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-3429-RDE-018
Biosciences
David Hildebrand
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Increasing Market Value of Industrial Hemp $29,000
62 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
63 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
64 KSEF-3453-RDE-018
Biosciences
Jesse Hoagg
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Assistive Learning for Human-Machine-Interaction Systems $30,000
65 KSEF-2971-RDE-017
Biosciences
Matthew Gentry
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
Harnessing Starch using Thermophilic Enzymes $30,000
66 KSEF-2979-RDE-017
Biosciences
Martha Bickford
Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville
Subcortical Circuits Underlying Visual-motor Transformations $29,999
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 KSEF-3084-RDE-017
Biosciences
Yinan Wei
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Staphylococcus Aureus Inorganic Pyrophosphatase, a Potential Target for Novel Antimicrobials $30,000
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 KSEF-3116-RDE-017
Biosciences
Brett Spear
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Novel Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma $29,996
79 KSEF-3117-RDE-017
Biosciences
Mark Farman
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Exploring a Novel Mechanism for Pathogenic Adaptation in Fungi $30,000
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 KSEF-2819-RDE-016
Biosciences
Chris Richards
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Sub-wavelength Apertures for Single Channel Conductance and Fluorescence Imaging $30,000
88 KSEF-2841-RDE-016
Biosciences
Mark Running
Biology
University of Louisville
Prenylation Mutants of Physcomitrella patens $29,876
89 KSEF-2863-RDE-016
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Bangbo Yan
Chemistry
Western Kentucky University
Porous Metal-organic Framework Materials for Environmental Applications $30,000
90 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