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-787-RDE-007
Biosciences
Martin Klotz
Biology Department
University of Louisville
Towards understanding the molecular evolution of heterotrophy $58,452
272 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
273 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
274 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
275 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
276 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
277 KSEF-829-RDE-007
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dusan Sekulic
Center for Manufacturing
University of Kentucky
M4 Aluminum Joining Technology $90,969
278 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
279 KSEF-593-RDE-006
Biosciences
Scott Shearer

University of Kentucky
Seed Placement and Tracking of Genetically Modified Grain Crops $14,986
280 KSEF-598-RDE-006
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Madhu Menon
Center for Computational Sciences
University of Kentucky
Nanomechanics of Silicon Nanowires $15,000
281 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
282 KSEF-602-RDE-006
Biosciences
Alfred Jenson
Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville
Development of Formalin-Inactivated Papillomavirus L2 Vaccines $15,000
283 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
284 KSEF-608-RDE-006
Human Health and Development
William Pierce
Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
University of Louisville
Bone Targeting of Pharmaceuticals $16,500
285 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
286 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
287 KSEF-622-RDE-006
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology Department
University of Kentucky
Genome-wide search of oleate-responsive genes in Arabidopsis $14,960
288 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
289 KSEF-434-RDE-005
Biosciences
John Stencel

Tribo Flow Separations
Instrumentation for the Control of Foam Fractionation Columns $47,108
290 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
291 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
292 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
293 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
294 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
295 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
296 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
297 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
298 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
299 KSEF-504-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
James Griffioen
Computer Science Department
University of Kentucky
Enhancing Network Layer Services $86,706
300 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