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Recently Awarded Research Funding

Highlights of research funding announcements from public and private institutions:


Regan Zane

Title: CDOT Electric Vehicle Roadway Study

Amount: $60,039

Duration: February 24, 2017 – February 23, 2022

Funding Organization: AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Ling Liu

Title: Crack Branching and Crack Tracking in Extended Finite Element Method

Amount: $35,000

Duration: May 19, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Funding Organization: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

David Britt

Title: Nanoparticles Prime Crop Defenses For Abiotic Stress (NIFA Proposal No. 2016-08771)

Amount: $450,200

Duration: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Alfonso Torres-Rua

Title: Monitoring Vineyard Water Use and Vine Water Status with Land Surface Temperature for Improved and Sustainable Water Management from Field to Regional Scales. (NASA Grant #NNX17AF51G)

Amount: $135,931

Duration: Feb 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Idalis Villanueva

Title: Collaborative Research: EHR Core: Exploring the Emotional and Motivational Lives of Undergraduate Engineering Students (Award Abstract #1661100)

Amount: $230,325

Duration: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva

Title: Collaborative Research: The Making of Engineers: Influence of Makerspaces on the Preparation of Undergraduates as Engineers (Award Abstract #1664274)

Amount: $99,700.00

Duration: July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva

Title: CAREER: Advocating for Engineering through Hidden Curricula: A Multi-Institutional Mixed Method Approah (Award Abstract #1653140)

Amount: $625,649

Duration: Jan. 15, 2017 Dec. 31, 2021

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Ryan Dupont

Title: Health Impacts of Exposure to Microbial and Chemical Hazards in Reclaimed Wastewater Used in Urban Agriculture, Cache Valley Utah (NIFA Proposal No: 2016-10265)

Amount: $500,000

Duration: Aug. 15, 2017 Aug. 14, 2019

Funding Agency: National Institute of Food & Agriculture

Foster Agblevor

Title: Catalytic pyrolysis of waste tire to produce low sulfur green diesel

Amount: $73,378

Duration: Dec. 15, 2016 June. 30, 2017

Funding Organization: Milestone Resources LLC

Folkman

Title: Water Main Break Rates for the USA and Canada for 2017

Amount: $81,773

Duration: Feb. 1, 2017 May 31, 2018

Funding Agency: Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association

Heng

Title: STTR: Short Wave Infrared Focal Plan Technology for Close-Range Active Mineralogy Mapping (SWIFT-CAMM) Phase II

Amount: $150,000

Duration: Oct. 24, 2016  Sept. 28, 2018

Funding Agency: U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Heng

Title: Transient Reactor (TREAT) Experiments to Validate MBM Fuel Performance Simulations

Amount: $5,000,000

Duration: Oct. 1, 2016  Sept. 30, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Pantic

Title: Energy Management System for Battery Powered Mobility Devices Based on Wireless Power Transfer

Amount: $599,077

Duration: Oct. 1, 2016  Oct. 1, 2019

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Smith

Title: CFD and System Code Benchmark Data for Plenum-to-Plenum Flow Under Natural, Mixed, and Forced Circulation Conditions

Amount: $799,539

Duration: Oct. 1, 2016  Sept. 30, 2019

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Smith

Title: Collaborative Proposal: WF-2277 Earth Cube Building Blocks: GeoTrust: Improving Sharing and Reproductibility of Geoscience

Amount: $140,000

Duration: Sept. 1, 2016  Aug. 31, 2018

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Whitmore

Title: Evaluation of Additively-Manufactured, Consumable Structure Options for Small Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

Amount: $67,135

Duration: Aug. 29, 2016  Aug. 28, 2018

Funding Agency: U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Stephen A. Whitmore

Title: Suborbital Flight Test of a Novel Arc-Ignition Green Propellant Thruster for Smallsats

Amount: $185,116

Duration: June 22, 2016  June 21, 2018

Funding Agency: U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Stephen Whitmore

Title: Ignition & Flight Test Support for the Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) Flight Program

Amount: $119,088

Duration: May 11, 2016  May 10, 2021

Funding Agency: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Heng Ban

Title: Fuel Rod Behavior in Reactivity Initiated Accident

Amount: $100,000

Duration: April 21, 2015  September 30, 2017

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Energy - Idaho National Laboratory