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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 ($)

301 KSEF-513-RDE-005
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Kozo Saito
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Counter Flow Flame Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes $99,999
302 KSEF-514-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Theresa Chen
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Louisville
Glutathione Intervention in Diabetes Mellitus $16,500
303 KSEF-517-RDE-005
Biosciences
Czarena Crofcheck
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky
Utilization of Nickel Nanoparticles to Facilitate the Recovery of Histidine Tagged Proteins $15,000
304 KSEF-520-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
David Atwood
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Catalytic Destruction of Nerve Gas Agents and Pesticides $40,000
305 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
306 KSEF-530-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Kent Price
Physical Sciences
Morehead State University
Relation of Voltage Decay and Stability in CdTe Solar Cells $31,354
307 KSEF-533-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Clyde Holsapple
Decision Science and Information Systems
University of Kentucky
Refining web interfaces to aid Alzheimer’s patients $97,384
308 KSEF-537-RDE-005
Biosciences
Mark Wilson
Research and Development
ECM Biosciences
Development of Antibody-based Technologies for Axon Regeneration after Spinal Cord injury $43,250
309 KSEF-540-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Robert Esterhay
Health Management and Systems Science
University of Louisville
Advancing the Knowledge of Managing Health Information Network Organizations $98,945
310 KSEF-543-RDE-005
Biosciences
Kenneth Litwak
Surgery
University of Louisville
ECMO for the Treatment of Equine Neonatal Distress Syndrome $66,034
311 KSEF-549-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Peter Hardy
Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Evaluating the Severity of Spinal Cord Injury with Manganese-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging $15,070
312 KSEF-555-RDE-005
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Characterization of Signaling Pathway(s) required for Resistance to Viral and Oomycete Pathogens $14,960
313 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
314 KSEF-561-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Ram Pakath
Decision Science and Information Systems Area
University of Kentucky
Assessing the Evolutionary Behavior of Alternate Learning Classifier System Architectures in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma Environment $95,483
315 KSEF-562-RDE-005
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Agronomy
University of Kentucky
Selective Accumulation of Fatty Acids in Plant Oils $69,911
316 KSEF-563-RDE-005
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Michael Jay
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
Environmentally-Safe Scintillation Media Composed of Fluor-Containing Nanoparticles $40,000
317 KSEF-564-RDE-005
Information Technology and Communications
Ruigang Yang
Computer Science
University of Kentucky
Supercomputing using Commodity Graphics Processing Units with Applications to Information Retrieval $14,977
318 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
319 KSEF-578-RDE-005
Human Health and Development
Royce Mohan
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Kentucky
A Novel Natural Product Inhibitor of Inflammatory Angiogenesis $60,001
320 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
321 KSEF-408-RDE-004
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Zhi Chen
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Fabrication of One-Dimensional Horizontal Arrays of Carbon Nanotubes Based on Nano-Porous Templates $14,926
322 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
323 KSEF-411-RDE-004
Information Technology and Communications
Radhika Santhanam
Decision Science and Information Systems Area
University of Kentucky
An Investigation to Enhance the Effectiveness of Information Technology Knowledge Transfer with E-learning Training Methods $14,290
324 KSEF-413-RDE-004
Human Health and Development
Wenke Feng
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Louisville
Proteomic Analysis of Metallothionein Regulation of Zinc Homeostasis $16,500
325 KSEF-414-RDE-004
Biosciences
Ahmed El-Ghannam
Wenner Gren Research Lab
University of Kentucky
Delivering a Bone Protein to Treat Bone Defect $15,000
326 KSEF-417-RDE-004
Biosciences
Karen Novak
Oral Health Practice, College of Dentistry
University of Kentucky
Efficacy of Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptides Against Oral Biofilms $15,000
327 KSEF-407-RDE-004
Biosciences
Fred Payne
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky
Sensor Technology Development for Monitoring and Control of Curd Syneresis $15,000
328 KSEF-419-RDE-004
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Identifications of Signal(s) Modulating Cross Talk between Defense Signaling Pathways $14,850
329 KSEF-386-RDE-003
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Tongguang "Tony" Zhai
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
University of Kentucky
Application of Novel Compaction Loading Techniques in Processing of High Performance SmCo5 Magnets by a Powder Metallurgy Method $78,472
330 KSEF-395-RDE-003
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dusan Sekulic
Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems
University of Kentucky
Exergo-Environomic Synthesis of Advanced Manufacturing Processes $15,000