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 ($)

31 KSEF-3366-RDE-018
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Lance De Long
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
X-Ray Vortex Beam Generation via Coherent Scattering from Patterned Ferromagnetic Thin Films $30,000
32 KSEF-3368-RDE-018
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Judith Jenkins
Chemistry
Eastern Kentucky University
Synthesis of Nanostructured Metal Sulfide Photocatalysts from Earth-abundant Materials for Solar Fuel Generation $30,000
33 KSEF-3395-RDE-018
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Haluk Karaca
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
The Damping and Cyclic Behavior of NiTiHfPd High Strength Shape Memory Alloys $30,000
34 KSEF-3396-RDE-018
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Sean Bailey
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
A Cyberphysical Approach to Wind Field Estimation with Application to Pollutant-dispersion $30,000
35 KSEF-3404-RDE-018
Biosciences
Shlomit Schaal
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
A Novel Bio-gel for the Prevention of Post-Vitrectomy Cataracts $30,000
36 KSEF-3405-RDE-018
Information Technology and Communications
Jun Zhang
Computer Science
University of Kentucky
Forest Modeling using Airborne LiDAR Information $30,000
37 KSEF-3407-RDE-018
Biosciences
Angelika Fath-Goodin

ParaTechs Corporation
Development of an Innovative Cryopreservation Device for Mouse Sperm $29,322
38 KSEF-3424-RDE-018
Biosciences
Peter Nagy
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Allosteric Inhibitors of Cellular Hsp70 to Inhibit Virus Replication $30,000
39 KSEF-3429-RDE-018
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Plant & Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Increasing Market Value of Industrial Hemp $29,000
40 KSEF-3439-RDE-018
Biosciences
Anthony Sinai
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Exploiting Autophagy for Drug Discovery in Apicomplexan Parasites $30,000
41 KSEF-3451-RDE-018
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas John Balk
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Combinatorial Thin Film Approach to Creating New Single-Phase High Entropy Alloys $30,000
42 KSEF-3453-RDE-018
Biosciences
Jesse Hoagg
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Assistive Learning for Human-Machine-Interaction Systems $30,000
43 KSEF-2971-RDE-017
Biosciences
Matthew Gentry
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
Harnessing Starch using Thermophilic Enzymes $30,000
44 KSEF-2979-RDE-017
Biosciences
Martha Bickford
Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville
Subcortical Circuits Underlying Visual-motor Transformations $29,999
45 KSEF-3017-RDE-017
Human Health and Development
Michael Smith
Biology
Western Kentucky University
A Zebrafish Assay for Testing Ototoxicity of Anti-cancer Drugs $30,000
46 KSEF-3030-RDE-017
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Hemali Rathnayake
Chemistry
Western Kentucky University
Carbon-Based Siloxane Nanoarrays for Power Generation from Waste Heat $30,000
47 KSEF-3033-RDE-017
Human Health and Development
Wenke Feng
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Louisville
Identification of Bioactive Ingredients in Lactobacillus GG Culture Supernatant $30,000
48 KSEF-3036-RDE-017
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Sung Seok Ambrose Seo
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Search for Topological Insulators in Pyrochlore Iridate Thin Films $30,000
49 KSEF-3068-RDE-017
Biosciences
Michael Sharkey
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Applying Next Generation Sequencing Technology to Estimate Biodiversity: A New Tool to Accurately, Rapidly and Efficiently Solve an Old Problem $29,982
50 KSEF-3071-RDE-017
Biosciences
Arthur Hunt
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Posttranscriptional Regulation of the Response of Plants to Heat Stress $29,997
51 KSEF-3083-RDE-017
Information Technology and Communications
Hongxiang Li
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Secure Wireless Multicasting for Delay-Sensitive Data via Network Coding $30,000
52 KSEF-3084-RDE-017
Biosciences
Yinan Wei
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Staphylococcus Aureus Inorganic Pyrophosphatase, a Potential Target for Novel Antimicrobials $30,000
53 KSEF-3109-RDE-017
Human Health and Development
Yuan Zhao
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sullivan University
Identify the Mechanisms of HMGB1 in the Contribution of Ocular Iinflammation in Autoimmune Uveitis $30,000
54 KSEF-3110-RDE-017
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Madhu Menon
Center for Computational Sciences
University of Kentucky
Novel Approach to the Study of a New Alloy for Energy Applications $30,000
55 KSEF-3113-RDE-017
Information Technology and Communications
Olfa Nasraoui
CECS
University of Louisville
Humanizing Black Box Big Data Predictors with the Power of Explanations $29,776
56 KSEF-3116-RDE-017
Biosciences
Brett Spear
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Novel Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma $29,996
57 KSEF-3117-RDE-017
Biosciences
Mark Farman
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Exploring a Novel Mechanism for Pathogenic Adaptation in Fungi $30,000
58 KSEF-3127-RDE-017
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Doo Young Kim
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Synthesis and Spectroscopic Investigation of Fluorescent Carbon Dots $30,000
59 KSEF-3128-RDE-017
Biosciences
Seth DeBolt
Horticulture
University of Kentucky
Drilling for Biofuel: Uncovering the Potential of Wasp Venom for the Production of Renewable Energy $29,982
60 KSEF-3139-RDE-017
Biosciences
Brian Delisle
Physiology
University of Kentucky
Long QT Gene to Function Screens that Clarify Variants of Uncertain Significance $30,000