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Recently Awarded Research Funding

Highlights of research funding announcements from public and private institutions:

Charles Swenson, Electric & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Charles Swenson

Title: The Filter Incidence Narrow-band Infrared Spectrometer (FINIS) Student Project

Amount: $50,000

Duration: December 11, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Funding Organizaiton: 216 - Universities Space Research Association

Paul Barr, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Paul Barr

Title: Prestress Losses and Development of Short-Term Data Acquisition System for Bridge Monitoring

Amount: $288,935

Duration: December 01, 2017 – July 31, 2022

Funding Organization: 1789 - North Dakota State University

Ryan Berke, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Ryan Berke

Title: Heterogeneous Strain Measurement during Hot-Fire Testing of Carbon-Carbon Rocket Nozzles

Amount: $42,784

Duration: November 13, 2017 – November 12, 2018

Funding Organization: 1595 - U.S. NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center

Ziqi Song, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Ziqi Song

Title: Exploring Potential New Features for Rest Areas in Utah

Amount: $40,000

Duration: October 11, 2017 – July 31, 2019

Funding Organization: 661 - UT Department of Transportation

Andrew Sorensen, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Andrew Sorensen

Title: DATA BASED TESTING & DECISION PROCESS FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL STEEL REPLACEMENT

Amount: $60,000

Duration: October 10, 2017 – January 21, 2019

Funding Organization: 1311 - UT Dept. of Trans. - Operations

Michael Johnson, Research Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Michael Johnson

Title: WH-119.C: Hydraulic Testing per RSA & POs

Amount: $104,020

Duration: November 01, 2015 – October 31, 2020

Funding Organization: 3988 - Badger Meter, Inc.

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation at USU's EVR Facility

Amount: $57,005

Duration: September 08, 2017 – October 24, 2017

Funding Organization: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Jeffery Horsburgh, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Jeffery Horsburgh

Title: WS-2328 Energy Research Triangle / Big Data Management in the Water Sector

Amount: $35,000

Duration: July 31, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Funding Agency: UT Sys. of High. Ed. - University of Utah

David Tarboton, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

David Tarboton

Title: Improving Student Learning in Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering by Enabling the Development, Sharing and Interoperability of Active Learning Resources

Amount: $249,312

Duration: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2021

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

David Britt, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering (Principal Investigator)

David Britt

Title: CuO NP Bioactivity in the Wheat Rhizosphere: Interplay of Soil Chemistry, Root Exudation, and Biofilms

Amount: $308,162

Duration: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education (Principal Investigator)

Idalis Villanueva

Title: ECR CORE Collaborative: Getting Real about Engineering: An Exploration of the Emotional Lives and Motivations of Students in the Engineering Classroom

Amount: $230,235

Duration: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

William Doucette, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

William Doucette

Title: WF-2315 Impacts of Organosilicone Spray Adjuvants and Pesticides on Honey Bee Health

Amount: $95,426

Duration: May 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Funding Organization: American Honey Producers Association

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Principal Investigator)

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, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Principal Investigator)

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, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering (Principal Investigator)

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, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

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, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education (Principal Investigator)

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: U.S. National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education (Co-Investigator)

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: U.S. National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education (Principal Investigator)

Idalis Villanueva

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

Amount: $625,649

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

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

Ryan R. Dupont, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

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