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 ($)

61 KSEF-2775-RDE-016
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Dong-Sheng Yang
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Spectroscopic Characterization of Metal-Mediated Hydrocarbon Activation $30,000
62 KSEF-2791-RDE-016
Human Health and Development
Zhenmin Lei
OB/GYN
University of Louisville
Dysregulation of the Thecal PI3K Signaling in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome $29,890
63 KSEF-2808-RDE-016
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Lihui Bai
Industrial Engineering
University of Louisville
A Game Theoretical Approach to Energy Consumption Scheduling under Smart Grid $29,998
64 KSEF-2815-RDE-016
Human Health and Development
Christina Payne
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Identifying the Physiological Ligand of the Mammalian Glycoprotein YKL-40 $30,000
65 KSEF-2819-RDE-016
Biosciences
Chris Richards
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Sub-wavelength Apertures for Single Channel Conductance and Fluorescence Imaging $30,000
66 KSEF-2841-RDE-016
Biosciences
Mark Running
Biology
University of Louisville
Prenylation Mutants of Physcomitrella patens $29,876
67 KSEF-2863-RDE-016
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bangbo Yan
Chemistry
Western Kentucky University
Porous Metal-organic Framework Materials for Environmental Applications $30,000
68 KSEF-2864-RDE-016
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Y. Charles Lu
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Development of Tunable 3D Carbon Nanomaterials $29,986
69 KSEF-2869-RDE-016
Biosciences
R.Craig Sargent
Biology
University of Kentucky
Social Networks and the Dynamics of Species Invasions: Range Expansion of the Invasive Western Mosquitofish in Kentucky $29,915
70 KSEF-2900-RDE-016
Human Health and Development
Kimberly Anderson
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Targeted Nanoparticles for Combined Radiation and Hyperthermia Treatment of Lung Cancer $30,000
71 KSEF-2906-RDE-016
Biosciences
Jennifer White
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Why are some aphids toxic to ladybeetles? $29,984
72 KSEF-2923-RDE-016
Biosciences
Aardra Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Identifying Factors that Regulate Broad-spectrum Resistance to Phytophthora $29,970
73 KSEF-2926-RDE-016
Biosciences
Hans Bueler
Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Kentucky
PINK1 as a Modulator of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis and Pathology $30,000
74 KSEF-2927-RDE-016
Biosciences
Esma Yolcu
Microbiology and Immunology
University of Louisville
Exploiting the Immunoregulatory Function of PDL1/FasL for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes $30,000
75 KSEF-2928-RDE-016
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Douglas Strachan
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Hybrid Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Materials for Nanoelectronic Devices $30,000
76 KSEF-2929-RDE-016
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Barbara Knutson
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Engineered Porous Thin Films for Screening and Production of Therapeutics Derived from Plant Biotechnology $30,000
77 KSEF-2930-RDE-016
Biosciences
Pradeep Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Understanding the Interrelationships Between the Various Chemical Inducers of Plant Immunity $29,970
78 KSEF-2944-RDE-016
Biosciences
Xuguo 'Joe' Zhou
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Talk to the dead: Chemical Communication in Corpse Management in Termites $30,000
79 KSEF-2577-RDE-015
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Gang Cao
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Colossal Negative Volume Thermal Expansion Coupled to Orbital and Magnetic Orders in Mott Insulators $50,000
80 KSEF-2594-RDE-015
Biosciences
Thomas Seigler
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Dynamic Systems Approach to Understanding Human Learning $49,999
81 KSEF-2615-RDE-015
Biosciences
Hongyan Zhu
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Host Genetic Control of Strain-specific Nitrogen Fixation in Medicago Truncatula $50,000
82 KSEF-2618-RDE-015
Human Health and Development
Steven Van Lanen
Pharmacy
University of Kentucky
Improved Aminoglycoside Antibiotics through Enzymatic total Synthesis/combinatorial Biosynthesis $50,000
83 KSEF-2620-RDE-015
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Robert Cohn
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Nanostructured Self-Assembly and Characterization of Ultra-low Force Sensing and Disposable Nanomechanical Sensors $50,000
84 KSEF-2624-RDE-015
Biosciences
Anthony Sinai
Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Autophagy in the Parasitic Protozoan Toxoplasma gondii $50,000
85 KSEF-2639-RDE-015
Human Health and Development
Franca Cambi
Neurology
University of Kentucky
GSK3 and Regulation of Alternative Splicing in Oligodendrocytes: a Target to Enhance Remyelination in Human Disease $50,000
86 KSEF-2646-RDE-015
Biosciences
Keith Davis
Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Louisville
Plant-Based Expression of an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Biosimilar $50,000
87 KSEF-2653-RDE-015
Biosciences
Jennifer Morrow
Laboratory
Equine Diagnostic Solutions LLC
Strangles in Horses: Improved Testing of the Immune Response to Streptococcus Equi $20,000
88 KSEF-2657-RDE-015
Information Technology and Communications
Patrick Hu
CFD/Aeroelasticity
Advanced Dynamics Inc
LES-Based Computational Modeling of Nonlinear Aeroelasticity On and Beyond Transonic Regimes $20,000
89 KSEF-2659-RDE-015
Biosciences
Jan Smalle
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Stability Control of the Microtubule-Associated Protein SPIRAL1 and its Role in Plant Salt Stress Tolerance $49,482
90 KSEF-2670-RDE-015
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Jeffrey Bewley
Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky
Automation of Dairy Cattle Body Condition Scoring through Image Processing $49,872