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 ($)

91 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
92 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
93 KSEF-2906-RDE-016
Biosciences
Jennifer White
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Why are some aphids toxic to ladybeetles? $29,984
94 KSEF-2923-RDE-016
Biosciences
Aardra Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Identifying Factors that Regulate Broad-spectrum Resistance to Phytophthora $29,970
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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
101 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
102 KSEF-2594-RDE-015
Biosciences
Thomas Seigler
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Dynamic Systems Approach to Understanding Human Learning $49,999
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 KSEF-2624-RDE-015
Biosciences
Anthony Sinai
Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Autophagy in the Parasitic Protozoan Toxoplasma gondii $50,000
107 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
108 KSEF-2646-RDE-015
Biosciences
Keith Davis
Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Louisville
Plant-Based Expression of an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Biosimilar $50,000
109 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
110 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
111 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
112 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
113 KSEF-2679-RDE-015
Biosciences
James 'Jim' Krupa
Biology
University of Kentucky
Conservation and Ecology of an Insect-feeding Guild Containing a Kentucky State-endangered Carnivorous Plant $50,000
114 KSEF-2681-RDE-015
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Zhi Chen

Advanced Semiconductor Processing Technology
Fabrication of Novel Moisture Sensors Based on Surface Modification of Aluminum Oxide Nanostructures $20,000
115 KSEF-2685-RDE-015
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Sean Bailey
Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Multi-component Nano-scale Thermal Anemometry Probe for Turbulence Measurement $50,000
116 KSEF-2687-RDE-015
Environmental and Energy Technologies
James 'Jimmy' Fox
Civil Engineering
University of Kentucky
DIN Waste Management Tool For Estimating In-stream Nitrogen Removal By Sediments $49,951
117 KSEF-2694-RDE-015
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Sung-Seok 'Ambrose' Seo
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Two-Dimensional Confinement of Strongly Correlated and Spin-Orbit Coupled Electrons in 5d Transition-Metal Oxide Quantum-Wells $50,000
118 KSEF-2268-RDE-014
Biosciences
Matthew Gentry
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
Harnassing Starch Metabolism in Algae as Biofuels $80,000
119 KSEF-2298-RDE-014
Biosciences
Stuart Williams
Mechanical Engineering
University of Louisville
Dielectrophoretic Nanoneedles for Trapping and Characterization of Sub-Cellular Entities $80,000
120 KSEF-2305-RDE-014
Human Health and Development
Edmund Rucker
Biology
University of Kentucky
Autophagy in Female Reproductive Tract Development and Fertility $80,000