supramolecules: Cyclophanes and Chlorophyll $37,400
297 KSEF-578-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Royce Mohan
Ophthalmology Department
University of Kentucky
A Novel Natural Product Inhibitor of Inflammatory Angiogenesis $60,001
298 KSEF-398-RDE-004
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Young-Seok Shon
Chemistry Department
Western Kentucky University
Controlled Assembly of C60-Conjugated Nanoparticle Films for Optoelectronic Devices $14,870
299 KSEF-408-RDE-004
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Zhi Chen
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Fabrication of One-Dimensional Horizontal Arrays of Carbon Nanotubes Based on Nano-Porous Templates $14,926
300 KSEF-409-RDE-004
Human Health and Development
Maria Boosalis
Clinical Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
Development of A Nutrition Education CD On Healthy Eating to Combat Overweight and Obesity in Kentucky: "Be the Best You Can Be: Healthy Eating for Life" $14,920