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Current Awards

faculty research awards

Recent Faculty Research Awards (9/1/18 - present)


December 2018

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from the Town of Hempstead, Department of Waterways and Conservation, New York in the amount of $42,048 for the project The transfer of Hg, Pb, and other trace elements through the estuarine food web in the SSER. (9/1/18-5/31/20).

Xiaoyu Xue, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the US Department of Health and Human Services – National Institute of Environmental Health in the amount of $214,350 for the project Functions of the DNA/RNA motor protein AQR in R-Loop resolution. (12/1/18-11/30/19).

Martin Burtscher, Department of Computer Science, from Yale University in the amount of $74,991 for the project IDEAL: An intelligent design environment for asynchronous logic. (6/13/18-6/12/20).

Chris Serenari, Kristy Daniel and Mike Forstner, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $29,127 for the project Investigating determinants in influencing recruitment into Houston Toad safe harbor. (12/7/18-8/31/19).

William Brittain, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $166,080 for the project Task order #52772. (1/1/19-1/1/20).

November 2018

Clay Green, Department of Biology, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant in the amount of $5,000 for the project Reddish Egret Rangewide Conservation Action Plan and Business for the U.S. Gulf Coast. (8/1/18-12/31/19).

Edwin Piner, Department of Physics, grant in the amount of $410,000 from the National Science Foundation Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems for the project "Integrated selective growth of diamond and gallium nitride (GaN) for thermal management.

October 2018

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant in the amount of $97,783 for the project Downstream dispersal and survivorship of zebra mussels (Dressenia polymorpha) downstream of invaded Central Texas reservoirs (10/25/18-8/31/19).

Chris Serenari, Department of Biology, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant in the amount of $29,127 for the project Investigating determinants influencing recruitment into Houston Toads Safe Harbor Agreements.

Vangelis Metsis (PI), Dan Tamir (Co-PI), and Jelena Tesic (Co-PI), Department of Computer Science, Instant Media Analyzer, Inc. grant in the amount of $12,000, for the project Developing image and text analysis tools for automatic social media content classification (10/12/18-12/31/18).

Gary Beall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thermon Manufacturing in the amount of $16,859 for the project Polymer composite research on physical and thermal behavior (10/3/18-12/31/18).

September 2018

Kate Melhuish, Kristen Lew and Robert Sigley, Department of Mathematics, National Science Foundation in the amount of $299,574 for the project Orchestrating discussions around proof (11/1/18-10/31/21).

Sarah Fritts, Department of Biology, Texas Tech University, in the amount of $103,073 for the project Influence of woody vegetation patterns on scaled quail demographics (9/18/18 – 8/31/21).

Alexander Zakhidov, Department of Physics, ArchieMD, Inc. in the amount of $489,999 for the project Phase II: Dynamic virtual moulage based on thin film adhesive displays (9/12/18-8/27/20).

Jennifer Irvin Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Jana Minifie Department of Management, , National Science Foundation in the amount of $84,437 for the project Type I: Texas State University I-Corps site for entrepreneurship (10/1/18-9/30/21).